Have you been considering upgrading to a higher level of service the next time you travel abroad?¬† This blog has some basic information on the differences in each type of ticket we can offer to you.¬† I hope you find it helpful, and if you have any further questions, please call and speak with one of our agents.¬†
As we all know, Economy (Coach) Class tickets are the least expensive you can purchase.¬† Each row has more seats due to a narrower design.¬† Unfortunately this leads to limited leg room ‚Äì just enough to avoid having your knees in your lap!¬† Your meal will be a standard airline meal, and alcoholic beverages are offered for a charge.
Premium Economy ¬†is the next step up.¬† Not all, but some of our airlines offer a Premium Economy class seat.¬† In this category the seats are a few inches wider than regular Economy and there is a bit more leg room.¬† A lot of these airlines even offer higher luggage allowance and better meal and drink service when you go with a Premium Economy ticket.
Business Class airfare has fewer restrictions: where most of Economy tickets are non-refundable, a business class ticket usually can be cancelled for a fee.¬† Business Class seats with each airline vary, as some airlines offer this as the highest level of service.¬† The seats are a lot wider and recline further.¬† There are typically three types of seats that airlines offer Business Class travelers: Flat seats (which recline completely), Angled lie flat seats (do not recline flat, but they do go back 180¬∞) and Cradle seats (recline at about 160¬∞). Meals in business class are much better than in Coach, sometimes prepared by actual chefs on board.¬† (Example: British Airways has been known to serve a meal that started with smoked salmon and fresh rolls, followed by a crisp green salad topped with goat cheese and the main course was beef with potatoes and carrots.¬† The meal was served with a choice of champagne, wine or a mixed drink. The dessert was vanilla mousse with strawberries.) You will be served complimentary alcoholic beverages.
First class airfare is, of course, the highest level of travel.¬† Like business class, the first class traveler also has fewer restrictions on their ticket and a higher luggage allowance.¬† Their seats are roomy and comfortable; they fully recline and each passenger has their own television and workspace.¬† First class travelers enjoy a variety of luxuries that are available only to them. ¬†At the airport, they can relax in first class lounges while waiting to board the plane; sometimes the first class passengers even have special security and check in areas.¬† These passengers are served gourmet meals, complimentary beverages and they have their own private restroom.¬† Passengers from the lower travel classes are not permitted to enter the First Class Cabin.
If you are interested in traveling to Europe in style for a discounted rate in Premium Economy, Business Class or First Class, give us a call at 1-800-359-3876.