Six Premium Economy cabins to bring a touch of luxury to any flight

11 March 2020

Many airlines have now elevated the in-flight experience, making it an enjoyable part of any holiday that’s something to savour rather than fear. One way that you can ensure your next flight is that extra bit more comfortable, is by choosing to fly in one of our favourite Premium Economy cabins in which extra care and attention is paid, ensuring each passenger arrives rested and raring to go.

British Airways: World Traveller Plus

British Airways’ World Traveller Plus service offers a more relaxing experience on longer routes while proving that a premium service doesn’t have to break the bank. Expect wider seats with more legroom, smaller cabins, full bar service, a sustainable amenity kit, noise-reducing headphones with your personal entertainment system, and a larger free baggage allowance.

The airline’s partner American Airlines offers similar levels of in-flight comfort with the added benefit of a speedy passage through check-in, security and boarding at the airport and receiving of your checked bags first upon landing.

Virgin Atlantic: Premium

Premium class with Virgin Atlantic lets you select your seat online more than 300 days ahead of your flight whilst also offering a dedicated check-in area, priority boarding, the option of an extra hold bag, and priority disembarkation. Whilst onboard you’ll receive a premium amenity pack containing all the essentials you’ll need for a great flight; a pre-flight drink as you settle in, a further four inches of legroom and meals served using china crockery, proper cutlery and linen.

Much like Virgin Atlantic, partnered company Delta Air Lines offer an elevated in-flight experience in which you can stretch out and make yourself comfortable in their large reclining seats.

Singapore Airlines: Premium Economy

With Singapore Airlines’ Premium Economy cabin, it all starts and ends with a smile.

In a spacious 2-4-2 cabin with extra width, calf- and foot-rests, USB ports and a power supply for devices, plus dedicated stowage areas for personal items, you’ll feel at ease throughout your flight, landing revitalised and ready to explore. Special service gives the added feeling of luxury as you receive priority treatment from check-in to boarding and luggage handling.

You’ll also have the privilege of reserving your main course from a selection of Premium Economy ‘Book the Cook’ dishes up to 24 hours prior to flying. For an extra indulgent experience, pair your food with a delicious wine or champagne.

Air Canada: Premium Economy

Choosing to fly Premium Economy with Air Canada opens the door to a pampering experience allowing you to sit back and relax with the spacious legroom allowance and sizeable comfortable seats.

Through your touch-screen next-generation entertainment system you’ll have access to a wealth of top-rated on-demand entertainment. From Hollywood to Bollywood and TV shows and games to music and podcasts, you could circle the entire earth and still not run out of top-class entertainment options.

The priority services in Premium Economy will elevate your flying experience that little further. Speed through the lines with personal check-in services, board the flight first or at your leisure, giving you ample chance to settle in; and save time getting out of the airport with priority baggage handling which ensures your bags are amongst the first onto the carousel.

Air Canada’s partner United Airlines offers the Premium Plus service in which roomier seats are complemented by noise-reducing headphones, Saks Fifth Avenue bedding and bigger entertainment screens.

Lufthansa: Premium Economy

With Lufthansa, the Premium Economy upgrade is all about arriving at your destination feeling well-rested and ready to see the sights or attend an important business meeting.

Increased personal space with up to 50% more room on all sides, a practical travel kit, bottled water and nourishing cuisine served to you on fine china tableware, all contribute to you feeling well energized when you land at your destination.

Lufthansa’s partner, Austrian Airlines, affords you the opportunity to catch up on work with power sockets and USB ports, meaning you can connect your laptop to set up your office in the sky.

Qantas: Premium Economy

Carrying UK passengers to Australia, New Zealand and across Asia, Qantas invites passengers to relax and unwind in their award-winning Premium Economy cabin, with luxurious levels of space and friendly, attentive service from staff.

You’ll enjoy benefits such as dedicated check-in, priority boarding and disembarkation, a private cabin of fewer than 40 seats, a refreshing dining menu and an extensive wine list.  


To elevate your travel experience with Premium Economy flights, contact your Travel Counsellor and take advantage of exclusive benefits including full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to support you before, during and even after your trip.

Share this:

Travel Counsellors help thousands of people create personal travel experiences they’ll never forget. Start your journey today.
Find your Travel Counsellor
Back To Top