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CX's New Business Class Roll-out  
User currently offlineFly2CHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 8419 times:

Can anyone tell me what the status is of Cathay's new Business Class roll out. What percentage of the fleet is complete? What aircraft? What routes?

I did a search but couldn't find any recent posts.

Thanks

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User currently offlinejfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8341 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8270 times:
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Most Cathay 744 have the "new" First and BIZ class cabins, many of the new 777-300ER are deilvered from Seattle with the new seats.

User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6417 posts, RR: 38
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8256 times:

A343s should all be done too, making most of the long haul fleet have new seats.


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User currently offlineKL808 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8164 times:

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.



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User currently offlineFly2CHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8153 times:

Actually, I'm looking at which aircraft have the herring bone. What about the A330s?

User currently offlinecraigpc01 From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7980 times:

check out seatguru.com

User currently offlineAznMadSci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3662 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7972 times:

Quoting Fly2CHC (Reply 4):
What about the A330s?

I don't think all the A330s will have them, just a subfleet while another subfleet will maintain the regional J-seat.



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User currently offlinezeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9031 posts, RR: 75
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7972 times:

Quoting Fly2CHC (Reply 4):
What about the A330s?

The A330s with the Olympus product should be B-HLP/HLQ/HLR/HLS/HLW/LAC/LAD/LAE/LAF/LAG/LAH/LAI



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User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7840 times:

All Long haul aircraft have the new layout.
i.e. All 747-400s, 777-300ERs, A340's have the herringbone Business Class.
As does the Long-Haul A330's that Zeke has mentioned above.

[Edited 2010-07-08 18:05:24]


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User currently offlineQantasAirways From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 1277 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7742 times:

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...

I'm thinking of flying CX next time to TPE but want to be sure it's the new product with the AVOD  

Thanks!



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User currently offlineMarcoPoloWorld From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 639 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7672 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.   


User currently offlinezeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9031 posts, RR: 75
Reply 11, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7592 times:

Quoting QantasAirways (Reply 9):
Does anybody know whether the A330s that CX fly into Brisbane are the long-haul configuration?

103/102 is usually a 33B with the Olympus product, and 157/156 a 34B with the Olympus product.



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User currently offlinecelestar From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7314 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.

User currently offlineKiwiinOz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7270 times:

Quoting celestar (Reply 12):
CX in my opinion, did the wrong thing

I agree. I fly biz class with CX regularly and am not a fan of the herringbone seats. The new ones recently shown on this site look good though


User currently offline747m8te From Australia, joined Aug 2008, 441 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7221 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  



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User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6597 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5554 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.


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5442 times:

That would be great.

Quoting CX flyboy (Reply 15):
here are rumours that the regional fleet will gain them when they are removed from the longhaul fleet.


User currently offlineaa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 17, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4729 times:

Quoting KiwiinOz (Reply 13):
not a fan of 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.



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User currently offlineprofcalvin From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3150 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

  


User currently offlineQantasAirways From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 1277 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3080 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...



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