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Premium Economy is sometimes referred to as the love child of business and economy and should not be confused with economy plus offered mainly by some American Carriers. Premium economy is around 35% cheaper than a business class ticket and on average, when compared with economy, will give you around an extra 7-10 inches of legroom, wider seats, better baggage allowance, priority boarding, smaller cabin, amenity kits, to name but a few.
Sydney - £1899
Special offer in Premium Economy to Sydney Australia
excellent seating space - great choice for a stop over
World Traveller Plus is BA's premium economy product and the cabin is laid out in a 2-4-2 arrangement across their long haul fleet. First introduced by BA in 2000 the cabin has been "refreshed" in 2019.
Virgin Atlantic launched in 1992 with a "super economy service" which developed into its award winning Premium Economy cabin which remains a best in class product.
Qantas claim the winning feature of its product is the seat recline. When you recline the seat also moves forward and up so your legs and back are elevated which is said to be a more comfortable position.
Launched in 2021 and currently being rolled out across the whole network. You'll be served meals on Royal Doulton tableware with stainless steel cutlery and have access to a selection of the business class wine list.
Expect spacious seats and additional meal and beverages options including "book the cook": This allows you to choose from in-flight meals designed by the airline's International Cusine Panel and reserve them up to 24 hours in advance.
"SAS Plus" offers free in flight wifi and an enhanced 3 course meal in addition to the the extra space seating in the cabin. You also get access to airport fast track lanes and entry to SAS lounges, both on a where available basis.
Premium Economy deals
Generous recline, full-length calf rests, padded foot rests, extra wide meal table and personal storage space; oh and "Betsy" a specially brewed beer for perfect taste at 35,000 feet.
All Nippon Airways
All Nippon Airways premium economy comes with many of the benefits attached to its business class cabin. So you will get access to ANA's lounges at major airports and onboard business class bar items such as champagne and Saki.
The 2-3-2 layout gives Air Canada's premium cabin a much less crowded feel and its a separate cabin. Extra leg room, wider seats and in seat USB charging and power outlets are some of the seat features.
New York - £599
London to New York, non-stop Premium Economy return flights