Lufthansa offers a new cabin to its A320s

While the cabins of its Airbus A320 family still look very good, Lufthansa has decided to give them a facelift and has just presented the seat that will equip its single-aisle fleet tomorrow.

According to the airline, these seats will provide additional comfort (although it is fortunate that it is not the opposite!).

By experience I find the seats of the A320/A321 of Lufthansa of beautiful manufacture and very premium aspect but with a slightly hard seat at first contact. My backside systematically tells me “it’s going to be complicated”…. and wrongly so, because a few minutes later I don’t think about it anymore and I’ve made very comfortable flights of almost 3 hours in this cabin. But it is nevertheless the impression that remains at first contact.

Change with continuity at Lufthansa

Let’s hope that this point of detail will be solved because for the rest I find this cabin visually very successful. It improves the product without breaking with a sober aesthetic line that, in my opinion, is very pleasing.

More reclining seats

In the current cabin the backrest angle was 12° when upright. According to the airline, the new cabin will be 20 degrees in economy and 26 degrees in business. If confirmed, this is a real breakthrough.

We also note (and finally ….) the arrival of USB sockets and a tablet holder.

A consistent fleet

We will find this cabin tomorrow on all the airline’s A320/A320 Neo series aircraft (202 aircraft) ! Indeed, unlike other airlines, the German airline offers the same cabin on all its aircraft of the same type, regardless of whether they are assigned to domestic or medium-haul routes.

In our opinion, this is a rational choice that not only standardizes the customer experience but also makes it very easy to assign aircrafts.

What’s more, in order to promote flexibility and aircraft transfers within the group, all A320 series aircraft operated within the Lufthansa Group (Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian) will also receive this cabin.

The future is today

When we talk about replacing old cabins, the question that comes to mind is “when”. We have seen many airlines present cabins and see their deployment start “tomorrow”, and end “in a long time”. There is nothing worse than a lack of uniformity in a fleet.

At Lufthansa the future is close since the first “retrofitted” aircraft, an A321Neo (registered D-AIEA) has just left the factory.

Bertrand Duperrin
Bertrand Duperrinhttp://www.duperrin.com
Compulsive traveler, present in the French #avgeek community since the late 2000s and passionate about (long) travel since his youth, Bertrand Duperrin co-founded Travel Guys with Olivier Delestre in March 2015.
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