Soon, you’ll be able to stretch your legs in coach. American just announced their plans for premium economy seating: Main Cabin Extra, which launches in 2013, will become available for purchase this spring.
It will bring four to six more inches of leg room and priority boarding privileges,and will first be offered later this year onboard the airline’s new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, which will go into service between JFK/Sao Paulo and DFW/Sao Paulo, and will eventually expand to American’s mainline fleet.
Be on Your Way to More Legroom
We plan to enhance all of our existing and future mainline fleet with more spacious seating in the front portion of the Main Cabin. Beginning as early as spring 2012, you can reserve your Main Cabin Extra seat when flying onboard the new Boeing 777-300ER, which will come equipped with Main Cabin Extra upon delivery later this year.
AAdvantange Elite Status – Complimentary Access
Main Cabin Extra seats will be complimentary to AAdvantage Executive Platinum and AAdvantage Platinum members as well as customers who have purchased a full-fare economy class ticket.
To celebrate the launch of this new seating product, AAdvantage Gold members will also have complimentary access to Main Cabin Extra seats through December 31, 2013.
We will reserve a portion of Main Cabin Extra seats exclusively for our elite members who can select these seating options at the time of booking up until check-in.
For customers interested in purchasing Main Cabin Extra, which also comes with priority boarding privileges, you may select an available Main Cabin Extra seat when you book your flight, up until the airport check-in cut-off time. Prices will range between $8 and $108 per segment, depending on the length of the flight. Main Cabin Extra seats can be purchased through AA.com, Self-Service Check-In machines, AA Reservations, and through travel agencies that use AA’s Direct Connect.