Thegivenone From Austria, joined Jan 2008, 189 posts, RR: 2 Posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 12576 times:
Given this picture, is Lufthansa introducing a new Economy class seat to some of its older aircraft? I am a dedicated LH flyer, but I really think it's about time they get their act together an offer their Y class passengers a more consistent product that is competitive with other airline's offerings. (the reason I say competitive is that the A340-600 and A330-300 already offer such a product).
Is LH planning to introduce this seat across its A340-300 and B747-400 fleet? Does anyone have any info?
Jtdieffen From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 12443 times:
I was actually wondering the same thing after I saw the photo. These seats are not what they put in the newer Airbus models, which confused me a little because it's not like the seats would need to be different to accommodate a different width plane. I can't vouch for comfort or what the coverings look like (though I am intrigued to see the prominent blue), but I will say that the tray latch looks to be an improvement over those ridiculous ones on the A333/A346 seats, we're they get jammed and can be hard to line up.
Curious to see if anyone can provide insight into why these seats are different from the others!
TheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3396 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 12390 times:
Maybe LH introduces PTVs when the A380 comes and sells it as the most innovative Economy invention ever . Or have they introduced them? I haven't followed the statistics on LH PTV and NW DC9 threads recently
Honestly, though, the A380 introduction seems to be a likely event to introduce a new economy product.
Speedbird0125 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 11963 times:
My guess is that it's related to a budget problem?
Maybe the one that installed on 343s would be cheaper than the ones on 346s and 333s?
Since economy is really bad recently, I heard that many airlines are having money problems.
The A343s should all get PTVs in Economy, while I'd say the 744s are not very likely to get them, as the ROI in this case would probably not be that attractive.
BTW, their website stated that right now, about 40% of the long-haul Y cabins are equipped with PTVs.
All seats in the A346s had "PTV holes" in the back and IFE boxes under them in Y when they got delivered, and were finally updated by filling the gaps with PTVs. The A343s had the old Y seats similar to the 744s and required completely new seats to get space for PTVs. Apparently, the seats in the A343 on the picture shown above are now of blue fabrics which I like much more than the overwhelming grey LH used to have in the Y cabins, on the other side it looks somewhat cheaper. Maybe it's a test run of different seat models for the future A380 Y seat?
Anyway, I'm glad to see LH finally offers more entertainment in the back!
LH4116 From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 1709 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 11615 times:
The new seats looked great! So, now I could might consider flying LH on long haul routes. The blue colour on the seats looked great, though does the new seats have the yellow stripes on the backrest, just like F and J?
Blackredgold From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 9061 times:
Well, if you ask me, those seats are still the same old seats, but have undergone a major facelift, including the monitors, new tables and new cloth (blue). However, I think the hint that they are still the old seats is the armrests - they still feature the old channel and volume buttons and the outdated LED display. Take a look...
LACA773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3945 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8943 times:
How much longer will LH fly the 744 on their FRA-LAX & SFO flights? It seems for their longer transatlantic flights, they would offer the 346 on both flights instead of just one (This coming Summer one being the 744 the other a 346. previously they flew both LAX-FRA flights with 744s) since there are different products in Y.
Yeah and those stupid armrests don't retract all the way up, so if you're lucky enough to have empty seat beside you, you can't spread out. Pretty impractical design, especially considering passengers are only getting wider.