How the Car­ri­ers Com­pare

Tom Ot­ley rounds up what some of the other air­lines have to of­fer

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ANA

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.

BRI­TISH AIR­WAYS

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.

CHINA AIR­LINES

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.

CHINA EAST­ERN

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.

EVA AIR

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.

JA­PAN AIR­LINES

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.

Above: ANA

Above: Lufthansa

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