American Brings Free Booze To Main Cabin Extra, Sends Self-Upgraders To Back Of Plane

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As I first wrote about in January, American was planning some improvements to Main Cabin Extra, which is their extra legroom economy section. Specifically, with these changes passengers seated in Main Cabin Extra will receive:

— Complimentary beer, wine, and spirits
— Easier access to overhead bin space with Group 5 boarding (in reality flight attendants won’t be policing this, but rather there will be placards indicating that the overhead bins above Main Cabin Extra are for passengers seated in that section only)

Airlines are increasingly trying to improve their extra legroom economy options, both to appease elite members given that upgrades are getting tougher to clear, and also to increase the revenue they earn from buy-ups.