Premium Class…Now flying is fun!


Hate flying economy and cant afford Business class? Then this piece of information will bring a very broad smile on your face as it has on mine. Lets welcome ‘Premium class’, is sandwiched between business and economy class in terms of both the price and the services and amenities. By that I mean a much better seat, so you are not going home with a broken back or butt ache. More legroom to relax yourself, priority boarding, so no more endless waiting and a much better meal service. Although “premium economy” fares have been available on some Asian and European carriers for more than a decade, a handful have raised the ante by carving out a separate cabin in their aircraft for business travellers. I think the same will be done for ‘Premium class’ as Virgin Atlantic overhauled its premium economy service last year, the new British Airways airline OpenSkies started its “prem-plus” cabin in mid-June, and Qantas Airways and Japan Airlines plan to introduce their premium economy services on routes to the United States.

A premium class cabin would be something on lines of the OpenSkies airline’s prem-plus cabin, with which has 28 seats with a roomy 52-inch, or 1.32-meter, pitch. The leather seat is 20 inches wide and reclines to a 140-degree angle with an adjustable leg rest and lumbar support. I think this is a very neat idea and is a great way to give travellers a good flying experience which isn’t as expensive as flying business class. Prem-plus fares start at $1,650 round trip, including taxes and fees and is expected to raise to$2,256. I think there is gonna be a lot of competition among airlines regarding this as all of them would try to up each toher to offer better a bigger to their customers. Virgin Atlantic’s premium economy seat is 21 inches wide with a 38-inch seat pitch and includes priority check-in, priority boarding and baggage claim, a pre-flight drink, an amenity kit and enhanced meal service. The choices are great, Its just what the doctor ordered!