Premium economy is often just more legroom — but not on Emirates
If you want a smoother long-haul flight without paying the sky-high prices for business or first class, premium economy might be your cup of tea. Emirates’ new premium economy class just launched on Aug. 1 on routes flying between Dubai, Paris Charles de Gaulle, London Heathrow, and Sydney, and it looks like every bit of class you’d expect .
Even though you’re not officially in first class, you’ll feel classed up, especially if you’re used to flying economy with certain domestic long-haul airlines. Located at the front of Emirates A380 aircraft, the 56 premium economy seats are ideal for getting off early at the end of a long flight and/or tight connection, and the two-four-two layout lets you sit easily with family, your partner, or only deal with one stranger. Each chair is quilted with creamy fabric and come ready with a small pillow for your back. The headrests are adjustable, the seats are wider, and there’s a deeper recline for better rest on board, too.