What are Economy/Coach flights?
Economy Class is a type of cabin class and also known as coach class, basic economy, third class or standard class. The Economy Class cabin is considered to be a basic cabin class, with standard service and comfort.
Economy Classes differs from airline to airline and many include complimentary services and amenities such as great food and drink, comfortable seating, in-flight entertainment, enough legroom, amenity kits and more. The prices of flights tickets tend to be much cheaper in the economy than other classes such as Premium Economy, Business and First Class.
As well as the complimentary service that Economy Class passengers receive in-flight they also receive a range of benefits for passengers on the ground too. For instance, some airlines offer extra baggage, free Wi-Fi, free seat selection, and in some cases access to Economy Class lounges.
Each year airlines are doing there best to increase the services and comfort offered in economy class.
What is the difference between Economy Class and Premium Economy?
Economy class is the lowest tier of all the classes on the aircraft and the Premium Economy is a higher class to economy. Many small airlines do not provide a Premium Economy cabin and therefore, the Economy Class cabin has taken many of the services, benefits and amenities that can be found in Premium Class.
For many big airlines, the Economy class is a separate cabin to Premium Economy Class, you can expect the Economy class to be less spacious than the premium economy class. Premium Class offers more legroom, wider seats, power outlets, larger entertainment systems, more choice of food and added privacy. However, if the airline doesn't offer Premium Economy and offers only Economy Class, you can be sure that the Economy Class cabin is the airline's standard cabin class with the most complete level of service.
Is the Economy Class expensive?
Economy class is normally the cheapest option out of all the classes. If you're on a budget, travelling as a family, or just want affordable tickets then the economy class is the right choice for you. Many people are interested in getting from A to B and don't want the pampering services that the higher classes offer. You may want to check out our guide on the best airlines for economy class to suit your preferences.