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.
Where do passengers change into the sleepshirts? Are the bathrooms large and clean enough to change in? Bathroom floors are not usually clean enough that I would want any portion of my clothing to touch, or are there changing rooms?