Review of Emirates flight Johannesburg Dubai in Economy

Airline Emirates
Flight EK764
Class Economy
Seat 19D
Aircraft Boeing 777-300ER
Flight time 8:00
Take-off 04 Jan 16, 19:05
Arrival at 05 Jan 16, 05:05
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MrMax
By 2038
Published on 16th March 2016
Welcome to the sixth FR in this trip

BACKGROUND INFO
This december I visted South Africa to visit my familly there (I'm half South African). My trip has finally concluded, and after having a wonderful time with my family, I will be heading back to SFO. My routing will take me via J'burg and DXB. My previous flight on SA was cancelled. The staff at CPT handeled the situation terribly. By some miricle we were able to get a flight that somehow got us to JNB just in time (by the skin of our teeth) to JNB.

My routing for this whole trip:

EK226 SFO-DXB in Y http://flight-report.com/en/report-12750.html
EK767 DXB-JNB in Y http://flight-report.com/en/report-13149.html
SA1521 JNB-GRJ in Y http://flight-report.com/en/report-13203.html
FA121 GRJ-CPT in Y http://flight-report.com/en/report-13026.html
SA332 CPT-JNB in Y CANCELLED
EK764 JNB-DXB in Y THIS REPORT
EK225 DXB-SFO in Y
COMING SOON

A map of my routing via DXB to SFO from gcmap.com:

photo Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 5.44.50 PM

FLIGHT REPORT

Unfortunatly, I was too rushed at JNB to make my flight that I didn't take pictures. We were 5 mins late for check in, but they let us go by some miricle. We barely made it to the plane in time. We unfortunatly, did miss the oshibori :( But we did get the menus :) . There was a slight delay, but otherwise we took off on time.

Blankets were good quality:

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The headphones were of the same mediocore quality as on EK767. They were OK, but the headphones on the longer flights are mutch better.

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We were on a new plane with the AMAZING new IFE software:

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The cabin was sooooooooooo spacious:

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Look at that beautiful legroom!!!!!! Is this J class???!!

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And one more time………… that IFE!

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Writing this FR makes me nostalgic about my flights with EK……. I still have the boarding music playing in my head




Shortly after takeoff, drinks are served…. mango juice for me

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I looooooove EKs mango juice! I can't find any mango juice in the US :(


This was followed by the meal.

But first…….

The menu:

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I chose the beef:

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My entrèe unveiled:

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The potato salad appetizer was terrible (I'm not a fan of potato saled anyways). But the chicken appetizer was very good, and was nice and juicy, well cooked.

The beef was OK. I found it acceptable but not special. The mashed potatoes were pretty good, and the veggoes were fine.

However, the tirmasu desert was really good! Creamy, but still chocolaty in the chocolate layer.


A CHML that I saw:

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There was a malfunction in my IFE but FA fixed it.

More mango juice…..
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About 3/4 of the way there I requested another mango juice from the FA. She informs me that they have run out. I apologize and tell her it's my fault. :)


Almost there….

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Shortly before landing a sandwhich with blondie is served:

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The sandwich looks discussing, so I don't eat it. The blondie is OK. I would have prefered the pizzas that they serve mid flight for a"lite bite" on the longer flights as the "lite bite" for this flight.


Position at "Lite Bite" service
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We later arrived on time, it was till dark in DXB. We parked a the new remote stands, and had to take a bus to the terminal. The loading of buses was very efficient with a dedicated bus for pax with tight connections. Mutch more efficient than in SA. However the bus ride was quite long.



Summery

Overall a great flight with EK. As usal the crew, hard product, etc, all ecceded expectations. EK skimped on the food a little, but this can be easilly improved. This flight was certainly a testament to the incredible product that EK offers.
Keep up the good work EK!







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Verdict

Emirates

8.9/10
Cabin10.0
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment10.0
meal/catering7.0

Johannesburg - JNB

3.5/10
Efficiency1.0
Access5.0
Services5.0
Cleanliness3.0

Dubai - DXB

8.4/10
Efficiency9.5
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

Overall a great flight with EK. As usal the crew, hard product, etc, all ecceded expectations. EK skimped on the food a little, but this can be easilly improved. This flight was certainly a testament to the incredible product that EK offers.
Keep up the good work EK!

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6 Comments

  • Comment 159949 by
    KL651 3457 Comments

    Thanks for this FR.

    Nice first meal tray, seems full at the opposite of current Y class mealtrays that look empty.

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    • Comment 336674 by
      MrMax AUTHOR 130 Comments

      KL651,

      Glad you enjoyed my FR.

      EKs meal trays are indeed very crowded! They also have crakers, croutons, and tomato dip in the middle. I didn't eat that on any of my flights. They also have a bread roll on the tray. So, yes, they fit a lot on there. I ended up dropping some things because of this :( .

      Thanks for dropping by!
      -Max

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  • Comment 159991 by
    Rl 777 672 Comments

    Thank you for sharing this FR with us!

    The cabin looks clean and modern. I'm glad you got one of the newer birds with 12.1 screens in Y. EK now offers four different Y seats in their 77Ws, the oldest one with very small PTVs, one with 10.6 screens, a newer one with 12.1 screens and the newest seats offering screens with a whopping 13.3 in Y!

    The first meal looks pretty good, I agree that they could have served a pizza snack upon arrival for a flight of this length.

    Overall it looks like you had a great flight with EK, nice and modern cabin with large and sleek IFE screens with a great seat pitch. The hard product is fantastic!

    Have a good one, see you!

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    • Comment 336772 by
      MrMax AUTHOR 130 Comments

      Hi RI 777,

      Glad you enjoyed!

      Yes, the hard product is amazing! I got lucky and got the newer planes on 3/4 of my flights. I had the slightly older plane on my DXB-JNB flight. The 13.3 in monitors are probably the best thing about the hard product!

      I'm glad we are in agreement about the catering :)

      Indeed it was a great flight with EK

      Thx for dropping by!,
      -Max

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  • Comment 160117 by
    KévinDC TEAM 3961 Comments

    Thanks for sharing. EK is known for having really high standards for soft product in Economy. It's definitely nice to see that some airlines still make an effort in Economy. The hard product is very competitive as well, with a seat pitch of at least 34, compared to most carriers' 32 and really good IFE--the 3-4-3 configuration, however, is not consistent with EK's premium image. It's just too tight! Aside from that, everything looks great!

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    • Comment 337900 by
      MrMax AUTHOR 130 Comments

      Hi Kevin,
      Thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you enjoyed my FR! The soft product was really great, as is the legroom. I was really surprised on this trip about the really generous legroom. The 3-4-3 configuration actually didn't bother me at all. EK is definitley the best airline I've travelled on.
      Thanks for dropping by!,
      -Max

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