American Airlines is offering passengers an elevated product that won’t necessarily break the bank. The Main Cabin Extra option from American Airlines offers people who would normally be economy passengers a little taste of the finer things in life without dramatically raising the cost of a ticket.
It has been developed to bridge the gap between bare-bones tickets that leave much to be desired and business-class tickets that don’t exactly go easy on the wallet. While Main Cabin Extra has been around for a while, American continues to enhance the product and provide better and better perks for people who opt to spend a few extra bucks when booking seats.
Main Cabin Extra promises to give passengers a little more of everything they want. The seats in this zone offer an impressive six extra inches of legroom compared to what passengers flying in economy are used to. What’s more, passengers with Main Cabin Extra tickets get the very coveted perk of getting early access to the plane’s overhead bins.
Passengers with Main Cabin Extra tickets board in boarding group five and are allowed one personal item and one carry-on bag for free (starting in September, Basic Economy fliers will also get a free carry-on). That’s something to consider in an industry where bag allowances are getting more restrictive and bag-based fees are rising higher than ever.
American has rolled some very pampering perks into its Main Cabin Extra tickets. Passengers traveling on routes that serve alcohol can receive free beer, wine and spirits as of this summer. Free movies and television shows are also in the mix for passengers who decide to try out American’s Main Cabin Extra product (as it is for all American Airlines customers). Entertainment can be enjoyed on a screen or using a personal device. American even allows Main Cabin Extra customers to stream entertainment on their personal devices if they purchase Wi-Fi.
The best part about American’s new Main Cabin Extra seating is that some passengers won’t actually have to pay more for this option at all. Travelers with AAdvantage Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro and Platinum membership will qualify for Main Cabin Extra seating automatically when they book tickets. In addition, Oneworld Emerald members will also be eligible to upgrade to this option free of charge.
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