Emirates new Airbus
Credit: Emirates

Emirates is known for a lot of things—mainly their insanely luxe first class experience—but packing in passengers shoulder-to-shouder is a new thing for the brand. The new Airbus A380 features enough room to fit 615 flyers, a move that is only possible because they completely took out their first class service. That being said, you can still expect the same 5-star service that the brand has become known for.

Honestly, the cabin design doesn't feel all that more claustrophic than any other economy class seating arrangement. I mean, Emirates was rated one of the top economy cabins—much in part to their ranking as the airline with the largest in-flight screens. The best news: no one is going to lose any legroom, considering the seat pitch will not change a bit.

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.