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Cathay Pacific testing 3-4-3 seating on 777
Picked up from [URL]https://www.runwaygirlnetwork.com/2016/08/26/ten-abreast-on-777-looms-as-cathay-tests-new-narrower-seats/[/URL]
Cathay Pacific is renowned for comfort and service, especially on long haul routes and on their 777 due to the wider and more spacious 3-3-3 seating. But they are now rumoured to be testing 3-4-3 seating in economy in 777 mockups. Not surprise as they just posted some pretty disappointing results financially.
Cathay Pacific was part of the “Working Together” team that Boeing has set up when designing the 777 and, apparently, has requested for a wider cabin that could install 10-abrest seating from the very beginning, even though its 777 fleet has always featured 9-abrest seating in economy.
Looking at the original “Working Together” team, which includes ANA, American, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta, JAL, Qantas (which doesn’t operate the 777) and United, only BA and Cathay Pacific have 9-abrest seating whiles the others all have, or are moving to, 10-abrest seating. Wouldn’t surprise me if BA moves to 10-abrest soon, considering their Business class feature 8-abrest seating.