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So How Is Lufthansa's New Business Class?  
User currently offlinePipoA380 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1594 posts, RR: 51
Posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 13109 times:
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Hi guys,

I'm flying out to DFW in a few weeks time, (FRA-DFW on 340-300). This flight should normally be fitted with the new C class.

I just wanted to hear from some of you what the "flying experience" is in this new seat that looks definitely very comfortable!!

Thanks for any stories! Cheers,
Philippe


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User currently offlineLordanmol From India, joined May 2005, 441 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 13100 times:

I dont think there is any buisness class out there which is not bad.

Regards



Hmmmmm....
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 13092 times:

Does anyone have a list of registrations of which a/c have the new business class? I understand that all the A330's and A340-600's do, but what about the older A340's and 747-400's? Any list by registration available?

Thanks,
Greg



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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8580 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 13081 times:
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I have heard a lot of negativity about the IFE ....I can't speak for that because on my one flight in LH new business class ( HKG-MUC) I spent so much time sleeping comfortably that I never really bothered to look at the IFE . I have never slept so well on a plane before - not even JNB-SYD in QF skybed . Whether that was a one off because I was so tired I dont know - but I would love to repeat the experience a few times to give you a more accurate response ... anyone care to sponsor my research ? Big grin


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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9666 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 13062 times:

Here is a very detailed trip report that I wrote about a year ago after flying ORD-FRA in the new business class on an A333 with pictures.
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/55407

Overall I really liked the new business class. It is so much better than the old seats that didn't have very good pitch. The seat is angled, which is good, but not as good as the fully flat offerings by VS etc. It is similar to SQ Raffles Class.

As for the IFE, there is a horrible design problem with the headphone system. I don't know if it has been rectified, but the plug is located way down into the armrest and can easily pop out in flight. It takes a very thin and dextrous hand in order to connect it again. It is so frustrating, and I know flight attendants didn't like it either. But I believe that they are working on a fix.

The IFE itself isn't bad. It is on demand which is nice although the interface isn't the best. It is kind of slow, but is quite capable. It did crash during my flight however, so it isn't a very robust system, but it is still better than nothing at all.

Also enjoy the service. The Lufthansa crews are pretty good even though it takes them a very long time to perform a meal service since they are a little understaffed. At least the food is pretty good.



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User currently offlinePipoA380 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1594 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 13043 times:
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Thanks for all the stories guys.

Anyone know at what point the new C class is installed? I hop I get it on my flight!! Lufthansa.com d'esn't help a lot, it says "Currently a major part of our long-haul fleet is already equipped with the new Lufthansa Business Class.
These aircraft are mostly in service on our routes to Asia and North-America.
However it can not be guaranteed, that on certain routes aircraft of this type are always in service"

That doesn't help a lot? Any list of newly fitted C class planes, or smth like that?

