Premium economy class on a Singapore Airlines Airbus A350. Premium economy seats offer a little more legroom and a wider screen, and typically cost twice as much as standard economy. Photo: Alamy

Why airlines offer premium economy – they probably make more profit from those seats than any other

Premium economy is a money-spinner for airlines, because it offers little more than basic economy but can cost three times as much – at a time when first-class and business class revenues are flat

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Premium economy class on a Singapore Airlines Airbus A350. Premium economy seats offer a little more legroom and a wider screen, and typically cost twice as much as standard economy. Photo: Alamy
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