LH email survey - new economy sleeper seats

Old Jul 12, 07, 9:40 am
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LH email survey - new economy sleeper seats

Just got an email from LH, asking me about taking part in their survey. It appears to be aimed at overnight intercontinental flights, specifically mentioned was FRA-SIN-FRA and FRA-JNB-FRA.

This is one of the question I found interesting:
To increase the travel comfort on intercontinental night flights, Lufthansa is thinking about a separate sleeping area within Economy Class. There, you would have the possibility to sleep in beds with an angle of 180° (Full Flat). This option could be booked instead of a seat.

In the future, when booking a night flight with Lufthansa from Johannesburg to Frankfurt, would you generally be interested in booking into the sleeping area instead of a seat in Economy Class?
what do you think? depends on the price probably, right?
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Old Jul 12, 07, 10:15 am
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LH thinking about Premium Economy with better seats than their current C product?
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Old Jul 12, 07, 10:15 am
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Why economy if they don't even have it in business?

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Maybe with bunk beds?

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Old Jul 12, 07, 10:20 am
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Maybe these pax can use the crew rest, while the FAs will be forced to sleep in those E- seats.
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Old Jul 12, 07, 10:23 am
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Originally Posted by SmilingBoy View Post
Maybe with bunk beds?

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Exactly, it's convertible bunk beds, for a planned surcharge about 200 EUR over default economy. This came out at the end of the survey. Each of the bunk beds would have personal IFE, and an amenity kit with a water bottle. Catering would be self-service, seats would be converted into bunk beds after take off and seatbelt sign switched off.
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Old Jul 12, 07, 10:27 am
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Originally Posted by whiskey_sk View Post
Exactly, it's convertible bunk beds, for a planned surcharge about 200 EUR over default economy. This came out at the end of the survey. Each of the bunk beds would have personal IFE, and an amenity kit with a water bottle. Catering would be self-service, seats would be converted into bunk beds after take off and seatbelt sign switched off.
Sounds good to me although I can't quite picture it.

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You guys are too optimistic...

Here's the new LH Y concept!

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Old Jul 12, 07, 10:42 am
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Originally Posted by andre1970 View Post
You guys are too optimistic...

Here's the new LH Y concept!

(Bonus: The new YCT in MUC)

actually not quite that much privacy, see here.
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Old Jul 12, 07, 10:46 am
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actually not quite that much privacy, see here.
OK, now I can picture it... Can't quite see how these "beds" would convert to seats though.

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Old Jul 12, 07, 10:55 am
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Originally Posted by SmilingBoy View Post
OK, now I can picture it... Can't quite see how these "beds" would convert to seats though.

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I didn't make screenshot of that. Basically the middle "bed" can be folded to form a backrest, and there are four people sitting on the bottom bed during take-off and landing, no armrests, just safety belts.
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I would book it in an instant. I don't care how crowded the sleeping area is - if I can actually lie down, I'll sleep like a baby. This would be 200€ I would gladly invest.

The only drawback I see is that this will only really work well on "double-overnight" routes. If one of your flights is during the day, there's a fairly big risk that those beds will go empty on one of the sectors.

Though I could also deal with spending a day flight lying in bed and reading. I wouldn't pay extra for it though.

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I didn't make screenshot of that. Basically the middle "bed" can be folded to form a backrest, and there are four people sitting on the bottom bed during take-off and landing, no armrests, just safety belts.
4 people? Where is the 4th person coming from? The beds in the middle?
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Old Jul 12, 07, 11:24 am
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4 people? Where is the 4th person coming from? The beds in the middle?
yup. also it was mentioned somewhere that the aisle is to be 50cm wide.
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The only drawback I see is that this will only really work well on "double-overnight" routes.
Sure. LH778 - LH779, LH772 - LH773 are such flights
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Old Jul 12, 07, 12:26 pm
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The 380 is also supposed to do 15+h flights... this would fit well into that concept.
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