Emirates NEW First class on EK 181 to Brussels in September 2018?

By caromcdonald | Apr 14, 2018, 07:10 PM
Hi All - I'm a long time reader, first time poster :)

Just had a question in relation to my upcoming trip to Brussels from Dubai with Emirates (EK 181) this coming September.

I booked an award flight in first class for myself and my husband for the trip above last November using my Qantas points. At the time of the booking, I selected the seats on the emirates website and it was in the normal 1-2-1 original config (older first class).

I just recently checked my booking online directly on the Emirates website and when I went to have a look at the seat selection, the seat map was changed to the 1-1-1 config with just 2 rows. I believe this is the newest emirates first class cabin?

Can anyone confirm that EK 181 from Dubai to Brussels has the new cabins? I read that EK 183 to Brussels was the first B777 to have the new cabins but have heard nothing in regards to EK 181. So has emirates upgraded both flights to Brussels with the new cabins?

I can't find any info on EK 181 anywhere so I don't want to get too excited only to realise that I won't be in the new cabins. With this being said, if EK 183 isn't actually carrying the new cabin, then why is the seat selection in the 1-1-1 config?

Thanks in advance! :)

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By btaus | Apr 15, 2018, 02:25 PM
Yes, that is the new 777 first class if the seat map shows 1-1-1. Presumably Emirates upgraded both daily BRU flight to new 777.
I have a new 777 first trip coming up, but it's Brussels to Dubai instead, with an old 777 connection to Amman.
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