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User currently offlineRaptor72 From Switzerland, joined May 2004, 49 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1780 times:

Hi all

Just wondering what you think about leather seats in aircrafts. More and more airlines are using leather seats in regional aircrafts, newest example JetStar in Australia.


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If I'm flying in one of those leather seats, I always sweat and arrive with a wet back. What is your experience?

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User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1744 times:

I really like leather seats on shorthaul aircraft - they seem really smart. However, I share yoru views for longhaul - it would not be nice on a reclining seat.

I understand that passengers think leather is more upmarket but the airlines like them as they are easier to clean, so it's a no-brainer...



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User currently offlinePhaeton From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 406 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1743 times:

That leather seat on the Jetstar Airbus looks really nice. Comparable to a Mercedes leather seat. Airlines generally only use leather seats on their shorthaul planes. Emirates installed them on their A340-500s in First Class and didn't get the best reaction. They tend to stick to your back after a while.

Leather versus Cloth: Cloth is cheaper but needs more maintenance, whereas leather is more expensive but easier to clean.



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User currently offlineMsl747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 412 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

BA has them on their short-haul a/c and they're real nice  Big thumbs up Although I could see the problem on a long flight, especially in First, if the seat converts into a bed. I mean who wants a leather bed?


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Also weren't the seats on the BA Concorde leather? From what I understand they were some of the most comfortable seats around.


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User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5743 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1697 times:

I think there's leather and then there's real leather. Concorde's seats were like 17.000 GBP/pair so I'd expect a slight quality difference between them and some 737 LCC seats.
From my personal experience with leather seats (LH 737/320, Midway CRJ/F100): they look great, but sitting in them for 3 hours is quite different experiece with wet-back end.


User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

I hate leather seats.

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User currently offlineWhitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1653 times:

Leather is fine for shorthauls, and pays back in that it is hard wearing.

For longhaul, wet bum syndrome starts to creep in...not so good if you are sitting in a puddle of sweat for 10 hours!


User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

I mean who wants a leather bed?

hey,i find my leather couch sometimes more comfortable than my bed (then again i regret getting the extra-firm serta)



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User currently offlineQantasflyer From Australia, joined Mar 2004, 396 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1634 times:

I did a trip with Virgin Blue from Sydney to Perth and back about 5 hours one way. The seats where leather and i found them to get really uncomfortable after a while and hard, while on short hops their fine. I prefer cloth on longer flights.

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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1618 times:

Also, after a while, the leather begins to stick to you. Yuck!

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User currently offlineVatveng From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1010 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1552 times:

Gee, Delta announces new leather seats and the leather junkies fall all over themselves to claim how much more $$$ they're willing to pay to fly their butt in a leather seat.

They can keep their leather seats. I'll pay more to avoid them.

I won't drive a car with leather seats, and I'm highly irritated at AirTran for putting leather seats in their new 737's. Fortunately their 717s, even the new-delivery 2004 models, still have cloth seats.



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User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1551 times:

You folks make it sound like you fly butt naked when it comes to leather seats... Gosh, I rather have leather anyday, and I pay more to avoid those nasty sweat, urine, vomit, crap, headlice, mites, etc... soaked cloth seats.


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