Read Trip to Cape Verde Part 1 here
(Great tips from Sam Chui on flying Economy – check out his other reviews, tips and insights in his Youtube Channel. Personally the best seat for me is the aisle seat on the far right or left)
Boarding was proper & orderly – no morons around to cut queue or to make a scene. Boarding to the upper deck was even better. There were less passengers and there seems to be more space up here (I may be wrong).
To avoid us seating on “odd” seats, we did pre-booked our seats (I opted for the aisle seat as usual – I can stretch my legs better this way), pre-booked Hindu meal for myself (Emirates always had best options when it comes to Hindu meals) and did online check-in for all.