No first class for Lufthansa Boeing 777-9 jets

By Bloomberg News, November 28 2017
No first class for Lufthansa Boeing 777-9 jets

Lufthansa is thinking big with business class for its new Boeing 777-9s, but something the new jets won't have will be first class seats.

While the final layout of Lufthansa’s 34 ordered 777-9s hasn’t been decided, the carrier says they’ll accommodate 45 to 60 business passengers, but feature no first class cabin.

Lufthansa will offer business class seats that stretch to 7 feet (2.2 meters), aiming to boost the corporate appeal of a carrier that has only recently embraced flat-bed berths.

Passengers will be able to choose between six different setups in the business cabin, including a paired layout, an enhanced-privacy variant and one that offers slightly less snooze room while featuring more storage and work space. All but the extra-long berth will measure a standard 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 metres).

Read more: Here's what we know about Lufthansa's new Boeing 777-9 business class seat

All of the seats will also have direct aisle access, overcoming the need for some premium passengers to clamber past others – a requirement many airlines have already eradicated.

Lufthansa came late to the flat-bed revolution, rolling the seats out in business class only in 2013, more than a decade after pioneer British Airways.

The multi-option business berth set to debut on the new 777-9 fleet from 2020 should help the carrier enhance its credentials as an innovator as it seeks to become the first in Europe awarded five stars by the Skytrax ratings service.

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03 May 2013

Total posts 668

why anyone would fly a 777 on long haul is beyond me...worst experience of all amoungst modern day jets.

17 Dec 2013

Total posts 8

Without F, no one will miss much. 2 weeks ago I was on LH flight in F IAD-FRA, seat 1A. At the door, “1A, your seat is over there” he pointed. From then on I had to ask for everything. No offer to take my jacket. Seat 1A has no storage, so I had to ask. Apparently some VIPs in F who got constant attention and constant refills. Food was pretty horrible as well. Oso bucco with risotto nearly inedible, really looked like cow poo. When I commented to Purser, I was told “others liked it” No offer of dessert, FA clearing tablecloth until I asked about dessert. “Oh, you want dessert?”

2 FAs for eight seats, not good service. Worse, this was a PAID ticket, not some upgrade or miles weenie.

I wrote to LH customer service via their website (a trial itself); response was $150.00 dinner credit with no instructions on how to get the credit.

Pretty much done with LH.

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