As of 2nd August, Lufthansa guests travelling in Economy Class on select long-haul flights will have the option of booking a Sleeper’s Row. Able to choose this at the check-in or at the gate before their flight, the new feature aims to offer passengers a comfier journey.
1. The perks
With this new attractive offer, passengers will receive an entire row of seats for themselves, consisting of three to four adjacent seats, for the entire duration of the flight. This offer comes with a comfortable pillow, blanket and mattress topper of Business Class quality, allowing passengers to fully relax while on board before reaching their final destination. Safety during the flight is ensured by a special seat belt, which remains fastened even when the passenger is lying down, including separate safety instructions. Furthermore, passengers who book a Sleeper’s Row can benefit from pre-boarding, allowing them enter the aircraft earlier than other guests.
2. Availability and pricing
Lufthansa offers the Sleeper’s Row on long-haul flights of approximately eleven hours or more, for example on routes to the Far East, the United States’ west coast, Central and South America, or southern Africa. The surcharge is between 159 and 229 euros per route and a maximum of three Sleeper’s Rows are offered per flight. Reservations in advance are not possible.
3. Successful tests
Lufthansa tested the Sleeper’s Row on the route Frankfurt – São Paulo – Frankfurt for several weeks at the end of last year, with the offer receiving much positive feedback from passengers and seeing high demand. The Sleeper’s Row is a further step towards more product diversity in Economy Class to meet passengers’ wishes for more comfort and individuality. By equipping the new long-haul aircraft, Lufthansa is providing its passengers additional services to make flying even more pleasant. Last year, Air New Zealand made a similar announcement, saying that its “SkyNest” would offer more space to its economy passengers by placing six lie-flat beds in a bunker at the tail of the economy cabin.