New Express Seats on American Airlines. Pay a fee for the early ‘board’ special!
American Airlines new ‘Express Seats’ are similar to United’s ‘Economy Plus’, only without the ‘plus’. But you still pay a fee. Yes, even without the plus.
Like United, American’s special seats aren’t really special at all. On both carriers, they’re the same coach seats you’ll find in all of ‘economy’, even in United’s Economy ‘Less’ section. At American, you’re paying for location, location, location. What do United’s passengers get for paying more? Five extra inches of leg room, that’s what. You’d be surprised what a difference five extra inches can make. It’s a good thing. With American’s deal, you’re not getting extra inches, but you do get to pay the fee.
So what do you receive after paying the extra $19-39 bucks on American?
Below I’ve listed all the benefits included in American’s Your Choice “Express Seats” option.
So here you go. The list…….
#1. At boarding time, you get to join the first boarding group.
And since you’re already seated toward the front, you will enjoy an early exit too. More bang for your buck I guess. This new American Airlines ‘Express Seats’ package can be yours, for a fee of only $19-$39 !
Boarding Bottleneck. What, the boarding process isn’t bad enough already?
AA manages to create even more of a boarding bottleneck with this one. Let’s increase the number of our “first group” passengers galloping down the jetway only to hold up the entire process as they attempt to ‘nest’ in their upgraded seat somewhere in the first few rows of coach.
You know where I’m going with this right? Once on board, the early boarders will cluster in the aisles blocking those passengers who have declined the “Express” option and the $19-$39 fee. For passengers seated further back in ‘the village’, they’ve got to shove their way through the “Express Seating” passengers already boarded with the “first group”.