Many airlines offer an enhanced product from the standard economy seat. Originally airlines started off by offering seats with extra leg room, but there has been a trend to introduce a true premium economy section. Premium economy seats come in a many shapes and sizes and they come with many additional benefits that can include lounge access or walk up bars. Don’t get fooled with google flight results that put you in Delta Comfort or United Economy Plus, below are the airlines that offer a true premium economy product:

Aeroflot

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Seat Type: Fixed Shell
Seat Pitch: 38″
Seat Width: 20″
Foot Rest/Leg Rest: Leg Rest
Lounge Access: No
Amenity Kit: Yes, Same as In Economy
Additional Benefits: Enhanced food and beverage
Qualifying Miles: 100% (When Crediting to Delta Air Lines)
Redeemable Miles: 100% (When Crediting to Delta Air Lines)

Air Canada

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Seat Type: Standard Recliner
Seat Pitch: 37″-38″
Seat Width: 18″-20″
Foot Rest/Leg Rest: Foot Rest*
Lounge Access: No
Amenity Kit: Yes
Additional Benefits: Enhanced food and beverage, Priority services: Boarding, Check-In and Baggage Handling
Qualifying Miles: 125%
Redeemable Miles: 125%

*Foot Rests not available in first row

Air France

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Seat Type: Fixed Shell
Seat Pitch: 38″-40″
Seat Width: 19″
Foot Rest/Leg Rest: Foot Rest and Leg Rest
Lounge Access: No
Amenity Kit: Yes (toothbrush, toothpaste, earplugs, socks, eye mask)
Additional Benefits: Noise canceling headphones and Sky Priority services
Qualifying Miles: 4 XP – 24 XP
Redeemable Miles: 4 miles per € 1 spent

 

Air New Zealand

Seat Type: Standard Recliner
Seat Pitch: 41″-42″
Seat Width: 18.5″-20″
Foot Rest/Leg Rest: Leg Rest
Lounge Access: No
Amenity Kit: Yes
Additional Benefits: Enhanced food and beverage, Premium check-in
Qualifying Miles: Calculated
Redeemable Miles: up to 150% (with partner airlines)

Alitalia

Alitalia offers a handsome looking premium economy cabin on transatlantic A330 aircraft.

Seat Type: Standard Recliner
Seat Pitch: 37″-38″
Seat Width: 19″
Foot Rest/Leg Rest: Leg Rest
Lounge Access: No
Amenity Kit: No
Additional Benefits: Priority Check-In and Boarding
Qualifying Miles: 3,000-5,300 Millemiglia Miles
Redeemable Miles: 3,000-5,300 Millemiglia Miles

American Airlines

Seat Type: Standard Recliner
Seat Pitch: 36″-38″
Seat Width: 17.1″- 19″
Foot Rest/Leg Rest: Foot Rest*
Lounge Access: No
Amenity Kit: Yes
Additional Benefits: Casper bedding, Pre-ordered meals, Enhanced food and beverage, Priority check-in and boarding, Noise canceling headphones
Qualifying Miles: 150%
Redeemable Miles: 5 miles for every $1 spent

*Leg Rests available in first row

All Nippon Airways

Seat Type: Standard Recliner
Seat Pitch: 38″
Seat Width: 18.5″-19.3″
Foot Rest/Leg Rest: Leg Rests and Foot Rests
Lounge Access: Yes
Amenity Kit: Yes
Additional Benefits: Priority Check-in and Baggage, Enhanced beverage and snack options
Qualifying Miles: at least 100%
Redeemable Miles: 110%

British Airways

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Seat Type: Standard Recliner
Seat Pitch: 38″
Seat Width: 18.5″
Foot Rest/Leg Rest: Foot Rests or Leg Rests, Depending on Aircraft Type
Lounge Access: No
Amenity Kit: Yes
Additional Benefits: Priority boarding, Enhanced bedding, Noise canceling headphones
Qualifying Miles: 80-150 Tier Points
Redeemable Miles: 100% – 150%

Cathay Pacific

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Seat Type: Standard Recliner
Seat Pitch: 38″-40″
Seat Width: 19.3″-20″
Foot Rest/Leg Rest: Foot Rests*
Lounge Access: No
Amenity Kit: Yes
Additional Benefits: Priority check-in and boarding, Pre-departure beverage, Enhanced food and beverage, Noise canceling headphones
Qualifying Miles: 15 – 75 Tier Points
Redeemable Miles: 110%

*Leg Rests Available in the first row only and in all rows on A350 planes

China Airlines

China Airlines A350-900 Premium Economy Class

Seat Type: Fixed Shell
Seat Pitch: 38″-39″
Seat Width: 19″-20″
Foot Rest/Leg Rest: Leg Rest
Lounge Access: No
Amenity Kit: Yes
Additional Benefits: N/A
Qualifying Miles: 0%-115%
Redeemable Miles: 0%-115%

Delta (Premium Select Available on A350 and
Select 777’s Only)

Seat Type: Standard Recliner
Seat Pitch: 38″
Seat Width: 18.5″
Foot Rest/Leg Rest: Leg Rest
Lounge Access: No
Amenity Kit: Yes
Additional Benefits: Sky Priority services, Tumi amenity kits, LSTN noise canceling headphones, Westin Heavenly blanket, Plated food and enhanced beverage
Qualifying Miles: 150%
Redeemable Miles: 5 miles for every $1 spent

EVA Air

EVA Air's 777-300er Elite premium economy class seats feature 38 inches of pitch and 19.5 inches of width in a 2-4-2 layout. Image by EVA Air.

