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8 Tips For Putting the Class Back In Economy Class

8 Tips For Putting the Class Back In Economy Class



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For many people, travel has become casual and commonplace — a means to an end. Sadly, I wasn’t around for the golden years of travel, but I wish flying was still a formal affair: dressing to the nines, sipping champagne out of a crystal flute and eating a 3-course meal with actual silverware. Unfortunately, unless you are flying Singapore Air’s All-Business Class A340, those days are gone, but it doesn’t mean we can’t take cues from a time when etiquette was to air travel as passports are to border crossing — essential.

Lend A Helping Hand

If you’re able, offer to help someone who is struggling to get their bag up or down from the overhead bin. Note: carry-on suitcases fit best wheels out and down. (Photo courtesy of Flickr/missmoney)

Embrace Your Personal Space

Share the armrest with the person beside you. It’s generally accepted the person in the middle seat gets both armrests, since the outside seats have a little more space. As for the seatback in front of you, kickboxing and tray slapping won’t make you any friends.

Potty Breaks

On most flights, you can pre-select seats, so if you like to stay hydrated on the plane, choose an aisle seat for the likelihood of frequent trips to the on-board facilities. (Photo courtesy of Flickr/brendan wilkinson)

Go ‘Sole’ Searching

Your feet might not be stinky to you, but the rest of the plane may disagree. If you must remove your shoes, bring along a pair of washable slippers (like the ones hotels give out) to wear instead.

Talk Time

Sure, check your emails when you land (or in-flight if you’re lucky enough to have Wi-Fi), but don’t call everyone under the sun the second the seat belt sign goes off. Unless you’re JLo, nobody wants to hear about your personal life as they wait like sardines to deplane.

Smells Like Roses

Watch the amount of perfume, cologne, or lotion you apply before boarding. Like the famous “Sex Panther” cologne-gone-bad scene from Anchorman, in close proximity, others could be allergic or impartial to the scent. (Photo courtesy of Flickr/[martin])

In The Still Of The Night

I know, you don’t like being told what to do, but when the flight attendants ask everyone to lower their window shades, the three people who don’t oblige ruin the movie for everyone.

Restroom

Plane bathrooms are cramped and icky. Try to make a negative into a positive by cleaning and lowering the toilet seat, and draining the sink for the next passenger.

(Photo courtesy of Flickr/lizstless)


A beginner’s guide to American Airlines economy seats

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

Main Cabin Extra, Preferred, elite-only seats &hellip oh my! When you go to select an economy seat on American Airlines, it might seem that every seat has some sort of designation. And if you&rsquore selecting a seat close to the departure date, you might be left with having to pay to select a decent seat or choosing a middle seat for a long international flight.

If that&rsquos your experience, you&rsquore not alone. On several American Airlines aircraft, over 50% of economy seats are designated as Main Cabin Extra or Preferred seats &mdash which require payment to select if you don&rsquot have elite status.

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That can leave travelers with atrocious-looking seat maps like this one on AA&rsquos Airbus A330-300 from Charlotte (CLT) to London Heathrow (LHR):

(Screenshot courtesy of American Airlines)

Believe it or not, it gets worse. If you don&rsquot have elite status on American Airlines, the airline actually hides some available seats from you as these seats are reserved only for elite members.

Welcome to the crazy world of American Airlines seating.

We&rsquoll go through the four main categories of economy seating on American Airlines. Depending on your level of elite status and when you&rsquore choosing your seats, it could cost you over $100 to choose &mdash if you&rsquore able to choose it at all. Even more confusing, some seats are in two different categories at the same time.

Note: We are focusing on American Airlines&rsquo economy seats in this piece. If you&rsquore looking for a guide about which first class, business class or premium economy seats you should book, check out TPG&rsquos American Airlines premium seats ranked from best to worst.


A beginner’s guide to American Airlines economy seats

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

Main Cabin Extra, Preferred, elite-only seats &hellip oh my! When you go to select an economy seat on American Airlines, it might seem that every seat has some sort of designation. And if you&rsquore selecting a seat close to the departure date, you might be left with having to pay to select a decent seat or choosing a middle seat for a long international flight.

