Spotlight on Premium Economy Class
Why not treat yourself to a memorable flying experience? Many airlines offer a premium economy class option that will make your journey more enjoyable without breaking the bank.
Premium economy class usually comes with extra legroom; priority booking and check-in; upgraded meals, drinks and services; and more. Here is a summary of what you can expect when flying premium economy on certain airlines:
Lufthansa offers premium economy on long-haul flights, ensuring a comfortable travel experience.
Welcome drink: You’ll begin your trip with a fruity welcome drink when you board.
More space: Seats offer 50% more personal space than in economy class so you can look forward to a comfortable and easy journey.
More free baggage: You can check in two bags, each weighing up to 23kg, free of charge. This is twice that of economy class.
Food and beverage services: Take your time choosing from the menu and enjoy your meal on fine china tableware.
In-flight entertainment: Choose from 100 movies in up to eight languages, 200 TV programmes, audiobooks, CDs, radio stations and children’s entertainment. You’ll even be able to watch live sport.
Amenity kit: You’ll arrive at your destination refreshed thanks to a practical travel kit.
Exclusive lounges: You can use selected Lufthansa lounges at a fee, allowing you to relax, rest and work at all important international airports.
Virgin Atlantic believes that business travel shouldn’t be boring; neither should leisure and business travel be unduly expensive. Premium economy features include:
Welcome drink: Friendly cabin crew greet you with a complimentary drink and newspaper while you settle in.
More space: More legroom, elbow room and headspace on comfortable leather seats. Bigger and wider, each seat has a headrest and leg rest and offers lumbar support.
In-flight food and beverage services: Meals are served on china with stainless steel cutlery and a linen tablecloth, topped with a choice of wine and an after-dinner liqueur.
Priority boarding, check-in and bag-drop perks: With priority boarding, you and your bags could be among the first off the plane after landing. Fast-track your airport experience by using the dedicated check-in and bag-drop points.
In-flight entertainment: You’ll be spoilt for choice with movies, shows, music and games until you step off the plane. Virgin Atlantic also offers a great selection of children’s programming.
Amenity kit: On overnight flights you’ll receive a travel wallet with socks, an eye mask, toothbrush and toothpaste, a pen and earplugs.
Seat selection: As a premium economy passenger you can select your seat up to 336 days before your flight, free of charge.
British Airways has a premium economy offering called World Traveller Plus.
More space: You’ll be seated in a quieter, more spacious cabin, inspired by classic British textiles and architectural structures. Seats are wider with a greater recline, have a headrest and footrest, and provide extra legroom and lumbar support.
More free baggage: With generous and flexible baggage allowances, you’re allowed two bags with you on board – one full-size cabin bag plus a laptop or handbag. You can also check in up to two bags.
In-flight food and beverage services: You’ll enjoy delicious meals and a full bar service. Three-course meals are crafted to match the time and duration of your flight and served on fine china with linen napkins.
In-flight entertainment: You’ll have a personal entertainment system with noise-reducing headphones that offers the latest films, documentaries, television programmes, music, audiobooks and games.
Amenity kit: The kit contains a toothbrush, toothpaste, socks and an eye mask.
Power supply: Power supply for laptops and other electronic devices is provided.
Cathay Pacific offers you space and comfort in its premium economy class.
Welcome drink: You’ll receive a welcome drink and hot towel upon boarding.
More space: You’ll have a bigger seat in a spacious and cosy cabin of 26 to 34 seats. There’s more room between seats and they have leg rests, three-position footrests and greater recline. The headrest has four-way movement for excellent support of your head and neck. A larger meal table makes working and dining easier.
More free baggage: As a premium economy class passenger, your check-in baggage allowance is 25kg. On certain long-haul flights you may check in two pieces of baggage weighing up to 25kg each.
In-flight food and beverage services: A selection of enhanced entrées, complimentary bottled water and a wide variety of snacks are available.
Priority boarding, check-in and bag-drop perks: You’ll be able to make use of dedicated check-in counters and priority boarding.
In-flight entertainment: There are hundreds of options on the in-flight entertainment system. You can also use the multi-port connector to stream movies and music from your devices to your touch-screen personal TV, complete with a noise-cancelling headset.
Amenity kit: For your comfort, you’ll be provided with socks, an eye mask, earplugs, a toothbrush and toothpaste.
Qantas offers convenience, comfort and great service in its international premium economy class.
Welcome drink: Relax as soon as you’re on board with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or other beverage.
More space: Enjoy your journey in a cabin with 32 to 40 seats, an exclusive environment where you’ll receive personalised service. Larger, luxury ergonomic seats offer a multiway adjustable headrest and a lot of legroom.
In-flight food and beverage services: You’ll be able to select your in-flight meal online before you board. Food is served on stylish Marc Newson-designed tableware. Priority check-in and disembarkation: You can make use of dedicated check-in counters and priority access at selected international airports.
In-flight entertainment: Put on your noise-cancelling headsets as you enjoy on-demand, in-flight entertainment on your adjustable, personal touch screen. You can choose from hundreds of entertainment options, including the latest movies, TV programmes, albums, moving maps, interactive games and radio channels.
Amenity kit: Complimentary comfort kits are offered on selected flights to help you stay refreshed. The zip-locked pouches contain an eye mask, toothbrush and toothpaste. Socks are available on request.