- Jonathan Chum
Alaska Airlines has a long and storied history, but the airline is still as innovative and forward-thinking as ever. One of their latest offerings is Alaska Premium Class, an upgrade to your seat on select flights that gives you more room to stretch out and relax while in the air. If you'd like to take advantage of this experience in 2019, here's everything you need to know about flying Alaska Airlines Premium Class:
What to expect flying Alaska Airlines Premium Class
If you're flying Alaska Airlines Premium Class, you can expect to be treated like a VIP. You'll have in-seat power outlets, a hot meal (with wine or beer), and extra leg room. However, the most exciting part about flying Alaska Airlines Premium Class is that you'll get to enjoy this experience with one other person - your travel companion! In other words, it's the perfect place for couples or friends to connect over their shared love of adventure and luxury travel!
Alaska Premium Class gives you room to stretch out and relax.
Alaska Premium Class gives you room to stretch out and relax. Your seat has a pitch of 38 in (96.5 cm) and is 18 in (46 cm) wide, which is larger than an economy seat but not as wide as the spacious seats found on international flights, where pitches can be up to 60 in (152 cm). The extra legroom means that you'll be able to lie flat with your feet on the floor.
Your seat features an adjustable headrest that moves up and down as well as forward and backward, so if you want something between a lean-back position and full upright mode, this is it! You can also control the angle at which your arm rests by loosening some knobs under the armrests --- just make sure not to break anything!
An added benefit of having such generous room is that Alaska offers blankets during winter months when temperatures drop below 40°F outside --- perfect for those who are sensitive to cold weather or like cozy comfort for its own sake.
Catch some sleep on Alaska Airlines' adjustable plush cushion headrests and fleece blankets.
Premium Class passengers can enjoy plush cushion headrests, fleece blankets and extra legroom. Plus, Premium Class customers will find a variety of added amenities to make their flight even more comfortable. In-seat laptop power outlets and USB ports are available at all seats in Premium Class, so you can stay connected with your work or entertainment device while you travel. Personal on-demand video screens allow you to watch movies and TV shows on demand while you enjoy our first class service.
In-seat laptop power outlets, USB ports, and personal on-demand video screens.
When you're flying in Premium Class, you will enjoy the convenience of having two USB ports in each row. You also have an in-seat power outlet for your laptop and a personal on-demand video screen that allows you to watch movies or TV shows on your own individual monitor. If you want to connect with others while flying, there is a wifi hotspot available so that passengers can stay connected throughout the flight.
Exclusive complimentary hot meal service with a glass of wine or beer onboard.
You'll be treated to an exclusive complimentary hot meal service with a glass of wine or beer onboard. The meals are prepared daily in our galley using fresh ingredients, and served on china and linen tablecloths.
We also have a selection of non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase in the lounge car, including water, soda and juice.
How much does Alaska Airlines' premium class cost?
Alaska Airlines' premium class costs more than most other airlines' first class. But it's not quite as expensive as business class on some carriers, and it definitely isn't as costly as economy class on others.
A one-way flight from Anchorage to Seattle in Alaska Premium Class will set you back 2,700 USD (this price is an average based on current rates). You can find out how much your upcoming flight will cost by entering your specific dates into the search field here: https://www.alaskaair.com/flights/premium_class_rates/Pages/Booking-a-Flight.aspx
For comparison's sake: if we look at Delta Air Lines' domestic first class fares for flights between Seattle and Anchorage, we see that their lowest price is about $1,000 one way---or about half the cost of flying in Alaska Premium Class! But keep in mind that Delta's business class fares are also lower than Alaska Airlines'.
Alaska Premium Class is the ultimate way to enjoy your travel experience.
Alaska Premium Class is the ultimate way to enjoy your travel experience. The food and service are superb, the seats spacious and comfortable, and you'll get to watch a movie or listen to music on your laptop or mobile device.
Before boarding an Alaska Airlines flight in Premium Class, you will be asked if you want to take part in either a hot towel service or shoe shine service (both are complimentary). If these services are not requested when checking in for your flight, they can still be requested at any time during the flight by contacting an Alaska Airlines agent who will bring them out immediately!
I hope you enjoyed reading about all of the amazing features that are offered in Alaska Airlines Premium Class. The cost for this level of service is not cheap, but if you can afford it, then I would definitely recommend booking a flight on one of their planes to experience this luxurious experience for yourself!