If that&rsquos your experience, you&rsquore not alone. On several American Airlines aircraft, over 50% of economy seats are designated as Main Cabin Extra or Preferred seats &mdash which require payment to select if you don&rsquot have elite status.

For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

That can leave travelers with atrocious-looking seat maps like this one on AA&rsquos Airbus A330-300 from Charlotte (CLT) to London Heathrow (LHR):

(Screenshot courtesy of American Airlines)

Believe it or not, it gets worse. If you don&rsquot have elite status on American Airlines, the airline actually hides some available seats from you as these seats are reserved only for elite members.

Welcome to the crazy world of American Airlines seating.

We&rsquoll go through the four main categories of economy seating on American Airlines. Depending on your level of elite status and when you&rsquore choosing your seats, it could cost you over $100 to choose &mdash if you&rsquore able to choose it at all. Even more confusing, some seats are in two different categories at the same time.

Note: We are focusing on American Airlines&rsquo economy seats in this piece. If you&rsquore looking for a guide about which first class, business class or premium economy seats you should book, check out TPG&rsquos American Airlines premium seats ranked from best to worst.


A beginner’s guide to American Airlines economy seats

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

Main Cabin Extra, Preferred, elite-only seats &hellip oh my! When you go to select an economy seat on American Airlines, it might seem that every seat has some sort of designation. And if you&rsquore selecting a seat close to the departure date, you might be left with having to pay to select a decent seat or choosing a middle seat for a long international flight.

If that&rsquos your experience, you&rsquore not alone. On several American Airlines aircraft, over 50% of economy seats are designated as Main Cabin Extra or Preferred seats &mdash which require payment to select if you don&rsquot have elite status.

For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

That can leave travelers with atrocious-looking seat maps like this one on AA&rsquos Airbus A330-300 from Charlotte (CLT) to London Heathrow (LHR):

(Screenshot courtesy of American Airlines)

Believe it or not, it gets worse. If you don&rsquot have elite status on American Airlines, the airline actually hides some available seats from you as these seats are reserved only for elite members.

Welcome to the crazy world of American Airlines seating.

We&rsquoll go through the four main categories of economy seating on American Airlines. Depending on your level of elite status and when you&rsquore choosing your seats, it could cost you over $100 to choose &mdash if you&rsquore able to choose it at all. Even more confusing, some seats are in two different categories at the same time.

Note: We are focusing on American Airlines&rsquo economy seats in this piece. If you&rsquore looking for a guide about which first class, business class or premium economy seats you should book, check out TPG&rsquos American Airlines premium seats ranked from best to worst.


A beginner’s guide to American Airlines economy seats

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

Main Cabin Extra, Preferred, elite-only seats &hellip oh my! When you go to select an economy seat on American Airlines, it might seem that every seat has some sort of designation. And if you&rsquore selecting a seat close to the departure date, you might be left with having to pay to select a decent seat or choosing a middle seat for a long international flight.

If that&rsquos your experience, you&rsquore not alone. On several American Airlines aircraft, over 50% of economy seats are designated as Main Cabin Extra or Preferred seats &mdash which require payment to select if you don&rsquot have elite status.

For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

That can leave travelers with atrocious-looking seat maps like this one on AA&rsquos Airbus A330-300 from Charlotte (CLT) to London Heathrow (LHR):

(Screenshot courtesy of American Airlines)

Believe it or not, it gets worse. If you don&rsquot have elite status on American Airlines, the airline actually hides some available seats from you as these seats are reserved only for elite members.

Welcome to the crazy world of American Airlines seating.

We&rsquoll go through the four main categories of economy seating on American Airlines. Depending on your level of elite status and when you&rsquore choosing your seats, it could cost you over $100 to choose &mdash if you&rsquore able to choose it at all. Even more confusing, some seats are in two different categories at the same time.

Note: We are focusing on American Airlines&rsquo economy seats in this piece. If you&rsquore looking for a guide about which first class, business class or premium economy seats you should book, check out TPG&rsquos American Airlines premium seats ranked from best to worst.


A beginner’s guide to American Airlines economy seats

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

Main Cabin Extra, Preferred, elite-only seats &hellip oh my! When you go to select an economy seat on American Airlines, it might seem that every seat has some sort of designation. And if you&rsquore selecting a seat close to the departure date, you might be left with having to pay to select a decent seat or choosing a middle seat for a long international flight.

