Ryanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3219 posts, RR: 17 Posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2231 times:
I am flying LHR-HKG-BKK next month on CX, and the main part of the journey is on a 747-400. I have to go Y class as this is a leisure trip and I have to pay for 4 people , and I've never flown CX on this route before (BR Evergreen Deluxe was booked up on the day of my flight).
Does anyone have any experience of CX's Y class product - do they have AVOD etc. Sure, the legroom will be cramped as every Y seat always is but my only other Y class flight to BKK was on SQ which was pretty good, so I wanted to know how CX would compare
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WorldXplorer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 381 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2139 times:
I flew LAX-HKG-DPS, BKK-HKG-LAX in March. The LAX-HKG-LAX portion were on 744's. The seat pitch was 32" so it was a bit cramped for a 15 hour flight. The IFE was good (although not AVOD) and the cabin crew were excellent. Best expense in Y ever. Try to get 67AB, 68AB, 67HK, or 68HK. Due the taper of the aircraft the seating is 2-4-2 instead of 3-4-3 and you have some extra room to take advantage of. SeatGuru points this out. Have a great trip!
Jet-lagged From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 849 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2077 times:
Last month I flew CX Y to Europe and back, and do regularly around the region. In my mind CX and SQ are about equally good, just that SQ has design softer aesthetics and sexier commercials.
Anyway, seems you are with a family so that won't be a major factor. True no AVOD, but they have 20 or 30 stations, with lots of variety (Asian, European, American, Indian) and games. They set up snacks in the gallery you can visit during the night. For HKG-BKK I would suggest get the forward Y cabin. I think the back Y cabin tends to be noiser due to the passenagers. And I suggest bring inflatable pillows.
Anyway, it is a trip on a plane. That is aways good!
CXYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2007 times:
I flew on three CX 744 flights on regional routes last year. I have no complaints about them. Service on CX in general is excellent, IFE is terrific and the seats, while not as roomy as would be ideal (what Y seat is?) are good enough. I noticed three versions of CX's Y seats - the newer the better. The 744s I flew on had the oldest of the three styles of seats, but they were still comfortable.
SQ773 From Spain, joined Apr 2005, 179 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1799 times:
I can only say that you are lucky to fly the CX 744. i flew once HKG-FRA and the service in Y class was excellent. I am not preciselly small ( 1.90 m) and had absolutely no problems with the legs, the IFE was excellent as well as the service.
I have flown CX only 2 times , and in both cases I found the airline a first class one.
ZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 923 posts, RR: 7 Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1794 times:
I did AKL-HKG (A340) - LHR (B744) // FRA - HKG (B744) - AKL (A340). All four sectors were excellent. I only ever did one sector on SQ, but from that experience (while SQ was by no means bad) I would prefer CX - they were excellent, great food service (you can order snacks for free at your leisure at any time [sandwiches, ice cream, or soup]). Seat was good, PTV/IFE was great too. That experience made CX one of my top 2 airlines!