Quote: 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.
OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27539 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 14055 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.
Flighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8863 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 13700 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.
Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 13208 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.
Smi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1575 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 12985 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?
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.
Skyymarc From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 10510 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.
Gaystudpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 457 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 8220 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.