Premium Economy: Does It Enhance Flight Comfort?

ByAndrea Thompson

April 5, 2024
TMC consortium Advantage Travel Partnership has revealed more “positive” evidence of the rebound in corporate travel this year, particularly for the SME market.TMC consortium Advantage Travel Partnership has revealed more “positive” evidence of the rebound in corporate travel this year, particularly for the SME market.

We’ve chosen several airlines to assess their premium economy seating and cabin features. Here’s a concise summary; however, please note that specifications and amenities may differ between aircrafts.

EVA AIR

CABIN

  • The ambiance is inviting and stylish with an elegant colour palette.

SEATS

  • Plush and spacious seats offer a generous 38-inch length, 19.5-inch width with ample leg room.
  • The ergonomically engineered chairs are designed for ultimate comfort.

AMENITIES

  • The amenity kit comprising of moisturizing cream, lip balm, socks, a comb, earplugs, and a sleep mask.
  • Pillow and blanket set.
  • PAYOT Travel-sized toiletries are provided for your convenience.
  • USB plugs and 110 V AC outlets are available for laptops.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

  • Fresh, healthy, and seasonal meals together with red, white, and sparkling wines famous beers and non-alcoholic drinks.

SINGAPORE AIRLINES

CABIN

  • The cabin is designed to offer comfort and convenience

SEATS

  • Seats offer a generous 38-inch length and 19.5-inch width with an 8-inch recline.  Allowing you to stretch out and relax with a built in calf and footrest.

AMENITIES

  • “Make yourself at home” amenity set in a stylish pouch made from FSC-certified kraft paper and designed with eco-friendly materials
  • Slippers.
  • Lightproof eyeshades.
  • Hydrating lip balm.
  • Noise cancelling headphones.
  • USB ports, a fully adjustable personal reading light, and power supply for electronic devices.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

  • Dining in the air is elevated as you can preview the menu up to eight days before your flight and choose from an expanded “Book the Cook” menu.
  • Champagne and wines that complement your dining experience.
  • The enhanced Premium Economy Class menu includes a main course, seasonal appetizer, bread, dessert, and cheese and crackers all served on China tableware.

EMIRATES

CABIN

  • A sophisticated cabin interior with overhead mood lighting

SEATS

  • Luxurious cream leather seats offering up to 40-inches of seat pitch, width of 1.5-inches and an 8-inch recline.
  • Raised cushioned leg rest and adjustable headrests.
  • The seats are located at the front of the aircraft, giving you priority during disembarkation.

AMENITIES

  • Socks, eyeshades, dental kit, and a bookmark, all contained in a washable pouch made from 70% kraft paper and printed with non-toxic soy-based inks.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

  • Taste local flavours with a choice of dishes from regional monthly menus.
  • Extended list of beverages, including Chandon sparkling wine, extra vintages from the Business Class list, chocolates, and liqueurs
  • Enjoy generous servings on Royal Doulton China tableware with stainless steel cutlery wrapped in linen on woodgrain table that folds into our seat and a side table to rest your drink.

EXTRAS

  • Priority boarding and check in.

QUANTAS

CABIN

  • 32 to 40 seats per cabin giving sense of space.

SEATS

  • Offer a 38-inch length, 19.5-to-21-inch width.
  • Ergonomically designed headrest and re-engineered footrest aim to optimize rest.

AMENTIES

  • Pack containing eye mask, dental kit, and socks.
  • Snuggle up with large cotton pillows and a 100% wool blanket.
  • Noise cancelling headphones.
  • Power access and USB ports

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

  • Start your journey with a glass of sparkling wine or water.
  • Savor a multi-course dining experience served on stylish tableware designed by David Caon.
  • Qantas’ Sommeliers in the Sky can help you choose a wine from their award-winning selection to match your meal.
  • Self-serve bars are available on Qantas’ B787-9 and A380 aircraft.

EXTRAS

  • Enjoy dedicated check-in counters, priority boarding lanes, and disembarkation access.

Whether it’s worth the extra cost depends on your personal preferences, the length of the flight, and the specific benefits offered by the airline.