19 AUGUST 2019


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Article from BTNews 19 AUGUST 2019

Premium Economy coup for American

A new crown as the first US carrier to finish installing Premium Economy seats on its entire widebody fleet was claimed last week by American Airlines. The company noted it was the first to introduce the class three years ago.

Passengers on American now have access to 3,025 Premium Economy seats, more than the other US carriers combined, it added.

Located between Flagship Business and Main Cabin on long-haul international flights and behind Flagship First on select flights to Hawaii and Alaska, Premium Economy is available on American’s 124 Boeing B787s and B777s and Airbus A330-200s.

Vice-president of global marketing Janelle Anderson said: “Premium Economy is the perfect complement to flying with us and as the first US airline to introduce it we continue to invest in improvements like high-speed wi-fi, live TV, new amenities on the ground and more.”

Benefits compared with Main Cabin include blankets and pillows, more legroom, wider seats, extra recline, extendable foot rests, premium amenity kits and special menus for onboard dining with wines selected by a master sommelier.

American says the number of Premium Economy seats will increase again next year by more than 10% as it takes delivery of 12 new B787-8s.


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