Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 06 Mar 2015
Total posts 246
Have just done PER- HKG on the A330 and HKG-YVR on the A350. The A330 seats were not overly comfortable but quite nice ( I'm a fairly big bloke) but the A350 seats were magnificent!!! What a delightful aeroplane to travel in . Could not fault the aeroplane nor the service.Truly a wonderful flight. Question ? Flying back from YVR-HKG on the B777 in July and would like to know if the B777 has the same new Business Class seats as the A350? I really hopeso as it's a fabulous seat. The difference between the A330 and A350 seats is quite significant.
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 1,010
Cathay's Boeing 777s are fitted with the same seat as the A330, not the improved A350 version... and I agree, the A350 business class seat is really a big step up in space and comfort.
That's a bit of a shame . I was fairly sure I had read where CX had retro fitted some of their B777-300 ER's with the new seats but was not sure.
Member since 20 Jun 2014
Total posts 38
The B777 seats are slightly different from the A330: due to the width of the cabin, they have wider storage spaces. But otherwise they are basically the same as the A330. Still pretty comfortable but you do miss the A350 once you've tried it.
Its a shame that CX aren't going to upgrade the B777 seats to the same standard as the A350.
Member since 13 Feb 2016
Total posts 40
I would have to agree. The A350 is an amazing aircraft to fly, silent and the cabin in J is beautiful. Al,ost as good as the A380 (I'm a huge fan of that magnificent aircraf)....well done CX
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 09 May 2013
Total posts 375
Does CX fly the BNE leg on the A 350 only on the 1am departure and the A330 on the second flight of the day (when it flies?)
I suppose that given the replies to my post it simply means that the question now should be - is the B777-300 Business Class seat any better than the A330 considering the extra width of the B777 and as someone posted a slightly wider seat.
Member since 30 Nov 2016
Total posts 2
Agreed, the A350 is great, quiet but CX didn't change the seats except some different materials on the partitions.
Rod: I've flown in business class on both Cathay's Boeing 777-300ER and Airbus A330 and not noticed much of a difference... doesn't mean there aren't any, but I wasn't looking for any differences and enjoyed the flight all the same.
Member since 12 Apr 2013
Total posts 870
I personally do not really found A350 seats "streets ahead" of A330 - they are newer and indeed there is more storage. However it is strongly seems to me that hole where you tuck your feet is tighter in A350.I will happily fly on any CX airplane - it is truly fantastic company to fly with.
Finally completed my series of flights with CX on A330 / A350 /B777-300ER on the Perth- Hong Kong-Vancouver sector and return.
Member since 05 Jun 2012
Total posts 61
The biggest two differences with the A350 seat are extra storage by the aisle side of the seat pad where previously there was none, and a flip-up "widener" to the seat pad when fully reclined. The latter is not well explained nor intuitive - there is a button on the pad, press it and nothing happens. BUT if you press the button, grab the vertical cushioned panel below, and pull it up, it lies flat with the seat pad when fully reclined in order to give more knee-room. Conversely, the older seat had a pad (admittedly smaller) which raised up automatically when the seat went fully flat.
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