Lufthansa has revealed a stylish new business class cabin concept for their new Boeing 777X.
The 777X, of course, is famous for its foldable wing tips on its giant wing, that give the wide Boeing plane the ability to dock at normal boarding gates.
The 777X (-9 in the case of the new Lufthansa) can carry 414 passengers in a single class (Which makes it within striking distance of Airbus’s famous double-decker A380 in terms of capacity). It has a range of around 7,525 nmi (13,940 km) and the cabin windows are also 20% bigger (Who doesn’t love a big window!).
The 777X will also apparently feature a higher humidity environment (no more dry feeling and thus wine/food will taste better) and a lower cabin pressure.
What will Lufthansa do with the craft?
Lufthansa has decided to launch this new plane with a new business class cabin, coming in 2020. Photos of the concept have been revealed below.
The cabin will be a mix of 1-1-1 configuration and 1-2-1 configuration (The 1-2-1 has been popular as it can accommodate solo business travellers on the sides, couples in the middle and families in the whole row).
The 1-1-1 middle seat, dubbed the ‘throne’, will be highly sought after for is privacy and personal space on either side of each seat.
“The passengers seated side by side are angled away from one another. But a privacy screen between the seats can be lowered tête-à-tête for companions traveling together.” – Lufthansa
The seats will be a standard lie-flat design (gone are the days of a business class not having lie-flat seats, especially on a flag carrier airline) and extend up to 86.8” (2.2 meters). It also features a headrest that allows a shoulder to sink into it, so if you are like 50% of sleepers who sleep on their side, you will have an even better sleep.
Each passenger should see at least 10% more space than in Lufthansa’s current business class seat, along with “significantly more storage compartments and shelves”. – Lufthansa
The cabin area will come with the very lux bar that business travellers can enjoy in-flight.
Passengers are also given a tablet to control all of their seat functions and their entertainment system, as well as personalised lighting and venteliation.
Plus in a new feature for airplanes (and makes us wonder why it has not been done before), each seat will offer wireless charging for phones.
Unfortantly this new concept will be exclusive to Lufthansa’s new 777X and not rolled out to the rest of their business class cabins across their fleet. We are not yet sure where the 777X will be flying yet.
Watch this space to see what Lufthansa will do with their first class.
All photos from Lufthansa unless written otherwise.