As reported by Business Traveller, Continental Airlines (now owned by US carrier United) have announced that they will adopt Economy Plus seating from the beginning of next year.
Economy Plus seating is provided in a separate area of the economy cabin and offers passengers up to five inches of extra legroom for an additional fee. In other respects the seating and inflight service is exactly the same as normal economy class.
Continental says it will install Economy Plus across its mainline fleet from early 2012. It will cover both international and domestic destinations and be fitted to the carrier’s large fleet of B777s, B757s and B737s.
Surcharges per flight range from US$9 for a short domestic flight like Chicago-Madison up to US$119 for a transpacific sector such as Los Angeles-Tokyo.
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Our flight, CO89, was from Newark Liberty to Beijing Capital, in Continental's new Economy Seats. CHECK-IN: Newark Liberty's check-in counters are all self-service, meaning that there is only one or two Continental representatives in one whole row of Check-in counters, which can get a bit annoying when you have check-in baggages. The line was quite long for both... more