This is one I found but it's from may 2005....
330-300 333 DAIKA 8/48/165 FCY neue C
330-300 333 DAIKB 8/48/165 FCY neue C
330-300 333 DAIKC 8/48/165 FCY neue C
330-300 333 DAIKD 8/48/165 FCY neue C
330-300 333 DAIKE 8/48/165 FCY neue C
330-300 333 DAIKF 8/48/165 FCY neue C
330-300 333 DAIKG 8/48/165 FCY neue C
330-300 333 DAIKH 8/48/165 FCY neue C
330-300 333 DAIKI 8/48/165 FCY neue C
330-300 333 DAIKJ 8/48/165 FCY neue C
340-300 343 DAIFA 8/42/197 FCY alte C/QC
340-300 343 DAIFB 8/42/197 FCY alte C/QC
340-300 343 DAIFC 8/42/197 FCY alte C/QC
340-300 343 DAIFD 8/42/197 FCY alte C/QC
340-300 343 DAIGN 8/42/197 FCY alte C/QC
340-300 343 DAIGS 8/42/197 FCY alte C/QC
340-300 343 DAIGT 8/42/197 FCY alte C/QC
340-300 343 DAIGU 8/42/197 FCY alte C/QC
340-300 343 DAIGV 8/42/197 FCY alte C/QC
340-300 343 DAIGW 8/42/197 FCY alte C/QC
340-300 343 DAIGX 8/42/197 FCY alte C/QC
340-300 343 DAIGY 8/42/197 FCY alte C/QC
340-300 343 DAIGZ 8/42/197 FCY alte C/QC
340-600 346 DAIHA 66/279 CY neue C, QC-fähig
340-600 346 DAIHB 66/279 CY neue C, QC-fähig
340-600 346 DAIHC 66/279 CY neue C, QC-fähig
340-600 346 DAIHD 66/279 CY neue C, QC-fähig
340-600 346 DAIHE 66/279 CY neue C, QC-fähig
340-600 346 DAIHF 66/279 CY neue C, QC-fähig
340-600 346 DAIHH 66/279 CY neue C, QC-fähig
340-600 346 DAIHI 66/279 CY neue C, QC-fähig
340-600 346 DAIHK 66/279 CY neue C, QC-fähig
340-600 346 DAIHL 66/279 CY neue C, QC-fähig
340-600 346 DAIHM ? FCY? neue F, neue C
340-600 346 DAIHN ? FCY? neue F, neue C
340-600 346 DAIHO ? FCY? neue F, neue C
340-600 346 DAIHP ? FCY? neue F, neue C
340-600 346 DAIHQ ? FCY? neue F, neue C
340-600 346 DAIHR ? FCY? neue F, neue C
340-600 346 DAIHS ? FCY? neue F, neue C
747-400 744 DABTA 16/64/310 FCY alte C/QC
747-400 744 DABTB 16/64/310 FCY alte C/QC
747-400 744 DABTC 16/64/310 FCY alte C/QC
747-400 744 DABTD 16/64/310 FCY alte C/QC
747-400 744 DABTE 16/64/310 FCY alte C/QC
747-400 744 DABTF 16/64/310 FCY alte C/QC
747-400 744 DABTH 16/64/310 FCY alte C/QC
747-400 744 DABTK 16/64/310 FCY alte C/QC
747-400 744 DABTL 16/64/310 FCY alte C/QC
747-400 744 DABVA 16/64/310 FCY alte C/QC
747-400 744 DABVB 16/64/310 FCY alte C/QC
747-400 744 DABVC 16/64/310 FCY alte C/QC
747-400 744 DABVD 16/64/310 FCY alte C/QC
747-400 744 DABVL 16/64/310 FCY alte C/QC
747-400 744 DABVM 16/64/310 FCY alte C/QC
747-400 744 DABVN 16/64/310 FCY alte C/QC
747-400 744 DABVO 16/64/310 FCY alte C/QC
747-400 744 DABVP 16/64/310 FCY alte C/QC
747-400 744 DABVR 16/64/310 FCY alte C/QC
747-400 744 DABVS 16/64/310 FCY alte C/QC
747-400 744 DABVT 16/64/310 FCY alte C/QC
747-400 744 DABVU 16/64/310 FCY alte C/QC
747-400 744 DABVX 16/64/310 FCY alte C/QC
747-400 744 DABVY 16/64/310 FCY alte C/QC
747-400 744 DABVZ 16/64/310 FCY alte C/QC
330-200 33Z DAIMD 48/182 CY ex SN
330-200 33Z DAIME 48/182 CY ex SN
340-300 34? DAIFE ? ? ?
340-300 34? DAIFF ? ? ?
340-300 34P DAIGA 8/36/197 FCY neue C
340-300 34P DAIGK 8/36/197 FCY neue C
340-300 34P DAIGL 8/36/197 FCY neue C
340-300 34P DAIGM 8/36/197 FCY neue C
340-300 34P DAIGO 8/36/197 FCY neue C
340-300 34P DAIGP 8/36/197 FCY neue C
340-300 34P DAIGR 8/36/197 FCY neue C
340-300 34V DAIGB 44/222 CY neue C
340-300 34V DAIGC 44/222 CY neue C
340-300 34V DAIGD 44/222 CY neue C
340-300 34V DAIGF 44/222 CY neue C
340-300 34V DAIGH 44/222 CY neue C
340-300 34V DAIGI 44/222 CY neue C
340-300 34Z DAIMF 42(40)/232 CY ex SN
340-300 34Z DAIMG 42(40)/232 CY ex SN
747-400 74P DABVE 16/80/234 FCY neue C
747-400 74P DABVF 16/80/234 FCY neue C
747-400 74P DABVH 16/80/234 FCY neue C
747-400 74P DABVK 16/80/234 FCY neue C
747-400 74P DABVW 16/80/234 FCY neue C



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User currently offlineStevenG From Netherlands, joined Oct 2005, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 13024 times:

AFAIK the refitting program on the 747's and A340's has been suspended for about a year now and not been resumed yet. Quite remarkable as the introduction started in late 2003.
Has something to do with design malfunctions in the IFE-system.
On the LH-website it's written that the program should be completed by spring 2007 but I highly doubt they will manage that.
I will fly FRA-BKK in C in a few weeks time but won't hold my breath on flying in the new C-class.


User currently offlinePipoA380 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1594 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 13007 times:
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Quoting StevenG (Reply 6):

As I said in my previous post, the LH website states

"Currently a major part of our long-haul fleet is already equipped with the new Lufthansa Business Class.
These aircraft are mostly in service on our routes to Asia and North-America"

So I guess you might very well get the new C-class to BKK. Most flight from FRA have the new C I understood.



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