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Premium Economy Long Haul Smackdown!

I recently tried Air Canada’s long haul Premium Economy product for the very first time, and came away fairly impressed. Rather than going into details that you might already know, I thought it might be useful to compare AC to the other PE experiences that I’ve had. For reference, here’s all of them thus far:

Cathay Pacific – YYZ-HKG-YYZ – December/January, 2011-2015
Qantas – JFK-LAX-MEL, BNE-LAX-JFK – August, 2014
British Airways – YYZ-LHR, MRU-LGW – July, 2015
EVA Air – YYZ-TPE-YYZ – November, 2016
Lufthansa – YYZ-MUC-HND – April, 2017
Air Canada – YYZ-HKG, YVR-YYZ – September, 2017

I’ve rated these airlines across six categories, scoring them between 0 and 5 in each. The winner will emerge in the final tally of points, so let’s get to it!

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Living the High Life on British Airways

BA Buzzers

Waiting to shower at LHR…

Last month I had the opportunity to sample BA’s premium economy and—as luck would have it—business class long haul product. The destination? Mauritius, a tiny island in the Indian ocean, east of Madagascar and south of the Seychelles. Return flights on BA were surprisingly reasonable, given the remote destination. Could this have been because of the necessary bus transfer between Heathrow and Gatwick? Yeah, probably. 🙄

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