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.
According to Lufthansa, the 747-400 that landed in Frankfurt yesterday after spending a few weeks in a paint shop is sporting a slightly new look as compared to the new livery released a few months ago.
You may recall that Lufthansa walked back its decision on the new livery after realizing that the blue used in the design was too dark in some environments.
The newly painted D-ABVM flew to Toronto today after rejoining the fleet sporting the new look. Not only is the Blue of a different tint, the Crane on the tail was enlarged to help identify the airline from a distance.
Lufthansa released the following video showing ‘VM’s arrival in FRA:
Lufthansa did say that this is not necessarily the final version of the new livery, but rather a test sample to see how the aircraft looks under a variety of ‘real world’ environments.
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