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Cathay Pacific New Premium Y And Y (pics)  
User currently offlinealaskaqantas From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 906 posts, RR: 4
Posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 18262 times:

Hi,

Cathay Pacific has finally unvieled their new International Premium Economy and Economy seat!

Premium Economy:





Economy:


new Premium Economy
http://www.cathaypacific.com/cpa/en_...s?cm_sp=GLOBAL-_-MKT-_-PEY-14FEB12
http://www.cathaypacific.com/cpa/en_...TL/whatonboard/premiumeconomyclass

new Economy
http://www.cathaypacific.com/cpa/en_INTL/whatonboard/neweconomyclass

here is the review of the seat on the flight from the boeing factory to HKG. (with lots of pictures)
http://www.ausbt.com.au/review-and-p...=flipper&utm_campaign=home-flipper

and a bit more info: (including Y info)
http://www.ausbt.com.au/cathay-pacif...tm_campaign=latestnews-articleleft

There was a thread on A.net a few days ago bringing this up, but it was before they unvieled the pictures
Pics Of CX Premium Economy? (by QF340500 Feb 25 2012 in Civil Aviation)

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User currently offlinesmi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1555 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 17890 times:

Interesting, not sure I would say I am impressed though!

The seat looks similar to the QF one but with less pitch, I must confess I don't like the footrest being mounted on the seat in front, I'd rather it properly support my legs. In that regard the publicity photos are rather deceptive, it is only the bulkhead seats that have a proper footrest.

I don't like the fully pre-set meal tray either, a proper domestic/regional meal service concept would be better. Still if the price is right!!

I wonder if they are planning an upgrade to their regional J product now, as these seats are very close to their regional seats. Perhaps something in-line with the SQ regional product?

Which airline is generally considered to have the best premium economy product? QF, NZ, VA, VS? Has a general consensus been reached?


User currently offlinefiloflyer From Finland, joined Feb 2012, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 17813 times:

Quoting smi0006 (Reply 1):
Which airline is generally considered to have the best premium economy product? QF, NZ, VA, VS? Has a general consensus been reached?

- you missed TK

If I would fly on cx's premium eco I would definitely want to be on the first row... so as others I suppose.... The new economy seat looks great and now I think its looks comfy too... the old one looks great too but it really felt bad.. it was atrocious to your back and the whole experience as well.!!


User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5943 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 17712 times:

Quoting smi0006 (Reply 1):
The seat looks similar to the QF one but with less pitch

That was my first thought as well. I actually like the QF Y+ seat (even if it isn't as imaginative as, say, NZ) but this one does look more cramped. It could just be the picture though. Does anyone know the seat pitch for CX Y+?

Quoting filoflyer (Reply 2):
The new economy seat looks great and now I think its looks comfy too... the old one looks great too but it really felt bad.. it was atrocious to your back and the whole experience as well.!!

I agree. Unfortunately the seat was the only downside to my recent flight with CX (my first) and was what would put me off flying them in future. As a concept the "shell seat" was a good idea, it just didn't really work in practice.

Quoting smi0006 (Reply 1):
Which airline is generally considered to have the best premium economy product? QF, NZ, VA, VS? Has a general consensus been reached?

Not really. In terms of hard product I think most would agree that NZ is ahead. Soft product? Open to debate. For example QF's soft product in Y+ is fantastic, they basically took their domestic business class product and grafted it on (with some changes). BA's soft product is supposed to be inferior to that of QF's, even after the recent upgrades.



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User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4865 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 17692 times:

Quoting smi0006 (Reply 1):
Which airline is generally considered to have the best premium economy product? QF, NZ, VA, VS? Has a general consensus been reached?

NZs new Prem Y is handsdown the best. Best seat, business class meals/wines etc, great IFE.
Their old one however had a poor hardproduct but good soft product.
QF strikes a good balance between economy and business although the price is up there.



