American Airlines to Offer More Leg Room

As a man with long legs, one of my biggest pet peeves about air travel is having to sit in a cramped seat for hours at a time. What I wouldn’t give for a little extra leg room! Well, American Airlines has a new solution to the plight of the tall traveler: extra leg room in the main cabin!

Main Cabin Extra makes travel more comfortable by providing you with four to six inches additional legroom and Group 1 boarding. And since Main Cabin Extra seating is close to the front of the plane, you can get on and off the plane much faster. You can currently purchase a Main Cabin Extra seat on 767-300, 757 and 777-300ER aircraft.

For your comfort, American Airlines will continue to add Main Cabin Extra to additional aircraft, with completion of the majority of their planes targeted throughout 2013.

Complimentary Access

AAdvantage Executive Platinum, AAdvantage Platinum, oneworld Emerald and Sapphire, and customers who have purchased a full-fare Main Cabin ticket receive advance complimentary access to Main Cabin Extra seats. To celebrate the launch of this new seating product, AAdvantageGold and oneworld Ruby members will also have complimentary access to Main Cabin Extra seats through December 31, 2013. Elite status members also continue to receive PriorityAAccess boarding as part of your benefits.

Preferred Seats will continue to be complimentary for all of their AAdvantage elite status customers and their oneworld equivalents, as well as customers who have purchased a full-fare Main Cabin ticket.

Main Cabin Extra and Preferred Seats can be selected at the time of booking up until check-in.

Available for Purchase

You can purchase Main Cabin Extra seats, which also comes with Group 1 boarding privileges, when you book your flight on AA.com, up until the airport check-in cut-off time and prices range between $8 and $118 per flight. Main Cabin Extra seats can also be purchased through airport self-service machines, AA Reservations, and through select travel agencies.

Improving your flight experience

In addition to more spacious seating in the Main Cabin, they continue to focus on offering you a more comfortable travel experience with their ongoing fleet modernization efforts, Admirals Club refurbishments and expanded mobile solutions – all designed to help you Fly Better.

For more information about Main Cabin Extra seats, check out American Airline’s frequently asked questions.

Photo courtesy of www.aa.com.

Comments

  1. American Airlines tried this several years ago. They found that given the choice, people will buy a ticket at a lower price on a competing airline rather than pay a little bit more for more legroom. I wonder why they are trying the same strategy again and expecting different results.

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