Lufthansa is trialing lie-flat economy tickets for long-haul flights
Lufthansais trialing a new concept that will allow economy passengers to lie flat on long-haul flights.
- The Sleeper's Row lets travelers enjoy a whole row of 3-4 seats to themselves.
- The package comes with a mattress topper and business class blanket and cushion.
- Currently being trialed on the Frankfurt to Sao Paulo route, the upgrade costs $260 one-way.
If you struggle to sleep in economy
The so-called Sleeper's Row upgrade is set to give long-haul flyers three to four seats to themselves, complete with a mattress topper for comfort.
You'll also get business class amenities such as a higher-quality cushion and blanket as well as pre-boarding.
The concept is currently being trialed on long-haul flights between Frankfurt and Sao Paulo, and passengers can purchase the upgrade at check-in or at the gate, rather than needing to book in advance. The rows are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
In the trial, which began on November 18 and will run until mid-end December, the Sleeper's Row upgrade costs $260 one-way.
A 12-hour flight from Frankfurt to Sao Paulo in early December currently costs $2,010 in economy, $3,187 in premium economy, and $6,609 in business class.
Considering the drastic price hikes between Lufthansa's
However, it could be bad news for economy travelers who usually try and get a row to themselves simply by moving when boarding is complete.
Lufthansa said it hopes to roll out the offer to more destinations depending on customer feedback.
It's not the first
And in July, aerospace designer Zephyr unveiled a new double-decker layout that would allow economy passengers to lie flat.
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