Following the launch of its Premium Economy class in 2012, Cathay Pacific Airways has announced the availability of Premium Economy in all four US gateways (Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco), with the fourth and final port, Chicago gaining the extra cabin class on all flights beginning February 1, 2013. To celebrate, Cathay Pacific is offering a five-day sale: Premium Economy tickets from the US to Hong Kong purchased from January 18 – 22, 2013 will be on sale for $1,629 – including all taxes and fuel surcharges – for travel in March.
In addition, from now through April 30, passengers who simply register and fly on Premium Economy Class will earn double Asia Miles. That means just one roundtrip flight will earn over 30,000 miles – enough to redeem a side trip to Bangkok, Singapore, or even Bali.
The new Premium Economy experience features a quieter, more spacious cabin than the traditional Economy Class, with between 26 and 34 seats per aircraft. The seat pitch is 38 inches – six inches more than Economy Class – and the seat itself is wider and has a bigger recline. It features a large meal table, cocktail table, footrest, a 10.6-inch personal television, an in-seat power outlet, a multi-port connector for personal devices and extra personal stowage space.
Cathay Pacific, www.cathaypacific.com/us