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Hawaiian Airlines Debuts Premium Economy for as Low as $60 an 'Upgrade'

February 11, 2014 at 9:45 AM | by | ()

After a couple of in-flight Mai Tai beverages you might need a little bit extra room to stretch out and relax, and thankfully that’s now a possibility aboard Hawaiian Airlines. The carrier is jumping on the pay-to-play system when it comes to increased legroom seating, and now these options are officially up for sale to passengers.

You still might need to wait a few months before testing things out, but you can now at least pay a little extra for them and guarantee that they will be available for your flight later this year. These Extra Comfort economy seats will be first available on the carrier’s Airbus A330 fleet, and you are now welcome to select these better seats right on the airline’s website. Travel on or after August 1 is an option as of now, so you might want to delay that vacation until that time.

Extra Comfort seats will be spread across rows 11 to 14 as well as rows 33 to 34, and they’ll include five more inches of legroom—that’s a total of 36 inches of seat pitch. In addition to the extra comfort stuff travelers will score priority boarding at the gate, complimentary on-demand in-seat entertainment, and on certain planes as they become available—a place to plug in your electronic doodads.

As for pricing things will vary on the route, but for the shorter flights between the west coast and Hawaii you will be looking at $60 per person per way. International options are all set at $100—except to and from Tahiti—and $100 is also the price for those nonstop options between New York City and Honolulu.

Aloha to the extra legroom.

[Photo: Facebook / Hawaiian Airlines]

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