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  • Writer's pictureYosef Rosenzweig

Emirates Upgrades Business Class Cabins Onboard Boeing 777's

The new cabins will feature a snack bar, wider lie-flat seats, and less overhead storage for a more spacious feel.

A common area with a snack bar, wider lie-flat seats and a Ghaf tree motif - they're no longer luxuries reserved for the Emirates first class elite.

But before you get your hopes up, they're still out of reach for economy passengers too, but business class passengers will now get the amenities as part of Emirates' $150 million refurbishment of business class cabins onboard its Boeing 777-200LR planes.

The new cabins will feature larger seats laid out in a 2-2-2 configuration, in the same design of the airline's latest lie-flat seats. However, the seats will also be two inches wider.

The cabins retain all the pinnacles of luxury one would expect from a spot in business class: touchscreen controls for the seat and inflight entertainment system, several personal lighting options, privacy panels between seats, a shoe storage area, footrest and a personal mini-bar.

But it doesn't stop there. Those pesky overhead bins in the centre of the cabin have now been removed for an "airier and more spacious feel", Emirates said.

The windows are also now electronic, and the personal in-flight entertainment (IFE) screens are apparently now the largest in business class industry-wide at 23 inches in width.

There's also a "social area" - incase you're partial to mingling or networking at 40,000 feet. The mini lounge area features a snack and beverage bar for passengers to help themselves to mid-flight.

The cabin also features a Ghaf tree motif, considered the national tree of the UAE and already featured in their first class cabins.

The revamp to the 777s has come at a cost of over $150m for the 10 existing 777-200LR aircraft in Emirates' fleet.

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