Ethiopian Airlines – 777 – Frankfurt to Addis Ababa

Last week I wrote about my experience on this route when Ethiopian used their B-787 Dreamliner. I had to take the route about two weeks later, was disappointed that they had switched the flight to a 777.

Ethiopian operate a B-777 with a 2-3-2 config in business class (except in Row 1 when it is 2-2-2) and so it was hard for me to know which seat to take. In the end I chose an aisle on the high lettered side, in Row 2. My reasoning was that when people don’t chose a seat in advance the check-in systems of most airlines give them the low lettered side. As it was I ended up with someone in the window which disturbed my attempt at sleep.

The menu was the same as on my past trip which you can read about here.

I chose to sleep as I knew I only had 90 minutes to connect in ADD to another 777 on the way to JNB.

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The cabin certainly felt more cramped, but there were a lot more people. It was a Saturday night flight so this may have contained business people to/from ADD and beyond.

The seats are the same as the 787’s seats which are angled flat – my least favourite as I always slip down, causing me to wake up.

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As mentioned in Row 1 there are just two seats, although they are close to the galley and loos, so may be a bit noisy.

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I slept all the way to ADD and woke as we were landing, so a decent 5 hours sleep I think.