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Lufthansa’s Allegris Cabins Debut to Vancouver on May 1, 2024

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The wait is finally over: Lufthansa’s much-anticipated Allegris cabins in first, business, premium economy, and economy will take to the skies for the first time on May 1, 2024.

The cabins will debut on a single Munich-based Airbus A350-900 aircraft bound for Vancouver (YVR) before heading to Toronto (YYZ) the next day.

From what we’ve seen and heard about the product so far, Allegris brings Lufthansa back into the elite leagues — especially when it comes to the new first and business class cabins and seats.

Experience Lufthansa’s New Allegris Cabins

After the launch of Allegris to Vancouver and Toronto, Lufthansa will grace 2 more North American destinations with the cabins’ presence: Chicago (ORD) and Montréal (YUL).

The dates for the third and fourth cities are yet to be confirmed.

Lufthansa’s website displays a handy “Allegris: New seat concept” badge on flights equipped with the new seats up to 3 weeks before departure.

Lufthansa Allegris New Seat Concept
“Allegris: New seat concept.” Image Credit: Lufthansa

We’ve crawled Lufthansa’s website to uncover the schedule, which, at the time of writing, is available until May 10, 2024:

Munich to Vancouver to Munich

  • May 1, 3, 5, 9, 10

Munich to Toronto to Munich

  • May 2, 4, 6, 8

After the initial rollout, the airline plans to equip its entire fleet of Airbus A350s, Boeing 777-9s, and Boeing 787-9s with Allegris cabins. Even the airline’s long-time workhorse, the Boeing 747-8i, will be retrofitted with new cabins.

Lufthansa’s Allegris Cabins

Allegris is the name Lufthansa is giving to the reimagined hard product across its 4 cabin classes: first class, business class, premium economy, and economy.

Here’s what we know about each of the cabins.

First Class With Game-Changing “Suite Plus”

Lufthansa Allegris first class Suite Plus double bed
A hotel room or a plane seat? Who knows. Image Credit: Lufthansa

We’re perhaps most excited about The Suite Plus, which you’ll find in first class. Unfortunately, the new Allegris first class cabin isn’t bookable yet. Upgraded Points has reached out to Lufthansa for more information on this but has yet to receive a response.

Each first class cabin will feature 1 Suite Plus, which, with its ceiling-high walls and fully-closable door, will provide the ultimate privacy for 2 passengers traveling together.

“The First Class Suite Plus conveys the feeling of privacy and individuality similar to a hotel room — only at an altitude of 11 kilometers.”

Jens Ritter, CEO at Lufthansa

In the rest of the cabin, the seat measures roughly 3.25 feet (about 1 meter) and is surrounded by almost ceiling-height walls that can be fully closed. In fact, the Suite Plus will mark the most private first-class seats the airline has ever had.

Lufthansa first class suite seat
Inside Lufthansa’s new first class suite. Image Credit: Lufthansa

The seat promises to be private enough that guests will not need to leave their suite when changing into or out of Lufthansa’s first-class pajamas.

First class passengers can now dine with their travel companion thanks to a large dining table in each suite. Lovers of Lufthansa’s caviar service will be pleased to know that this will remain.

Those seated in the Suite Plus will no longer have to deal with being too hot or too cold. In an industry first, passengers will be able to control the temperature of their suites individually. That’s hot.

Hot Tip:

Now is a better time than ever to earn Lufthansa Miles & More miles if you want to experience the airline’s new-and-improved first class suites, which are set to debut in 2024.

Lufthansa will also take connectivity one step further by allowing its first class passengers to connect their personal devices to the inflight entertainment system.

The Best Business Class Lufthansa Has Ever Had

Similar to first class, Lufthansa’s business class cabins will also feature ultra-private suites with a personal minibar.

Lufthansa’s new Allegris business class comprises 2 cabins (separated by a galley) arranged in a staggered 1-2-1 and 1-1-1 configuration to allow for a total of 7 different seat types:

  • Classic seat
  • Double seat
  • First row suites
  • Extra-long bed seat
  • Extra-space seat
  • Privacy window seat
  • Privacy window seat with bassinette

All new business class suites will provide direct aisle access, which greatly improves the older generation business class seats that the airline still operates.

