Phaeton From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 406 posts, RR: 2 Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1155 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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L410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5394 posts, RR: 19 Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1109 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.
Qantasflyer From Australia, joined Mar 2004, 396 posts, RR: 2 Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1046 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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Vatveng From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 892 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 964 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.
Kalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5 Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 963 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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