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Cathay Pacific Airways
2 Star Rating: Poor
108 reviews

 



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CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777-300

Date :   19 November 2014

Review by : J Wong (Hong Kong)

Comfort: 6/10

Seat Layout

3x3x3

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

The hard shell seats are terrible, it doesn't recline, it slides down instead, though you'll get more privacy with it, but it's not worth it. Meal is great though! Crew members work hard, appreciate to it.



CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - AIRBUS A330

Date :   19 November 2014

Review by : Desley Trevenna (Australia)

Comfort: 1/10

Seat Layout

2x4x2

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

Flew Hong Kong to Paris. The shell seating in Economy is inhuman. They do not recline. It is impossible to sleep and we ended up with neck pain for days after. Legroom is very limited, resulting in swollen ankles. I'm surprised Cathay keep these seats as everyone on our flight one after another, called the cabin crew to ask how to recline to be told they don't. I flew Cathay because of the 2-4-2 seat configuration, but I never will fly with this airline again.



CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - AIRBUS A340

Date :   19 November 2014

Review by : David Harley (New Zealand)

Comfort: 1/10

Seat Layout

2x4x2

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

Seats are non-reclining shells. Seat base slide forward about 3 inches. Terrible. I flew 12 hours Auckland to Hong Kong 11 hours return - the most uncomfortable I've ever been. Impossible to sleep or even relax. Food was just okay. Seats give you a stiff neck as you slouch on your ultramodern she'll! Stiff back- stiff neck. Pillow was good for back support- you needed it. Only 6 toilets for all of economy and they are cramped. Only fly them again if no other choice.



CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - AIRBUS A330-300

Date :   19 November 2014

Review by : J Wong (Hong Kong)

Comfort: 9/10

Seat Layout

2x4x2

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

On a brand new A330-300 regional layout. Legroom is perfect, PTV screen could be bigger. Breakfast was delicious. Flight attendants work smart with quick react.



CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - AIRBUS A340

Date :   19 November 2014

Review by : E McEwan (Australia)

Comfort: 2/10

Seat Layout

2x4x2

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

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Recommended

From Sydney, via Hong Kong, to Paris. First 10 hours to HK were okay, pretty on par with other major airlines and no complaints about the A300 seat comfort, access or configuration. However, the A340 shell seats are hard, uncomfortable and the worst I've sat on. The fact that the seat doesn't recline from your hips and merely slumps you downwards, putting an immense amount of pressure on your lower back and bottom, is terrible for getting any kind of sleep, rest, or even just general comfort. I'm average height and small build but I can only imagine with horror what this might feel like for taller or bigger built people. When slumped in the seat there then appears a large gap between the paper thin seat padding and the headrest, causing further spinal issues with no support for your head, neck and shoulders. As a final insult the seat belts have an airbag in them which makes one side of the belt extremely bulky, quite weighty and cumbersome, so that even just sitting upright, never mind trying to sleep, is uncomfortably restricted by this bulging leather strap. There's also limited leg room under the seat in front, not sure why but it's probably the fault of the shell seat design being so low to the floor and there's also very limited space in the seat pocket, annoying when you can't fit much under the seat either. The only saving grace this aircraft design has is the configuration. I was travelling with just one other person and it was nice to just sit in a twosome without fear of the dreaded middle seat or clambering over a stranger while they sleep to go to the restroom.



CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - AIRBUS A340-300

Date :   26 July 2014

Review by : B Parsons (Australia)

Comfort: 8/10

Seat Layout

2x4x2

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

Flew Paris to Hong Kong in a shell seat that does not recline. Impossible to sleep and my TV didn't work. Do not fly in this aircraft on Cathay until you can be sure that they have replaced these appalling seats with ones that recline. A pity, as the other three legs of our trip with this airline (in A330 and 777) were excellent.



CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - AIRBUS A330

Date :   26 June 2014

Review by : Scott Waterfall (Australia)

Comfort: 9/10

Seat Layout

2x3x2

Legroom

Seat Recline

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Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

Comfortable seats well padded, leg room OK, entry and exit to seat is just OK, table is great size, arm rest is good size.



CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS "PREMIUM ECONOMY" CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777-300

Date :   11 March 2014

Review by : J Chong (Canada)

Comfort: 8/10

Seat Layout

2x4x2

Legroom

Seat Recline

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Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

I flew from Toronto-Hong Kong which is about 15 hours. I had a great experience with CX. I have flown on Cathay's economy and PE is much better. The seat is very new and has very generous width and pitch. The service however isn't much better than economy. You get priority services at the airport, but not much more on the plane. The food is pretty much the same, except for metal cutlery. You get a small basic amenity kit. I would recommend PE for long haul flights but not really for short-medium haul.



CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS "PREMIUM ECONOMY" CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777-300ER

Date :   25 October 2013

Review by : B Cheung (USA)

Comfort: 8/10

Seat Layout

2x4x2

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

For a very tall person there was ample legroom and even Access in and out was surprisingly easy. I highly recommend these seats.



CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS "PREMIUM ECONOMY" CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 747-400

Date :   25 October 2013

Review by : Rich McLafferty (USA)

Comfort: 5/10

Seat Layout

2x4x2

Legroom

Seat Recline

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Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

HKG-SFO in Premium Economy. Do not sit in row 30 (forward bulkhead)! I was in seat 30H and flight attendants and passengers open and close the galley curtain. You will not be able to sleep due to the constant traffic, noise, and light that comes from the curtain opening and closing.



CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777

Date :   25 October 2013

Review by : Lukas Heng (Singapore)

Comfort: 9/10

Seat Layout

3x3x3

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

I was on board Cathay Pacific CX 650 from Singapore to Hong Kong. This aircraft used the new Regional Haul seating plan. The aircraft was also very comfortable. The seats was formerly the Shell seating. But due to some complains on passengers who have experienced on the seats, Cathay decided to switch some aircraft's shell seat to a recline seat. Therefore, making it comfortable for passengers.



CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - AIRBUS A340

Date :   25 October 2013

Review by : David Ho (South Africa)

Comfort: 2/10

Seat Layout

2x4x2

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

Johannesburg to Taipei, with the flight being over 2 legs and 14 hours of flight. The new "shell seats with the fixed back rest was torture. I did not manage to sleep. Whoever the designer of the seats should take a 4 hours flight in them and experience how uncomfortable they are.



CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - AIRBUS A330

Date :   25 October 2013

Review by : S Carusi (Australia)

Comfort: 9/10

Seat Layout

2x4x2

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

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Recommended

I was very much impressed with the new revamp class. The seats are very comfortable, slightly wider than previous seats and much improved IFE(the best so far experienced). Cabin crew very friendly and always smiling. Rang a cabin service bell, attended in seconds. Also noticed cabin and toilets are very clean. Well done CX on the revamp, will definitely consider flying with CX again. On the right track. Only one negative, no rear toilets on the A330.



CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 747-400

Date :   27 April 2013

Review by : B Cheung (Hong Kong)

Comfort: 1/10

Seat Layout

3x4x3

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

I travelled Hong Kong to Paris. The fixed shell seats were unacceptable and we could not sleep. As I could not sleep during the flight, I watched the PTV for 12 hours to CDG and 10 hours to HKG! But the services of the flight attendant and the entertainment system, StudioCX, didn't disappoint me.



CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777-300ER

Date :   21 April 2013

Review by : Chris VD Hooven (Canada)

Comfort: 7/10

Seat Layout

3x4x3

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

The new economy seats on the B777-300ER long-haul flights is a huge improvement over the old shell fixed back design. Well done, much improved.



CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 747-400

Date :   21 April 2013

Review by : Jeremy Chan (Hong Kong)

Comfort: 9/10

Seat Layout

2x4x2

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

Seat 68A, located at the end of the cabin, so 2x4x2 configuration, therefore lucky to have extra legroom and space. Very comfortable seat, soft cushion, and good seat pitch. Seat reclines without disturbing the person behind you, and very considering. IFE system screen is okay. Although the lavatories at the back may be bothersome, overall this is a very good seat.



CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 747-400

Date :   21 April 2013

Review by : S Howard (UK)

Comfort: 1/10

Seat Layout

3x3x3

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

It was awful flying from London to Hong Kong for 12 hours, I was in so much pain, I think these seats are design for Asian passengers and not European, never ever again will I fly with this airline, on the return trip I desperately tried to buy a business class ticket but sadly it was fully booked, now I know why. I fly three times a year to HK.



CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777-300ER

Date :   18 February 2013

Review by : Casper Yap (USA)

Comfort: 9/10

Seat Layout

3x3x3

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

CX has switched back to the conventional seats, which is comfortable. No more switches for the lights or call button. Everything is on the touch screen. Problem is, if you are sleeping, and brushed the screen, it would come on and interrupt sleep. Also, my junior wanted to watch the tv and I could not switch the screen off as he knew to tap on the screen to keep it on. Get an on/off switch please.



CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - AIRBUS A340-300

Date :   22 January 2013

Review by : Lynn Jones (New Zealand)

Comfort: 2/10

Seat Layout

3x3x3

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Viewing TV

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Recommended

The non-reclining, incredibly hard and painfully uncomfortable shell seats really let down this otherwise excellent airline. Please Cathay Pacific, do a big advertising campaign when you have finally replaced all of these seats and I will fly with you again - until then, the idea of a long haul flight on one of these seats is not for me.



CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING B777-300 / AIRBUS A340-300

Date :   22 January 2013

Review by : Gideon Afek (Israel)

Comfort: 1/10

Seat Layout

3x3x3

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

The seats do not recline. I had two flight legs with CX - one of two hours and another of twelve hours. The seats have a feature best described as "slouching" whereby the bottom cushion that you sit on, slides forward, enforcing a type of involuntary slouch in the seat. There is no back support, and any flight time of longer than say two hours, this is absolute torture. Sleep is near impossible as in addition to this, the seats are extremely hard.



CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING B777-300

Date :   18 January 2013

Review by : S Truax (USA)

Comfort: 5/10

Seat Layout

3x3x3

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

This is the "new economy" seat that have replaced the fixed back "shell" seats. The seat has good pitch, very good width and storage with the cubbin on the seatback plus three pouches below the literature pocket- all very useful for a long flight. The AVOD system is great but only needs more and better choices of programs and games. Two major problems with these new seats - the base seat cushion becomes hard quickly and the recline intrudes greatly on personal space and privacy. At two hours (on a 15 hour flight) the seat became noticeably uncomfortable. My legs became numb from pinched circulation at about 3 hours. The new 6 inches recline is nice when you are sitting in it but intrudes greatly into the space behind you. The unpredictability of a 2 to 6 inch recline creates stress. Your knees get banged, laptop knocked off the tray table, etc. And your personal space and privacy is mostly in control of the whim of the passenger in front of you. Also, the thinner and lighter seat material makes for a smaller seat footprint which amplifies the loss of privacy when the person in front or to your side reclines. When the adjacent seat reclines, if you are to the right, you get an almost full view of their TV screen. That can be a distraction to you, as their screen flashes when you want to read or sleep.



CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING B777-300ER

Date :   2 January 2013

Review by : J Liu (Hong Kong)

Comfort: 9/10

Seat Layout

3x3x3

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

Hong Kong to Taipei on the new economy class seat. It is a huge leap from the previous seats. It has more recline, a more comfortable seat and a better, touchscreen entertainment system.



CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING B747-400

Date :   1 January 2013

Review by : Ken So (Canada)

Comfort: 1/10

Seat Layout

3x4x3

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

The designer of the seat knows nothing about ergonomics. The back doesn't incline but the seat pad slides forward instead, without any support at the waist. Back cushion is so thin that I felt laying on a piece of steel. Head rest makes my neck painful. Simply a nightmare and as such I will not take CX again.



CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING B747-400

Date :   24 December 2012

Review by : M Wai (UK)

Comfort: 8/10

Seat Layout

3x4x3

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

In the viewing position, seating is comfortable as there is a natural recline and you get decent support. Cushions seem standard. You have good view of the screen with good inflight entertainment. In the sleeping position, however, it is torture. The back support could not be adjusted, the bottom seat slides forwards a few inches instead. There isn't a great sleeping position. You just get neck problems whilst sleeping, and need to support your neck whist waking up. For long haul flights and for sleep, these are absolutely the worst seats.



CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING B777-300ER

Date :   18 September 2012

Review by : M Ng (Hong Kong)

Comfort: 8/10

Seat Layout

3x3x3

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

CX's new economy class seats are a quantum leap from the last generation of fixed shells. The seats are thin enough to give good knee/leg room without compromising lumbar support. At least as comfy as the SQ econ seats. Seat feels solid and well built. New IFE uses a touchscreen - personally found it a bit slow, rather temperamental. Have to wonder how these will hold up after several months of abuse by kids etc. Small recess under the IFE screen for storing phones, cameras, wallets, glasses etc a nice touch. Thumbs up to CX for carving slits into this recess so you can easily see if you've left any valuables as you deplane.



CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 747-400 / AIRBUS A330

Date :   10 September 2012

Review by : John Carver (Australia)

Comfort: 2/10

Seat Layout

3x4x3 / 2x3x2

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

The seats on both these flights from Perth to London were the most uncomfortable we have ever travelled in.



CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777-300ER

Date :   23 October 2011

Review by : Danny Ha (USA)

Comfort: 3/10

Seat Layout

3x3x3

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

On the upright position, you get decent support even though the cushion is a bit thin and hard compared to standard airlines seats. In the recline position however, you get pretty much no back support as you end up sliding down (below the head rest) to get into any type of position conducive to sleep. For flights under 5 hours, I would choose these seats over standard reclining seats. You have good view of the screen, there's a power outlet and you can enjoy the inflight entertainment. Where Cathay made the mistake is for long haul flights where people are inclined to sleep for some portion of the flight. For sleep, these are absolutely the worst seats. I think they made a mistake in installing them on their trans-continental flights. In an ironic note, if you don't want to sleep on your flight, these seats are the best. If you want to sleep, choose a different airline. If you want to stay awake the whole time (which for flights arriving at night in either direction helps with the jetlag) I would choose Cathay.



Cathay Pacific Airways A340 Economy Class seat review  - 20 September 2011 by  Neil Cluff  (Australia)

AIRCRAFT :       A340

PAX SIZE :   Small

LAYOUT : 2x4x2

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    1/10

RECOMMENDED :  No

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

These seats would have to be worst ever. The physical seat shell did not recline, however the seating within the shell slid to make believe you "reclined". After being loaded on the plane and being told that we had to wait for 10 mins for connecting passengers to join our flight, after sitting for this period, the seats then became extremely uncomfortable. Butt and back padding is very slim, and had to travel our whole return trip from Rome via Hong Kong, to Sydney, with the pillow and blanket at my lower back. this made the seat just bearable, however frequent moving and getting up, standing for multiple periods of time, made the trip just manageable. The only benefit of this type of chair is that you don't have the chair in front of you recline in your face - but this would have been great if the padding on the chair was softer.



Cathay Pacific Airways A330-300 Economy Class seat review  - 20 September 2011 by  Peter Geran  (Australia)

AIRCRAFT :       A330-300

PAX SIZE :   Large

LAYOUT : 2x4x2

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    1/10

RECOMMENDED :  No

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

BNE to HKG and onto PVG. Awful seats. Have one more flight next week from PVG to BKK and thats it. No more Cathay Pacific for me. The shell seats are uncomfortable for a 183 cm tall person. Okay for 2 hours maximum, but, from BNE to HKG, they were torture.



Cathay Pacific Airways B747-400 Economy Class seat review  - 6 September 2011 by  Michael Burrow  (Hong Kong)

AIRCRAFT :       B747-400

PAX SIZE :   Medium

LAYOUT : 3x4x3

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    5/10

RECOMMENDED :  No

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

The seats are ok for short flights but very hard on long flights. There is no 'recline' available it just slides forward and pretends to recline. Leg room is marginally better than other economy seats since the back of the seat in front doesn't recline which is the only plus for this type of seat. Bring something to sit on as the seats get very hard after the first 6 hours!



Cathay Pacific Airways A340 Economy Class seat review  - 6 September 2011 by  Tim Williams  (UK)

AIRCRAFT :       A340

PAX SIZE :   Large

LAYOUT : 2x4x2

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    1/10

RECOMMENDED :  No

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

Yes

Very bad design, not enough upholstery behind your back or under your bottom. Impossible to sleep because the seat didn't recline. I was cold, the seat was hard, I couldn't sleep.



Cathay Pacific Airways Boeing 777-300 Economy Class seat review  - 6 September 2011 by  William Chang  (Canada)

AIRCRAFT :       Boeing 777-300

PAX SIZE :   Medium

LAYOUT : 3x3x3

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    2/10

RECOMMENDED :  No

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

The new seat design is really horrible. The seat no longer reclines, and it becomes very uncomfortable for a long haul flight. I couldn't sleep well.



