Today Lufthansa announced that it’s new premium economy seat is now installed on 50% of it’s global fleet- that’s 53 planes including all its Airbus A380s and Boeing 747-8s.
What’s so great about Lufthansa’s premium economy seat?
>It’s not business class, which means your company is more likely to pay for it.
>Premium economy is not much more expensive than this summer’s jacked up economy fares. For example, in June, mid-week business class seats on nonstops between San Francisco or Los Angeles and Frankfurt are in the astounding $9,000 range. Premium economy is going for $2,913. Economy class? It’s running at about $2,800. We checked prices on Washington Dulles to Frankfurt, and they were almost identical. So it’s kind of a no brainer for summer travel.
>The seat is just over an inch wider than standard economy, and each seat gets its own armrest/console.
>Seats pitch is a generous 38 inches compared to the tighter 31 inches in standard economy.
>Premium economy passengers can pay $28 to $56 to enjoy Lufthansa business class lounges- verboten for standard economy passengers.
>Lufthansa says that passengers in premium economy get about 50% more personal space than those in standard economy.
>Premium economy seats get special head rests and foot rests.
>Each seat has a 12-inch seatback touch screen for entertainment
>Passengers can carry on two pieces of luggage up to 50 pounds total weight- twice as much as regular economy.
Lufthansa’s entire long haul fleet should have the new seats by this fall.
Have you tried out Lufthansa’s new seat? Would you? Please leave your comments below.