American Airlines, which introduced the “more room in coach” concept, only to remove it a few years ago, is now rolling out Main Cabin Extra, a section with more room in coach, on its entire fleet.
Beginning this spring, AA will add a Main Cabin Extra cabin to all of its aircraft, as well as to all new planes being delivered. The product is similar to United’s Economy Plus and Delta’s Main Cabin Select: Executive Platinum and Platinum members get to choose their seats for free. Gold members get it for free until December 31, 2013. The seats are also available for purchase for $8-$108 each way (well worth it on that flight to Tokyo). Passengers seated in that cabin also get priority boarding.
AA expects the rollout to take 18 months and will start with 777-300ER aircraft this spring.
US Airways has to introduce a similar cabin at this point, no?