Main Cabin Extra seats offer between four and six inches extra legroom. Passengers benefit from priority boarding, with seats being located in the front portion of the economy cabin. Main Cabin Extra is found on Boeing 777-300ER, 767-300 and 757 aircraft and is being introduced on Airbus A321 and Boeing 737 aircraft.
Upgrades cost between US$8 and US$118 depending on the length of flight. Platinum members of the carrier’s AAdvantage loyalty programme will be upgraded free of charge when they purchase a full-fare economy class ticket (subject to availability).
AAdvantage Gold members will get free upgrades to the seat until December 31, 2013, and AA “will continue to reserve a significant portion of Main Cabin Extra seats and other seats in the Main Cabin exclusively for elite customers who can select these seating options at the time of booking up until check-in”.
AA says it intends to complete installation of Main Cabin Extra by the end of 2013. New B737-800 aircraft will come fitted with the seat, as will “anticipated future aircraft” including the Boeing Dreamliner.
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