Over the coming months, Senator and Business Class Lounges in Vienna will be closed at various times while they undergo renovation.
As of today, the Business Class Lounge in the non-Schengen area of concourse ‘D’ will be closed. Austrian did not provide a timeframe for it’s reopening.
After the ‘D’ Lounge re-opens, the Senator and Business Class Lounges in the Schengen Concourse F will be closed. After the ‘F’ Lounge is re-opened, the non-Schengen Lounge in Concourse G will closed for it’s facelift.
These rolling closures will continue throughout the winter, with the plan being that all lounge renovations are completed by early spring.
Through all this, the HON Lounge will remain open and will not be receiving any kind of renovation.
Lufthansa today release their first official photos that unveil the new Business Class concept coming with the new Boeing 777-9 that will be introduced to the fleet in 2020.
The new seat appears to be a dramatic departure from the current version and feature increased privacy and comfort. Though specific details have yet to be released, the first images look promising.
According to LH, the seats will be designed to offer passengers either more privacy, or more room as far as desk space goes. Think of the SWISS, Austrian, and Brussels ‘Throne Seat’ when it comes to having more room.
As you’ll see in the photos below, the design will angle SINGLE seats that are positioned for privacy against the fuselage and provide seats in the center of the cabin that have more room to work.
With the 777-9, Lufthansa will have one of it’s widest Business Class cabins ever which make the new seating concept extremely attractive.
Here are the first looks:
In addition to the new seat, Lufthansa also provided an updated on improvements coming to the existing Business Class product we know today. Beginning in 2018, Lufthansa will be providing mattresses and thicker blankets to increase comfort on long haul flights. In addition, LH will also be offering ‘Pajamas’ for the first time to Business Class passengers as well.
I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about the new Business Class cabin in the coming weeks and months.
So far, I think I like what I see.
Lufthansa once again is knocking down premium fares for travel to the USA. This time it is a fantastic deal that features LH, SWISS, Brussels, and Austrian Business Class fares to the USA for $1700.
The catch is that travel needs to originate in Warsaw, Budapest, or Prague but if you can pull that off, you’ll get a great deal!
Example fares include New York, Chicago, Washington DC and other East Coast destinations that can be reached for about $1700. West Coast destinations have largely been left out of the deal, however Seattle can be reached for only $2400 and LAX for about $2900, but those fares are available only on a few select Saturdays (per Google.com/filights).
The fare appears to cover travel all the way into September 2018, so there is plenty of opportunity to lock in travel dates. Just make sure you do it by tomorrow! 🙂
A six night stay is required to trigger these fares. The fares are also available on Star Alliance partners SAS, Air Canada, and United.