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Saturday, December 30, 2017

American Airlines Premium Economy

Look for new premium economy routes on American Airlines to get your elite status sooner. 

At 1.5 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQM) per mile flown, you get just as many EQM buying a premium economy seat on American than you do buying a business class seat on most partner airlines, for less than half the price.  Since Premium Economy is new to American Airlines, expect many reduced fares.  Here are the planes being fitted for Premium Economy:

A Premium Economy ticket includes special amenities with seats behind Flagship®, Business or First. You can buy a ticket on these aircraft with more coming soon:

Select 777-200s flying internationally and to Hawaii.

The markets targeted for these flight right now are US to Europe, Hawaii, Asia and South America.

Recently I looked at a flight from Charlotte to Rome in premium economy using Google Flights.  The cost for a trip in March 2018 is about $1500 for around 15000 EQM.

Not a great deal, but better than the cost of a business class ticket if you are only looking for miles.  Plus you get to go to Rome! Look for our review of American Airlines premium economy soon!

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