sfflyer123 From United States of America, joined May 2010, 287 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 16735 times:
I flew HKG to MNL in Cathay's business class on the upper deck. I always wanted to try the CX business class since I have heard so much about it. Overall it is an excellent product. The seats, although extremely private, are very narrow. I suspect this is how it is on Virgin Atlantic and Air cananda. It does not feel as "airy" as UA's business class. Also, you have absolutely no window view since you are completely turned around from the window. To see out the window, you must strain significantly. I have included a few photos, but again, the real trip report is in the video. I hope you enjoy it!
airbear From Australia, joined May 2001, 648 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 15500 times:
Hi sfflyer123, nice photos, thanks. Having had the sticky steamed dim sum & rice packet in the last photo, I can taste the chilli sauce CX gives you. Yum!
Anyway, I haven't tried the AC herringbone-config business class, but the VIrgin Atlantic and Air NZ versions (identical hardware to each other as NZ have it under license from VS) are much more spacious in seat width, and also the dividing walls are lower and curve downward to the aisles, so the total effect is less claustrophobic than CX's seats. I believe CX got it wrong, that they are aware of it and due to the large financial investment made, are unable to change anything for quite some time to come. Likewise with their new long-haul Y seats. Great concept, but bad execution (altho' still good on daytime flights if you don't need to try & sleep).