Mile high club? Lufthansa First Class unveils private double room

Mile high club? Lufthansa First Class unveils private double room
Credit: Lufthansa

German airline Lufthansa is expanding its first class offering with the "Suite Plus", a separate cabin with two wide seats that can be turned into a double bed.

The suite – a completely private room for two people – will be available to book on its new 'Allegris' experience offered on more than 80 long-haul aircraft (A350, Boeing 777 and 787). It will also be available on the airline's Boeing 747s from 2024. A return ticket will reportedly cost close to €10,000 per person, depending on the destination.

"The First Class Suite's features are unparalleled anywhere in the world. With this flying private room, Lufthansa is setting a new standard in comfort and individuality within its most sophisticated travel class," the company stated in a press release on Wednesday.

People travelling in this "premium first-class setting" can also enjoy a luxury menu served whenever they want. The airline will also make changes to its other travel classes on long-haul flights, bringing suites to its business class complete with chest-high walls and sliding doors.

Comfort at any cost?

The company did not note to what extent the larger suites will reduce other seats on planes. Yet they will considerably increase the emissions per person. The airline tried to mitigate this with an affirmation of its aim to "significantly reduce the average CO2 emissions of its fleet," in some cases by up to 30%.

The entire Lufthansa group, which includes sister airline Brussels Airlines, will invest €2.5 billion in new products and services by 2025. The suite, however, will only be introduced on Lufthansa flights, not on Brussels Airlines planes.

Related News

"We also continuously invest in improving our offer for travellers but we don't plan to go as far as Lufthansa," Brussels Airlines' spokesperson Joëlle Neeb told Belga News Agency.

Copyright © 2024 The Brussels Times. All Rights Reserved.