Cathay Pacific is offering passengers in Economy Class the option to secure seats with extra legroom for a fee. Previously, only certain passengers such as Marco Polo Club members of a certain level and those in the highest booking classes could reserve these seats.
From December 1, 2009, the service will be made available to any passenger who fulfills the safety requirements and books in advance. Securing a seat is on a first-come-first-served basis.
For long-haul flights, passengers desiring extra-legroom seats will have to pay US$100 per sector or apply 20,000 Asia Miles points to redeem them. From January 1, 2010, passengers on flights to Mainland China and regional destinations will pay US$25 per sector or 5,000 Asia Miles.
Members of the airline’s Marco Polo Club loyalty programme – Silver tier and above – are still eligible to reserve the Extra-legroom Seats and enjoy them at no cost.
The seats are usually located near the emergency exit doors. Most aircraft types feature between two and four Extra-legroom Seats.
For more details, visit www.cathaypacific.com
Margie T Logarta