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Lufthansa rolls out new business seats

21 Apr 2005 by business traveller

Availability of Lufthansa's new long-haul business class seats has been extended to the carrier's prime destinations out ofFrankfurt andMunich.

The new seats offer more sideways space (56 cms as against 50 cms) and more legroom (152cms compared with 122cms). Although not fully lie-flat, such as the business class seats offered by British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa's new seats recline almost to the horizontal whereas its older seats had a 135 degree recline.

Destinations now covered from Frankfurt include: Dallas, New York JFK, Los Angeles (from May 1), Washington Dulles in the US,  Tel Aviv, Abu Dhabi, Cairo and Muscat in the Middle East along with Hong Kong, Singapore, Osaka, Seoul and Tokyo in Asia.

From Munich the available destinations include: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York JFK, San Francisco, Washington Dulles (from May 2) in the US along with Delhi, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur in Asia.

Readers should bear in mind that one daily flight on each route features the new seating. Where the routing is served by several flights a day, it's essential to check with Lufthansa or your travel agent to determine the relevant service. The airline stresses that last minute plane substitutions may affect new seat availability.

Lufthansa says that the new seating will installed throughout its long-haul fleet by 2007. Go to www.lufthansa.com

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