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User currently offlinesfflyer123 From United States of America, joined May 2010, 277 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 15457 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!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pruH54JDvk


IMG_7528 by sfflyer123, on Flickr


IMG_7513 by sfflyer123, on Flickr


IMG_7483 by sfflyer123, on Flickr


IMG_7475 by sfflyer123, on Flickr

The video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pruH54JDvk

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User currently offlineairbear From Australia, joined May 2001, 648 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 14222 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).

But there is still CX's great service!


User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 12870 times:

Nice trip and video report! The seats seem to be more spacious than they first look like.


Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlineNZdsgnr From New Zealand, joined Jul 2008, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 12255 times:

Quoting sfflyer123 (Thread starter):
I suspect this is how it is on Virgin Atlantic

my understanding is that the VS/NZ seat have a better design. they would be wider, the walls not as high, and also the angle is less than CX so it is easier to look out the windows


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