Just received this...sounds like it may be a minor enhancement for those who can access preferred seating, and a way to nickel and dime (and crowd) those who can't. I mostly fly short-haul on E190's operated by Sky Regional and others and haven't seen the enhanced seating on any of my flights yet. ___________________________ Dear Being a highflier like you means that you have the privilege to stretch out and enjoy extra legroom in Preferred Seats when you travel with Air Canada. We’re happy to announce that there will soon be more Preferred Seats to choose from. Beginning April 7, 2014, we’re expanding the amount of Preferred Seats by reconfiguring the first few rows of the Economy Class cabin, offering up to 4 extra inches of legroom. This will be available on most Air Canada and Air Canada Express aircraft operating within North America. Here’s a preview of the timelines for the rollout of additional Preferred Seats, by aircraft type: •Airbus A320 and Embraer 175 aircraft, completed by April 7, 2014 •Airbus A321 aircraft, completed by early June •Airbus A319 and Embraer 190 aircraft, completed by late June What this means for you As we finish reconfiguring each aircraft type, you’ll continue to enjoy the same access to Preferred Seats as you do today, based on your Altitude status and the fare option purchased. Once the first few rows of the Economy Class cabin become Preferred Seats, other customers will be eligible to purchase these seats for a fee. For flights operated with our international fleet of Airbus A330, Boeing 767, Boeing 777 and Boeing 787 aircraft, there will be no changes made to the availability of Preferred Seats. Altitude members will continue to enjoy priority access to the seats in the first few rows of the Economy Class cabin. With more Preferred Seats than ever, you can continue to count on enhanced comfort when you travel.