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User currently offlineflythere From Hong Kong, joined May 2010, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 17533 times:

Quoting smi0006 (Reply 1):
I wonder if they are planning an upgrade to their regional J product now, as these seats are very close to their regional seats. Perhaps something in-line with the SQ regional product?

Yea, after the long-haul fleet is set, next would be the regional products. It was clearly noted by the Head of Product that they will do it progressively rather than one-off introduction of new products to all classes and fleets.

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 3):
Does anyone know the seat pitch for CX Y+?

It's 32" which is noticeably less than QF's.


That said, have to really try CX Y+ in person before objective reviews can be made. Cheers.


User currently offlineBOACCunard From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 17474 times:

Looks pretty ordinary to me, and the color of the Y seats is oddly repulsive at least based on that pic.

The lack of legrests in Y+ (other than in the first row) is particularly disappointing.

Quoting flythere (Reply 5):
It's 32" which is noticeably less than QF's.

It can't possibly be 32" in Y+. The only airlines that consider anything to be "premium" about that kind of pitch are maybe some European charter airlines or something.



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User currently offlineElPistolero From Canada, joined Feb 2012, 1039 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 17468 times:

Quoting flythere (Reply 5):
It's 32" which is noticeably less than QF's.

Doesn't sound right. With that seat pitch and the footrest raised.... I d feel bad for the person sitting in front.

I imagine it would be closer to the 36-38 mark used by VS etc


User currently offlinejustloveplanes From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1065 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 17401 times:

Is this an 8 abreast 77W? Ths reminds me of the premium economy Thai and Singapore had on their 7 abreast A340-500's for BKK/LAX and SIN/EWR. Both I think the longest flights ever.

I liked it BTW, thought it worked well and should have a market. The way Thai and Sin priced it was attactive too, just a mere $300 more per RT, which I thought was great. What is CX's price differential?


User currently offlineHiJazzey From Saudi Arabia, joined Sep 2005, 872 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 17354 times:

Quoting flythere (Reply 5):
It's 32" which is noticeably less than QF's.

According to the review posted in the OP, the pitch is 38"


User currently offlinejustloveplanes From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1065 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 17281 times:

I think 42" was the old Singapore and Thai Premium Econ with 122 degress of recline (Thai since stopped the route and SIN went all C/L). But those two, which seemed to share the same seat, didn't have as good IFE as the CX solution and The Thai SIN config had NO FOOTREST, if you can believe that. 18 hours with your feet dangling is a stretch. I used pillows.

[Edited 2012-02-27 20:23:03]

[Edited 2012-02-27 20:23:57]

User currently offlineBOACCunard From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 16836 times:

Quoting justloveplanes (Reply 8):
Is this an 8 abreast 77W?

In premium economy, yes. Same as nearly every airline I can think of that has a proper premium economy cabin (as opposed to an "extra legroom" section like UA, DL, KL, etc.) on a 777. There are some exceptions -- NZ is either 9-abreast (old - 772ER) or 6-abreast (new - 77W), TK is 7-abreast -- but most are 8-abreast. That includes BA, AF, JL, NH (being phased out), VA, BR...



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User currently offlineaeroblogger From India, joined Dec 2011, 1363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 16763 times:

Quoting smi0006 (Reply 1):

Which airline is generally considered to have the best premium economy product? QF, NZ, VA, VS? Has a general consensus been reached?

Consensus is generally TK...



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User currently offlinekoruman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 16674 times:

Quoting smi0006 (Reply 1):
Which airline is generally considered to have the best premium economy product? QF, NZ, VA, VS? Has a general consensus been reached?

CLUE: It's not Qantas......


It's got to be Air New Zealand, hasn't it? Especially as there is business class catering and wine.


User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 3020 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 16573 times:

I've already posted my views in the older thread... In a nutshell, it's nice to have it there, but most other products will outclass it from where I'm sitting. The onus is now on the staff to make this a strong product, if they aren't top notch then it's going to suffer IMO.

