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JAL changes the economics of premium economy

Upgrading to wider seats with more legroom will cost more at the airport

Premium economy seats on a Japan Airlines' jetliner

TOKYO -- Japan Airlines this month hiked the fees it charges passengers who want to upgrade their economy seats to premium economy at the airport. JAL is betting that business travelers will be willing to pay 5,000 yen to 10,000 yen ($45.27 to $90.53) more than they used to for this kind of change.

The fees vary depending on seat availability.

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