Transport : Airlines

American Airlines is replacing 40 of the economy class or coach seats on its Boeing 777-200 planes with 24 premium economy seats. We have reviewed American Airlines Premium Economy flights with the refit due for completion in December 2018.

Business Class is clearly better than even the best Premium Economy Class, but it is also more expensive. If you do not want to spend a huge amount on your flight, the happy medium of Premium Economy may well be just the ticket. We have already investigated which American Airline offers the best Premium Economy; American Vs Delta Vs United Airlines.

All three airlines offer similar seat width of 19″ and pitch of 38″, which is spacious when compared to the Economy (coach) seats which are a cramped seat width of 17″ and offer a pitch of 31″. This in itself makes premium economy worth the upgrade if you can afford it.

American Airlines Premium Economy offers seat width of 19″ and pitch of 38″, which is spacious when compared to the Economy (coach) seats which are a cramped seat width of 17″ and offer a pitch of 31″. This in itself makes premium economy worth the upgrade if you can afford it.

You will also get larger monitors with headphones, free drinks including alcohol, free food served on crockery instead of out of plastic boxes, and priority baggage and boarding.

American Airlines officials say travellers have proven willing to pay for the roomier seats hence the introduction of more of these Premium seats.

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Whichever airline you choose to book with, always check with our Luxury Travel Concierge before booking to get further discounts and free upgrades on luxury hotels and premium flights.