User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5943 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 16360 times:

Quoting qf002 (Reply 14):
n a nutshell, it's nice to have it there, but most other products will outclass it from where I'm sitting.

Unfortunately I'm inclined to agree

Quoting koruman (Reply 13):
CLUE: It's not Qantas

We all know that you're a card carrying member of the pro-NZ/anti-QF lobby.

However...

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 3):
In terms of hard product I think most would agree that NZ is ahead. Soft product? Open to debate. For example QF's soft product in Y+ is fantastic, they basically took their domestic business class product and grafted it on

Beyond the seat (which isn't uncomfortable and is basically the same as every other airline except NZ) QF have a really decent soft product.



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User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2694 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 14447 times:
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Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 3):
Does anyone know the seat pitch for CX Y+?

38"

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 3):
As a concept the "shell seat" was a good idea, it just didn't really work in practice.

I agree the execution of the fixed shell seats could've been better, but I honestly prefer the old fixed shell concept. It was terrific in that nobody could recline their seat into my space. The space I have would be entirely dependent on whether I choose to "recline" or not. That's the way it should be, in my view. Going back to the traditional reclining economy seats is a step backwards, in my view.



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User currently offlineBIgMac From Suriname, joined Nov 2003, 320 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 14140 times:

Quoting koruman (Reply 13):
It's got to be Air New Zealand, hasn't it? Especially as there is business class catering and wine.

Really? First of all, there's no footrest of any kind just a small beanbag. Second of all, the seats are a fixed shell seat so the seat cushions slide forward when you "recline" creating the same problem CX's Y fixed shell seats have. Third, the picture you posted of NZ's Premium Economy is very deceiving since only the bulkhead seats have more space.

I haven't flown NZ's Premium Economy but looking at a review of it (http://www.ausbt.com.au/air-new-zealand-s-spaceseats-brand-new-premium-economy-on-the-777-300er) you can clearly see that the only "nice" thing about it is the way it looks.



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User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 3020 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 13597 times:

Quoting BIgMac (Reply 17):

Brave post... I definitely agree that there is nothing particularly special about NZ's W though. I guess it comes down to taste, but QF's seats and service appeal to me much more personally in this comparison.

It's hard to say with any absolution that any W product is better than any other. Really it comes down to what each of us expects and which airline delivers that.


User currently offlinesq_ek_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1644 posts, RR: 20
Reply 19, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 13358 times:

Quoting justloveplanes (Reply 8):
Is this an 8 abreast 77W? Ths reminds me of the premium economy Thai and Singapore had on their 7 abreast A340-500's for BKK/LAX and SIN/EWR. Both I think the longest flights ever.

Having flown both, I think TG's product ran circles around SQ's. Catering was better on TG (but this is generally true between the two airlines I feel) - but TG served three full meals on the flight, versus SQ which served two and had really small cookies and chips available in between. TG's meal service had real linens on the tray and cloth napkins with nicer cutlery (though I think there was only one extra option for Y+ versus Y) and the seat pitch was way better - I think it was 42 on TG versus 38 on SQ. TG's Y on their A345 was in fact 36 to begin with I believe. SQ's meal service was pretty much identical to their Y catering. I think the only difference was maybe they had some cheap champagne available - though Im not so sure about this.



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User currently offlinetheobcman From UK - England, joined Nov 2010, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 13058 times:

Quoting filoflyer (Reply 2):

Absolutley correct, this is good news. We use CX LHR-HKG a couple of times a year for work and the old shell Y seats (Torchure Chambers) were really bad, to the point where we stopped using them. The new Y seats look 100% more comfortable and looking forward to a trip in the future sometime.


User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 21, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 11899 times:
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As there is an active thread on Cathay Pacific's New Premium economy class available, this thread will be locked. Any posts added after the thread lock will be removed for housekeeping purposes only.

Pics Of CX Premium Economy?


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