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Cathay Pacific First Class Concept

2021 started off with a frenzy of credit card news, but now we have a very good reason to get excited about using all those points! The skinny on a new drop dead gorgeous, Cathay Pacific First Class. Via Executive Traveller and design firm Yellow Window, Cathay Pacific gently reminded us why they are considered one of the best airlines in the world. Case in point: Their 777-9 all new, first class cabin concept design. Fingers crossed this goes from concept to reality.

If the palate of the new concept looks familiar, Yellow Window also designed Air France First Class. Personally I think the first concept iteration has a lot of AF vibes from the seat to color palate and cabin openness. VFTW thought so too.

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The New Cathay Pacific First Class Concept

Here is a side view

Courtesy of Yellow Window

More top down look

Cathay Pacific First Class Concept Design

courtesy of Yellow Window

And then bed mode

Cathay Pacific First Class Concept Design

courtesy of yellow window

Keeping the Cathay 1-1-1 cabin layout

courtesy of yellow window

One concept wasn’t enough, so Yellow Window came up with another design

This is unlike anything we’ve seen before in terms of cabin design, and honestly I have no idea how it reconfigures. Certainly a bed mode must be possible, but those concept pictures weren’t available. No doubt, something in the realm of this iteration would set Cathay part from other airlines with avant garde design.

HEre is the aerial view of that cabin in a 1-1 configuration. An interesting choice putting the passengers so close to eachother in the aisle with little barrier. I’m not seeing a door here, but I’d be surprised that if they chose this design that something wouldn’t be integrated.

Very cool designs, but where are the doors?

This reminds me a lot of Air France First Class and they have integrated curtains for privacy. Personally, I’d prefer to have a door, but the decision not to include one was certainly thought out, and perhaps in the realization of these concepts will be included. It’s hard to tell, but we have quite a while to wait to see. Current estimates are that we won’t see Cathay take delivery on the 779 until maybe 2025!

Maybe they’ll retrofit? Fingers crossed.

What do you think?

Don’t those give you AF vibes? Am I wrong?

courtesy of Air France

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