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Do You Prefer Cloth Or Leather Seats?  
User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3170 posts, RR: 9
Posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4341 times:

Poeple often say they prefer cloth. I'm up in the air (pun intended).

While leather has a more luxurious feel, cloth does not get as hot or cold, and it doesn't make me "slip" as much.

What do others think?


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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12250 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4298 times:
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I like cloth, because leather makes your rear end sweaty if it's a long flight.


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User currently offlineTekelberry From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4287 times:

I prefer cloth - I don't want to be sitting on dead animal skin known as leather.

User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2090 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4237 times:

Leather for shorthaul - cloth for longhaul!


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User currently offlineEmiratesA345 From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 2123 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4230 times:

I'm not sure which I prefer. I have only flown on leather once. Although my ass did get sweaty, the seat was just so incredible it didn't really matter. Even on cloth, after sitting for prolonged periods of time, your ass will be sweaty.

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User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4231 times:

Cloth for any type of flight. Much more comfortable than leather, and doesnt make you all sweaty.

User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4186 times:

Leather seats! I love leather. I guess my ass doesn't sweat as much as most peoples'. My couch is leather, my cars have leather seats, the only thing that's missing is a leather bed.  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4157 times:

Cloth.....but real really need to include those sheepskin seats they have up front in this discussion.


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4154 times:

Leather: Higher cost ($800 avg per seat), will last longer and is easier to clean.

Cloth: Cheeper cost($500 avg per seat), stains easier, shorter life span.



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User currently offlineGoose From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 1840 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4148 times:

Leather - Easier to clean. You can wash it with a surface cleaner..... more expensive to buy up-front, but the costs in upkeep are way down.

I've seen some pretty nasty cloth seats in the years I've been around airliners. Some dark-stained headrests after being soaked with peoples' skin oil, hair products, spit, sweat, and what not..... over and over...... ugh.

[Edited 2004-02-08 05:23:09]


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User currently offlineMpoellot From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4140 times:

Definitely cloth seats -- they are much more comfortable than the leather ones.

User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4124 times:

I'd go with cloth...leather seems to take up more room on the aircraft...I'm convinced that the seats on JetBlue's planes take up a MINIMUM of 5" of the pitch, as compared to 3" on, say, United...


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User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4103 times:

I prefer leather. It's far more sanitary; easier to clean. Cloth seats are soaked in urine, feces, vomit, and head lice and mites. Yuck!!! Leather for me please!!! I'd even prefer imitation leather to cloth.


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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12566 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4037 times:
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My preference is for leather, regardless of flight length. I just love the smooth feel of supple leather against my skin, it just makes me feel so......

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User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3983 times:

Cloth, most certainly. I really dislike leather, for short or long trips.

Steve


User currently offline744 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3961 times:

How about the velvet seats like the ones on Thai's 1st class (bluish purple one's).

User currently offlineHNLFlyboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3899 times:

744, that sounds totally shagadelic! I have yet to fly TG and would to be sitting in one of those velvet F seats. That sounds really comfortable to me. Otherwise, please give me leather. It's much more comfortable than cloth, which to me personally, cheapens the whole F experience and after all isn't that what flying F is all about....?

User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2965 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3870 times:

I really prefer cloth seats. The leather just gets too uncomfortable after 2 hours in it.


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User currently offlineBadischerGreif From Germany, joined Jun 1999, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3796 times:

In my car I like leather. There I can fart as much as I need to. In an airplane I´d say fabrics is the choice.
As I mentioned in a similar thread some years ago, I found fabric seats having fart-absorbing abilities. Still investigating...

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User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3753 times:

After flying short-haul with Leather on BA I quite enjoyed it but I don't think I could cope with it long-haul. I would have to try it to find out  Smile

When I flew VS I didn't mind the cloth I suppose, but there is the cleanliness side of it as someone said:

Some dark-stained headrests after being soaked with peoples' skin oil, hair products, spit, sweat, and what not..... over and over...... ugh.

That really makes me feel sick. Also the beer farts being absorbed.. Yuck!  Laugh out loud

Regards,

Justin  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3691 times:
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Leather for short haul, cloth for long haul... or a combination of the two, like CO and AA.. cloth back and cushion with an adjustable leather headrest  Big grin

JBLU


User currently offlineKurt From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3639 times:

I like pleather myself. Mostly because it's fun to say it. Pleasure plus leather equals pleather. Try it: "Pleather." Mmmmmm . . .

User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3625 times:

it depends.... if the plane has climate control i prefer leather seats, they're just more comfortable to sit in IMO. if the plane has no climate control, like the cessnas im flying right now i'll take cloth. keeps your back cooler usually. also, sheepskin is quite nice.


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User currently offlineChicago757 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3508 times:

Leather looks a hell of a lot classier, but I would have to post my vote on the nostalgic cloth seats!


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User currently offlineAlphascan From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 937 posts, RR: 13
Reply 24, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3455 times:

Head lice????? I'll take leather!!!!


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25 Joleb : leather bed = Virgin upper Class Suites I just love it!
26 OzarkD9S : Cloth, much like pants. Leather pants are great looking, but not the most comfortable stuff to wear (or sit on).
27 Thrust : Cloth-the softer, the better.
28 AsstChiefMark : When I see old cloth seats on an A/C I wonder: How many times it's been urinated on or worse. How many head lice eggs are imbedded in the headrest. Ho
29 StevenUhl777 : Cloth seats are soaked in urine, feces, vomit, and head lice and mites - Kind of reminds me of Saddam, post-capture... Also the beer farts being absor
30 NIKV69 : Cloth, although Leather does have the best comfort, it tends to be cold or hot depending on the temp. Cloth for me!!
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