Long Haul Premium: Upper Middle Class ─ for the Upper Middle Class was issued today as a 14-page report. It includes the results of a review of 20 leading global network carriers regarding their long haul premium economy cabins. The report describes the trends which support the potential for premium economy to someday deliver more profits than business class. “Premium” has become a post-pandemic buzzword for airlines, and for the travel industry overall. The word is liberally applied to a wide array of travel products, such as first and business class, airport lounges, luxury hotels, big SUV rental cars, and of course, premium economy.