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Question about Emirates 777-300ER, first-class handicap-accessible seat

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by AKguy, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. AKguy

    AKguy New Member

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    I just made an award reservation on Emirates, Dubai to Seattle on a 777-300ER, in First Class (woohoo, my first time in Emirates First!!). Anyway, when choosing my seat, I noticed that 1A is described as "accessible for passengers with disabilities". So I'm wondering how this seat differs from a standard First class seat on the 777-300ER. Is there something about this seat that would make it less desirable or less comfortable than a standard seat?
  2. Gaurav

    Gaurav Well-Known Member

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    I haven't traveled it personally but I usually find accessible seats are at least as comfortable if not better than regular accommodations. I'm guessing it's just the seat easiest to get to from the door. I wouldn't hesitate to book it but I'm assuming they might move you in case they need it for someone with a disability.
  3. Tiffany

    Tiffany One Mile At A Time

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    +1 to what @Gaurav said about it being arbitrary. There's no difference in the seat at all, they've just designated that as the "accessible" seat.
  4. MidSouth Skier

    MidSouth Skier Well-Known Member

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    Often times in economy an accessible seat will be an aisle seat with a moveable armrest. That can make it easier for someone to just slide between the wheelchair and the seat. I'm not sure what that means in a premium cabin.
  5. Viper

    Viper New Member

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    There's definitely no difference, it'll be right by the front door to stop excess shuffling etc