Onboard one of American’s new pimped out Airbus A319s, Prince William had a bulkhead window seat for the 1 hour 40 minute flight.
The Prince could certainly have bought first class, or purchased miles and paid a cash co-pay…
So either it was a publicity stunt or just the effect of moving from MD80s with 16 first class seats to these new planes that have only 8.
It certainly wasn’t frugality as one imagines that he did not continue in coach for his connecting Dallas – London flight on British Airways.
Royal or no, I’d personally take American’s new 777-300ER product that’s flying to London over BA’s forward cabins.
It should be noted that there’s a reasonable likelihood the Prince obtained his bulkhead seat through some sort of royal privilege — or Oneworld Emerald status.
(HT: Henry Harteveldt on Facebook)