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Inside Lufthansa’s New First Class Suite and “Allegris” Product

Lufthansa offers a suite concept in First and Business Class for the first time. Simple elegance makes this suite irresistible.

The airline is introducing a new premium product on long-haul routes under the name “Allegris” in all travel classes (Economy, Premium Economy, Business, and First Class). The “Allegris” product generation includes new seats and a new travel experience in all classes. It will launch in 2023.

“We want to set new, unprecedented standards for our guests. The largest investment in premium products in our company’s history underpins our claim to continue to be the leading Western premium airline in the future.”

Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG
  • The New Business Class: first-row suite offers even more privacy
  • Lufthansa plans “Sleeper’s Row 2.0” in Economy Class
  • Already in service on selected A350 and B787-9: All business class seats with direct aisle access

The “Allegris” product was developed exclusively for the Lufthansa Group, which would imply we might see some variations of these products onboard other Lufthansa Group carriers such as SWISS and Austrian Airlines.

Watch the introductory video of Lufthansa’s “Allegris” brand promise:

Lufthansa Group’s new “Allegris” premium long-haul product in all classes.

New First Class suites

For the first time in the company’s history, Lufthansa’s First Class will feature spacious suites with nearly ceiling-high walls that can be closed for privacy.

The seat is almost one meter wide and can be converted into a large, comfortable bed. All seats and beds are positioned in the forward-facing direction of the flight. In addition to many other storage options, every suite includes a large personal wardrobe.

The airline claims the suite is large enough for passengers to change into their Lufthansa First Class pajamas inside their suite as they prepare for sleep.

Two can dine at a large table in the suite, sitting opposite their partner. Gourmet menus are presented, along with the airline’s unique caviar service.

Entertainment is provided by screens extending across the suite’s full width, with Bluetooth connectivity for wireless headphones.

Lufthansa will present details of the suite and further innovation in First Class at the beginning of next year.

Lufthansa’s new First Class/Business Class Suite. Source: Lufthansa
Lufthansa’s new First Class/Business Class Suite. Source: Lufthansa

New Business Class: Suite in the front row

Lufthansa Business Class can also look forward to their own suite in the front row, which will be revealed at a later date. The airline promises it will offer even more comfort and privacy due to higher walls and sliding doors that completely close. Travelers can enjoy extended personal space, a monitor up to 27 inches in size, ample storage space, and a personal wardrobe.

“Allegris” Generation Business Class

The Lufthansa Business Class of the “Allegris” generation offers six additional seating options with direct aisle access.

The seat shells are at least 114 centimeters high, with generous space at the shoulder area, ensuring greater privacy. All seats can be converted into a two-meter-long bed.

Passengers can enjoy the in-flight entertainment program on monitors measuring nearly 17 inches.

Wireless charging, noise-canceling headphones, and the ability to connect one’s own devices—such as a PC, tablet, smartphone, or headphones—to the entertainment system via Bluetooth are also part of the new Allegris Business Class experience.

The company will also present further details and innovations about the new Lufthansa Business Class next spring.

Lufthansa’s long-haul Business Class cabin with all aisle-access seats. Source: Lufthansa
Lufthansa’s long-haul Business Class cabin with all aisle-access seats. Source: Lufthansa

Lufthansa’s New Allegris Premium Economy

The new Lufthansa Group Premium Economy Class was introduced at SWISS in Spring 2022. The comfortable seat is integrated into a hard shell and can be adjusted effortlessly without affecting fellow passengers in the row behind. The seat offers generous space in the upper body and leg areas and is equipped with fold-out leg rest. Passengers can enjoy movies or music on their personal 15.6-inch monitor with high-quality, noise-canceling headphones.

Lufthansa long-haul Premium Economy seating. Source: Lufthansa
Lufthansa long-haul Premium Economy seating. Source: Lufthansa

Lufthansa will introduce “Sleeper’s Row 2.0” in Economy Class

With the “Allegris” product generation, Lufthansa promises to give its guests more options in Economy Class. For example, travelers can book seats in the first rows, which have a greater seat pitch and offer additional comfort.

