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Features of the new premium economy class include 20% more separation between rows, five additional centimetres seat width, 40% more seatback recline, adjustable headrests and reclining footrests, and a larger luggage allowance There are also adjustable headrests and reclining footrests, 20cm full-HD screens, noise-cancelling headphones, and connection points for personal electronic devices.
The flights will be operated by an A330-300, with in-flight services including a welcome drink, special menu, table linen, and a personalised toiletries kit. Premium economy passengers will also be allowed two pieces of luggage, at 23kg each (instead of one), and will have priority boarding and disembarkation as well as special check-in counters at Madrid airport.
The new, separate seating class is already available on the airline’s flights from Madrid to Bogota, Boston, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Lima, Mexico City, Miami, New York, Panama City, Quito, Santiago de Chile and Sao Paulo.