Cathay Pacific Airways announced that it is offering passengers the option to secure seats with extra leg-room in its Economy Class cabins by paying an additional charge, a move in line with similar practices adopted by other major international airlines.
From 1st December 2009, Cathay Pacific customers will be able to secure an Extra leg-room Seat on long-haul flights by paying US$100 per sector. According to a press release, passengers can also pay for the seats by redeeming 20,000 Asia Miles. From January 1, 2010, passengers will be able to secure an Extra leg-room Seat on flights to Mainland China and regional destinations by paying US$25 or 5,000 Asia Miles.
The airline stated that these seats have significantly more leg-room than other seats in Cathay Pacific’s Economy Class cabins. For most flights, there are between two and four such seats available. (NG)