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User currently offlineAeroAussie From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 264 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2599 times:

Has anybody noticed the inconsistency of Economy seating on CX? Seems that each aircraft in the fleet has a different seat model. Even those that are delivered new, are delivered with different seats. From what I can tell, most carriers are at least consistent with their longhaul fleets, yet not CX. Take a look... A330 is different from 747; 747 different from 777, etc etc.


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Anybody know the reason behind the madness?


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User currently offlineAlexchao From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 688 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2509 times:

Well, I can only think of one reason. CX is too quick at improving their product that they can't change the entire fleet to the new product overnight.

User currently offlineVxg From United States of America, joined May 2004, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2481 times:

I think its done somewhat on purpose since the seat model seems to be consistent within a single fleet type. CX is not generous with seat pitch (regardless of fleet), but seat on the 747-400 fleet is the better of the lot - the lap moves forward and up when you recline and I can easily place me feet on the footrest without my knees hitting the seat in front. Worst: on the 777 fleet they don't have footrests and the PTV units are very inconveniently located. I'm only 5'11" mind you.

User currently offlineOxygen From Hong Kong, joined Sep 1999, 675 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2453 times:

Well, the A330 seats shown above are the oldest seats in the fleet- the 747 classics used to have them too (don't know about the 747-400s). Those seats are very squared, and there are no adjustable 'wings', just a piece of headrest with the height adjustable. There are footrests.

Then came the 777 seats, which is very very tall. The PTVs were placed so high that I had to raise my head a little in order to see it. Very inconvenient and makes my neck sore. Still with fixed 'wings' and an adjustable headrest. There used to be footrests but I don't understand why they aren't there anymore.

After that the 747-400 seats came along. These seats have adjustble 'wings' and footrests. However, I find those seats way too hard. Feels like a wooden seat.

The A340-600 seat is the newest product. The newly delivered 777-300s have those seats too, although the PTV is smaller on the 777-300. Here's a link to the photo on the other site:

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