9 AUGUST 2021
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It’s not new, Air New Zealand used to offer something similar on its former London route. Lufthansa guests travelling in Economy Class on selected long-haul flights now have the option of booking a Sleeper’s Row at the check-in or at the boarding gate.
The attraction is an exclusive entire row of seats for themselves, consisting of three to four adjacent seats, for the entire duration of the flight.
The offer comes with a comfortable pillow, blanket and mattress topper of Business Class quality, allowing passengers to fully relax while on board before reaching their final destination. The safety during the flight is ensured by a special seat belt, which remains fastened even when the passenger is lying down, including separate safety instructions. As a bonus passengers who book a Sleeper's Row can benefit from pre-boarding, allowing them to enter the aircraft before other passengers.
Lufthansa tested the Sleeper's Row on the route Frankfurt – São Paulo – Frankfurt for several weeks at the end of last year. The offer received much positive feedback from passengers and was in high demand.
The airline says that the Sleeper's Row is a further step towards more product diversity in Economy Class to meet passengers' wishes for more comfort and individuality.
The surcharge is between €159 and €229 per route. A maximum of three Sleeper's Rows are offered per flight. Reservations in advance are not possible.
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Jo Kemp, United Kingdom
A max of 3 sleeper rows per flight? Hardly going to inspire any promise that if you want one, you might actually get it???