Premium Economy

Premium Economy service
Premium Economy legroom
Premium Economy seats

An elevated travel experience

A Premium Economy ticket includes special amenities with seats behind Flagship®, Business or First. You can buy a ticket on these aircraft with more coming soon:

  • 777-300s
  • 787-9s
  • A330-200s
  • Select 777-200s flying internationally and to Hawaii

On the ground

Priority privileges

Speed through check-in, security and boarding at the airport and get your checked bags first when you land.

Priority privileges

In the air

Wider seats

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


Chef-inspired dining*

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

Premium dining

Free entertainment*

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

Inflight entertainment

Wi-Fi and power

Never miss a beat while you’re on board with Wi-Fi. Plus, every seat includes power outlets and USB ports.

Wi-Fi and connectivity

Inflight comfort*

Get comfortable with a complimentary amenity kit, and a pillow and blanket created alongside sleep technology company Casper exclusively for us.

*Product may vary for Premium Economy Hawaii

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 from Main Cabin or Premium Economy to First or Business using your AAdvantage miles or systemwide upgrades. For flights to / from Hawaii, Executive Platinum and Platinum Pro members receive complimentary upgrades if seats are available. Platinum and Gold members can use 500-mile 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