If that&rsquos your experience, you&rsquore not alone. On several American Airlines aircraft, over 50% of economy seats are designated as Main Cabin Extra or Preferred seats &mdash which require payment to select if you don&rsquot have elite status.

For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

That can leave travelers with atrocious-looking seat maps like this one on AA&rsquos Airbus A330-300 from Charlotte (CLT) to London Heathrow (LHR):

(Screenshot courtesy of American Airlines)

Believe it or not, it gets worse. If you don&rsquot have elite status on American Airlines, the airline actually hides some available seats from you as these seats are reserved only for elite members.

Welcome to the crazy world of American Airlines seating.

We&rsquoll go through the four main categories of economy seating on American Airlines. Depending on your level of elite status and when you&rsquore choosing your seats, it could cost you over $100 to choose &mdash if you&rsquore able to choose it at all. Even more confusing, some seats are in two different categories at the same time.

Note: We are focusing on American Airlines&rsquo economy seats in this piece. If you&rsquore looking for a guide about which first class, business class or premium economy seats you should book, check out TPG&rsquos American Airlines premium seats ranked from best to worst.


A beginner’s guide to American Airlines economy seats

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

Main Cabin Extra, Preferred, elite-only seats &hellip oh my! When you go to select an economy seat on American Airlines, it might seem that every seat has some sort of designation. And if you&rsquore selecting a seat close to the departure date, you might be left with having to pay to select a decent seat or choosing a middle seat for a long international flight.

If that&rsquos your experience, you&rsquore not alone. On several American Airlines aircraft, over 50% of economy seats are designated as Main Cabin Extra or Preferred seats &mdash which require payment to select if you don&rsquot have elite status.

For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

That can leave travelers with atrocious-looking seat maps like this one on AA&rsquos Airbus A330-300 from Charlotte (CLT) to London Heathrow (LHR):

(Screenshot courtesy of American Airlines)

Believe it or not, it gets worse. If you don&rsquot have elite status on American Airlines, the airline actually hides some available seats from you as these seats are reserved only for elite members.

Welcome to the crazy world of American Airlines seating.

We&rsquoll go through the four main categories of economy seating on American Airlines. Depending on your level of elite status and when you&rsquore choosing your seats, it could cost you over $100 to choose &mdash if you&rsquore able to choose it at all. Even more confusing, some seats are in two different categories at the same time.

Note: We are focusing on American Airlines&rsquo economy seats in this piece. If you&rsquore looking for a guide about which first class, business class or premium economy seats you should book, check out TPG&rsquos American Airlines premium seats ranked from best to worst.


A beginner’s guide to American Airlines economy seats

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

Main Cabin Extra, Preferred, elite-only seats &hellip oh my! When you go to select an economy seat on American Airlines, it might seem that every seat has some sort of designation. And if you&rsquore selecting a seat close to the departure date, you might be left with having to pay to select a decent seat or choosing a middle seat for a long international flight.

If that&rsquos your experience, you&rsquore not alone. On several American Airlines aircraft, over 50% of economy seats are designated as Main Cabin Extra or Preferred seats &mdash which require payment to select if you don&rsquot have elite status.

For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

That can leave travelers with atrocious-looking seat maps like this one on AA&rsquos Airbus A330-300 from Charlotte (CLT) to London Heathrow (LHR):

(Screenshot courtesy of American Airlines)

Believe it or not, it gets worse. If you don&rsquot have elite status on American Airlines, the airline actually hides some available seats from you as these seats are reserved only for elite members.

Welcome to the crazy world of American Airlines seating.

We&rsquoll go through the four main categories of economy seating on American Airlines. Depending on your level of elite status and when you&rsquore choosing your seats, it could cost you over $100 to choose &mdash if you&rsquore able to choose it at all. Even more confusing, some seats are in two different categories at the same time.

Note: We are focusing on American Airlines&rsquo economy seats in this piece. If you&rsquore looking for a guide about which first class, business class or premium economy seats you should book, check out TPG&rsquos American Airlines premium seats ranked from best to worst.