Cathay Pacific Airways Boeing 747-400 Economy Class seat review  - 6 September 2011 by  Nicholas Shearman  (Hong Kong)

AIRCRAFT :       Boeing 747-400

PAX SIZE :   Medium

LAYOUT : 3x4x3

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    1/10

RECOMMENDED :  No

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

Yes

I flown many airlines and this was the first that caused my ankles to swell. If you suffer from DVT stay away and if you are over 5 foot you should also stay away. I will never travel with them again - awful.



Cathay Pacific Airways Boeing 747-400 Economy Class seat review  - 11 August 2011 by  Martin Muirhead  (Hong Kong)

AIRCRAFT :       Boeing 747-400

PAX SIZE :   Large

LAYOUT : 3x4x3

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    1/10

RECOMMENDED :  No

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

Yes

Seats are agonisingly painful after a few hours. There is a critical fault which means that there is not enough padding - a metal bar across the bottom of the seat hurts the bottom of your spine - the worst economy seat in the air.



Cathay Pacific Airways Boeing 777-300 Economy Class seat review  - 1 August 2011 by  David Chan  (USA)

AIRCRAFT :       Boeing 777-300

PAX SIZE :   Medium

LAYOUT : 3x3x3

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    1/10

RECOMMENDED :  No

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

The old Cathay Pacific seats was a lot more comfortable than the new seat which does not recline. I always like Cathay Pacific but with the new seat, I would recommend to fly another carrier even if it's not a direct flight.



Cathay Pacific Airways Boeing 747-400 Economy Class seat review  - 29 July 2011 by  Hubert Meeyer  (Australia)

AIRCRAFT :       Boeing 747-400

PAX SIZE :   Large

LAYOUT : 3x4x3

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    2/10

RECOMMENDED :  No

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

The most useless seats - these seats define the very bottom of what I have ever experienced. Stay away if you can. Cabin staff and food were great and the only reminder of a 5 star airline.



Cathay Pacific Airways Boeing 744-400 Economy Class seat review  - 29 July 2011 by  Richard Stewart  (Australia)

AIRCRAFT :       Boeing 744-400

PAX SIZE :   Medium

LAYOUT : 2x4x2

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    1/10

RECOMMENDED :  No

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

I had exit row aisles on my journey because I am tall but they were very problematic as it was next to toilet and there was not enough room for people waiting to stand so they stood on my feet all night. This miserable airline had squeezed so many seats into the plane that there was no space even around the exit area - if there was an emergency it would be chaos! The next problem was the fact that Cathay economy seats do not recline so I had the trip from hell being over 6 foot, as my head kept falling forward despite a support pillow. On this airline they think that by having the bottom of the seat slide forward you have comfort - wrong. I had no sleep in 24 hours.



Cathay Pacific Airways A340 Economy Class seat review  - 21 May 2011 by  Thomas Cryan  (Ireland)

AIRCRAFT :       A340

PAX SIZE :   Large

LAYOUT : 2x4x2

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    1/10

RECOMMENDED :  No

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

There was no recline. Seat pad moved forward slightly which brought my knees up against the seat in front Because of design of seat there was no head support and pillow supplied didn't fill the gap between back of my head and seat. The airbag attached to the seatbelt caused problems when the passenger in the adjoining seat moved they pushed down on the armrest which forced the airbag down into my thigh. The armrests were about 5cms too low and as a result didn't offer any support.



Cathay Pacific Airways Boeing 747-400 Economy Class seat review  - 16 May 2011 by  Marie Marson  (UK)

AIRCRAFT :       Boeing 747-400

PAX SIZE :   Small

LAYOUT : 3x4x3

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    1/10

RECOMMENDED :  No

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

London to Sydney via Hong Kong. The journey entailed four flights in two different plane types. The return flight was direct with a 2 hour changeover in Hong Kong. I can only agree with the majority of passengers on this site who have already reviewed the new seats. They are actually appalling - the worst I have ever experienced. They do not recline and for myself and my husband that made sleep impossible. Whenever we tried to fall asleep our heads would loll forward, the breathing became restricted and we immediately woke up. The slide forward motion of the horizontal seat only succeeded in creating a non-supported gap behind the lower back which was very uncomfortable.






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