Cathay Pacific Airways

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Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing TV 12345
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6/10

"average seat space"

(Australia)

Trip Verified | Crowded flight. Just average seat space. In flight entertainment was good. Reclining space was good. Just another average long haul flight from Sydney to HKG
Aircraft TypeA330-300
Seat Layout2x4x2
Date FlownJanuary 2018
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Power Supply 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
5/10

"v"

(Japan)

Trip Verified | Quite a narrow seat for Premium Economy. I was lucky enough not to have anyone in the seat next to mine. Seat pitch was fine, although not so good when the passenger in front reclined for the entire flight. The leg room was fine as were the pillow and blanket.
Aircraft TypeA350-900
Seat Layout2x4x2
Date FlownMarch 2018
Cabin FlownPremium Economy
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Power Supply 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
7/10

"lot of pressure on your lower legs"

(United States)

Trip Verified | Bangkok to Hong Kong on Cathay A350. The boarding process went smoothly and felt very welcomed by the FAs upon boarding. The entertainment system and mood lighting made for a relaxing experience and the food was quite pleasant, definitely well above average. The seat did feel a bit cramped but in today's industry this is the standard for economy, also on the A350 the seat is comfortable at first sit in but after an hour or so especially with the seat reclining and bottom portion sliding forward, it really puts a lot of pressure on your lower legs and made my legs cramped and entire lower area numb. On my next segment to JFK on 777-300ER this was not an issue for the 14 hour flight, the 777s seats proved superior.
Aircraft TypeA350-900
Seat Layout3x3x3
Date FlownJanuary 2018
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Power Supply 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
10/10

"Seats were very comfortable"

(United States)

Trip Verified | Seats were very comfortable for a 14 hour flight, the 3x3x3 layout that Cathay uses is far more spacious than the 3x4x3 of many airlines. I felt comfortable moving around in my seat and getting some sleep. My bottom area or legs were not sore at any point which normally always happens. The entertainment system was also good, plenty of movies and shows to watch. The IFE wasn't on par with Qatar or Emirates but still was well above average and I always had something to do. The food service was also spectacular, quick, efficient and tasted pretty good.
Aircraft TypeBoeing 777-300ER
Seat Layout3x3x3
Date FlownJanuary 2018
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Power Supply 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
7/10

"seat itself was very comfortable"

(United Kingdom)

Not Verified | Flew Melbourne to Hong Kong in Premium Economy in one of Cathay’s new A350s. Seat was spacious in terms of legroom and had an upgraded entertainment system compared to Cathay’s older fleet of 777s. This was reasonably easy to use and had a lot more flight information and two camera views from outside the aircraft. The screen was a decent size and there was a tablet holder, as well as power and USB sockets. The seat itself was very comfortable and reclined quite a long way back with a foot rest. However when the seat in front was fully reclined and the foot rest extended, it was extremely difficult to get out! For this reason I would strongly recommend that customers with mobility difficulties choose aisle seats in PE.
Aircraft TypeA350
Seat Layout2x4x2
Date FlownJanuary 2018
Cabin FlownPremium Economy
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Power Supply 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
8/10

"legroom and width is sufficient"

(Hong Kong)

Trip Verified | It is a hardshell seat that slides down but do not recline backwards. While this may not be as comfortable as other Cathay Pacific planes, it does reduce annoyance from the front, especially during meal time and going to the toilet. The legroom and width is sufficient, not crowded at all. The IFE is excellent. It is responsive and very rich in content. The resolution is better than most other airlines as well. Every seat has a socket for charging mobile phones or laptops.
Aircraft TypeA330-300
Seat Layout2x4x2
Date FlownJanuary 2018
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Type Of TravellerFamily Leisure
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Power Supply 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
6/10

"great for a long haul flight"

(Singapore)

Trip Verified | The Boeing 777-300ER premium economy seat was great for a long haul flight. It was wide enough, had just enough legroom, some storage on the seat in front of you and the armrests were wide. Recline was good, and the IFE screen was wide enough and easy to use, and had plenty of materials. The calf-rests were very very hard to operate as they refused to extend or retract, which was frustrating.
Aircraft TypeBoeing 777-300ER
Seat Layout2x4x2
Date FlownDecember 2017
Cabin FlownPremium Economy
Type Of TravellerFamily Leisure
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Power Supply 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
4/10

"One of the worst seats"

(Singapore)

Trip Verified | One of the worst seats I have ever sat in on the Boeing 777-200. The fixed back of the seat makes the recline a ‘slouch’ recline which terribly hurt my back. I am glad that they have started to phase out this seat design to the traditional reclining seats. The seats were obviously old, however weirdly spacious on the seat pitch. There are electrical ports which makes typing on a laptop convenient. Seat storage is awful - the airline magazines are already filling it full and to fill anything extra there just makes it pop out. Seat table is also inflexible; the new double-folded seats are better as it helps to exit in and out of the seat without having to hold the meal tray.
Aircraft TypeBoeing 777-200
Seat Layout3x3x3
Date FlownNovember 2017
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Power Supply 12345
Seat Storage 12345
no
8/10

"should not find it cramped"

(Hong Kong)

Verified Review | On a relatively new A330 within the Cathay's fleet, the seat is good. It is wide and the legroom is good. You should not find it cramped even if you are 1.9m tall. The headrest is adjustable to address passengers with different heights. The seat can be reclined on this plane. Some of the CX A330 seat cannot be reclined but this one can. And there is USB charging port on each seat for mobile phones. The TV screen is great. It is large enough and in high resolution. There are many movies, TV programmes in good quality. The earphone provided is not particularly comfortable to wear and the sound quality is not great. So I just plug in my own earphone that I usually use for my smartphone.
Aircraft TypeA330-300
Seat Layout2x4x2
Date FlownMay 2017
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Type Of TravellerFamily Leisure
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Power Supply 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
9/10

"seat itself is comfortable"

(Hong Kong)

Verified Review | The economy class layout is generally 2x4x2. But i got a seat close to back of the plane, row 73. So the layout is 2x3x2. Since there are one less seat at that row, the aisle space is quite wide. You can slightly hang your legs out without causing much troubles to the fight attendants and other passengers. The seat itself is comfortable. It is wide with sufficient legroom. It is important to note that this A333 economy class seating comes with a hard shell. The seatback is fixed. Instead of reclining backwards, it slides down. I think this design is pretty good. It may not be as comfortable as the ordinary design. But it definitely delivers a better environment for having inflight meal and less annoyance from the one sitting in the front. The seat comes with USB charging port for mobile phone. The TV screen is large enough and quite user friendly.
Aircraft TypeA330-300
Seat Layout2x4x2
Date FlownMay 2017
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Type Of TravellerFamily Leisure
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Power Supply 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes