Want a bit more comfort on your next Allegiant flight? Travelers to and from Los Angeles now have the option to pay up for “Allegiant Extra” on board, offering a number of premium seating benefits, though stopping short of a true premium economy seating product.
Seats & Cabin
The JetBlue A320 retrofit program is delayed. Again. But it is still expected to complete on time (a couple years later than initially planned), at the end of 2020. Blame Airbus this time around.
United Airlines has new seating plans for its 787s, EgyptAir has a sleek looking new A220 and OneWeb has connectivity in space. Plus a big financial hit for Boeing and a soft-launch for IAG.
Sweet new premium cabins and another step towards free wifi for passengers top the headlines for this week’s passenger experience news.
New luxury takes flight with ANA next month as the carrier brings its latest cabin interiors into service.
Welcome to the PaxEx Update for 5 July 2019, bringing you biggest headlines on what’s changed for passenger experience in the past week.
Departure cocktails and mix-and-match choices are common features of premium cabin dining. Delta Air Lines is extending those concepts to its economy class passengers starting this November in a major shake-up for its meal service.
United Airlines has heard the stroopwafel pleas. After removing the Dutch treat from its cabins in mid-2018 the carrier reintroduced them in a limited fashion earlier this year. As of 1 July 2019, however, the snacks will be available for economy class passengers on every domestic flight, regardless of departure time.
Boom still plans to bring supersonic passenger flights back to the general public, just not as soon as previously predicted. And there are still a LOT of open questions about getting there at all.
The A321XLR is now officially real. What does that mean for the future of passenger comfort on long-haul flights??