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Lufthansa unveils new business class suite for the A350

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Lufthansa unveils new business class suite for the A350

We have been eagerly awaiting a FULL reveal of the brand new Lufthansa business class on the A350. We’ve seen little hints, sneak peeks, but Lufthansa had a massive press day and we now have all the details on their new product named “Allegris.”

It’s not just a business class, or a business class with a throne seat in the middle, but it’s a wild mix of different business class seats with doors all in one cabin. I’ve never seen anything like it, really.

One thing that is assuredly true…it’s a massive improvement on the current business class found on most Lufthansa planes. The current Business Class seen on the 747-8i – review here

It’s worth noting that Lufthansa has 4 A350s currently flying with a completely different business class than above or the newly unveiled suites. These planes were originally intended for Phillipine Airlines and Hainan Airlines. Currently the A350s are flying from Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto. Here’s what that business class looks like:

The new A350 Lufthansa Business Class Cabin layout – 7 different choices

This is unlike any business class layout I’ve seen.

  1. First off, you can see that the front seats on the middle are very similar to Virgin Atlantic’s new A330neo Suite which is bigger and suited for those traveling together.
  2. The bulkhead window seats are quite spectacular as well with large work areas and what looks to be more storage and larger footwells
  3. Directly behind that, you can see a “throne” style seat.
  4. Directly behind that you can see a setup that would have an obstruction between passengers
  5. The rearmost middle seats which don’t have that obstruction. I’d assume that is to accommodate the footwell of the throne seats.
  6. Then, compare the window seats in row 2 to row 6 – the work area is massively different between them.
  7. Then you have 2 different kinds of window seats alternating closer to the aisle vs window

Wow.

a top view of a plane

The business class double suite

This is something we are beginning to see more and more of: almost a business class+ seat in the front of the cabin. I wonder how this will be allocated or if when redeeming points you will be able to pay to upgrade into it. For instance, on Virgin’s A330-neo you can pay a fee ( I believe it’s around $300 ) to book the front suite.

a plane with seats and windows

The Bulkhead window suite

This looks simply divine.

  • Large ipad style IFE control,
  • 4k tv, up to 27inches
  • lie flat seat 2.2 meter seat,
  • sliding door
  • wirelessly charging
  • bluetooth headphone
  • and at least one large storage cabinet.

Lufthansa really hit a home run I’d say.

a seat in a planeWhat aircraft will feature this?

This is what Lufthansa had to say regarding the first debut in 2024 ( we shall see if that happens, this thing has been a long time coming and delayed many times ). One cool thing is that the 747-8 is going to be retrofit not retired! That is amazing and makes me wonder what seat they will use upstairs

With “Allegris”, more than 80 brand-new Lufthansa aircraft, such as Boeing 787-9s, Airbus A350s and Boeing 777-9s, will fly to destinations around the world. Aircraft already in service with Lufthansa, such as the Boeing 747-8, will also be retrofitted. The simultaneous improvement of the travel experience in all classes and the replacement of more than 27,000 seats are unique in Lufthansa’s history. In this way, the company is underscoring its clear premium and quality claim. By 2025, the Lufthansa Group will invest a total of 2.5 billion euros in product and service.

an airplane with a glass of champagne and a table

a room with monitors and chairs an airplane with a few monitors

Recap – Count me impressed

With doors, you don’t really have to worry about getting bumped even sitting close to the aisle. The biggest thing I can’t wrap my head around is how they will price these… the bulkhead window seats are massively better than the middle aisle seats, as is the throne, and obviously the first row business double suite. I know on Austrian and Swiss you can pay to reserve a throne in advance, or those with elite status can snag it, but within 24 hours it’s a free for all. Regardless, this is a stunning debut for Lufthansa and while I don’t think it’s quite QSuites or The Room,  I’d argue it could make them a contender for best business class in the world.

 

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