Seat selection for the new Allegris business class will be free of charge for the first few months of service.

Here’s a little more on some of the most interesting new seat types.

First Row Suites

The seats in the exclusive first row of business class will boast more space and IFE screens of up to 27 inches.

Passengers traveling together who are seated in the middle of the 1-2-1-configured rows will also have the option of connecting their 2 suites for the ultimate private mile-high experience.

Lufthansa Allegris business class suites together
Lufthansa Allegris business class suites together. Image Credit: Lufthansa

You’ll find the 4 single and 2 double suites exclusively in row 2 and row 8.

Lufthansa Allegris Seat Map Suites
It’s easy to spot the suites in the first row of each of the Allegris business class cabins. Image Credit: Lufthansa

We checked multiple flights over various dates of the Allegris first 10 days of schedule but didn’t once see any of the 8 Suites available to book. It’s unclear whether this is because the seats have already been selected or whether Lufthansa has yet to release them for sale, similar to first class.

Extra-Space Seat

There are 4 extra-space seats, which Lufthansa hopes will be the perfect space for those who want privacy to spread out and work while flying.

Lufthansa Allegris Extra Space Seat
Lufthansa’s Allegris Extra Space Seat. Image Credit: Lufthansa

The throne-style extra-space seat is easy to spot on the seat map via the 2-headed arrow icon as seen below in row 11:

Lufthansa Allegris Extra Space Seat map
The 2-headed arrow represents the Extra Space seat on the Allegris seat map. Image Credit: Lufthansa.

The extra-space seats can be found in the cabin’s center and have direct access to both aisles.

Lufthansa new business class suite
Lufthansa’s all-new business class cabin features the ultra-spacious throne seat. Image Credit: Lufthansa

Privacy Seat

Lufthansa’s so-called “privacy seats” have a narrow egress, but the plus side is these seats are flush with the fuselage and have 2 windows for those who like to enjoy the view when flying.

Lufthansa Allegris Privacy Seat
Details of the Allegris Privacy Seat. Image Credit: Lufthansa

There are 10 privacy seats, which are A and K in the odd-numbered rows.

The seats are easy to spot on the seat map thanks to the symbol of a line through an eye:

Lufthansa Allegris Privacy Seat Map
The Privacy Seats with bassinet in row 7. Image Credit: Lufthansa

Some of these seats also have bassinet functionality, depicted by the small baby carriage icon, as above in row 7.

Premium Economy

Lufthansa Group’s new premium economy product made its debut on SWISS services to the U.S. in March 2022.

Lufthansa new premium economy
Lufthansa’s new premium economy seats. Image Credit: Lufthansa

The seat features a fold-out legrest that extends further than any of Lufthansa’s other premium economy seats.

The same hard-shell design will also be rolled out on Lufthansa-operated aircraft.

Economy

The “Sleeper’s Row,” introduced in 2021, has been transformed into the most comfortable economy class the airline has ever offered.

The so-called “Sleeper’s Row 2.0” will feature on all new aircraft and boasts an extendable leg rest, an additional mattress, and up to 40% more recline than the original Sleeper’s Row.

Those who would prefer a little more space and privacy when flying economy will soon have the option of booking the seat next to them.

Lufthansa economy seat blocked
The middle seat of Lufthansa’s new economy class cabins can be purchased to provide more space for passengers. Image Credit: Lufthansa

Final Thoughts

Lufthansa is finally fulfilling its promise of providing its passengers with an inspiring new long-haul travel experience.

From May 1, 2024, Lufthansa passengers will enjoy an increased sense of privacy and luxury across first, business, premium economy, and economy cabins when flying long-haul.

Lufthansa’s raft of cabin upgrades and updates will further cement the airline’s already well-established place in the league of world-class airline experiences. We cannot wait to experience it for ourselves!

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About Daniel Ross

Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.

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