With Lufthansa’s Airbus 380s starting commercial service next month, we finally have some details about what we can expect in terms of the new product. First of all, here’s the seatmap. As you can see, there are eight first class seats and 98 business class seats.
Lufthansa has a pretty cool virtual tour on their website of the Airbus 380. Most interesting is the first class cabin. I hate to say it, but compared to what the other airlines are doing with the Airbus 380, it’s somewhat disappointing. The new first class looks similar to Swiss’ first class cabin, minus the privacy. I was hoping there would be a bit more privacy with the new product, though that doesn’t seem to be the case. On the plus side the bathrooms are huge and they seem to have onboard showers. Not sure how much showers are practically worth, but the novelty of taking a shower aboard a plane doesn’t seem to wear off too quickly. 😉
Also, it looks like Lufthansa hasn’t done a whole lot with business class. As far as I can tell their seats are still slanted flat. Now that’s disappointing…
Either way, I am excited, as this may be the most practical way to get on the Airbus 380 in a premium cabin using miles.