Which airlines have the best premium economy? – Business Traveller (2023)


28 Sep 2022 by BusinessTraveller

Which airlines have the best premium economy? – Business Traveller (1)

It has taken many years, but finally premium economy is offered by the majority of long haul international airlines.

We have been following premium economy since it was first introduced. You can read many of our previous articles on this website. Have a look at the related articles at the bottom of this one for more on the history of premium economy, and the reasons there are so many different varieties.

We have also reviewed many of these seats – head to the Tried and Tested section of the website.

Here is our round-up of the options, updated, so you can decide which is best for you. We will keep updating this, and also include more aircraft types where the seating differs significantly between aircraft types.

Which airlines have the best premium economy? – Business Traveller (2)


Premium economy passengers are fast-tracked through the airport and given a hot towel and welcome soft drink, followed by wine, beer, spirits and “premium” hot meals served on china with proper cutlery and glassware. As with most airlines here, you can check in two cases (23 kg each).

The IFE screen is 28 cm/ 11 inches (B787-8 and 26.4 cm/ 10.4 inches (B777-300); there’s a USB port for charging, in-seat power at every seat, adjustable headrest, a comfortable pillow and blanket, as well as a CleanCare+ kit, containing a mask, hand sanitizer, and antiseptic wipes, in addition to an amenity kit when flying internationally.

All premium economy seats have a comfortable 96.5 cm (38 in) seat pitch with ample room to stretch out. On the B787-8, there are three rows in a 2-3-2 layout (economy is 3-3-3).

  • WIDTH 50.8cm/20in (B777-300); 49.53cm/19.5in (B787-8); 45.7cm/18in (A330-300);
  • LEGROOM38in/96.5cm
  • RECLINE7in/18cm

Flight review: Air Canada B787-8 premium economy

Flight review: Air Canada B777-300ER premium economy

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Air France passengers can use Sky Priority channels in the airport, gain access to a lounge for a fee (economy passengers can’t), board at will byskipping the economy queue, and get their luggage back quicker on arrival.

Air France says that its premium economy seat provides 40 per cent more space than in economy, and the fixed-shell design means that you won’t encroach on the space of theperson behind when you recline. Premium economy passengers are provided with travel kits and there are cleverly designed groovesin the tray table to rest your iPad on (you also get 12-inch built-in screens). The seat is available on all its long haul, widebody aircraft – A330. A350, B777 and B787.

  • WIDTH19in/48cm
  • LEGROOM38in/96.5cm
  • RECLINE130 degrees

Flight review: Air France B777-200ER Premium Voyageur (premium economy)

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In somewhat of a backward step, the Kiwi carrier’s innovative Spaceseat, installed on the B777-300, was replaced with a more conventional premium economy seat in 2017. This seat has now been standardised across the airline’s fleet of B787-9 and B777-200 and -300 planes, and which has either a 2-3-2 (B787) or 2-4-2 (B777) configuration.

Despite the change, passengers still get premium check-in, priority baggage and boarding, and onboard amenity kits, meals and drinks, including wine from New Zealand.

(Video) Malaysia Airlines A350 - Selecting The Best Seat In Premium Economy and Economy - Business Traveller

  • WIDTH19.3in/49cm
  • LEGROOM41in/104cm
  • RECLINE9in/23cm

Flight review: Air New Zealand B777-200ER premium economy

Flight review: Air New Zealand B777-200ER (refurbished) Premium Economy

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AA launched its first premium economy product in 2017 on its B787-9s and B777-200s. It is now on its B777 and B787 fleet. To read a review, see

Flight review: American Airlines B777-300ER Premium Economy

Included in the price is priority check-in, security, boarding and luggage, as well as “chef-inspired” meals and alcohol. Passengers can take advantage of spacious black leather seats, noise-reducing headphones, USB ports and amenity kits.

The measurements differ between aircraft but are as follows:

  • WIDTH19in/48cm (B777-300 and B787-9); 18.5in/47cm (B777-200 and B787-8)
  • LEGROOM38in/96.5cm
  • RECLINE5-6in/12-15cm


Premium Economy passengers on ANA-operated international flights can access “ANA lounges” at Haneda Airport, Narita Airport, Kansai Airports and Honolulu Airport. At airports other than the above. ANA has two different types of premium economy seating, with the first being on the B787-9, B787-8 and B777-300ER aircraft, and the second being on the A380, B787-10 and B777-300ER (new 212 seat configuration)

Premium economy on the B777-300ER is in its own 2-4-2 cabin. Legroom is 38 inches – four inches more than regular economy – while the seat is 10 per cent wider, at 19.3 inches. On the new configuration of the B77-300ER (called 212) the seatback touchscreen is 15.6 inches.

The seat is also installed on ANA’s B787s. Each seat has a legrest, footrest, 10.6-inch touchscreen, power outlet, USB port and connection for Apple devices, plus a reading light at shoulder height. Premium economy passengers are served a business class selection of drinks including Champagne, though meals are the same as in economy.

  • WIDTH18.4-19.3in/47-49cm
  • LEGROOM38in/96.5cm
  • RECLINE21-24.5 degrees

Flight review: ANA B777-300ER Premium Economy

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Austrian’sB777-200 aircraft hold a total of 24 premium economy seats configured 2-4-2, while B767-300ERs contain 30 seats (expanded from 18) configured 2-2-2. Along with 38 inches of legroom, passengers can enjoy a footrest, 12-inch TV screen and individual power outlets and USB ports. Premium Economy class also allows travellers to check in two bags of 23 kg per person and provides a choice of three in-flight main courses. An amenity kit including ear plugs, socks and other necessities is also provided.

  • WIDTH 9in/48cm
  • LEGROOM 38in/96.5cm
  • RECLINE 40 degrees

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BA’s World Traveller Plus cabin comes in two forms, with a more modern product found on the B787, A380 and some B777s and an older one on the rest of the long-haul fleet. The pitch is seven inches greater than in economy, while thewidth is an inch more.

Upholstered in navy padded fabric, the newer seat has a footrest, a headrest with wings and a 10.5-inch touchscreen that can be controlled by a personal handset. Noise-cancelling headphones and an amenity kit with socks, an eye mask, ear plugs and toothbrush/paste are provided.

  • WIDTH18.5in/47cm
  • LEGROOM38in/ 96.5cm
  • RECLINE7-8in/18-20cm

Flight review: British Airways A380 World Traveller Plus (premium economy)

Flight review: British Airways B787 World Traveller Plus

Flight review: British Airways B777-200ER World Traveller Plus

Flight review: British Airways B777-300ER World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy)

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The airline’s A330s have a separate premium economy cabin (floor-to-ceiling partition walls and aisle curtains) with 21 seats in a 2-3-2 configuration. Passengers also get a 13.3 inch screen, larger table with AC and USB ports, and an “upgraded culinary experience” including a snack of ice cream.

  • WIDTH18.5in/47cm
  • LEGROOM38in/ 96.5cm
  • RECLINE40 degrees

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Premium Economy seats are equipped with a full-length leg-rest, leather-padded footrests, a retractable armrest that can be adjusted and a headrest. They recline by nine inches and have an expanded seat pitch of 40 inches. Other features include a dimmable personal reading light, slide-out cocktail table, larger meal table, in-seat power outlet, and an amenity storage on each seat. The 28 seats are configured in a 2-4-2 cabin layout. Champagne is included, and meals are “light and healthy with an emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables”. Larger tray tables make working on a laptop easier, while 10.6-inch screens (12.1-inch on the A350) come with noise-cancelling headphones. Amenity kits are also handed out.

  • WIDTH18.5-19.3in/47-49cm
  • LEGROOM38-40in/96.5-101.5cm
  • RECLINE8-9in/20-23cm

Flight review: Cathay Pacific A350-900 premium economy

Flight review: Cathay Pacific B777-300ER premium economy

Flight review: Cathay Pacific A330-300 Premium Economy

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The Taiwanese carrier offers eightrows of premium economy in a 2-4-2 layout on its B777-300ER aircraft. The fixed-back shell seat features a legrest, a 12.1-inch touchscreen, a water bottle holder, a drinks holder and aUSB port. Designer Ray Chen has incorporated Chinese aesthetic touches throughout the aircraft, with the premium economy cabin featuring walls lined with a wood texturing effect.

  • WIDTH19in/48cm
  • LEGROOM39in/99cm
  • RECLINE118 degrees

Flight review: China Airlines B777-300ER premium economy

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Delta has Premium Select on its A350, A330 and B767 aircraft. To read a review, see

Flight review: Delta B767-400ER premium economy

The seat is wider than the economy seat, with an adjustable footrest and leg rest, 13.3-inch seatback screens and the ability to watch the Delta Studio content on personal devices, and individual power ports. There is also an upgraded amenity kit, noise-cancelling headsets, a blanket made from recycled materials and memory-foam pillow to help them arrive rested and refreshed. Free Starbucks coffee is available, along with snacks and complimentary beverages including beer, wine, cocktails and spirits. Premium Select travellers qualify for Sky Priority security, boarding and bag delivery.

  • WIDTH19in/48cm (18.5/47cm on A350)
  • LEGROOM38in/96.5cm
  • RECLINE7in/18cm


Israeli carrier El Al took delivery of the first of 16 B787 Dreamliner aircraft in 2017, featuring a new premium economy seat configured 2-3-2 and offering 38 inches of seat pitch, a footrest and multi-position adjustable headrest.

The seat also features a larger IFE screen compared to economy, as well AC power and a USB port.

The airline’s premium economy cabin has subsequently been installed onto selected B777-200ERs, at the expense of the aircraft’s first class seating.

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The new premium economy cabin on the A380 is located at the front of the main deck of the superjumbo, with a total of 56 seats in a 2-4-2 layout. Three toilets have been dedicated to the new cabin. Features include up to 40 inches of seat pitch, 19.5 inches of seat width, eight inches of recline, and a 13.3-inch IFE screen.

There is in-seat charging, a wide fold out dining table, and a side cocktail table. The seat is upholstered in “cream-coloured anti-stain leather with stitching details and a wood panel finishing similar to business class”, and also features six-way adjustable headrests, calf rests and footrests.

Premium economy is currently available on selected Emirates flights to and from Heathrow, Paris CDG and Sydney, and will be progressively rolled out to destinations including New York JFK, Auckland, Melbourne, San Francisco, Singapore and Christchurch by March 2023.

Emirates is in the midst of what it is calling the “largest known fleet retrofit” project, with a total of 120 aircraft being retrofitted, starting with the carrier’s A380 superjumbos before moving onto its B777 aircraft. All of the retrofitted aircraft will feature premium economy, with the project set to be completed in 2025.

The carrier’s premium economy seat is also set to be installed on “some” of the carrier’s B777X aircraft, although the aircraft will now not join Emirates’ fleet until 2025 at the earliest.

  • WIDTH 19.5in/49.5cm
  • LEGROOM up to 40in/102cm
  • RECLINE 8in/20cm

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The Taiwanese airline was one of the first carriers to offer premium economy (branded Elite Class originally). Its product offers USB ports, plug sockets, mood lighting and 11-inch LCD touchscreens. Toiletries by Canadian brand Escents are also provided, along with pillow and blanket sets. Wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks are on offer, with meals served on chinaware.

  • WIDTH19.5in/49.5cm
  • LEGROOM38in/96.5cm
  • RECLINE8in/20cm

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The new premium economy seating is by Haeco, and Finnair is the launch customer of its ‘Vector Premium’ seat, customised by Finnair and again, designed in partnership with Tangerine.

Premium Economy is in a cabin of 26 seats immediately behind the rear business class cabin. The seat has a 38-inch legroom, stowage area for laptops and small personal items, memory foam cushions, an eight-inch recline, leg rest and six-way headrest. There is a single leaf meal tray for work and dining, individual reading lights, PC power and USB-A ports. The IFE is through a 13-inch touchscreen.

Premium Economy customers will get two meal services as well as a selection of drinks throughout the flight. A three-course meal will be served on new chinaware designed for Finnair by Finnish designer Harri Koskinen and Iittala, with a light meal service just before landing.

The textiles are Finnish design house Marimekko with a neck pillow and blanket designed specifically for the new premium economy seat.

  • WIDTH – 18in
  • LEGROOM – 38in
  • RECLINE – 8in

Finnair launches new business and premium economy seating

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Iberia’s premium economy offers a seat width of 19 inches (11.6 per cent more than in economy), a pitch of 37 inches (20 per cent greater than economy), 40 per cent more recline compared to economy, and a larger IFE screen (12 inches compared to nine in economy). Premium economy passengers also benefit from priority check-in and boarding, a larger luggage allowance, an upgraded meal service, an amenity kit and noise-cancelling headphones. It is being fitted to the A330-300 and A350-900 fleets.

  • WIDTH 18-19in/49cm
  • LEGROOM 37in/95cm
  • RECLINE: 7.1in/18cm

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ITA Airways uses the old Alitalia fleet for much of its long haul fleet, and the seating is the same as with Alitalia. This means that the premium economy is what was launched in 2010, and originally branded as Classica Plus and then Premium Economy, which is what ITA calls it as well.

Benefits on the A330s (the only aircraft which has premium economy) include a separate cabin section with between 17 seats which recline to 120 degrees (9 inches) and offer up to 40 per cent more legroom (compared to economy); baggage allowance of up to two items weighing 23 kg, dedicated check-in desks and priority boarding; a night kit with blanket and pillow, and a 10.6 inch TV screen on the carrier’s A330s.

  • WIDTH 20.1in/50cm
  • LEGROOM38in/96.5cm
  • RECLINE 9 inches


JAL’s Sky Premium fixed-shell seat has 42 inches of pitch, a legrest, a headrest with wings, and a privacy divider at head height. The 12.1-inch touchscreen can be controlled via a handheld remote. In-seat power is provided. A significant perk is having lounge access at Tokyo Haneda and Narita, and London Heathrow.

  • WIDTH19in/48cm
  • LEGROOM42in/106.5cm
  • RECLINEUndisclosed

Flight review: Japan Airlines B777-300ER premium economy

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The Dutch flag carrier unveiled its long-awaited premium economy seating (branded Premium Comfort) in May 2022, and the first flight featuring the new cabin was between Amsterdam Schiphol and New York JFK in September 2022.

The carrier plans to fit the seat to its B787-10, B787-9, B777-200 and B777-300ER aircraft, with between 21 and 28 seats in the cabin depending on the aircraft type.

The new seat offers up to 17cm more legroom than standard economy and up to 20cm recline, as well as movable leg and footrests, in-seat power and a 13-inch IFE screen.

  • WIDTH – 18.5in/ 47cm
  • LEGROOM 39in/99cm
  • RECLINE 8 in/20cm

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Lufthansa’s seat is not in a separate cabin but, depending on aircraft, is up to an inch wider than in economy, with about four inches more room at the side thanks to a wide armrest and a centre console. Seats have adjustable footrests, power sockets, a USB port, an 11- to 12-inch screen, and a small stowage area for glasses or a phone. There is no priority boarding or check-in but select lounges can be used for a fee. A “fruity” welcome drink is offered on board.

  • WIDTH18-19in/45.5-48cm
  • LEGROOM38in/96.5cm
  • RECLINE40 degrees

Flight review: Lufthansa B747-8 premium economy

It is in the process of upgrading the seat withGerman manufacturer Zim confirmed as the new supplier for its B747-8 jumbo aircraft. The Zim Privacy seat (officially known as the Zim PC-02) will be fitted to the carrier’s 19 B747-8s, as well as new A350 and B787-9s as they are delivered. As previously reported, Lufthansa had originally planned to launch the new seat on its delayed B777-9 aircraft. The fixed shell seat features an integrated privacy shield, as well as adjustable armrests, a cocktail table, single piece meal table, personal reading light and “extra-large IFE screen”. It is an upgrade on the Zim Magic seat,with which Lufthansa launched its premium economy offering back in 2014.

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The 56 Premium seats are in eight rows of 2-3-2 at the front of the aircraft. The configuration is 2-3-2 (AC -DEF GJ). These are comfortable armchair-type seats with a pitch of 43 inches and 12 inches of recline (the B787s have 46 inches in Premium), and has a utilitarian grey leather covering with antimacassars with the Norse logo on them.

  • WIDTHUndisclosed
  • LEGROOM43in/109 cm
  • RECLINE 12in

To read a full review:

Flight review: Norse Atlantic Airways B787-9 Premium

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Qantas has a new premium economy seat on its B787s. Smartly upholstered in charcoal grey with touches of “burnt caramel”, the seat reclines into a Z shape with a hammock to support your feet, while a thick pillow slots on to the fixed-wing headrest to cushion you as you sleep. Seatbacks have 13.5-inch screens, plus slots for your own tablet. There are also USB sockets and pods for storing waterbottles.

  • WIDTH19.5in/49.5cm
  • LEGROOM38-42in/96.5-106.5cm
  • RECLINE9in/23cm


SAS is quite shy about its premium economy seat, which ii calls SAS Plus. On flights within Scandinavia, Finland and Europe the seat comfort the seat is identical to the one in economy (called SAS Go), but to and from Asia, Canada and the US you get a wider seat (by one inch) and extra legroom. The seat configuration in the cabin is 2-3-2 as opposed to 2-4-2 (on the A330), and 2-4-2 as opposed to 3-3-3 on the A350.

  • WIDTH 18.3in (18.8 inches on the A350)
  • LEGROOM 38in
  • RECLINE undisclosed

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Configured 2-4-2, SIA’s new premium economy seat has slots at the base of the central armrest for water bottles, cup holders above, calf and footrests that fold out, two USB sockets per person, and 13.3-inch HD monitors. Champagne is complimentary, and fast-track check-in, boarding and baggage handling are rolled in as well. Travellers can stow one piece of checked luggage to 35kg.

  • WIDTH18.5-19.5in/47-49.5cm
  • LEGROOM38in/96.5cm
  • RECLINE8in/20cm

Flight review: Singapore Airlines A380 Premium Economy

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Lufthansa Group carrier Swiss has fitted its fleet of 12 B777-300ERs with the Zim Privacy seats. It says the remaining long-haul fleet consisting of Airbus A330-300s and A340-300s will be equipped with Premium Economy Class at a later date.

The Zim Privacy seat (officially known as the Zim PC-02) is afixed shell seat with an integrated privacy shield, as well as adjustable armrests, a cocktail table, single piece meal table, personal reading light and “extra-large IFE screen”. It is an upgrade on the Zim Magic seat,with which Lufthansa launched its premium economy offering back in 2014.

  • WIDTH18-19in/45.5-48cm
  • LEGROOM38in/96.5cm
  • RECLINE40 degrees

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United’s Premium Plus offers passengers noise-reducing headphones, a Saks Fifth Avenue blanket and pillow, and an amenity kit. Premium Plus is on B777-200 aircraft which serve long haul destinations, B777-300s and B787-8, B787-9 and B787-10 aircraft, as well as the B767-400ER fleet and the B767-300ER fleet, this last of which has two configurations, one of which has 24 seats of Premium Plus. On the B777-300ER and B777-200ER aircraft it is in a 2-4-2 configuration, with a 2-3-2 configuration on the B787-10 and a 2-2-2 on the B767-300ER.

  • WIDTH 19in/48cm
  • LEGROOM38in/96.5cm
  • RECLINE 6in/17cm


Vietnam Airlines offers Premium Economy on both the B787-9 and A350 aircraft, each varying in their seat dimensions (see below). Both aircraft include 30 cm entertainment screens and spacious luggage compartments. Premium Economy passengers can take advantage of priority check-in and amenities like pillows, blankets and toiletries on the plane. Complimentary drinks and spirits are also offered in-flight.

  • WIDTH18in/46cm (A350: 19in/48cm)
  • LEGROOM42in/107cm (A350: 38in/96.5cm)
  • RECLINE7in/18cm (A350: 8in/20cm)

Flight review: Vietnam Airlines B787-9 premium economy

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One of the originators of premium economy, Virgin’s product is now called Premium. The seat has 10.5-inch touchscreens and broad central armrests with a flat section for drinks. Passengers either have footrests or a supportive ottoman cushion behind the bulkhead. When boarding, a glass of prosecco and a newspaper are offered and, later, a choice of post-prandial liqueurs. Amenity kits are provided on night flights.

On its new A330 neo aircraft, there will be 46 premium economy seats in burgundy with a 38” pitch and a 13.3” touchscreen with Bluetooth audio. The airline is also offering its Premium customers an in-seat wireless charging pad (though these are shared with one in each set of seats in the 2-3-2 configuration).

  • WIDTH21in/53cm
  • LEGROOM38in/96.5cm
  • RECLINE8in/20cm

Flight review: Virgin Atlantic B787-9 premium economy

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Who has the best premium economies in the world? ›

Virgin Atlantic wins award for the World's Best Premium Economy Class, with Singapore Airlines in second place and Qantas in third position. Scroll down to see the premium economy class airline category ratings.

Which airlines have premium economy seats? ›

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Is World Traveller plus better than premium economy? ›

Flying World Traveller Plus is an exciting upgrade. With fewer rows, the cabin is quieter, more spacious, and more exclusive than World Traveller. The seats on our premium economy flights are wider, with greater recline, lumbar support, a head and foot rest, plus extra leg room to stretch out.

Is premium economy British Airways worth it? ›

British Airways premium economy, recapped

British Airways premium economy represents a significant step up from economy. You'll get a bigger seat with extra legroom and recline. Plus, passengers get better food and drink options along with extra perks like priority boarding and extra baggage allowance.

Do you get better food in premium economy? ›

But premium economy, if done well, offers more than just a few extra inches of leg room. Think of the ideal premium economy as a kind of “business class lite” option, with better meals, fancier cocktails, roomier seats, and upgraded amenities such as dedicated check-in and access to more storage space.

Does premium economy get different food? ›

It isn't just the seats and overall space that's more, well, premium than an economy ticket. It's the amenities, too — premium economy provides different meal offerings than the main class cabin, amenity kits, and priority boarding.

Can you sleep in premium economy? ›

Even though you won't be reclining in a flat bed in any premium-economy cabin, a combination of larger seat dimensions, wider armrests, adjustable leg rests and extra features, like upgraded bedding and noise-canceling headphones, almost guarantee you'll feel more rested upon arrival.

Which international airline has the most comfortable economy seats? ›

Emirates wins award as the World's Best Economy Class with Qatar Airways in second place and Singapore Airlines in third position.

What is Lufthansa premium economy like? ›

More space, more free baggage, more service – long-haul flights in Premium Economy Class offer plenty of comforts. Consequently, you'll enjoy a relaxed flight to your destination and will be able to head off for some sightseeing or start your meeting as soon as you arrive.

Is it worth upgrading to World Traveller plus? ›

Also, there are few opportunities to upgrade within World Traveller – apart from the exit rows. If you have a long flight or an overnight flight I think the upgrade cost is absolutely worth it.

Do you get lounge access with premium economy? ›

The meals are the same, though business class passengers are offered beverages before takeoff. Business class passengers have lounge access, which priority economy passengers do not.

Can you upgrade from World Traveller plus to business? ›

You can move up only one fare class. That means you may be able to jump from economy (World Traveller) to premium economy (World Traveller Plus), premium economy (World Traveller Plus) to business (Club World), or business (Club World) to first class, but you can't move up from economy to business or first class.

Which airline has the most comfortable seats to Europe? ›

Ryanair leads the pack with a standard pitch of 30 inches. It also offers premium seats up front (for an extra charge) with a great 32 to 34-inch pitch.

How much more should I pay for premium economy? ›

Is the price worth it? From my experiences, I consider premium economy to be worth around 50% more than the cost of regular economy on the same airline.

How is British Airways premium economy? ›

British Airways premium economy provides extra legroom, seat width, more recline, extra amenities, perks like priority boarding and extra mileage earnings compared to British Airways economy. Whether that's worth the price is ultimately going to be a personal choice.

Is premium economy worth it on long flight? ›

Premium economy's big selling point is more space. The seats are an inch or two wider on average than the typical coach seat, and the rows are farther apart, offering several more inches of legroom. Most premium economy seats recline, and many have footrests. How much space you actually get depends on the airline.

How can I make premium economy more comfortable? ›

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Does premium economy have its own bathroom? ›

The separate premium economy cabin is also set within the first rows of the aircraft with a dedicated lavatory and reserved overhead bin compartment for carry-on luggage.

How many bags can you have on premium economy? ›

The standard allowance for free of charge baggage in economy and premium economy class is one piece hand baggage as well as the allowed amount of baggage each passenger can bring. In general the standard weight limit is 50lbs. or 23 kg.

What is United Airlines premium economy like? ›

United Premium Plus

Your seats are closer to the front of the plane, giving you more legroom, elbow room and room to recline. Each seat has its own power outlet and USB charger. You'll also get free drinks (including alcohol), hot meals, snacks and desserts.

What is the difference between premium economy and business class? ›

Business Class is the next step above Premium Economy.

Similar services but taken next level plus: flatbed seating, fully dedicated cabin, access to airport lounges, dedicated check-in and faster security lines.

Do any premium economy seats lie flat? ›

While there are no premium economy seats that lie completely flat just yet, some airplane seat manufacturers have their eye on a revolutionary new seat. Zephyr Aerospace wants to introduce a fully-flat option that includes seats with plenty of stretching room.

Do you get priority boarding with premium economy? ›

Premium Economy Class. Enjoy greater comfort with priority boarding, spacious seats, thoughtful service and an outstanding inflight entertainment system.

How much will Emirates premium economy cost? ›

How much does it cost to upgrade to premium economy on Emirates? If you booked the economy ticket, you can upgrade it to premium economy which cost you around $400.

Which airline has the widest seats in business class? ›

Which airline has the widest business class seats? Of all the airlines mentioned, Singapore Airlines' A380 and 777-300ER have the widest business class seats.

What airline is best for plus size? ›

The Best Airlines for Plus Size Passengers:
  • Delta Airlines. Delta Airlines is the best airline for plus-sized passengers. ...
  • JetBlue. ...
  • Southwest Airlines. ...
  • United Airlines. ...
  • American Airlines. ...
  • Air Canada. ...
  • Hawaiian Airlines. ...
  • Spirit Airlines.
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Which airline has the best seats for plus size? ›

The airlines with the widest seats among US airlines are JetBlue Airways and Silver Airways. 18 inches wide. Spirit Airlines' average economy seat has a width of 17.75 inches. Breeze, Delta, Hawaiian has a seat width of 17.6 inches.

Is it worth upgrading to Premium Economy on Lufthansa? ›

In many ways, Lufthansa's Premium Economy is an upgrade over economy, but in several others—notably the airport experience from check-in through boarding, and the onboard experience outside of meals and seating—it's a standard economy product.

Is it worth upgrading to business class on Lufthansa? ›

Lufthansa business class has a reputation for being underwhelming, with an outdated seating configuration that can leave you feeling crowded even in business class with little-to-no privacy from your neighbors.

Is Lufthansa a good airline for international flights? ›

Passenger reviews on Lufthansa (LH)

Lufthansa is a German carrier. Frequent travelers give the airline an average rating of 7.3/10. This is above the general average . Over the last 12 months the rating has been trending upwards.

