LUFTHANSA Group BUSINESS CLASS TO USA EX-ZRH, VIE, or FCO from $1400 R/T!!!

LUFTHANSA Group BUSINESS CLASS TO USA EX-ZRH, VIE, or FCO from $1400 R/T!!!

Lufthansa Group Airlines has launched a group wide Business Class fare sale for travel to the USA from Zurich, Vienna, and Rome.

Fares are amazing.    You can fly to the East Coast for only $1600.   The same goes for most midwest destinations as well.    Surprisingly, you can fly from Vienna or Rome to the West Coast for only $1400!!!


The fare is valid for travel on all LH Group airlines (yes, including Brussels), as well as on United and Air Canada.    The fare seems to cover travel dates until year end.   I did notice however there are a few pockets where the fares are valid for travel on Thursdays-Sundays, mostly on Vienna flights to the East Coast.

The fares book into deep discount ‘P’ class and require either a 6 night stay, or just a Saturday night stay, making this a very attractive deal.  I’m not sure when the sale will end, it may be a very temporary  24 hour ‘Flash’ offer.

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LUFTHANSA GROUP’S Next Business Class Seat Might Look Like………

LUFTHANSA GROUP’S Next Business Class Seat Might Look Like………

As we get closer to the introduction of the 777X to the Lufthansa fleet, rumors are starting to fly around regarding what the cabin might look like, especially Business Class.

Buzz has been building, and it looks as though a familiar name will be behind the new Lufthansa seat.

Germany’s Recaro, which has been used by Lufthansa on a regular basis, appears to be the manufacturer of the new seat.    Specifically, it looks as though Recaro’s CL6710 model will be adapted to fit Lufthansa’s needs.   This new seat will debut in 2018, and could likely be what is installed on Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian, and Brussels aircraft.   Lufthansa Group made the announcement a while back that identical next generation Business Class seats will be installed on long-haul aircraft group wide.

Recaro advertises the seat as the next generation in Business Class comfort, providing passengers increased comfort and amenities as compared to current iterations of Business Class seats.   One major feature will be the ability for a passenger to use their smart phone to control all aspects of the seat.  Hopefully, an electronics ban at that point won’t include even the modest cell phone!

Here are a few images as provided by Recaro showing off the new seat.   The seat will actually debut with TAP at some point next year.

I’m excited about the prospect that the 777x might be a 1 – 2 – 1 layout in Business Class (at least based on this seat design), which would be fantastic!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H/T:  FrankfurtFlyer.de

 


BRUSSELS AIRLINES To Update Fleet With New A330s & New Cabins!

BRUSSELS AIRLINES To Update Fleet With New A330s & New Cabins!

Brussels Airlines has announced plans to retire the majority of their existing A330 aircraft and replace them with brand new A330s as it seeks to update its fleet.    According to their strategy, 7 of their 10 A330s will be swapped for new ones during 2018 and 2019.

What makes this an even bigger deal is the fact that along with the new aircraft,’SN’ will introduce an entirely new cabin interior.    Business Class, Economy Privilege, and Economy will all receive substantial facelifts.

Though specifics have not yet been decided upon, I suspect the new cabin interiors will be in line with the new cabins that will be introduced by Lufthansa, SWISS, and Austrian beginning in 2018.    LH Group had previously stated that they have the desire to create a standardized cabin across the Group’s airlines.   With Brussels now being a wholly owned division of LH Group, it stands to reason that Brussels Airlines will benefit from the strategy.

I look forward to seeing what ‘SN’ comes up with when the new birds begin joining the fleet.   I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing their wonderful Business Class product and am curious how they’ll make it even better!