Premium Economy

Premium Economy service
Premium Economy legroom
Premium Economy seats

An elevated international travel experience

A Premium Economy ticket includes special amenities in the air and on the ground with seats between Flagship® Business and Main Cabin. Available on select international routes over 3,000 miles.

Fly in Premium Economy

You can buy a seat in Premium Economy on our 787-9 and select 777-200 aircraft now with more routes coming soon.

Fly now

Between Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW) and:

  • Madrid (MAD)
  • Paris (CDG)
  • Sao Paulo (GRU)
  • Seoul (ICN)

Starting July 5

For a limited time, between Chicago (ORD) and:

Paris (CDG)

Starting August 4

Between Los Angeles (LAX) and:

Tokyo Narita, Japan (NRT)

Starting October 5

Between Los Angeles (LAX) and:

Auckland, New Zealand (AKL)

Starting November 6

Between Los Angeles (LAX) and:

Sydney, Australia (SYD)

Starting December 15

Select 777-200 routes

In the air

Planes and seats

More legroom and wider, adjustable leather seats with extendable foot, leg and head rests.


Premium dining

Chef-inspired meal with free beer, wine and spirits.

Premium dining


Free, personal on-demand entertainment with larger monitors and noise-reducing headphones.

Inflight entertainment

Wi-Fi and connectivity

Wi-Fi is available for purchase and every seat includes power outlets and USB ports.

Wi-Fi and connectivity

Inflight comfort

Get comfortable with our complimentary amenity kits, pillows and blankets.

On the ground

Priority boarding

Board through the Priority lane in Group 4.

Boarding process

Loyalty benefits

AAdvantage® members

Earn more Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) when you buy a Premium Economy ticket – helping you get to elite status faster. See what you’ll earn on American flights.

American Airlines

Awards and upgrades

AAdvantage awards and upgrades into Premium Economy aren’t available now, but will be at a later date.

For now, you can upgrade to Business from Main Cabin and Premium Economy using your AAdvantage miles or systemwide upgrades.

Elite status

Flying with AAdvantage® / oneworld® status? You can enjoy even more benefits like mileage bonuses, extra bag allowances, lounge access and more.

Elite status benefits

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