• The premium economy puzzle: why 'economy plus' isn't a premium class

    Premium economy is the new black for business travellers who are balancing cost and comfort, especially on day flights and shorter routes. The 'in-between' class behind business but ahead of economy offers extra space, better service and an easier go of getting some decent work done en route -- ...

    POSTED 25 Jul, 2012 2 Comments

  • More Economy Comfort seats on Delta, but not for Virgin passengers

    US airline Delta is expanding its extra legroom Economy Comfort section to its US domestic fleet, in a move business travellers will welcome. The Economy Comfort seats, similar to competitor United's Economy Plus, aren't premium economy as we know it. They're regular economy seats clo...

    POSTED 2 Nov, 2011 1 Comment

  • How to survive international economy torture flights

    International economy to Europe or the US -- we've all had to do it, and, it's somewhere between unpleasant and downright tortuous, depending on how your cards fall. Fortunately, there are things you can do to make economy flying better. None of them are rocket science, but it's evident on every...

    POSTED 16 Feb, 2011 4 Comments

  • AirNZ brings back

    Air New Zealand will offer passengers extra legroom in economy class at no added cost on trans-Tasman flights from late next month. The move comes in response to criticism from business travellers and frequent flyers who regularly ply the skies between Australia and New Zealand – a route w...

    POSTED 10 Feb, 2011 0 Comments

  • Delta to introduce "Economy Comfort" seating area, decides against premium economy

    Delta is following the lead of United and its SkyTeam partner KLM by introducing an "economy with more legroom" premium area of its economy cabin, called Economy Comfort. It's not a premium economy seat or level of service like transpacific competitors Qantas or V Australia. Economy Comfort pass...

    POSTED 8 Feb, 2011 3 Comments

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