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US Airways To Launch Cirrus Business Class Seat  
User currently offlineIliriBDL From Germany, joined May 2007, 1205 posts, RR: 14
Posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 13876 times:

US Airways to launch Cirrus business class seat

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US Airways is to launch the JPA-designed Cirrus business class seat on its new Airbus A330-200 aircraft, according to reports from the Paris Air Show.

The fully lie-flat seat has been created by James Park Associates (JPA), the company behind the award-winning business class seating onboard Singapore Airlines’ A380s, as well as JAL’s new first class suite, and forthcoming projects with Arik Air and Gulf Air.

The Cirrus seat features as reverse herringbone design, which JPA says is unique and offers increased levels of privacy and direct aisle access. The seat design is also flexible in terms of width, pitch and surrounding furniture, allowing airlines to adapt the product as desired.

Another link, which has few pics.

Looks like the other 3 A332s being delivered later this year will have these seats, at which point the first 2 A332s will return back to get them installed.


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User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2800 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 13864 times:
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Wow that is really nice. Can't wait to see some tr's when they finally get tested.
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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3303 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 13820 times:

Why do those three pics in the blog remind me of something you'd find in the lavatory?


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31062 posts, RR: 87
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 13772 times:
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That's good news. The recent pics of the new A330-200 interiors with the current seats were generating many negative comments on how...pedestrian...they were.

User currently offlineJderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1755 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 13775 times:

It's about time Airways got their act together to offer a nice product up front....well, at least the seat will be nice....


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27034 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 13727 times:



Quoting Stitch (Reply 3):
That's good news. The recent pics of the new A330-200 interiors with the current seats were generating many negative comments on how

Yes I was not impressed at all and also with the other things like fake chipboard bulkheads. This new seat would be a major improvement even over their ( newer ) seat. I hope it reaches the A/C. Coupled with some better catering they could have a good product.


User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1848 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 13389 times:

This is pretty cool to see. USAir/Piedmont used to be leaders with new products...USAir launching the 737-300, Piedmont launching the 737-400, US Airways launching the A321 in the United States, etc.

I'm glad that they are returning to a progressive stance on their products, and hope this move pays off!


User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8573 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 13372 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 5):
This new seat would be a major improvement even over their ( newer ) seat.

They haven't updated their A330s since they were originally delivered, in 1999-2001 or so. So, this is a routine upgrading of a very old product. It just did not perfectly coincide with their new A332s.

I wonder if their B757 will get something new, or if it will continue with the (old) A330 style product.


User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 13035 times:

I like it. I can't wait to fly on it. I am still awaiting word of a new IFE program, though...


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User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 12880 times:



Quoting IliriBDL (Thread starter):
Looks like the other 3 A332s being delivered later this year will have these seats, at which point the first 2 A332s will return back to get them installed.

Haha apparently Dougie and company were browsing a.net and saw the last thread about the horrid seats on the new A332.

Well economy class looks great in US with the new seats/seat covers, and with these new business class seats I think US is finally trying to compete. Remember they still market themselves as LCC so we can't expect Emirates styling. I think they should be just fine now.

Re the tacky chipboard panels in Envoy, that has to go. They can at least put the same panel as economy which is basically their colour scheme. Looks fine if you ask me.



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User currently offlineSmi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1536 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 12657 times:

I think these new seats look great, should be a massive improvement is there a time frame for the entire A330 fleet to be refitted? What other changes will be made?

I am curious though what seas the 767s have will they be improved at all I thought they had been recently? Does this mean there will be different seats on the Atlantic 757s, 767, and A330s? Not criticizing this just curious!

Quoting Captaink (Reply 9):
Re the tacky chipboard panels in Envoy, that has to go

Whilst non my taste, I don't think it looks that bad looks very Scandinavian, perhaps it will look different with the seat in there.

The carpet on the new aircraft though looks pretty fugly though!!!
But hey it's carpet so who cares?


User currently offlineM11Stephen From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 12288 times:



Quoting Smi0006 (Reply 10):
Quoting Captaink (Reply 9):
Re the tacky chipboard panels in Envoy, that has to go

Whilst non my taste, I don't think it looks that bad looks very Scandinavian, perhaps it will look different with the seat in there.

The carpet on the new aircraft though looks pretty fugly though!!!
But hey it's carpet so who cares?

I think its designed to go with the new seats, not the ones that are currently in there... The wood bulkhead reminds me of the "Snakes on a Plane" interior.



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User currently offlinePellegrine From France, joined Mar 2007, 2449 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 12274 times:

US Airways with a world-class J product? Shocking.


oh boy!!!
User currently offlineTJM321 From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 12193 times:



Quoting Captaink (Reply 9):

I actually kind of like the chipboard, though I'm not sure how it will handle kicks, scratches, and scrapes. I'll agree that it looks a bit out of place with the rest of the design; US's old interior "theme" wasn't too bad, IMO (the grey clothe seats, et cetera). It kind of went along with the whole stuffy, corporate image. Of course now, they are a "LCC" and have brightened things up with the blue leather.

Not sure how many will agree, but to me the new Cirrus seat looks somewhat flimsy in the picture.


User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1848 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 12069 times:



Quoting TJM321 (Reply 13):
Not sure how many will agree, but to me the new Cirrus seat looks somewhat flimsy in the picture.

