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Cathay Pacific shell seat

Sydney, Australia
posts: 1,157
reviews: 28
Cathay Pacific shell seat

Has anyone flown long haul economy with Cathay Pacific since the shell seat was introduced? How was it-comfortable?

Hong Kong, China
Destination Expert
for Hong Kong, Osaka
posts: 36,813
reviews: 77
11. Re: Cathay Pacific shell seat

The seat cushion slides forward by just a few inches (hence, the fake recline as I prefer to call it). While this creates less legroom, it's actually easier to get out with the new seats because the row in front of you can no longer recline into your space. If somebody is reasonably nimble, they can actually just sort of climb over the aisle seater's legs and get out.

Arcadia, California
posts: 2,629
reviews: 64
12. Re: Cathay Pacific shell seat

It does create a little less legroom but I do kind of agree that it is slightly easier to leave the seats compared to the older style (unless the legroom for the older style is like 38+ inches).

Airliners.net also has some reviews about Cathay Pacific in their trip report section of the forum area.

13. Re: Cathay Pacific shell seat

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