Lufthansa has released photos of its new “Allegris” line of cabin seating, including the first images of the first class suites planned for its future fleet. The carrier will offer at least eight different types of seating on board its long-haul fleet going forward.
The largest investment in premium products in our company’s history underpins our claim to continue to be the leading Western premium airline in the future.– CEO Carsten Spohr
New Lufthansa First Class Suites
The new Lufthansa First Class Suites will offer increased privacy, with walls that stretch nearly to the ceiling of the aircraft. The seat will be nearly one meter wide, and convert to a 2 meter long bed. It includes a personal wardrobe along with baggage storage options. The company points out that the suite is large enough that travelers can change into their Lufthansa-provided pajamas on board.
Passengers will have an absurdly large IFE screen available, as well as a Bluetooth link for headphones and wireless charging of phones.
Shared dining in the Suite is offered.
New Lufthansa Business Class options
The business class cabin in the Allegris line includes at least two options for travelers. In the front row of the cabin passengers will have higher walls and doors that completely close. It will also include a personal wardrobe closet, similar to the First Class Suites, and a 27″ IFE screen. No images of this product were included in the release. Further details are expected in Spring 2023.
For the rest of the cabin the walls will be 114cm (~45in) high and the IFE screen will be 17″.
All the business class seats will convert to a 2 meter bed and offer wireless charging and Bluetooth headphones pairing. The release also says pairing of a smartphone, tablet or PC to the IFE kit via Bluetooth will be available. This implies some sort of streaming content from the device to the IFE screen. Supporting that over Bluetooth would be an interesting choice, but it is certainly worth paying some attention to. Several companies have been teasing this concept in recent months, though none seemed to have it fully baked yet.
Expanding the Lufthansa Group Premium Economy
The new Lufthansa Group Premium Economy Class, first flying on Swiss, will also fly on these new Lufthansa configurations. The seat is integrated into a hard shell and can be adjusted without affecting passengers in the row behind. The seat offers generous space in the upper body and leg areas, and is equipped with a fold-out leg rest.
Passengers have a 15.6″ screen and will have access to high-quality, noise-canceling headphones on board.
Many new Lufthansa Economy Class options
The back of the planes will offer a number of seating options for travelers looking to secure incremental comfort without moving up to the next class of service.
The first few rows of economy will offer extra legroom. Passengers will also have an option to pay for the middle seat to be blocked. Lufthansa shows this with a tray table installed, similar to EuroBiz offerings. And, of course, there are the regular economy seats.
Lufthansa is also introducing “Sleeper’s Row 2.0” on all new long-haul aircraft, as part of Allegris. This builds on the offering launched in 2020 and expanded last year. The new version will offer a flip-up extension of the seat, akin to the Air New Zealand SkyCouch. It will also include an extra mattress for increased comfort.
Presumably the extra leg room seats will be sold same as they are today, as a higher advance seat assignment fee. The blocked middle and Sleeper’s Row are more likely to be sold closer to day of travel or only at the airport, as they reduce the carrier’s ability to sell seats on board. Details on that are not yet confirmed.
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