A beginner’s guide to American Airlines economy seats

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

Main Cabin Extra, Preferred, elite-only seats &hellip oh my! When you go to select an economy seat on American Airlines, it might seem that every seat has some sort of designation. And if you&rsquore selecting a seat close to the departure date, you might be left with having to pay to select a decent seat or choosing a middle seat for a long international flight.

If that&rsquos your experience, you&rsquore not alone. On several American Airlines aircraft, over 50% of economy seats are designated as Main Cabin Extra or Preferred seats &mdash which require payment to select if you don&rsquot have elite status.

For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

That can leave travelers with atrocious-looking seat maps like this one on AA&rsquos Airbus A330-300 from Charlotte (CLT) to London Heathrow (LHR):

(Screenshot courtesy of American Airlines)

Believe it or not, it gets worse. If you don&rsquot have elite status on American Airlines, the airline actually hides some available seats from you as these seats are reserved only for elite members.

Welcome to the crazy world of American Airlines seating.

We&rsquoll go through the four main categories of economy seating on American Airlines. Depending on your level of elite status and when you&rsquore choosing your seats, it could cost you over $100 to choose &mdash if you&rsquore able to choose it at all. Even more confusing, some seats are in two different categories at the same time.

Note: We are focusing on American Airlines&rsquo economy seats in this piece. If you&rsquore looking for a guide about which first class, business class or premium economy seats you should book, check out TPG&rsquos American Airlines premium seats ranked from best to worst.


A beginner’s guide to American Airlines economy seats

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

Main Cabin Extra, Preferred, elite-only seats &hellip oh my! When you go to select an economy seat on American Airlines, it might seem that every seat has some sort of designation. And if you&rsquore selecting a seat close to the departure date, you might be left with having to pay to select a decent seat or choosing a middle seat for a long international flight.

If that&rsquos your experience, you&rsquore not alone. On several American Airlines aircraft, over 50% of economy seats are designated as Main Cabin Extra or Preferred seats &mdash which require payment to select if you don&rsquot have elite status.

For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

That can leave travelers with atrocious-looking seat maps like this one on AA&rsquos Airbus A330-300 from Charlotte (CLT) to London Heathrow (LHR):

(Screenshot courtesy of American Airlines)

Believe it or not, it gets worse. If you don&rsquot have elite status on American Airlines, the airline actually hides some available seats from you as these seats are reserved only for elite members.

Welcome to the crazy world of American Airlines seating.

We&rsquoll go through the four main categories of economy seating on American Airlines. Depending on your level of elite status and when you&rsquore choosing your seats, it could cost you over $100 to choose &mdash if you&rsquore able to choose it at all. Even more confusing, some seats are in two different categories at the same time.

Note: We are focusing on American Airlines&rsquo economy seats in this piece. If you&rsquore looking for a guide about which first class, business class or premium economy seats you should book, check out TPG&rsquos American Airlines premium seats ranked from best to worst.


A beginner’s guide to American Airlines economy seats

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

Main Cabin Extra, Preferred, elite-only seats &hellip oh my! When you go to select an economy seat on American Airlines, it might seem that every seat has some sort of designation. And if you&rsquore selecting a seat close to the departure date, you might be left with having to pay to select a decent seat or choosing a middle seat for a long international flight.

If that&rsquos your experience, you&rsquore not alone. On several American Airlines aircraft, over 50% of economy seats are designated as Main Cabin Extra or Preferred seats &mdash which require payment to select if you don&rsquot have elite status.

For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

That can leave travelers with atrocious-looking seat maps like this one on AA&rsquos Airbus A330-300 from Charlotte (CLT) to London Heathrow (LHR):

(Screenshot courtesy of American Airlines)

Believe it or not, it gets worse. If you don&rsquot have elite status on American Airlines, the airline actually hides some available seats from you as these seats are reserved only for elite members.

Welcome to the crazy world of American Airlines seating.

We&rsquoll go through the four main categories of economy seating on American Airlines. Depending on your level of elite status and when you&rsquore choosing your seats, it could cost you over $100 to choose &mdash if you&rsquore able to choose it at all. Even more confusing, some seats are in two different categories at the same time.

Note: We are focusing on American Airlines&rsquo economy seats in this piece. If you&rsquore looking for a guide about which first class, business class or premium economy seats you should book, check out TPG&rsquos American Airlines premium seats ranked from best to worst.