17 NOVEMBER 2014
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From 22 November Premium Economy will be available on all 747-8 routes (Bangalore, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Peking, São Paolo, Seoul, Tokyo-Haneda and Washington DC) somewhat earlier than planned. (See BTN 15 September)
Features include a cleverly thought out seat developed by German company ZIM and a doubling of the free baggage allowance to two 23kg bags. For a fee of €25 passengers in the new class can access and relax in comfort in Lufthansa Business lounges prior to take-off. Once on board they will be greeted with a welcome drink and presented with an upmarket amenity kit. All the seats have a power socket. Meals will be served on china tableware. Available is an extensive inflight entertainment programme for passengers to view on a 12” tilting monitor fitted on the backrest of the seat in front.
Passengers can even upgrade last-minute to available Premium Economy seats at check-in at the airport.
The entire Lufthansa long haul fleet is to be equipped with Premium Economy by late summer 2015. Following its installation on the B747-8 fleet, the new class will be fitted on the airline’s Airbus A380s. www.lufthansa.com
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