Emirates unveils new cabins for Boeing 777

Sally McMullen 13 November 2017 NEWS

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The new generation of 777s will boast "game-changing" interiors inspired by Mercedes-Benz.

Emirates has unveiled the brand-spanking-new cabins that will soon grace its Boeing 777 fleet. This includes the highly anticipated upgrade of its luxurious first class suites as well as upgrades to its business and economy classes. The latest Emirates 777 will debut its makeover from 1 December, making its inaugural flight on flights to Geneva and Brussels.

Whether you want a sneak peek before you book your tickets or need to live vicariously through your device, check out the photos and overview of the cabin upgrades below.

First class

The new roomy first class suites on the 777 were inspired by Mercedes-Benz. Each suite occupies 40 square feet and comes with a floor-to-ceiling sliding door, offering optimal privacy while flying. The seats are upholstered with soft leather and can be reclined into a fully flat bed. Inspired by NASA technology, it has a “zero-gravity” position that will give you a feeling of weightlessness that is sure to offer a comfortable sleep. You’ll also have ample storage, including an overhead compartment and full-length cupboard to keep your threads from getting wrinkled.

The suites are configured in a 1-1-1 arrangement, but you’ll always have a good view thanks to the virtual windows for suites located in the middle of the aisle. They project the view from outside the aircraft using real-time camera technology, so you won’t have to fight for the window seat regardless of which suite you choose. In other suites, binoculars are available for flyers who want to explore the sky.

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You can even request room service to your suite. First class flyers can use the video call function or service windows to communicate with the cabin crew and request drinks and canapés without leaving their suite. Plus, each suite is fitted with a personal minibar for drinks and snacks, so you’ll never have a problem fixing those in-flight cravings. As with all Emirates flights, first class customers can enjoy dine-on-demand service. This boasts a selection of cuisines prepared by gourmet chefs and some of the most exclusive wines, champagnes and spirits in the world.

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You can also keep yourself entertained with 2,500+ channels of on-demand entertainment on a 32-inch full-HD LCD TV screen as well as Bowers & Wilkins noise cancelling headphones that were created especially for Emirates. Each first class customer is also given an inspiration kit featuring a luxury Byredo skincare collection found only on Emirates, Hydra Active moisturising pyjamas and Bulgari amenity kits.

Every element of the first class cabin is finished with a new colour palette of soft greys, cream and champagne, which is designed to create a modern, airy feel while maintaining a timeless atmosphere of luxury.

You can enjoy luxury before and after you step off the plane too. First class passengers arriving or departing in the UAE can take advantage of a seamless journey from aircraft to their destination in a Mercedes-Benz S-Class car.

Business

Similar to the first class suites, the business class cabin was also inspired by the interior of a modern sports car and is fitted with sleek leather seats and ergonomically designed headrests. The seat has a pitch of 72 inches and can be moved into a fully-flat position for a good night’s sleep. You can also make use of touchscreen controls for the seat positioning and entertainment system. You’ll also have your own personal minibar and privacy panels between seats, which are configured in a 2-3-2 arrangement.

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Economy

Economy class also got a facelift with a new colour palette of soft greys and blues. The seats are ergonomically designed with full leather headrests, flexible side panels and vertical adjustments for optimum comfort and support. All cabins are also equipped with a new inflight entertainment system which offers superior image quality thanks to an LED backlight and full-HD display.

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The new look on the Emirates Boeing 777 was a multi-million dollar investment that further cements the airline’s position as a leader in aviation and design.

“The inflight experience is the heart of our brand and service proposition. The new 777 interiors that we are unveiling today is part of Emirates’ ongoing investment to continually raise the bar and exceed our customers’ expectations,” said Emirates Airline president, Sir Tim Clark.

There will be 150 new generation Emirates aircraft joining its already-strong fleet of 165 777 Boeing planes. Today, Emirates flies the Boeing 777 to over 140 cities across 6 continents from its home in Dubai.

Booking a flight with Emirates? Check out our promo codes to secure a better deal first. You can also see our business class guides for more aircraft reviews catered to luxury flyers.

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