To most people, the idea of having a double bed on a flight seems very luxurious indeed. Just having decent legroom seems like a bit of a luxury – but having an entire bed? Well, that seems more than a little fantastical.
But for one major European airline, double-bed offerings on long-haul flights are soon to become the norm. German carrier Lufthansa has announced it’ll soon have ‘suite plus’ seats in first class, which will essentially provide couples with their own room. Fancy stuff, we know.
And Lufthansa’s new class won’t just have double beds. Oh no. They’ll also have their own heating systems, as well as ceiling-high walls, sliding wooden doors, wardrobes, dining tables, special gourmet menus and metre-wide seats. They’ll be some of the most luxe long-haul options around.
Lufthansa’s new double-bed seats are part of a wider upgrade project called ‘Allegris’, which will be applied across all of its classes of seating. The entire plan, which involves splitting up the carrier’s seating into seven classes on long-haul routes, is expected to cost a whopping €2.5 billion (£2.23 billion, $2.65 billion) and is scheduled to be rolled out fully by 2025.
Here are a few more pics of Lufthansa’s new ‘suite plus’ cabins.
So which other airlines offer double beds? Well, more than you’d think. Qatar Airlines, Etihad and Singapore Airlines all offer double-bed options which, as you’d expect, are quite expensive. They range in price from around $3,000 (£2,530) with Qatar to upwards of $20,000 (£16,865) with Etihad.
You can find out about Lufthansa’s new upgrades in more detail here. Then check out this map which shows all the luxurious new sleeper train options in Europe.
Did you see that Lufthansa is planning to cancel 34,000 flights this summer?
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