Lufthansa has unofficially unveiled its new premium economy seat, set to debut on the 777-9 in 2020.
While I’m sure the use of the new seat type in an investor presentation was deliberate, we are still left guessing as to the specifics of the new seat. Here is the picture:
Notice the premium economy seats are in the first three rows while standard economy is in the fourth row. It appears that the seats will be in shells, similar to the Air France premium economy seat on many of its aircraft. I view that a distinct negative. Although the person in front of you cannot recline into you, the seat slides forward and downwards instead of back, creating an even more difficult environment for sleeping.
On the plus side, it looks like the next-generation premium economy seat will have more storage. If you look at the center armrests there appears to be room for larger electronic devices like a laptop. That will be helpful. The seats also appear to have larger screens.
The new seats will be introduced on the Lufthansa 777-9 in the third quarter of 2020. The same seats will appear in SWISS on both the 777-300 and A340-300 starting in the third quarter of 2021.
Lufthansa still has not made it official, but it appears it has chosen fixed-shell seats for its second-generation premium economy seat. Before even trying it, that makes me less likely to even bother.
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What do you think of the new Lufthansa Premium Economy seat?