RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 8785 posts, RR: 52 Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 8401 times:
Are these seats the same as the ones developed by VS and licensed to NZ? They look a little different since the wall curves around into the aisle more and the seat looks like it is shaped differently. It looks like a new copy cat design.
AirCanada014 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 1492 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6742 times:
Why are you all giving bad negatives if you guys haven't flown on any of the products?. You can't judge by the looks until you actually flown in one. I for myself see lots of improvements of the products on AC. I think its about time AC offer something better than their previous products. If you have been on several seats prove to us with a picture of you in the lie flat seats.
Speaking of looks why does AC insist on using that really ugly cloth. It's disgusting, if you ask me and it doesn't go at all with that red pillow. How about white leather and red silk pillows. Now we're talking!
Quoting ACB777 (Reply 8): Are there any photos of AC's new economy class seats anywhere on the internet?
Not that I am aware of. I didn't even know they were coming out with a new Economy.
No more so then BA's rear facing Club World seats, or Virgins acclaimed Upper Class Suite.
Quoting Zvezda (Reply 11): It looks to me like a huge improvement in privacy. Still, I would prefer a door that closes and much higher privacy screens.
I think, privacy wise, it does what a business class seat should do. The things above are more geared, IMO, to a first class seat, on a three class configured aircraft. Adding what you have stated above would make the seat border line claustrophobic, wouldn't you think?
Quoting AirCanada014 (Reply 12): Why are you all giving bad negatives if you guys haven't flown on any of the products?
I disagree. It seems to me that Air Canada is becoming a truly "world class" airline with the expected deliveries of the 777's and 787's, new seats (which any way you look at it, do seem to be an improvement), a beautiful livery and now PTV's.
Quoting Bohlman (Reply 19): Something about sitting in a cubicle with no outside view just bothers me, i guess.
Me to. These seats seem really cramped and isolated.
David T From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 210 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5002 times:
If one traveled as a single person, Air Canada is certainly credited for trying to remain competitive, but I have not quite figured how this can be enjoyable when you travel with your wife, partner, etc. Remember, we are airline geeks and love this stuff, but my wife thinks flying is nothing but getting you as fast as you can to the beach, mai tai's and a 5 star hotel. I already know, without saying a word, that she would refuse to have me spend the extra on any route to have 2 seats in the new configuration where we cannot even reasonable sit together, let alone even see each other. (The extra seat for dining is over rated and uncomfortable, no practical use over a period of time.)
Cessnapimp From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1320 posts, RR: 22 Reply 24, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4750 times:
I completely understand your POV, and in your case, this is certainly an impediment. However...
I believe that in today's world we are tired of being linked up. What with the advent of the internet, and now those blackberrys, you can transform any environnement you are in into a 24hr/day office. Couples nowadays don't really mind spending "me" time. No exception for the airplane either. You can still get your ear talked off by your boss, but it is only a matter of time before he tires on the small seat. Only problem is you might feel obliged to sit in HIS adjacent seat, in which case you're SOL.
Another argument for this new configuration is the obnoxious and overly chatty seat neighbour. Ever spent 4 hours with a neighbour with cheap white wine breath in economy insisting on telling you his/her life, including future projections? Torture.
25 Jaysit: Why are you people grumbling about this arrangement? It is the new (and highest) standard in Business class seating with Virgin and Air New Zealand ha
26 Planemanofnz: This will be good if NZ, VS and now AC could offer some sort of round the world ticket in business class because of product similarity. Just a thought
27 StuckinMAF: And they call Southwest "Cattle Car". Hmph.
28 EnviroTO: A huge improvement over their current offering although the walls make it look a bit claustrophobic and the seat cushions look like they are as comfor
29 Piercey: Fly EK, 'nuff said I'll hold further judgement for the time being, but it looks tight for anyone that isn't the Olsen twins and Paris Hilton
30 Boeingfanyyz: Looks pretty pathetic to me! I think Air Canada would be embarrassing our country by allowing passengers to sit on those poor excuses for a comfortabl
31 AirCanada014: I don't think those seats are cramp. more privacy isn't that bad either if you are traveling alone. if traveling with a friend is a different story. I
32 CVG777: I got the chance to experience Virgin's Upper Class Suite over the summer, JFK-LHR-JFK on the A346, and let me tell you that the seats and the whole a
33 IMatAMS: Is it me, or is something missing in those seats: the 'folding' headrest!! That's one of the most dramatic improvement in modern aircraft seats compar
34 Accargo: I believe that details such as aisle width for emergency evacutaion are safety mandated items. There is a minimum standard that must be adhered to, so
35 HanginOut: I think the seats look great, although, I do admit I am not a big fan of the colour scheme. I think they would have looked better if they were a solid
36 Lnglive1011yyz: Cannot this airline do ANYTHING right in some of your minds?? First them coming out of bankruptcy was wrong. Then the new paint was wrong. Then them r
37 Lnglive1011yyz: NOT to mention the bare metal paint on the '67's. Sorry, had to. LOL I'm looking forward to seeing these on board their fleet. AC is *finally* starti