American Airlines launches Main Cabin Extra seating

As promised earlier this year, American Airlines is unveiling a new product that provides extra legroom for those seated in the main cabin.

Dubbed "Main Cabin Extra," the seats provide a number of extra benefits: four to six inches of additional legroom, Group 1 boarding (which helps ensure that there will be carry-on space available), and seats near the front of the plane for faster boarding and disembarking.

Access to these seats is complimentary for AAdvantage® Executive Platinum, AAdvantage® Platinum, oneworld® Emerald and Sapphire, and customers who have purchased a full-fare main cabin ticket. Other passengers can purchase the additional legroom for between $8 and $118 per flight.

Main Cabin Extra seats are currently available on select 767-300, 757 and 777-300ER aircraft, and additional aircraft types will be made available throughout 2013. Travelers can look for Main Cabin Extra when selecting their seats on or can also use airport self-service machines.

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