Cathay Pacific Airways

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5 star Skytrax Rating
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing TV 12345
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1/10

"the worst seat I have ever used"

(Hong Kong)

I have been flying with Cathay for the past 15 years. The new shell economy seat is the worst seat I have ever used. It has very thin padding and provides no support.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeB747-400
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
1/10

"the worst I have been in"

(Taiwan)

New economy seats for long haul are the worst I have been in. Didn't Cathay Pacific do sufficient research on this matter or did the fuel savings on reduced weight for comfortable padding and lighter seats dictate this decision? Just returned from flying to Amsterdam from Hong Kong and back pains.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeB747-400
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
2/10

"no support no legroom "

(Australia)

New economy seat. Absolute torture. I'm 6'4" Doesn't recline only slouches so you slump down and your neck is bent at a torturous angle. No support no legroom luckily I was in an aisle seat and could stick one leg out in the aisle. Very disappointing as the Cathay inflight service is very good. Never again.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeB777-300
Seat Layout3x3x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
1/10

"economy seat is absolute torture"

(United States)

I used to love flying on Cathay Pacific but their new "shell" economy seat is absolute torture. These seats don't recline at all but only slouch forward. Unless you are 5'8" or shorter you should plan on spending the whole trip bolt upright because the "slouch" position bangs your knees into the seat in front of you and provides no back or neck support. On one leg of the flight there were empty seats next to me but I could not use them to recline because the armrests only fold up partially. One can only hope that the airline quickly realizes what a big mistake they made with these seats and replaces them soon! I'm certainly not going to fly this airline again until they do so.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeB777
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
8/10

"the best seat in the new A330"

(Australia)

My seat was 30A this is the best seat in the new A330 on flights from Australia to Hong Kong. This seat is the first row of the economy cabin although this cost around AUD$100 (HK$700) extra but worth it on those 10hr long haul flights. The best thing is that you can get out of the seat without disturbing the person next to you. The con is that you cannot place any carry on in front of you.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeB777-300
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
5/10

"old seats again"

(Australia)

MNL-HKG. Old seats again. Legroom alright for 2 hour flight however when seat in front reclined there was no room and no way to see the PTV. Width was mediocre at best. Okay for 2hours however if was flying back to Australia would suffer.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeB777-300
Seat Layout3x3x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
8/10

"a comfortable flight"

(Australia)

HKG-MNL. Old style seats. Had 30abc at the bulkhead and wow. 30c had more legroom than any other seat in the world as the bulkhead ends at 30b. Even 30a and b had the most legroom I have ever seen outside an exit seat. Seat width although was hampered by having a the tray table in the armrest and PTV being pull out. Overall a comfortable flight.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeB777-300
Seat Layout3x3x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes