If your legs want to stretch out but your budget doesn’t then you’ll want to start looking at options with extra legroom, the first being an ever expanding network of Premium Economy cabins. Since its introduction in the early 1990s, more and more airlines (Virgin Atlantic, Qantas, British Airways, Air New Zealand to name a few) are realising the need for additional space and comfort for leisure travellers on RTW flights. So what exactly is all the fuss about?
It’s fair to say Premium Economy cabins have improved dramatically as they’ve evolved. The benefits vary between carriers but one thing you can be sure of is additional comfort. Your legroom is better (6-10" additional legroom depending on the carrier), seats are generally a little wider and recline deeper (up to 50% more in the case of Air New Zealand's Premium Economy cabin). Most now offer dedicated check-in, together with priority boarding and improvements to dining and in-flight entertainment.
Price-wise these upgrades offer superb value and can amount to as little as £200 - £300 per flight sector. If you can’t stretch to it on the whole trip, you could simply upgrade one or two longer legs without breaking the bank.
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