AeroAussie
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CX Economy Seating

Sun May 02, 2004 11:35 am

Has anybody noticed the inconsistency of Economy seating on CX? Seems that each aircraft in the fleet has a different seat model. Even those that are delivered new, are delivered with different seats. From what I can tell, most carriers are at least consistent with their longhaul fleets, yet not CX. Take a look... A330 is different from 747; 747 different from 777, etc etc.

A330:
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A340-600:
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777:
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Anybody know the reason behind the madness?

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alexchao
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RE: CX Economy Seating

Sun May 02, 2004 12:28 pm

Well, I can only think of one reason. CX is too quick at improving their product that they can't change the entire fleet to the new product overnight.
 
vxg
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RE: CX Economy Seating

Sun May 02, 2004 12:45 pm

I think its done somewhat on purpose since the seat model seems to be consistent within a single fleet type. CX is not generous with seat pitch (regardless of fleet), but seat on the 747-400 fleet is the better of the lot - the lap moves forward and up when you recline and I can easily place me feet on the footrest without my knees hitting the seat in front. Worst: on the 777 fleet they don't have footrests and the PTV units are very inconveniently located. I'm only 5'11" mind you.
 
oxygen
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RE: CX Economy Seating

Sun May 02, 2004 1:19 pm

Well, the A330 seats shown above are the oldest seats in the fleet- the 747 classics used to have them too (don't know about the 747-400s). Those seats are very squared, and there are no adjustable 'wings', just a piece of headrest with the height adjustable. There are footrests.

Then came the 777 seats, which is very very tall. The PTVs were placed so high that I had to raise my head a little in order to see it. Very inconvenient and makes my neck sore. Still with fixed 'wings' and an adjustable headrest. There used to be footrests but I don't understand why they aren't there anymore.

After that the 747-400 seats came along. These seats have adjustble 'wings' and footrests. However, I find those seats way too hard. Feels like a wooden seat.

The A340-600 seat is the newest product. The newly delivered 777-300s have those seats too, although the PTV is smaller on the 777-300. Here's a link to the photo on the other site:
http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=176724

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