It is just a mock-up I believe.


User currently offlineVANGUARD737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 683 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 11637 times:

Am I the only one who thinks this new "seat" is horrendous?

All I see is a gigantic heap of glossy plastic and a shower support bar.The woman sitting in the seat does not appear to be the least bit comfortable.

They should take a lesson from their Star Alliance partner United. Their new First and Business offering is out of this world!



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User currently offlineSkyymarc From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 10182 times:

I'm wondering if the new Cirrus seats will incorporate more of the wood paneling that has been so derided by many on the boards. If so I withhold my opinion until I can see them in person. I'll bet if they do the whole cabin will really look stunning though. I think the pictures are not doing the wood paneling justice. Way to go US Airways! Was, is, and always will be my favorite airline.

User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3091 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 10082 times:

I wonder if US will make a 332 page of the website showing the new features, just like they did for the 333 and the 321.


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User currently offlineJFKMAN From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8171 times:

Oh these are very nice seats.

I am happy to see US Airways is still putting a lot of effort into its Envoy product.  Smile



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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 19, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7957 times:



Quoting Flighty (Reply 7):
So, this is a routine upgrading of a very old product.

Yeah but honestly - that product in 1999 when they started flying was actually pretty stellar and has held up ok.

Quoting Captaink (Reply 9):
Haha apparently Dougie and company were browsing a.net and saw the last thread about the horrid seats on the new A332.

These were ordered WAY before that. Obvs.

Quoting Pellegrine (Reply 12):
US Airways with a world-class J product? Shocking.

See above. They were way ahead on AVOD.

Quoting VANGUARD737 (Reply 15):
They should take a lesson from their Star Alliance partner United. Their new First and Business offering is out of this world!

I don't think you can see these well enough to say that for sure. I certainly can't.

NS


User currently offlinePellegrine From France, joined Mar 2007, 2449 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7940 times:



Quoting VANGUARD737 (Reply 15):
All I see is a gigantic heap of glossy plastic and a shower support bar.The woman sitting in the seat does not appear to be the least bit comfortable.

Most of the J seats nowadays are plasticy, I think that the difference between a good design and a bad one is now much they distract you from that.

The woman in pic is doing her "look at me I'm hot" pose, not trying to be comfortable on a long haul.  Smile

Quoting Gigneil (Reply 19):
See above. They were way ahead on AVOD.

Congrats to them then, and the rest? At least this Cirrus seat is very good option, I am pleasantly surprised. Big grin



oh boy!!!
User currently offlineSInGAPORE_AIR From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13744 posts, RR: 19
Reply 21, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7907 times:

This was actually revealed to be the case in April 2009:

Aircraft Interiors Expo 09: Some Highlights + Pics (by SInGAPORE_AIR Apr 1 2009 in Civil Aviation)



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User currently offlineGaystudpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 456 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7892 times:

According to an interview with Doug Parker in the Wall Street Journal:
- Envoy FA's will be outfitted in the current bus uniforms
- the cabin ambiance will be accented with plenty of faux wood paneling
- pleather seat covers will ensure a unique eau du sweat throughout the cabin
- enhanced IFE with include the latest crossword puzzles in the inflight magazine
- catering be provided by the Piggly Wiggly
- soft drinks will be 2USD
- noise reduction during meal service will be accomplished by using paper and plastic service items
- lav's will be outfitted with refreshing canisters of Costco WetOnes
- arrival toothpicks will be provided to all premium pax.

Pure luxury.


User currently offlinePellegrine From France, joined Mar 2007, 2449 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 7875 times:



Quoting SInGAPORE_AIR (Reply 21):
This was actually revealed to be the case in April 2009:

Aircraft Interiors Expo 09: Some Highlights + Pics (by SInGAPORE_AIR Apr 1 2009 in Civil Aviation)

I didn't see your thread earlier. I am so jealous! so jealous! Some of these seats look beautiful.
 cloudnine  cloudnine  cloudnine  cloudnine  cloudnine  cloudnine  cloudnine 

Quoting Gaystudpilot (Reply 22):
a unique eau du sweat throughout the cabin

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Funny post.



oh boy!!!
User currently offlineCvervais From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 610 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 7738 times:

I thought WaWa was going to be doing the catering. Fueling too I heard.

25 GayStudPilot : Sorry I left that out. - WaWa will be providing the snack baskets for the premium cabin. Beef Jerky, Pork Rinds, Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, and Bubblici
26 USAirALB : I like Wawa, and for the economy cabin, I don't even wanna think about it!!
27 TylerDurden : Ugh. It looks like modular office furniture. What are they thinking???
28 RunwayGirl : That's me in the pics...and I gotta say, the seat ain't that bad. It was smaller in person than I had thought. But honestly, we're talking about US Ai
29 Gigneil : A lot of the new-ish J products are not that big... BusinessElite's seat is fairly small, United's new C class seats are super comfortable, but not hu
30 Flighty : This will probably be fixed. The new A332 clearly has new Y seating. Their A333 will probably be much more pleasant assuming it gets those seats and
31 Luv2cattlecall : Sadly, this is an upgrade compared to the press release NW put out a few years back, "bragging" that they will begin offering bananas and a full cup
32 Pellegrine : Looking good, good to hear, and you're tall.
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