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Cathay Fleet - New/Old Business Class?  
User currently offlinePhilvardon From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2007, 55 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5929 times:

Sorry, this is my first post. I've read quite a lot of posts about people checking which plane/configuration their flights are going to be. My partner and I are going on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to SYD ex GLA via LHR and HKG next April. We'll be flying Business Class (I know loads of you do this all the time but Business is a big deal to us!!) with Cathay Pacific from London to Sydney. I'm wondering if I can find out if we'll be flying the latest 'new' flat-seat business class or the old style. Is there a way to do this? I know, from the itinerary the aircraft types but can't seem to work out if they'll be new or old style.

Maybe I'm being very dense and not seeing the obvious. Maybe someone will be able to help/point me in the right direction anyway.

The relevant flights are : 5th April 2008 - CX0254 LHR - HKG (A343)
6th April 2008 - CX 0101 HKG - SYD (A330 -200/300)
and return: 19th April 2008 - CX 0138 SYD - HKG (A333)
20th April 2008 - CX0257 HKG - LHR (A346)

All this has been booked from an agent in London and not on Cathay's websote.
Any help would be fantastic!!
Many thanks,

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User currently offlineBrenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 2005 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5919 times:

AFAIK, as it stands at the moment, all the long-haul A/C have the "old" new business class seats.

The latest CX interior ("Olympus") is only available on a handful of aircraft -- two 744s, the 77W and has been partially fitted to some of the 330's (but I could well be mistaken on that one).

You can get a rundown on which A/C have Olympus here: http://www.cathaypacific.com/cpa/en_TW/whatonboard/ourfleet/b_747_400

But specific registrations are not mentioned.

Enjoy the flight, CX biz class is great.

User currently offlinePhilvardon From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2007, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5900 times:

Is there a website I can check for the fleet planning/aircraft registrations?

User currently onlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17654 posts, RR: 65
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5884 times:

Flew JFK->HKG with the old seats. Comfortable of course but not fully flat. So you can't lie on your side. Still, you should survive.  Wink

"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineTod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1767 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5876 times:

Since you are traveling with someone that may want to be close to, you might prefer the old configuration.
The Olympus biz class seats are seperate little caves.
My wife and I reconsidering a future YVR - HGK - SYD trip for just that reason.


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