RedAirForce From Ukraine, joined Aug 1999, 197 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3612 times:
I was recently asked to go on a group exchange to Shanghai for a few weeks this June. I am looking forward to the time in China, but not the 14+ hour flights. I am 6'4" and long flights are just torture. The group leader says we are in Premium Econ. What does this mean? Do I get more legroom? I have not flown CO since they were merged with UA and have never done more than a 9 hour flight. I have limited options with tickets being with the group.
blueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4024 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3585 times:
Premium Eco doesn't exist on CO. All international aircraft in CO's fleet have BusinessFirst and regular coach, nothing else.
Your group leader may have booked you a ticket sold by CO on UA metal with a connection either in ORD or SFO, which would explain the "premium eco" statement as UA does offer Economy Plus. It mainly consists of a regular coach seat with increased pitch (details here).
I am somewhat skeptical, however, as the 14+ flight hours matches the 14h 40 minutes block time of CO's non-stop EWR-PVG flight.
UA's Economy Plus will eventually find its way into CO aircraft, but not by June.