Which Routes Feature Lufthansa Allegris?

Which Routes Feature Lufthansa Allegris?

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We recently saw Lufthansa’s new Allegris passenger experience take to the skies, several years behind schedule. With these cabins now flying, it’s understandable that people actually want to experience this product, and see what it’s like.

In this post I wanted to provide a rundown of the routes that are expected to feature Lufthansa Allegris cabins in the coming months, as Lufthansa has provided quite a few details (though has stopped short of providing exact dates).

What is Lufthansa Allegris?

Allegris is the name of Lufthansa’s new passenger experience. While Allegris branding applies in all cabins (and in the future, even lounges), it’s the new Allegris first class and Allegris business class that people are most excited about.

The new Allegris first class is delayed until late 2024 at the earliest, while the new Allegris business class is now flying. This is exciting, because for years, Lufthansa has had an outdated business class product, but the airline has finally introduced a much more competitive business class experience.

I had the chance to fly one of Lufthansa’s first Allegris flights, so you can read my impressions here.

Lufthansa’s Allegris business class is finally here!

Which planes have Lufthansa Allegris cabins?

In the coming years, the new Allegris passenger experience should become the norm rather than the exception. However, for the remainder of 2024, you’ll only find the new Allegris cabins on newly delivered Airbus A350-900s. The expectation is that Lufthansa will put at least six of these jets into service before the end of the year, if not more.

For those into tracking planes, D-AIXT and D-AIXU are the first two A350s flying with the new cabins. Meanwhile D-AIXR and D-AIXS are in storage, awaiting the new cabins, and should also start flying in the coming weeks.

Lufthansa’s first A350-900 with Allegris cabins

Which routes feature Lufthansa Allegris cabins?

Lufthansa’s A350s are all based in Munich (MUC), so for the time being, you’ll exclusively find Allegris on routes that are to and from Munich. The product should become available out of Frankfurt (FRA) eventually, once the airline takes delivery of new Boeing 787-9s (these are delayed due to certification issues with the new Allegris cabins on that jet).

Until some point in July 2024 (we don’t have an exact date), Lufthansa is offering Allegris on its routes to Vancouver (YVR) and Toronto (YYZ). The schedules are only firmed up in the days leading up to departure, given that only one Allegris aircraft is in service.

So if you do book this route, you’ll likely only find out within a few days of your flight whether you’ll get the Allegris cabins or not. You’ll find that more often than not, these routes are operated by the A350s with the new Allegris cabins.

As of July 2024, Lufthansa plans to firm up its A350 routes, as the airline puts a couple more jets into service. As of then, the Allegris A350s will be taken off the above routes, and will instead fly on other routes, still out of Munich:

  • Allegris flights to Chicago (ORD) should start as of July 2024
  • Allegris flights to San Francisco (SFO) and Shanghai (PVG) should start as of August 2024
  • Allegris flights to Bangalore (BLR) and Cape Town (CPT) should start as of late October 2024

Let me emphasize that while Lufthansa has formally provided the above timeline, exact dates, number of frequencies, etc., haven’t yet been revealed. In other words, it’s possible that Allegris is available to San Francisco daily as of August 1, or that it’s available every other day as of August 30. We don’t know!

Still, the above should give you a good sense of what to expect. If you’re booking the Chicago route for August or beyond, I think your odds of getting Allegris are very good.

Lufthansa Allegris is coming to more markets

Bottom line

Lufthansa Allegris has finally become a reality, with the first couple of Munich-based A350s featuring the new cabins now flying. For the coming weeks, the planes will fly to Montreal and Toronto. As more planes are delivered, we’ll see the Allegris jets taken off those routes, and instead offered to Chicago, San Francisco, Shanghai, and then eventually Bangalore and Cape Town.

Do any OMAAT readers have plans to fly Lufthansa Allegris?

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  1. Lara S. Guest

    I am kind of fed up with LH. They have incredibly outdated business class, even with the sporadic introduction of long overdue and not earth-shattering Allegris seats. They have very very hit or miss service. And they charge for seat assignments. In business class. I am hating this with a passion of a thousand suns. Just include it in the price. It is business class, not a low cost carrier basic economy. Especially as a...

    I am kind of fed up with LH. They have incredibly outdated business class, even with the sporadic introduction of long overdue and not earth-shattering Allegris seats. They have very very hit or miss service. And they charge for seat assignments. In business class. I am hating this with a passion of a thousand suns. Just include it in the price. It is business class, not a low cost carrier basic economy. Especially as a solo business traveller I don't want to guess whether I am sitting 2x2x2 in business class and then pay for the privilege of picking the least worst seat. And yes, I have stopped flying them the last four years. It is the bane of my existence with United and its partners that they allow LH to put forward this farce of a business class.

  2. Alex Guest

    I am booked to Vancouver coming Sunday and so far it is still Allegris. Looking forward to it!

  3. Gregory Guest

    If I’m not mistaken Lufthansa b.c. is available for partner award booking about a month (?) before whatever departure date you have. Double check this though.

  4. Rob Guest

    They change aircrafts all the time - with my flight to Rio de Janeiro it was changed 3 times, initially supposed to be A350 but finally it will be very old 340-300. So nothing is for sure.

  5. Christian Guest

    @Ben - Have you been seeing a lack of Lufthansa business class award space lately or is it just me? Last week I checked several months worth of J availability through United for three U.S. cities to FRA for two people but came up with zero availability.

    1. MACH81 Guest

      I thought partner award were only available within 15days of departure…

  6. Stefan Guest

    I am booked on the Munich to Cape Town route in early December - I‘ll wait and see whats going to happen. I read they will unveil the new seatmaps 3-4 weeks ahead if the flight is going to have the new cabins

    1. UncleRonnie Gold

      Don’t hold your breath. Flights to South Africa always feature the oldest planes for longer than other routes.

  7. Reyyan Diamond

    Hi Ben, I’ve made a tool and mentioned it in a previous comment, but I thought it would be worth highlighting again for those who want to track the new Allegris seats. It also works with many other airlines, providing detailed route data. Hope it's helpful!

    https://trackmyseat.com

  8. Likes-to-fly Member

    When LH offers enough Allegris flights to destinations I usually fly, so there is a good chance to get a new J seat, I will start checking the airline again.
    Until then, it is more like a lottery, and fortunately there are other airlines...

    1. SMC422 Guest

      Feel like even though some US3 and AF-KL products may fall behind what LH is doing is Allegris or even behind ME3, at least you know what to expect instead of being the luck of the draw with Lufthansa now and hoping there’s no fleet swap.

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Lara S. Guest

I am kind of fed up with LH. They have incredibly outdated business class, even with the sporadic introduction of long overdue and not earth-shattering Allegris seats. They have very very hit or miss service. And they charge for seat assignments. In business class. I am hating this with a passion of a thousand suns. Just include it in the price. It is business class, not a low cost carrier basic economy. Especially as a solo business traveller I don't want to guess whether I am sitting 2x2x2 in business class and then pay for the privilege of picking the least worst seat. And yes, I have stopped flying them the last four years. It is the bane of my existence with United and its partners that they allow LH to put forward this farce of a business class.

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Alex Guest

I am booked to Vancouver coming Sunday and so far it is still Allegris. Looking forward to it!

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SMC422 Guest

Feel like even though some US3 and AF-KL products may fall behind what LH is doing is Allegris or even behind ME3, at least you know what to expect instead of being the luck of the draw with Lufthansa now and hoping there’s no fleet swap.

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