Cathay Pacific is an American AAdvantage partner (and a member of oneworld) and flies from New York JFK, Newark, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver to Hong Kong and of course beyond.
I love their first class product, and redeem for it when I can. But their business class is excellent. It’s a similar seat to what US Airways pioneered, American has in their new 777s, and Delta flies to Asia and Tel Aviv.
I especially like the two-row ‘mini cabin’ on the Cathay Pacific 777. Their business class of course is four seats abreast on the 777, with all aisle access. It’s the ‘reverse herringbone’ style seat, which is my absolute favorite business class seat.
Australian Business Traveller reports that Cathay Pacific will come out with a new version of the seat on its Airbus A350 in February 2016, with Boeing 777 and Airbus A330s to follow.
- It will be a similar seat to the current model
- It’s from Zodiac Aerospace, an evolution on the current Cirrus seat
- Designed by Porsche Design Group
“It will will be very much an evolution of our current seat rather than a brand new seat” Smith confirms.
“That seat has been very popular with passengers and we saw no reason to re-invent it.”
“But we’ve listened very closely to areas that people said could be improved, and we’ve focussed on this. So while it should be very familiar to our passengers when it comes out, we hope to have some new touches that they will appreciate” Smith says.