LanPeru From Peru, joined Jun 2001, 645 posts, RR: 10 Posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2820 times:
I heard from a member on this site that apparently, passengers on CX's new J-Class are sliding off the seats when flat. Now, I doubt this is true, I mean an airline would not just put the seats in without testing them would they? I highly doubt this is true, but member "X" claims there is articles and everything.
Avionpg From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2782 times:
It is true I have also heard it from a lot of people. A friend of mine just flew on CX in business class and told me the lady sitting next to her slid to the point that her skirt was above her waist and her seatbelt was under her armpits. The problem with the seat is that it is not truly flat but that it is at an angle which makes it flat for the body but not to the horizon so people then to slip down on the seat. CX Is keeping this news very hush hush. Giving pax that complain money back and all kinds of other stuff.
B-HXB From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2761 times:
Funny... I've heard from others who say that the seat is brilliant and that they've not had any problems sliding off... although I did hear somewhere that CX were modifying the seat so the new recline is 8 instead of the current 13 degrees so I guess some pax have been experiencing some problems...
Jesseycy From New Zealand, joined Aug 2001, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2702 times:
KrisworldB777, their explanation was that during cruising, the plane would be at a slight angle up. So if you make it totally flat, your head would be banging against the back. Instead of sligind fowards, you'll be sliding backwards.....
Oxygen From Hong Kong, joined Sep 1999, 674 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2608 times:
Well, the main reason of having the seat at an angle is not because of the cruising angle, but because in this way less space is used and so people can go 'flat out' even in a 60" pitch. In this configuration, the seat back in the front is actually overlapping the legrest of the seat behind from above.
Having the bed at an angle is the sacrifice. Of course the airlines can make all the seats go horizontal, and give each seat a 78" pitch, but this is business class, not first class, and one cannot expect getting first class seating at business class fare.