Lufthansa installing Premium Economy on 747-8i – headed for Hong Kong!

Lufthansa is installing Premium Economy – they revealed these seats yesterday, and the seats are good lookers, in my opinion.


The seats are in a 2-3-2 or 2-4-2 configuration, depending on the aircraft.



The seats are about 19 inches wide, compared to the 17.5 – 18.5 inch wide Economy seats.


They will install them right behind the business class cabin, which has fully flat beds.



The seats have a nice entertainment system and the cabin is quite spacious.



There’s even a stowage pocket.


The footrest looks pretty comfortable.

Screen Shot 2014-03-06 at 2.14.30 PM

Another picture of the cabin…

Screen Shot 2014-03-06 at 2.14.00 PM

However, there is only a small partition to differentiate Economy and Premium Economy.

Screen Shot 2014-03-06 at 2.13.24 PM

A compensation for this are the seats that go pretty far back.

Screen Shot 2014-03-06 at 2.14.21 PM

And the seat pockets, which say “Premium Economy” on them! Sweet.

Screen Shot 2014-03-06 at 2.14.51 PM

The tray table slides out from the armrest.

Screen Shot 2014-03-06 at 2.14.45 PM

Lufthansa will be running premium economy configured 747-8i’s to and from Hong Kong, and I believe these seats will be really comfortable. Unfortunately we’ll have to wait till November, since the seats won’t be installing until then…


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