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Why Fly Premium Economy?

3rd September 2014

Many Aussie travellers are choosing to make their long haul flights that little bit more comfortable with Premium Economy. For just a smidgen more than you will pay for Economy and far less than business or first class, this seating option is the perfect middle ground for comfort conscious travellers. Let’s take a closer look at the wealth of benefits you’ll enjoy with a Premium Economy ticket.

Many airlines will roll out the red carpet for Premium Economy guests for a satisfying long haul flight experience. Enjoy a taste of luxury with special attention that starts prior to boarding. Most airlines will reward premium economy guests with priority check in and priority boarding. Wider seats with more leg room and a greater incline will make the long flight considerably more bearable. Additional extras you may also enjoy with a Premium Economy flight include a larger meal table, extra storage space, adjustable headrest, special menus and priority disembarkation.

Cathay Pacific

Choose to fly Premium Economy with Cathay Pacific and appreciate the dedicated check-in counters and priority boarding. Increased baggage allowance will be just what you need to take home your precious souvenirs, while a welcome drink and hot towel will get you ready for a relaxed flight. Your seat will have eight inches of recline and a four-way headrest. The minutes will pass quickly with hours of entertainment available on your personal 10.6 inch touch screen.

 Cathay Pacific Premium Economy

Virgin Australia

A long haul Premium Economy flight with Virgin Australia will see you in a wide seat, boasting six inches more legroom than economy and a generous eight inch recline. Your complimentary amenity kit, adjustable headrest and plush pillow and blanket will make your journey that bit more comfortable, while your large 10.6 inch personal screen will offer oodles of fantastic entertainment.

 Virgin Australia Premium Economy

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Premium Economy with Qantas will have you enjoying ergonomically designed seats in your private cabin. Sit back, relax and make the most of the extra elbow room and generous leg space. Enjoy treats from the special premium economy menu and sleep in comfort with a large pillow and blanket. Tune out with noise cancelling headsets and watch all your favourite shows on your personal touch screen.

 Qantas Premium Economy

British Airways

Known as the World Traveller Plus, British Airways spoils guests with their version of Premium Economy. In addition to wider seats and more legroom, you will be placed in a small and intimate cabin. Make the most of the extra baggage allowance and take your electronic gadgets on board with convenient power supplies. Three course meals will keep you satisfied while your personal flat screen and noise reducing headphones will have you entertained.

 British Airways World Traveller Plus or Premium Economy

Want to try Premium Economy? Talk with your Escape Travel expert today for more details and to book your next holiday.