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Emirates, Synonymous With Luxury, Wants More Legroom Farther Back

  • New seat to stem leakage of passengers who can’t fly premium
  • Cathay, Qantas among airlines offering premium economy seats
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Emirates Outlines New Premium Economy Seat

Emirates aircraft are synonymous with luxury, offering premium-class passengers shower on board and a bar while cruising at 30,000 feet. Now the carrier wants to give some legroom for those flying coach.

The world’s biggest long-haul airline outlined details of a new premium economy seat that it plans to help stem “leakage” of passengers who can’t afford business, but want a more comfortable ride to competing airlines.