MarcoPoloWorld From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 613 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7288 times:
Quoting KL808 (Reply 3): I think he's talking about the NEW replacement for the current herringbone system they have installed.
IF SO, I haven't heard that they have started installing those new seats yet.
I was thinking the same thing, but apparently that wasn't the question.
And by the way, when posting a new topic that contains solely a question (as opposed to information), could you (OPs) please place a QUESTION MARK after your topic heading?... Sorry, but these instances are such a waste of time. And in this case, a simple search provides tons of threads relating to the "new" (soon to become the old) CX cabins.
celestar From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 327 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 6930 times:
Although I have never been on one of the current business class seat yet, just by looking at them while walking by does not look promising at all. I think the problem is the width of the seat. Read from this website that the manager in charge of this business class seat left CX. Interesing enough, I wrote to CX about this and the reply I got was funny, stating that majority of the pax like this seat! When I fly regional and receive occasional upgrade, I always marvel how comfortable the original plain looking sofa like deep blue-green seat was.... One would have thought that an upgrade means improving the present product further not taking it south. CX in my opinion, did the wrong thing. Same for their shell type economy long haul seat.
747m8te From Australia, joined Aug 2008, 422 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 6837 times:
Quoting QantasAirways (Reply 9): Does anybody know whether the A330s that CX fly into Brisbane are the long-haul configuration?
I've heard that they sometimes use the regional aircraft without the new product...
They don't fly the regional aircraft without the new product to Brisbane, Brisbane actually gets a mix of A330s and A340s, but all flights into Brisbane...and all flights to Australia for that matter feature the latest long haul configuration
Flown on: DHC8Q200,DHC8Q400,E-170,E-190,A320,A332,A333,A343,MD80,B733,B734,B737,B738,B743,B744,B744ER,B762,B763
CX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6450 posts, RR: 56 Reply 15, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 5170 times:
I thought that all the planes which are destined to have the Olympus business class already have it. I doubt more aircraft will get it since they are replacing it soon although there are rumours that the regional fleet will gain them when they are removed from the longhaul fleet.
..on a side note, I really like the herringbone seats.
I've seen this comment a few times by a lot of people. Why is it not real popular? I just flew SFO-HKG-DPS last week in Biz and my only complaint was the awkward position to the window. I have very broad shoulders and was expecting the seats to be more narrow than they actually were. Just wondering.
profcalvin From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 107 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2766 times:
got off AC1 (YYZ-NRT) a couple weeks ago after traveling in "executive" class and while i don't like the awkward window positioning as mentioned by others, the seat itself and the features it offered (a lot of privacy) were quite good in my opinion so i don't understand what others don't like about this seat(other than the window)... You could complain it is a little narrow, but i didn't notice anything discomforting and as a flat bed, it is great...i got a full 6 hrs of sleep on that flight
QantasAirways From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 1272 posts, RR: 3 Reply 19, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2696 times:
Quoting 747m8te (Reply 14): They don't fly the regional aircraft without the new product to Brisbane, Brisbane actually gets a mix of A330s and A340s, but all flights into Brisbane...and all flights to Australia for that matter feature the latest long haul configuration
Quoting zeke (Reply 11):
103/102 is usually a 33B with the Olympus product, and 157/156 a 34B with the Olympus product.
Thanks guys!! Appreciate it.. I think I will choose CX over QF next time then... For some reason i had it in my head that they operated the old 330s into BNE...