Seat Type: Standard Recliner
Seat Pitch: 38″
Seat Width: 19.5″
Foot Rest/Leg Rest: Foot Rests*
Lounge Access: No
Amenity Kit: Yes
Additional Benefits: Enhanced food and beverage, Noise canceling headphones
Qualifying Miles: 100%
Redeemable Miles: 100%-115%

*Leg Rests available in the first row only

Iberia

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Seat Type: Standard Recliner
Seat Pitch: 37″
Seat Width: 17.1″-19″
Foot Rest/Leg Rest: Foot Rest
Lounge Access: No
Amenity Kit: Yes
Additional Benefits: Enhanced food and beverage, Noise canceling headphones, Priority boarding
Qualifying Miles: 30-500 Tier Points
Redeemable Miles: 100%-150%

*Leg Rests available in first row only

Japan Airlines

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Seat Type: Fixed Shell
Seat Pitch: 38″-42″
Seat Width: 18″-19.3″
Foot Rest/Leg Rest: Foot Rests and Leg Rests
Lounge Access: Yes
Amenity Kit: Yes
Additional Benefits: Enhanced beverages, Priority check-In, Boarding, and Baggage
Qualifying Miles: 100%
Redeemable Miles: 100%

Lufthansa

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Seat Type: Standard Recliner
Seat Pitch: 38″-39″
Seat Width: 18″-19″
Foot Rest/Leg Rest: Foot Rest*
Lounge Access: No
Amenity Kit: Yes
Additional Benefits: Pre-departure beverage, Plated meals
Qualifying Miles: 100%-150%
Redeemable Miles: 4 miles per € 1 spent

*Leg Rests available in the first row only

Norwegian Air Shuttle

Seat Type: Standard Recliner
Seat Pitch: 43″
Seat Width: 19″
Foot Rest/Leg Rest: Leg Rest
Lounge Access: Yes, Only at some Airports. 
Amenity Kit: No
Additional Benefits: Complimentary seat selection, Meal, and Luggage
Qualifying Miles: N/A
Redeemable Miles: N/A

Qantas

Seat Type: Standard Recliner on most, Reclining Shell on-board 787-9
Seat Pitch: 38″-42″
Seat Width: 19″-20.5″
Foot Rest/Leg Rest: Leg Rest on most, Foot Rest on 787-9
Lounge Access: No
Amenity Kit: Yes
Additional Benefits: Enhanced food and beverage, Priority check-in and boarding, Noise canceling headphones
Qualifying Miles: 20-160 Status Points
Redeemable Miles: 600-17,000 Qantas Points

Singapore Airlines

Seat Type: Standard Recliner
Seat Pitch: 38″
Seat Width: 19″-19.5″
Foot Rest/Leg Rest: Leg Rest
Lounge Access: No
Amenity Kit: Yes
Additional Benefits: Book the Cook pre-ordered meals, Noise canceling headphones, Priority check- in
Qualifying Miles: 100%-125%
Redeemable Miles: 100%-125%

Vietnam Airlines

Seat Type: Standard Recliner
Seat Pitch: 38″
Seat Width: 18″-19″
Foot Rest/Leg Rest: Leg Rest
Lounge Access: No
Amenity Kit: Yes
Additional Benefits: Priority check-in, Boarding, and Baggage services
Qualifying Miles: 120%-130%
Redeemable Miles: 120%-130%

Virgin Atlantic

Seat Type: Standard Recliner
Seat Pitch: 38″
Seat Width: 21″
Foot Rest/Leg Rest: Foot Rest*
Lounge Access: No
Amenity Kit: Yes, Night Flights Only
Additional Benefits: Priority check-in,  Boarding, Pre-departure beverage, Enhanced food + beverage, Wander wall
Qualifying Miles: 50 – 100 Tier Points
Redeemable Miles: 100%-200%

*No Foot Rest in first row

Virgin Australia

Come for the legroom, stay for the self-serve pantry. Picture: Virgin Australia

Seat Type: Standard Recliner
Seat Pitch: 41″
Seat Width: 19.5″
Foot Rest/Leg Rest: Foot Rest*
Lounge Access: Available for Domestic Flights Only
Amenity Kit: Yes
Additional Benefits: Pre-departure champagne and canapes, Priority check-in and Boarding, Enhanced food and beverage, Self serve bar
Qualifying Miles: 30-150 Status Credits
Redeemable Miles: 125%

*No Foot Rest in first row

Wow Air

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Seat Type: Standard Recliner
Seat Pitch: 37″
Seat Width: 17″
Foot Rest/Leg Rest: Leg Rest
Lounge Access: No
Amenity Kit: No
Additional Benefits: Priority check-in and boarding, In-flight meal, 2 Pieces of Luggage, No Change Fee
Qualifying Miles: N/A
Redeemable Miles: N/A