Articles tagged “premium economy”

AAdvantage Launches International Premium Economy Redemption

AAdvantage Launches International Premium Economy Redemption

Grant Martin, Skift

It's now possible to book international premium economy award seats on American, Delta, and United. Only one carrier, however, has published a table indicating how much the seats should cost.

2 months ago

American Airlines Opens Premium Economy Award Booking to Fill a Gap

American Airlines Opens Premium Economy Award Booking to Fill a Gap

Grant Martin, Skift

American Airlines wasn't first to the party when it launched award seat availability for its international premium economy product. But it was the most transparent.

2 months ago

Premium Economy Isn’t Really Economy Class. Why Does It Have the Name?

Premium Economy Isn’t Really Economy Class. Why Does It Have the Name?

Brian Sumers, Skift

The premium economy cabin many global airlines are installing isn't much like regular economy. So why do many airlines include "economy" in its name?

4 months ago

These Are the 8 Best Premium Economy Airline Products in the World

These Are the 8 Best Premium Economy Airline Products in the World

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

You may be confused about what premium economy is and why airlines are adding it. Let us help you. Premium economy on long-haul flights is basically what business class was 20 years ago. But airlines have calculated it will sell better with "economy'" in its name, so that's what it's called.

4 months ago

Delta Air Lines Sees Premium Profit

Delta Air Lines Sees Premium Profit

Brian Sumers, Skift

Travelers hoping for more free first-class upgrades should probably root for a recession. The economy is too strong for airlines to give away their best seats for free.

6 months ago

How Premium Economy Turbo-Charges Profit for Airlines

How Premium Economy Turbo-Charges Profit for Airlines

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Little additional costs and big markups make premium economy a no-brainer for airlines. And businesses love it as a way to avoid paying first-class for its flyers. Amazing how a little more leg room can stoke demand.

6 months ago

American Airlines Adds Seats to Premium Economy by Cutting Business Class

American Airlines Adds Seats to Premium Economy by Cutting Business Class

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

American recently made its basic economy more competitive, and now premium economy is getting a boost. The customers have spoken.

6 months ago

Why Emirates Waited So Long to Add Premium Economy

Why Emirates Waited So Long to Add Premium Economy

Brian Sumers, Skift

No matter what Emirates President Tim Clark says, the airline probably wishes it had moved faster to add premium economy. Most airlines say it has been selling well, as customers are flush with more disposable income. Of course, if and when a recession hits, passengers will stop spending on these perks.

6 months ago

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American Airlines Elevates the In-Flight Experience with Premium Economy

American Airlines Elevates the In-Flight Experience with Premium Economy

American Airlines + Skift

American Airlines’ Premium Economy offering shows that airlines are going beyond the traditional cabin hierarchy to provide passengers with elevated in-flight experiences at a range of price points.

7 months ago

United Moves Up Its Plans for Premium Economy

United Moves Up Its Plans for Premium Economy

Grant Martin, Skift

Elite loyalty members of United's MileagePlus program will be able to get free upgrades to international premium economy cabins this summer as the product fully rolls out.

9 months ago

Emirates Plans Will Add Premium Economy Seats to Match Rivals

Emirates Plans Will Add Premium Economy Seats to Match Rivals

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Dubai’s Emirates Airline profits for its financial year ending in March more than doubled to $762 million, and the carrier ferried a record number of passengers. Adding premium economy seats may help sustain the momentum.

10 months ago

United Airlines May Introduce Domestic Premium Economy

United Airlines May Introduce Domestic Premium Economy

Brian Sumers, Skift

Don't criticize airlines for segmenting their product. This is a basic business principle: Airlines want to sell customers the most expensive products they're willing to buy.

1 year ago