I’m not sure how my life has gotten to this point, but it seems as if one of my primary functions in the world has become telling people whether or not their flight will feature the new Lufthansa first or business class product. I get questions daily about it via the blog, Twitter, email, etc.
I wrote this post back in February which was my best attempt at breaking down whether a flight will feature the new first or business class product. While there are some cases where it depends, there are also some cases in which you definitely are or aren’t going to have the new first class product. For example, if you’re flying an Airbus A330 out of Munich your flight will feature the new first class.
Well Lufthansa has just made my life much easier overnight, as they’ve now added an online tool that will tell you whether your flight is scheduled to feature the new first first class product or not.
Unfortunately they no longer have a tracking website for determining whether your flight features the new business class. That being said, as of now the only planes with the new business class product are 747-8s (based in Frankfurt) and select A330-300 and A340-600 aircraft based in Munich. Flights out of Frankfurt, other than on the 747-8, have no chance of featuring the new business class.
If you’re flying an A330-300, one of the ways to tell if your flight is scheduled to be operated with the new business class is to look at the coach seatmap for your flight. If there are four center seats in row 27, then it’s the old configuration. If there aren’t four center seats in row 27, it’s the new configuration.
Well done, Lufthansa!