trekster
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CX Long Haul Question

Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:03 am

Hi guys, wondering if someone can asnwer something for me

Long haul ops on the CX 340 HKG-JFK, what is the Y seat pitch, been looking on there site today and could see no reference, also anyone been on it, whats the service like

Thanks
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BMIFlyer
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RE: CX Long Haul Question

Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:15 am

Quoting Trekster (Thread starter):
what is the Y seat pitch

On the A346 it is 32"  Smile

http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Cat...ay_Pacific_Airways_Airbus_A346.php

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cxb744
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RE: CX Long Haul Question

Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:19 am

It doesn't help that the bottom of the seat moves forward when you recline, further reducing for pitch.

The service of the A340-600 is as great as any other CX flight. Ring the call bell and an attendant is at your side in 2 min, in economy. The dimming lights are neat. I haven't flown the JFK-HKG route on CX, only LAX-HKG back when the aircraft was first introduced.

I think the B747's have more legroom.
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RE: CX Long Haul Question

Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:26 am

Quoting CXB744 (Reply 2):
It doesn't help that the bottom of the seat moves forward when you recline, further reducing for pitch.

It does help if the person in front of you reclines his seat.
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RE: CX Long Haul Question

Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:59 am

Cathay are the best in the air. You'll have a great trip, and be spoiled for ever after. Enjoy, and please post a report.
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RE: CX Long Haul Question

Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:30 pm

I really wish i was on it, but no. My supervisore from work is thinking of doing it next week. Could not find the info he wanted, so of course i said id post here
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RE: CX Long Haul Question

Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:05 pm

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 4):
Cathay are the best in the air.

That is debatable.
 
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RE: CX Long Haul Question

Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:53 pm

I am flying CX JFK-HKG-DXB on August 20th. Will be on the A346 service from JFK. Will be definitely posting a trip report on this (and my first ever trip report too) as i specifically chose this route to try the CX and the A346 at the same time .. so let's see.

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superhub
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RE: CX Long Haul Question

Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:58 pm

Seat pitch is not that great. 32" in Y

Not sure about the 346, but in the 744s the seat pitch is further reduced by "boxes" underneath many seats. Those boxes house some hardwares for the PTVs and eat away the seat pitch significantly.

CX is one of the best airlines around in terms of service, but I would say seat pitch is only average at best.
 
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RE: CX Long Haul Question

Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:37 pm

Quoting Superhub (Reply 8):
Seat pitch is not that great. 32" in Y

I'm not aware of anyone else who has a significantly larger pitch. Maybe you should try those seats on Virgin's aluminium.
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RE: CX Long Haul Question

Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:32 pm

Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 9):
I'm not aware of anyone else who has a significantly larger pitch. Maybe you should try those seats on Virgin's aluminium.

Malaysia and Thai have 34" pitch in economy. ANZ too... and many others. Not significantly more maybe but 5cm can make quite a difference.
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RE: CX Long Haul Question

Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:30 pm

Quoting ChrisH (Reply 10):
Malaysia and Thai have 34" pitch in economy. ANZ too...

On some airplanes, yes, but not the whole fleet.
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RE: CX Long Haul Question

Fri Jul 28, 2006 1:06 am

Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 9):
I'm not aware of anyone else who has a significantly larger pitch. Maybe you should try those seats on Virgin's aluminium.

I have. Yes it was bad too. But there weren't any "boxes" under the seats which further blocked my legroom.