What are the 5 richest economies in the world? ›

Here are the 10 richest countries in the world:
  • United States - $18.62 Tn.
  • China - $11.22 Tn.
  • Japan - $4.94 Tn.
  • Germany - $3.48 Tn.
  • United Kingdom - $2.65 Tn.
  • France - $2.47 Tn.
  • India - $2.26 Tn.
  • Italy - $1.86 Tn.

What are the top 3 economies in the world? ›

Currently, the largest slices of the pie are held by the United States, China, Japan, Germany, and India, which together account for more than half of global GDP. Just five countries make up more than half of the world's entire GDP in 2022: the U.S., China, Japan, India, and Germany.

What are the top 10 strongest economies in the world? ›

Here is the latest list of top 10 economies of the world:
  1. United States. The real GDP of the US is estimated to be $20.94 trillion. ...
  2. China. The Chinese economy has witnessed astonishing growth over the last few decades. ...
  3. Japan. ...
  4. Germany. ...
  5. United Kingdom. ...
  6. India. ...
  7. France. ...
  8. Italy.
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Which are the top 5 economies in the world? ›

The 5 largest economies in the world, which include the US, China, Japan, Germany, and India, make up half the world's GDP.

What country is not in debt? ›

The best example can be taken from Hong Kong (it is a one of the debt free countries), whose economy has the least debt to GDP ratio. It is an almost debt free country. It has a well-regulated financial system and large foreign reserves. Its per capita GDP is the highest in the world, around £ 32,000.

Which country is No 1 in world? ›

United States. The United States of America is a North American nation that is the world's most dominant economic and military power.

Who is the poorest country on earth? ›

Which is the world's poorest country? Burundi is the world's poorest country followed by Central African Republic, DR Congo, South Sudan and Somalia as the poorest. The richest countries are Luxembourg, Singapore, Ireland, Qatar and Switzerland.

Where does California rank in the world economy? ›

The economy of the State of California is the largest in the United States, with a $3.63 trillion gross state product (GSP) as of 2022. It is the largest sub-national economy in the world.
Economy of California.
Expenses$286 billion (2022-23)
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Where do US states rank in world economy? ›

Everyone knows that the top two economies in the world are China and the U.S., and the U.S. is first by a decent margin and has been top for around a century now. After all, the U.S. GDP in 2021 was $23 trillion while China was second at $17.7 trillion, a massive gap to the U.S.

Who has the best economy in the world 2022? ›

Top 15 Countries by GDP in 2022
  • United States: $20.89 trillion.
  • China: $14.72 trillion.
  • Japan: $5.06 trillion.
  • Germany: $3.85 trillion.
  • United Kingdom: $2.67 trillion.
  • India: $2.66 trillion.
  • France: $2.63 trillion.
  • Italy: $1.89 trillion.

Which US city has the strongest economy? ›

New York-Newark-Jersey City

Who has the strongest economy in the US? ›

GDP per capita also varied widely throughout the United States in 2021, with New York ($93,463), Massachusetts ($91,130), and Washington state ($86,265) recording the three highest GDP per capita figures in the U.S., while Mississippi ($42,411), Arkansas ($47,770), and West Virginia ($49,017) recorded the three lowest ...

What is the ranking of the US in the world? ›

43 in 2021 to No. 32 in 2022.

Who is powerful country in the world? ›

United States of America The United States is the world's most powerful country, with a dominant military, economic strength, and cultural influence.

Is the US #1 in economy? ›

The United States is a highly developed mixed-market economy. It is the world's largest economy by nominal GDP, and the second-largest by purchasing power parity (PPP) behind China. It has the world's seventh-highest per capita GDP (nominal) and the eighth-highest per capita GDP (PPP) as of 2022.

Which country has the best economy and why? ›

1. United States. The United States has a relatively open economy, facilitating flexible business investment and foreign direct investment in the country. It is the world's dominant geopolitical power and is able to maintain a large external national debt as the producer of the world's primary reserve currency.


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