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LAN To Unveil New Biz Class Seats And Service

Wed Jun 21, 2006 4:43 am

Attention Business Editors, Airline Writers, Travel & Hospitality Writers:

LAN Airlines to Unveil New Premium Business at NBTA;
Long-Haul Flights Also Include New Economy Class

MIAMI, June 20 /CNW/ - LAN Airlines (NYSE:LFL) is scheduled to unveil its
new "Premium Business" seats and services, a blending of the best of the
airline's current recognized first and business class service, at this year's
National Business Travel Association (NBTA) International Convention and
Exposition slated for July 16 - 19, 2006 in Chicago. Convention attendees will
have the opportunity to experience the new full-flat 180-degree seating.
LAN's new Premium Business, to be introduced on Boeing 767-300 long-haul
flights between North and South America during the second half of 2006, offers
a level of service offered by few airlines in the world. The new concept is
based on what business travelers value most on long-haul flights: the ability
to rest.
During the next two years, all Boeing 767-300 aircraft in the fleet that
operate long-haul flights between North and South America, and within Latin
America, will incorporate the new full-flat, 180-degree recline seats,
offering passengers greater comfort for sleeping in a completely full-flat
horizontal position. New down comforters and soft pillows create a true bed
experience, and dividing panels between seats offer maximum privacy during the
In addition, the distance between seats is increased to 74 inches, a
considerable 32 percent increase in space for passengers compared to LAN
Airlines' current business class and a significant increase to that offered by
other airlines in the world, providing maximum comfort for resting. The new
service, specially designed to increase the rest time available on overnight
flights, offers peace and tranquility in the cabin.
This initiative represents an investment in service of more than US$100
"LAN Airlines continues to believe in the future and reaffirms its
commitment to the service and excellence that the company offers its clients
worldwide," says LAN Airlines Chief Executive Officer Enrique Cueto. "This new
LAN Airlines project revolutionizes the concept of air travel and allows us to
offer a product that only a select group of airlines in the world provide
their passengers. We are very proud to take this step that positions us at the
forefront of offering the best travel experience."
The inflight entertainment also reaches a superior level with larger
15.4-inch individual video monitors that offer high definition and widescreen,
and an updated audio-visual content with an audio and video on demand system
that allows passengers to choose from eight films and 20 short programs with
the ability to fast-forward, rewind or pause selected films.
In addition, there are 14 interactive video games and a true musical
library with 100 CDs to choose from and enjoy with quality digital sound from
the latest generation in advanced noise-canceling headsets that notably reduce
the external noises of the cabin, producing a pleasant sensation of privacy.
The aircraft interior has also been modified, offering a larger space and
improved lighting. Other elements of the new service, including such items as
dishes, glassware and serving trays, among others, have been redesigned with
the new modern and elegant style consistent with the new Premium Business
This transformation of the Boeing 767-300 fleet also includes
improvements in economy class with the objective of making a more pleasant
travel experience. It includes new seats with larger individual video monitors
with high definition and widescreen in each seatback. Passengers are now able
to directly choose from various audio and video on demand programming options
using an easy touch screen menu or remote control.
The new economy seats also have an increased recline with forward-sliding
cushions that offer a greater sense of comfort. Adjustable headrests, as well
as increased space for personal carry-on items and cup holders at each seat,
and new dishes, carpeting and other items such as pillows and blankets are
also available.
"We have a commitment to each one of our passengers. We want to take care
of our passengers with a smile and attentiveness in a warm and comfortable
atmosphere, always with the same level of excellence that distinguishes us,"
continues Cueto.




-- Sleeper seat with 180-degree full-flat recline

-- Distance between seats increased to 74 inches

-- Dividing panels between seats for maximum privacy

-- Four pre-programmed seating positions

-- Arm rests that lower when changing seat position to horizontal
bed, giving a five-inch greater width

-- Down comforters and soft pillows

-- New amenity kits

-- New spaces for personal carry-on items


-- Larger individual video monitors - 15.4 inches - with high
definition and widescreen, offering audio and video on demand

-- Updated content with eight movies, 20 short programs, 14 video
games and 100 music CDs

-- Noise canceling headsets that reduce the external noises of
the cabin, producing a pleasant private experience.

-- Retractable remote control


-- Sequence of service redesigned especially to provide maximum
hours of sleep on overnight flights: silence and tranquility
in the cabin

-- Glass wear: new wine glasses to enjoy the best wines of the

-- New champagne glasses

-- Dishes: a new classic-style design with contemporary

-- New fabrics inspired by natural lines that are simple and



-- Individual video monitors in each seatback featuring a larger
size of 8.9 inches, high definition and widescreen, with
touch-screen programming providing an easy and comfortable way
to select options, offering audio and video on demand

-- A retractable remote control for operating the audio and video

-- Updated entertainment content, including a selection of eight
movies, 20 short programs, 14 video games and 100 music CDs


-- Increased recline and cushion that slides forward one inch for
greater comfort

-- Increased space for carry-on items, as well as cup holders

-- Adjustable headrests offering greater comfort

-- New fabrics, carpeting and redesigned pillows and blankets


LAN Airlines (NYSE:LFL) and its affiliates LAN Argentina, LAN Ecuador and
LAN Peru, offer a united spirit of reliability and charm that provides
passengers the highest level of service and safety with the complete travel
experience throughout the skies of the Americas.
LAN's vast route network reaches a large number of destinations
throughout the world, including the Americas, Europe and the South Pacific.
LAN and its affiliates offer flights from North America to Argentina, Brazil,
Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela with
service from 29 North American cities, including daily flights from its Miami,
New York and Los Angeles gateways. Passengers traveling with any of the LAN
affiliates may accumulate frequent flier kilometers/miles in LANPASS or
American Airlines' AAdvantage. Additionally, passengers traveling with LAN
Airlines or LAN Peru may also accumulate frequent flier miles in any of the
oneworld(TM) member frequent flier programs. LAN Airlines is a member of
oneworld(TM) and LAN Peru is an affiliate of oneworld(TM), the world's leading
quality alliance.
For additional information, contact LAN toll-free at 866-I-FLY-LAN
(866-435-9526). Visit LAN's website at http://www.lan.com

MEDIA NOTE: Photos of LAN's new Premium Business are available upon

For further information: For LAN Airlines, Miami, MSP Communications,
Inc., Misty Pinson, 954-341-2535, mspcomm@bellsouth.net
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RE: LAN To Unveil New Biz Class Seats And Service

Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:40 am

LAN allready showed new upper class seats on this years FIDAE ... I dunno if it was first or business class, but from an inernational travellers point of view it looked very much like Business class. What caught my eye was the mighty 15" screen that came with the seats! I took some photos and will upload them here when I ahve some time to spare.

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RE: LAN To Unveil New Biz Class Seats And Service

Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:47 am

Quoting DB777 (Thread starter):
The aircraft interior has also been modified

It will also be the first to get Heath Tecna's 767 Nu-Look sidewalls, bins and ceiling.


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RE: LAN To Unveil New Biz Class Seats And Service

Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:55 pm

Already released in March (cc-cwf) and reviewed in a.net:


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RE: LAN To Unveil New Biz Class Seats And Service

Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:51 pm

In case you haven't seen, there is info on the website.

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RE: LAN To Unveil New Biz Class Seats And Service

Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:16 pm

I'm still kind of amazed that this is to be done with newly enhanced 767's rather than NEW A330-200's...

come visit the south pacific

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