AeroAussie 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.
Vxg 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.
Oxygen 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.