Lufthansa finally went public with new enhancements to their amenity kits after first unveiling them internally a few months ago in Frankfurt. I had been asked to not talk about them until they were ready for introduction, and that time has arrived.
First off, LH has introduced an amenity kit specifically for Premium Economy passengers. The kit is basically a durable plastic shopping bag that can be used for a variety of purposes after a flight. Lufthansa felt the kit needed to be something that can be used by passengers even after their travel to make it that much more effective.
The uniqueness of this kit is that the bags will be a collection of 5 unique designs each focusing on a Lufthansa destination. For the first batch of collectable bags, Paris, Berlin, New York, Frankfurt, and San Francisco are featured. Each of these bags will carry a unique symbol of the city such as the Statue of Liberty for NY, the Golden Gate Bridge for ‘SFO’, etc.
The plan for the Premium Eco kit is to introduce additional designs with more cities when future kits are released. LH hopes this also creates interaction among passengers who might want to trade with each other as they collect the various bags.
Look for the bags to be on board by July.
FIRST CLASS KIT:
The First Class kit also gets a serious upgrade. The new kits are provided by ‘Windsor’ and feature an attractive Leather case which can be used for other purposes once it is no longer used as an amenity kit.
The lady’s case is designed to be carried as purse thanks to the leather shoulder strap that comes with it. The men’s kit does not come with the strap but can serve nicely as a shaving kit case or to hold cables and charges.
The initial kit colors are a light creme for the female kit and a dark brown for the men and will be given to passengers during the summer. In the fall and winter the kits will get a color revamp and as far as my understanding goes, the female kit will be brown, while the men’s kit will be a dark green.
Here is a look at the Ladies kit coming for the fall/winter season:
The Ladies kit for the Fall/Winter season. I had gotten a glimpse of it earlier this year while the kit was undergoing development.
The new First Class kits are available now on most LH long haul flights.
Though announced in February during the unveiling of the new livery in Frankfurt, Lufthansa has launched a few very nice upgrades to the Business Class experience.
The changes affect long haul flights scheduled for flight times of 10 hours 30 minutes or longer and primarily focus on providing passengers with a comfortable rest.
What leads the changes is the addition of a high quality mattress ‘topper’ that has been custom designed for a business class seat. The mattress is manufactured by German Mattress specialist ‘Paradies’. This mattress will simply slip over the seat once a passenger decides to count a few Z’s during the flight. To compliment the mattress, a larger pillow and blanket will also be provided.
For flights that take place during overnight hours, business class passengers will also receive a sleep shirt made by Van Laack. For those of you who fly LH in the front of the plane, you’ll recognize the name since they also make quite a bit of the First Class pajamas.
These upgrades are already available on qualifying flights (10.5 hours or longer) to the Americas and Africa. Flights to Asia will see the upgrades in June, while the rest of the long haul network with qualifying flights will see the enhancements by Fall.
Lufthansa has discounted several destinations around the world during a Business Class fare sale targeting departures from Italy and France (There may be other European countries involved, but I didn’t see it).
The most attractive pricing appears to be to Asia with most fares from France or Italy ranging between €1900 and €2200. Latin America is also attractively priced in the same price range and South America can be reached for about €2300 to €2500. USA and Canadian destinations begin at €2900 and work their way up from there.
It looks as though the fares are available for travel between now and October, but the lowest prices are to be found for departures and return flights taking place mid-week during this period. A six night stay is also part of the terms for this sale.