A couple of our favourite travel agents has given us the lowdown on great deals for Business and Premium Economy for those who prefer their long haul flying to be in style and comfort.

Emma Whiting Travel in Melbourne has a business class return airfare to Rome for $6985 with Cathay Pacific. This price will have you enjoying the luxury of fully flat beds, a great stopover destination in Hong Kong and great connections. You can contact the team at info@emmawhitingtravel.com.au or call on (03) 9481 1077

Travel Specialists Mosman in Sydney sent this update and advice on Premium Economy early bird deals.

When looking at airlines that operate a Premium Economy service to Europe, the main players offering a one transit through to Europe are:  Qantas Airways, British Airways, Cathay Pacific & Singapore Airlines.

Based on travel to London in June 2016, the best Premium Economy fare currently available is Singapore Airlines  $3541 return closely followed by Cathay Pacific at $3568 return.  Both fares are inclusive of taxes.  *Terms & Conditions do apply.

In general terms Premium Economy class is 85% more expensive than economy class.  So is it worth it, we think so.

  • Smaller cabin (normally holding 42 seats)
  • Dedicated cabin staff to look after your needs
  • On average seats are 5cm wider than economy class
  • On average seats recline an extra 7.5cm
  • Noise cancelling head sets
  • Larger personal TV screens
  • Laptop power ports (subject to aircraft type)
  • Premium food service
  • Cathay Pacific even has their own Premium Economy class washroom (most carriers ask you to use the economy washroom)

It is important to know Premium Economy is a ‘step up’ from economy class and it is not a cheaper option for business class.   Today’s premium carriers offer a totally different business class experience – including fully lie flat beds!

For more details you can contact the Mosman Travel team at travel@mostravel.com.au or call on (02) 9932 4000.

Both of these agents also handle bookings for Big Yellow Suitcase small group tours so you can do a one stop shop. Where will you be going in 2016?

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