ASK LUCKY (and each other)

Have a travel related question? Post it here, and I’ll do my best to answer it as quickly as possible.

Anyone can post a question, but you'll get the most benefit from registering to join our forum. You'll be able to see when your question is answered, and like comments from other users.

This space is intended to be more of a community as well, so feel free to jump in and share tips!

Thanks for reading!


Inflight Experience / Seating Business Class/Economy

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by Basey, Dec 19, 2018.

  1. Basey

    Basey Reader

    Does economy have to buy their own food ?
    Would economy passenger be allowed in the business airport lounge if travelliing with a business class passenger?
    Does economy have TV in seat head rests?
  2. OCTinPHL

    OCTinPHL Active Member

    Likes Received:
    Hi Basey,

    a lot depends on a) what airline you are flying; and b) domestically or internationally.

    Domestically, almost all economy passengers have to purchase food (unless you are top tier elite at some airlines, like AA). I think some Delta transcontinental flights offer free meals in economy, but those routes are few and far between (I think). AA is in the process of phasing out seatback entertainment, and instead offering streaming services. I think Delta and United are much better in that regard than AA. As for domestic lounges, only members (paying members, credit card holders, even day passes) get access to lounges, except in certain circumstances (AA first and and biz passengers between JFK and SFO/LAX for instance).

    Internationally, most airlines offer seatback entertainment and most offer a meal in economy (but not the low-cost carriers). A business class flyer usually gets access to a lounge, and depending on his/her status on an airline / alliance, may be able to bring a guest into the lounge.

    Hope this helps.
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2018
    rickyw likes this.