How the Carriers Compare
Tom Otley rounds up what some of the other airlines have to offer
Premium economy on the 777-300ER is in its own seat pitch is generous – 38 inches, four inches more than regular economy – and 10 percent wider, at 19.3 inches (49cm).
Each seat has a legrest, footrest, 10.6-inch touchscreen, power outlet, USB port and connection for Apple devices.
BA’s World Traveller Plus is in a separate cabin and comes in two forms, with a more modern product found on the 787 Dreamliner, A380 and some 777s and an older one on the rest seven inches greater than in economy, while the width (18.5 inches) is only an inch bigger. The newer seat has a footrest, a headrest with wings and a 10.6-inch touchscreen that can also be controlled by a personal remote. Noise-canceling headphones and an amenity kit with socks, an eye mask, earplugs and toothbrush/paste are provided.
The Taiwanese carrier offers eight rows of premium economy
in a 2-4-2 layout on its 777-300ER aircraft. The seat is 19 inches wide with a pitch of you can recline without affecting the passenger behind you.
Other features of the seat include a leg rest, a 12.1-inch touchscreen and a USB charging port.
mainland Chinese carriers to introduce a premium economy cabin when it takes delivery of 15 787-9 Dreamliners and 20 A350-900s between 2018 and 2021. All aircraft will be further details have yet to be released.
carriers to offer premium economy and its current product has a 38-inch pitch and an 19.5-inch-wide seating space with USB plugs, mood lighting and an 11-inch LCD touchscreen. Toiletries are also provided. The meal is served on chinaware and is accompanied by free wines and beers.
of pitch, with a leg rest and wing headrest. There is a head-high privacy divider between the seats. The 12.1-inch touchscreen can be controlled via a handheld remote. Storage is good and the in-seat power allows you to plug in various devices.