Friday, March 20, 2009

More Details of Air France’s New Premium Economy

To update our recent article about Premium Economy, Breaking Travel News has a few more details about the new Air France product.

To be called Premium Voyageur, the cabin will feature 28 fixed-shell seats with 38-inch pitch, 19 inches wide, 4-inch leather armrests, and that will recline 123 degrees. Each seat will also have 10-inch video screens.

Meals are reportedly to be the same as in regular Economy, but passengers will receive amenity kits with noise-canceling headphones, pillows, blanket, etc. On the ground, the Premium Voyageur service will offer priority check-in, 66-pound baggage allowance, and bonus frequent-flyer miles.

The service is scheduled to begin this fall, with eventually all long-haul A340s and 777s offering the new product.