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New Business Class On CX  
User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2786 posts, RR: 10
Posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4711 times:

Hi, it seems that CX just released a new business class, and one of the upgrades seem to have something to do with the headphones. I am not sure if anyone of you have been on the new business class before, but does anyone know if you are still able to plug in your own headphone to use? I just bought new ones and it would be a pity if I couldn't use them on my next flight  Sad

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User currently offlineUtapao From Thailand, joined Jul 2005, 645 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4559 times:

Quoting Elite (Thread starter):
if you are still able to plug in your own headphone to use?

Sorry, but do you mean are you "allowed" to... or if there is some physical reason you cannot plug in.

I don't know why they would not allow you to.

And there are adapters that I carry with me so my Bose, for instance, can work on JAL flights that have the 2-prong headsets instead of the single jack.

I've used them on about 30 carriers with no problems, other than just having to switch the adapter some times.

Safe flying...



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User currently offlineOzGlobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2701 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4551 times:

A coleague based in Asia told me he has flown the New New CX J class and that it's a big improvement. I love CX, but am not a fan of their J seats on long haul: lie-flat but incline is too great. New ones are supposed to be closer to 180 horizontal.


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User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3314 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks ago) and read 4509 times:

Yep,

with the new J class, CX is going to scrap first class on most sectors.

EG. the Australian sectors will get 180 degree bed, thus increasing J class seats.


User currently onlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5201 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4478 times:

Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 3):
with the new J class, CX is going to scrap first class on most sectors.

Interesting.

Routes that might keep First will be the likes of.

SYD, LHR, FRA, CDG, LAX, SFO, JFK and maybe 1 or 2 others.


User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2786 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4405 times:

Quoting Utapao (Reply 1):

Sorry, but do you mean are you "allowed" to... or if there is some physical reason you cannot plug in.

It's because I know that in first class you can't plug in your headphones; I was wondering if it was the same for business.

Thanks for all the replies. I will be taking it HKG-JFK soon, so I will try it out and write a detailed trip report!  Wink


User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4296 times:

CX have their own installed noise-cancelling headphones installed, they are very high in quality and are sterilized before each flight.


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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13735 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4210 times:

Sorry, is this a New, New Business Class this particular airline has launched?


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User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4205 times:

He must be speaking about the current one. It's not all that new.


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User currently offlineAlaskaqantas From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 902 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4160 times:

Is this a NEW NEW seat or just their 180 degree seats that have been in use for a while. I hope that they make their current new seat just a bit better. I haven't flown it, but it looks like it is fairly slanted. i have flown on the QANTAS skybed and that seat is great!
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User currently offlineAirlinebrat From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 646 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3970 times:

Not sure about Business or First but on the CX coach seats, the headphone jacks are larger than other airlines. They are kind of like the old headphone jacks that you use for your stereo. You need to get an adapter jack which is something like 1-3/4 inches long by 2/10ths of an inch thick where it goes into the plug. I picked one up at an electronics shop in Hong Kong and was able to use my personal noise cancelling headphones on the flight back to LAX.


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User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3951 times:

Quoting Airlinebrat (Reply 10):
Not sure about Business or First but on the CX coach seats, the headphone jacks are larger than other airlines.

Not on all planes. At least 744s with proper remote controls/phones have normal jacks.



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User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6338 posts, RR: 39
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3709 times:

The current business class (in the A340's anyway) have in-built noise cancelling headsets, and there is no socket for your own headphones to go into. I wouldn't think that they would change this.. Detachable noise cancelling headsets are too easily stolen and not everyone has noise cancelling headsets.

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 9):
I haven't flown it, but it looks like it is fairly slanted. i have flown on the QANTAS skybed and that seat is great!

It is fairly slanted, like most "flat" business class seats. I tried the skybed out in the QF first class checkin area in AKL a couple of years back and I must say it felt a little tight and funny.. I think I would prefer the CX business over it but shouldn't really comment until after I fly QF business (lol a long way off, haven't flown QF since 2001)



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User currently offlineOzGlobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2701 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3661 times:

Quoting Singapore_Air (Reply 7):
Sorry, is this a New, New Business Class this particular airline has launched?

Please see the thread for your answer...

Quoting OzGlobal (Reply 2):
A coleague based in Asia told me he has flown the New New CX J class and that it's a big improvement. I love CX, but am not a fan of their J seats on long haul: lie-flat but incline is too great. New ones are supposed to be closer to 180 horizontal.



When all's said and done, there'll be more said than done.
User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3623 times:

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 12):
The current business class (in the A340's anyway) have in-built noise cancelling headsets, and there is no socket for your own headphones to go into.

Incorrect. The cable is bolted into the seat, but you can unplug the headphones without problem. It's a very tight space, might not be able to easily plug in your own.



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