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Question about Emirates 777-300ER, first-class handicap-accessible seat
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?
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.
+1 to what [USER=79]@Gaurav[/USER] said about it being arbitrary. There’s no difference in the seat at all, they’ve just designated that as the “accessible” seat.
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.
There’s definitely no difference, it’ll be right by the front door to stop excess shuffling etc