Lufthansa has revealed its new Allegris seating options in all classes on long haul flights.
- a double suite in First and Business
- 7 different seat options in Business
Allegris is the brand name for Lufthansa’s new long haul product in all classes: Economy, Premium Economy, Business and First Class.
It will come on more than 80 brand-new aircraft, such as Boeing 787-9s, Airbus A350s and Boeing 777-9s.
Aircraft already in service with Lufthansa, such as the Boeing 747-8, will be retrofitted.
Starting from September 2023, any newly delivered Boeing 787-9 will have:
- 28 Business Class (including four business suites) in a 1-2-1 layout (sort of)
- 28 Premium Economy seats n a 2-3-2 layout
- 231 Economy seats ( 34 with extra legroom) in a 2-3-2 layout
The new Airbus A350-900 will have:
- 3 First Class Suites in a 1-1-1 layout
- 28 Business Class in a 1-2-1 layout (sort of)
- 24 Premium Economy in a 2-3-2 layout
- 201 Economy class seats (22 with extra legroom) in a 3-3-3 layout
The Green bit
Lufthansa says the “Allegris” product focuses on sustainability. It is using recyclable materials for all 27,000 seats, as well as for blankets, cushions and covers.
BUT…how does that fit with the vast amount of space each First Class passenger will use compared with the plebs in Economy. And the extra weight from side panels and doors in First and Business???
Research suggest that passengers in business class are responsible for 2.6 to 4.3 times more emissions coach. This is based on the floor space taken up by each passenger, along with weight considerations and other factors. Looks like these products will increase that figure.
Three First Class suites- in a 1-1-1 layout – will have floor to ceiling walls and sliding doors. One of the suites will be a “Suite Plus”: a separate double cabin with a large table and two wide seats that can be combined into a double bed.
Passengers can warm or cool their nearly one-meter-wide seats in the suite according to their personal needs and connect their own mobile device to the entertainment system.
Ample storage space is provided by a suite wardrobe so that passengers can comfortably change and have all their personal belongings at hand. There are no overhead bins, further enhancing the already very spacious feel.
The crew serves the gourmet menu on, a large table, at a time requested by the passengers.
The new First Class will be introduced in 2024, on the newly delivered Airbus A350s.
Passengers in Business Class can also look forward to their own suite, which offers even more comfort and privacy due to chest-high walls and sliding doors.
Passengers in the first rows can enjoy extended personal space, a monitor up to 27 inches in size and ample storage. Each suite also offers its own wardrobe and personal minibar. Inside, it is possible to connect the two suites so that business class passengers traveling together can enjoy a large degree of privacy.
Passengers can choose between seven seat options:
- suites in the first row
- an extra-long bed measuring 2.20 meters
- extra space and work area
- a seat with a baby bassinet
- an exclusive seat directly by the window
- a double seat, in which the centre console can be retracted to turn it into a reclining surface for two
- regular seat
All seating options feature a large number of features:
- each seat is directly accessible from the aisle.
- high seat walls and generous shoulder space provide greater privacy
- seats can be converted into a bed at least two meters long
- high-definition screens (4K)
- gnerously-sized dining tables
- wireless charging
- noise-canceling headphones
- Bluetooth connectivity
- a heating and cooling system, giving business class passengers the flexibility to set their own temperature
For comfortable side sleeping, seats also feature a shoulder sink-in, allowing the shoulder to sink into the seat.
A tablet-sized control unit provides access to all seating, lighting, heating/cooling and entertainment functions.
Premium Economy and Economy
The “Allegris” seat offers more legroom, a fold-out leg rest, and can be adjusted further back than the current model.
Because it will be integrated into a hard shell, adjusting it will have no effect on fellow passengers in the row behind. The table and monitor always remain in position.
Premium Economy Class passengers will also receive a travel amenity kit made of sustainable materials.
The new Premium Economy Class is already in use with SWISS. It was introduced by them in spring 2022.
Nothing dramatic in Economy. Its the basic 3-3-3 layout with 31-inch legroom.
Passengers will have the option of booking additional seats in the first rows that offer more legroom, or a free seat next to them.
Might be better paying to go in one of those seven Business seats.
N.B. All Images: [Image: Lufthansa]