Where to sit on this A330

Old Jun 9, 19, 2:41 pm
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Where to sit on this A330

Moderator: apologies for not knowing where this should be posted, I am *A but will be flying on CX J.

CX524 on 8/26 to be exact.

The Points Guy recommends not selecting a bulkhead seat, because that has less legroom.

I've never flown on CX in J before, so I have no clue.

Can someone recommend which seat I should select if what TPG says is true?

I tried searching the thread, but there appears to be more than one lie flat business class configuration on the A330.

If there is less legroom in the bulkhead seats, are all the other seats the same then?
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Old Jun 9, 19, 7:39 pm
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This is not true as you get slightly more foot space in the cubby hole due to no seat in front of you.

FWiW, though there are two variants of lie flats for the 330 they are the same as the configuration of the plane differs in the installation of PEY
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Old Jun 9, 19, 9:06 pm
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CX524 and CX566 might have last minute swap for regional configuration.
You might even get a 772 at the end.
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Old Jun 10, 19, 5:16 am
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I'm also interested to know the best seat on the 330. Am flying on CX111 this week and based on some research was able to secure 20K in the mini-cabin. Anyone else been seated there and is it suitable for a 195cm tall person?
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Old Jun 10, 19, 5:24 am
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1.) Ignore what TPG says, lol that is completely wrong information. How useless. The bulkheads have more space, not less. I went to the link you included...it's true the bulkhead middles have even more space. But overall, yea wrong information. I'll also add, the bulkheads in the mini-cabin also have more space, not less.

2.) There are 3 configurations of CX's A333s: 33E, 33K and 33P, although for a J class traveler there are basically only two. 33E and 33K are long-haul config and J class is identical (the difference is 33K is 3-class with PEY, 33E is just two class with Y and J only). 33P is short-haul with regional seats. If you are interested in some trivia / info on CX's fleet, this will be more than you ever need: Cathay Pacific / Cathay Dragon Fleet, Route and Configuration Guide

3.) I take the front row on A333 window every time, unless it's an overnight flight. Again, ignore that fairly worthless review (although the pictures are always fun). In that case the proximity to galley and bathrooms can get bothersome. Everyone else has their own preferences. Personally, for me the rear mini-cabin is hit or miss. Miss because often pax from PEY / Y come up and use the lav, and in extreme cases I've seen people self-upgrading. Hit because it can be more private and quiet in a perfect situation.

Overall CX's 33E / 33K are good configs and I wouldn't sweat it too much. Your bigger problem, as other posters mention upthread, is that you are subject to equipment swap regionally. Another thing those blogs get wrong is implying that you can guarantee yourself a regional equipment type. Unfortunately, that's not really the case, which annoys the hell out of all us CX regulars. It's true some flights are much more predictable than others, but just counting on the system or EF to tell you what you equipment will be can lead to disappointment. I'm not as familiar with that route but others might know if it swaps often.

(Lol, I also must add TPG's food descriptions aren't going to be challenging the Michelin guide any time soon....such whimsies like describing the food as "tasty", "incredible", "warm". Do they have a blog-wide rule rule where you must describe the food in a hokey way, ideally with an empty adjective?)

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Old Jun 10, 19, 8:37 am
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Which door at HKG?

On a slightly related question, does anyone know which door is more likely to be used at HKG for disembarking from a 33E/K? 1L or 2L? I have a short connection at HKG, and was wondering whether I should select 11A or 19A to make the quickest exit off the plane.
Thank you in advance for any replies.
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Old Jun 10, 19, 9:39 am
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Originally Posted by medicus View Post
On a slightly related question, does anyone know which door is more likely to be used at HKG for disembarking from a 33E/K? 1L or 2L? I have a short connection at HKG, and was wondering whether I should select 11A or 19A to make the quickest exit off the plane.
Thank you in advance for any replies.
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in almost all cases, both L1 and L2 (for all CX plane types, not just their A333). Not 100%, but usually.

*usually* L1 opens first. Of course, now that I type that, you are destined to rush up there only for L2 to open first.
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