In a bid to fit more passengers on its planes, Emirates has started removing first class cabins from their popular A380 planes.
The reconfigured Airbus will feature a reduced business class and a much larger economy cabin without sacrificing any leg room for those of us in cattle class.
The luxury Gulf carrier has made room for 130 additional economy seats, or 13 rows with 10 seats in each, by scrapping the spacious first class cabin and trimming 18 flat-bed seats from business class.
The airline will be able to fit in a total of 615 passengers from tip to tail – more than any other aircraft.
All those passengers will be able to pass the time in economy by watching movies or TV shows on one of the industry’s widest in-flight entertainment screens, at 13.3 inches.
The new configuration has airline and travel industry followers debating the pros and cons of capacity versus comfort.