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Inflight Experience / Seating Etihad / Emirates / Qatar / Singapore?

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by JoeWilliams, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. JoeWilliams

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    I'm flying from Dubai to Tokyo in the Spring, and looking at paid fares with best seats & comfort.
    Options that I have considered
    HND is Haneda Airport
    NRT is Narita Airport

    1) Qatar Airways
    DXB-DOH -> A350-900
    DOH-HND -> B787-8
    (or)
    DXB-DOH -> (?)
    DOH-NRT -> B777-200LR

    2) Emirates
    DXB-HND -> B777-200LR
    DXB-NRT -> B777-300ER

    3) Etihad
    Dubai - AUH Airport (Etihad Chaffeur)
    AUH-NRT -> A340

    4) Singapore
    DXB-SIN -> B777 / A330
    SIN-HND -> A330

    From you guys' flying experience, which do you guys think is the best option? (Considering comfort, timing etc)
     
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    What class are you thinking of traveling in?
     
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  3. JoeWilliams

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    Business Class. DXB-DOH will be First due to QR's policies.
     
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  4. JoeWilliams

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    I'm flying from Dubai to Tokyo in the Spring, and looking at paid fares with best seats & comfort.
    Options that I have considered
    HND is Haneda Airport
    NRT is Narita Airport

    1) Qatar Airways
    DXB-DOH -> A350-900
    DOH-HND -> B787-8
    (or)
    DXB-DOH -> (?)
    DOH-NRT -> B777-200LR

    2) Emirates
    DXB-HND -> B777-200LR
    DXB-NRT -> B777-300ER

    3) Etihad
    Dubai - AUH Airport (Etihad Chaffeur)
    AUH-NRT -> A340

    4) Singapore
    DXB-SIN -> B777 / A330
    SIN-HND -> A330

    From you guys' flying experience, which do you guys think is the best option? (Considering comfort, timing etc)

    By the way, all travel is in J class (except for DXB-DOH on QR,when it will be automatically class F)
     
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  7. Jacob McCarthy

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    the Qatar Airways [DXB-DOH -> A350-900
    DOH-HND -> B787-8] route would have the best hard product as both of these type aircraft from Qatar Airways have reverse herringbone seats in the business/first cabin while the rest of those options either have staggered seats, forward facing fully flat seats or angle flat seats. HND is also much closer to Tokyo than NRT.
     
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    Tiffany One Mile At A Time

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    It is a shame that the 777-300ER is primarily used to the US
     
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  10. JoeWilliams

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    The problem is I only have around 1 hour of connection at Hamad
     
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  11. Tiffany

    Tiffany One Mile At A Time

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    @JoeWilliams -- That's fine, it's an easy airport to navigate, so I think an hour would be sufficient.
     
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    Okay, thanks.
     
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  13. JoeWilliams

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    Well, they need more seats I guess! I think A380 / B777 makes more sense than B787/A350 on routes like Dallas
     
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