Our flight to Athens in early September 2018 was as great as it could be considering length of flight and sitting in economy. We picked a row of 2 in the back of the plane (row 46) so at least it was just the 2 of us for the 9 hours to Athens and the 10 hours home. Emirates has a wide selection of specific dietary options (if you chose ahead) and our vegan meals were definitely the best meals I’ve had on any flight. Crew is professional and polite. Entertainment system gives you thousands of choices. Would definitely recommend for flights to Athens (from Newark) and Milan (from JFK).