Traveling by air is for many people not the most enjoyable experience. This is understandable, as modern pre-flight procedures are both extensive and time consuming. After obtaining travel insurance and other forms of trip protection, fliers are often faced with the challenge of actually getting a seat on a plane. Many people will spring for what is cheapest, and fly coach just to save few bucks.
Is this really the best option available to airplane traveler’s on a budget these day? There are a great many reasons to suggest that it is not. In the last few years, the commercial aviation industry has undergone radical change in an attempt to keep up with the rest of the rapidly changing world. This has included the introduction of new technology as well as the integration of better service. Probably the biggest change however, has been the push to normalize luxury on board the aircraft.
The fact of the matter is that many hospitality based industries have tried in recent years to provide higher level amenities to all classes of customers. It is the same with airlines. The traditional three tiers of flight have multiplied and are sometimes not even to be found on all aircraft. Probably the biggest change for people who are used to riding in coach is the introduction of the economy plus (aka premium economy) seat.
Just what is economy plus? Existing somewhere in between coach and business class, economy plus offers affordable pricing for flights without the oft-associated bad experience of going coach. It is basically better than coach but not quite business class. For people who cannot afford to fly in first class style, but would still like to enjoy themselves a little bit, it is the perfect option.
Economy plus has several key benefits that make it worth splurging on sometimes. Some airlines offer expedited service pre-flight for passengers who opt to fly in an economy plus seat. This is something that has traditionally been reserved for only the highest classes of flight, but it is slowly becoming more widely available to lower tiers. It makes it a big difference in improving the whole experience. In addition, better food, more comfortable chairs and additional legroom are standard economy plus perks.
With the affordability of economy plus, there really is no reason why someone would choose coach instead. Everyone deserves a good flight experience, and airlines that offer economy plus have finally recognized that. So obtain your travel insurance, then consider upgrading your flight experience for your own personal pleasure.