Following the success of the “Sleeper’s Row,” which offered Economy Class passengers greater relaxation on long-distance flights since August 2021, Lufthansa now plans to introduce a “Sleeper’s Row 2.0” on all new long-haul aircraft as part of “Allegris.”

In the “Sleeper’s Row 2.0”, passengers simply fold up a leg rest to extend the cushion and use the additional mattress offered by the airline for rest and relaxation. The reclining surface of this new product is 40 percent larger compared to the original “Sleeper’s Row.”

In the future, Economy Class passengers will also have the option of booking a vacant neighbor seat. This will give travelers more comfort choices, even in the most economical travel class.

Lufthansa “Allegris” Economy Class includes a roomier Sleeper’s Row 2.0. Source: Lufthnasa

Lufthansa Allegris: The new travel experience in all classes on long-haul routes

Aircraft already in service with Lufthansa, including the Boeing 747-8, will be converted to the Allegris product. This is a unique and historic interiors program for the Lufthansa Group, an improvement of the travel experience in all classes, and the Lufthansa Group-wide replacement of more than 30,000 seats. The company underscores its clear premium and quality standards with these initiatives.

By 2025, the Lufthansa Group will invest a total of 2.5 billion euros in products and services to further improve the customer experience at every stage of the journey – from the initial booking throughout the airport, lounge, and border experience, to customer requests, even after the flight.

Already flying on selected A350 and B787-9: All business class seats with direct aisle access

Lufthansa already offers the new business class on certain aircraft. The latest addition to the fleet, the Boeing 787-9, and four Airbus A350s delivered to Lufthansa in recent months feature an improved business class from the manufacturers Thompson (A350) and Collins (787-9). All seats are located directly on the aisle, can be easily and quickly converted into a two-meter-long bed, and offer more storage space. In addition, travelers have significantly more space in the shoulder area. Four additional Boeing 787-9s with this Business Class will be delivered to Lufthansa in the coming weeks.

Lufthansa Boeing 787-9 Technical Details

Lufthansa Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner specs. Source: Lufthansa

The Lufthansa Group has placed firm orders for 32 Boeing 787-9 scheduled for delivery between 2022 and 2027.

The twin-engine, long-haul jet consumes up to 30 percent less fuel than predecessor models and emits correspondingly less CO2. The average fuel consumption per passenger and 100 km flight distance is about 2.5 liters.

The Lufthansa Boeing 787-9 has particularly powerful, efficient, and low-noise engines with sawtooth-like nozzle exit edges.

The air quality in the Dreamliner is ensured by an innovative system that removes impurities and unpleasant odors. The higher air humidity in the cabin supports passenger well-being on long-haul flights.

The flexible Human Centric Lighting system illuminates the cabin with pleasant colors depending on the time of day or night and is oriented to the biorhythm of the passengers. The windows of the Boeing 787-9 are the largest of all aircraft types. Since they are also mounted higher on the fuselage, travelers can see the horizon from the seats in the middle row.

Fleet modernization focuses on reducing the group’s carbon footprint

The Lufthansa Group is about to embark on the largest fleet modernization in its corporate history. By 2030, more than 180 new high-tech short- and long-haul aircraft are to be delivered to the Group’s airlines. On average, the Group will take delivery of a new aircraft every two weeks, whether Boeing 787s, Airbus 350s, or Boeing 777-9s on long-haul routes or new Airbus A320neos for short-haul flights.

This new aircraft mix enables the Lufthansa Group to significantly reduce the average CO2 emissions of its fleet.

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1 thought on “Inside Lufthansa’s New First Class Suite and “Allegris” Product”

  1. Have only flown Lufthansa once, LAX to BER in PE. Must say Allegris is a game changing product in PE especially. Wondering about ticket price changes. Sadly haven’t been to Europe since the pandemic, but two flights to Australia since May had eye watering price increases.

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