Rumor is that AA will come out with a Premium Economy product in 2016

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    Though AA claims it is too early to say what will happen with upgrades, you've gotta believe they've already determined that 1) to use a SWU from Y>J, you'll have to buy PEY or 2) For people using SWUS (or miles+copay, I suppose), they'll still consider it as Y and allow Y>J, without any sort of minimum fare, etc.

    Interested to see how it all shakes out, though we obviously have some time before the first aircraft even rolls out with the new product..
     
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    Explats are going to be up in arms about that change. I'm guessing it will be Y to J still for SWU, with PEY getting priority.
     
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    I suspect you are right, but it has become difficult to predict airlines' policies in advance in this new normal. Seems to me that's particularly true with something so entirely new.

    Although I'm EXP, my regularly traveled routes don't include the aircraft affected, but from what I see, this is something quite innovative and positive. Status aside, this is something that many traveling with company induced restrictions will appreciate. It looks pretty darned comfortable to me. Certainly not J, but definitely tolerable.

    It's a clear bridge over the gap between Y (torture) and J (comfort). In fact, it looks quite similar to (actually better than) the J product on the E190s flown by Avianca between North and Central/South America. I'm flying that next week and looking forward to it.

    Interesting question: Will this mean a loss of MCE?
     
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    Aa has indicated that MCE will stay. In what capacity we don't know.

    I don't think I will be flying aa in 2017 (aadvantage gutted), so this won't affect me either. But this like you, I think this is an exciting new product.
     
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    Hopeful MCE remains.
     

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