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Cathay Pacific Economy seats AKL - HKG - FRA

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Cathay Pacific Economy seats AKL - HKG - FRA

Hi there fellow tripadvisors!

I'm just wondering if anyone can help me out, I want to know what economy seats Cathay are using in their planes flying from Auckland to Hongkong and Hong Kong to Frankfurt AM, Germany?

Do these planes still have the shell seats that hurt your back? Or have they upgraded them now?

Thinking about a trip to visit family but my 20+ hours flight in bad seats in out of the question.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Cathay Pacific Economy seats AKL - HKG - FRA

At present, CX is still flying the A340 between AKL and HKG. Those planes currently still have the fixed shell seats.

The HKG-FRA leg is on a reconfigured 777 that should have the normal recliners.

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2. Re: Cathay Pacific Economy seats AKL - HKG - FRA

By the way, Air New Zealand is now codesharing with CX on the AKL-HKG route. You might be able to get NZ equipment on the route all on the same booking. Prices aren't always equal though so check each airline's website using the same itinerary.

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3. Re: Cathay Pacific Economy seats AKL - HKG - FRA

Cathay is much cheaper than Air New Zealand to Europe at present. if you go to the CP website, make a dummy booking and you will see the codeshare flights etc.

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4. Re: Cathay Pacific Economy seats AKL - HKG - FRA

Thanks mate, that's very helpful

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5. Re: Cathay Pacific Economy seats AKL - HKG - FRA

Thanks! will do that now

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6. Re: Cathay Pacific Economy seats AKL - HKG - FRA

We might fly Singapore if we can, any thoughts on them?

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7. Re: Cathay Pacific Economy seats AKL - HKG - FRA

SQ is a very good airline so you should have no hesitation flying them.

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8. Re: Cathay Pacific Economy seats AKL - HKG - FRA

SQ has a great reputation and comfortable product. Unfortunately , Business Class prices are way above some of the others, unless you can get Singapore through a codeshare arrangement.

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9. Re: Cathay Pacific Economy seats AKL - HKG - FRA

SQ fares (including business class product) depend on the route as well so it's not always super expensive. For example, SQ from Tokyo NRT to LAX on business often offers a relatively good deal.

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10. Re: Cathay Pacific Economy seats AKL - HKG - FRA

another vote ( no, make that 2) for SQ - great airline for 20 + hours in the air....................