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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8/10

"there was ample legroom"

(United States)

For a very tall person there was ample legroom and even Access in and out was surprisingly easy. I highly recommend these seats.
Seat TypePremium Economy
Aircraft TypeBOEING 777-300ER
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
5/10

"will not be able to sleep"

(United States)

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.
Seat TypePremium Economy
Aircraft TypeBOEING 747-400
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
9/10

"aircraft was also very comfortable"

(Singapore)

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.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBOEING 777
Seat Layout3x3x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
1/10

"fixed shell seats were unacceptable"

(Hong Kong)

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.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBOEING 747-400
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
7/10

"a huge improvement"

(Canada)

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.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBOEING 777-300ER
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
9/10

"a very good seat"

(Hong Kong)

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.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBOEING 747-400
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
1/10

"I was in so much pain"

(United Kingdom)

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.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBOEING 747-400
Seat Layout3x3x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
9/10

"get an on/off switch please"

(United States)

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.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBOEING 777-300ER
Seat Layout3x3x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
2/10

"incredibly hard and painfully uncomfortable"

(New Zealand)

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.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeAIRBUS A340-300
Seat Layout3x3x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
1/10

"seats do not recline"

(Israel)

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.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBOEING B777-300 / AIRBUS A340-300
Seat Layout3x3x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no