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SAS Scandinavian Airlines says that its upgraded long-haul premium economy service is now on board all routes.
Economy Extra offers passengers Business Class check-in, wider seats, audio/video on demand, dedicated cabin crew and improved meal service.
”We are continuously reviewing our product offer and we felt it was natural to upgrade certain in-flight aspects,” said SAS director product concepts SAS International, Gunilla Ait El Mekki.
Upgraded meal service included improved ingredient quality, new starters and deserts on a larger tray and a larger, second meal service.
”Economy Extra is a unique selling point for SAS and is a service class that attracts both business and leisure travellers wanting an alternative,” said SAS CEO Lars Sandahl Sorensen. ”It is key for us to review our product offering to ensure it is in a class of its own.”
The Scandinavian carrier introduced Economy Extra on all long-haul routes in 2002, with greater legroom (38”/97cm) and wider seats (18”/46cm), while passengers can also use Fast Track security where available. Extra baggage allowance is also a feature, while an additional piece of hand baggage can be taken on board.
All Economy Extra passengers also receive a comfort kit and personal water bottle, as well as a pre-departure drink.