Cathay Pacific now enables Economy Class passengers to reserve seats with extra leg room for an additional charge.
Previously these seats could only be booked by higher tier members of its frequent flyer programme or those buying tickets in the highest booking classes. All customers can now secure an “extra leg room” seat on longhaul flights by paying US$100 per sector, or by redeeming 20,000 Asia Miles.
From 1 January, “extra leg room” seats will be bookable on the airline’s flights to and from Mainland China and regional destinations, for US$25 or 5,000 Asia Miles. Top tier members of its Marco Polo Club loyalty programme (silver tier and above) will still be able to book these seats for no additional charge. The seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.