Main Cabin Extra seats will be located in the front portion of the economy cabin for easier boarding and deplaning
American AAdvantage Executive Platinum members, AAdvantage Platinum members and passengers who have purchased a full-fare economy class ticket will receive complimentary access to Main Cabin Extra, along with up to eight of their companions traveling on the same reservation
American AAdvantage Gold members — along with up to eight of their companions traveling on the same reservation — will receive complimentary access to Main Cabin Extra at time of booking through December 31, 2013
Prices will range between $8.00 and $108.00 per segment for all other passengers, depending on the length of the flight
Passengers traveling on Boeing 777-300ER aircraft may purchase Main Cabin Extra starting in the spring of 2012
Passengers with complimentary access to Main Cabin Extra may select a seat at the time of booking through check-in. As they do today, American Airlines will continue to reserve a portion of Main Cabin Extra seats and other desirable seats — namely, Preferred Seats — in the Main Cabin exclusively for all American AAdvantage elite customers.
Main Cabin Extra is not an upgradeable product. Upgrades will continue to operate as normal into first class or business class from all of the economy cabin.
Premium economy cabins are good for those who do not necessarily need a premium class experience but want something better than a typical economy class seat.
What do you think? How do you feel about premium economy class cabins? What have been your experiences?