JAAlbert From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1782 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 36890 times:
Business seats are perfect if you are traveling alone, don't want to interact with anybody, hate looking out a window and don't want to be reminded that you are on an airplane. Otherwise, it's pretty awful I think. Maybe they could just create a bunch of business sized shoe boxes and just stack the business passengers in and unstack them upon landing.
I think I'll pass on this configuration. I like being on an airplane and seeing the plane I'm riding in.
Jfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 9536 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 36684 times:
Cathay will be the first airline to put the"Virgin Atalantic" Business product along a First Class suite on the same plane. Virgin, Air Canada, Air New Zealand and Delta all offer the same BIZ Class seat with no First Class. I wonder if Cathay had to remove a few perks. ? I would still love to fly them to HKG.
CX Flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6784 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 36665 times:
Quoting JAAlbert (Reply 7): Business seats are perfect if you are traveling alone, don't want to interact with anybody, hate looking out a window and don't want to be reminded that you are on an airplane
Unfortunately for enthusiasts, this is the majority market. They are not catering to people like us!
Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5557 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 36568 times:
First class looks pretty nice and inviting. The bathroom in first class is also pretty sweet. Those business class seats suck! I wouldn't want to buy a business class seat to be stuck in one of those sideways 'stalls' for several hours. Business class looks pretty cheap...
Avianca707359B From Colombia, joined Oct 2005, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 36533 times:
If I ever have another opportunity to fly CX Business Class again and am seated in one of those green or blue monstrosities shown above, I will walk off the plane. The width of the seat is unnacceptable, the formica-wood looks cheesy, and what in the world are you supposed to look at if you do not have a window seat - two plastic-covered shoulder-high panels?
I hereby declare this as the great "Cathay Pacific Bob-Sled-Seat Fiasco".
DeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 36505 times:
Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 12): These new business class seats are really not for far people are they? I mean obesely fat They can never fit in there....
They are wider than you think. I'm not a tiny guy and I fit into the Virgin suites just fine with room to spare. Now some 500 Lb. lardass won't fit but large folks will be ok. Hopefully they have improved the bed comfort because I was not a fan of the hardness the 1st gen VS seats had. I can honestly say they were some of the worst nights sleep I have ever had.
Quoting Jaysit (Reply 4): This one looks like an old IBM office from 1967.
I'll grant you that on the F cabin. The J cabin looks like my AT&T office that was built in the late 80s. There are reasons why I never go to the office.
Quoting Albird87 (Reply 10): Looks like you just have a seat with big walls around you!!
That was my other complaint about the VS suites. The walls were just a bit too high. While sitting upit was fine when you went to lie down the airflow disappears and it gets stuffy in there. I could be wrong but I swear the walls are lower on the suites that Delta and Air Canada are putting in.
"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
N949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 36168 times:
Well, well, well.....if being sandwiched sideways in that tight prison cell between two high walls staring across the aisle at the shoes or stinkin' feet of the guy on the opposite side and having to twist one's neck muscles to the point of injury to get a decent outside view thru the window is what CX calls their "new" Biz Class, then I'd gladly give a pass.
Suddenly, the "old fashioned" biz class seats at CX (what the heck, even at other airlines) feels so much more inviting.