In case you haven’t seen the latest video Cathay Pacific added to their YouTube channel, here it is. Cathay Pacific’s Alex McGowan takes you on a tour of the new Premium Economy cabin on what I think is an Airbus A330 given the 2-3-2 configuration (and overhead bin style). The PE seat maps on their website show a 2-4-2 layout for both the 747s and 777s.
There are some negative comments posted claiming it looks like something out of the 1980s or 1990s, but I actually think it looks pretty darn comfy – especially the bulkhead row with a huge amount of room.
Airport service includes dedicated check-in counters, extra baggage allowance and priority boarding. Onboard amenities include a pre-departure hot towel and beverage service, upgraded meals, bottled water, a small amenity kit and a larger pillow (plus a blanket, I assume, though it isn’t mentioned).
This cradle type of seat actually might be more comfortable to sleep in than Air New Zealand’s fixed back offering in Premium Economy, though some commenters disagree.
What do you think?