Airplane Airbus A340-300 (343) v1 Lufthansa has 3 classes on board with total of 279 seats. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
|business||64 - 78||20.5||1 - 5||30|
|premium economy||38 - 39||18||10 - 14||28|
|economy||31 - 32||17||16 - 46||221|
Note that seat 32A on this particular plane has two video boxes under the seat. This means there is practically no room for any bags at all on this seat -- and very little room to stretch your legs either. Not all window seats have both video boxes under the same seat like this one. But this particular seat did and it made things very tight.
18D, 18E, 18F, & 18G all have the tray in the armrest reducing the seat width. In addition the misalignment of the row in front makes the use of the entertainment system awkward since it is at an angle.
This Seat has a screen/monitor that is not directly in front of the seat, but on the seatback of 16D. Also, legroom is impaired, as the seat base of 16D (In front) is off-centre
Really going to miss these aircraft when they're inevitably phased out. The 2 seats instead of 3 are really nice bc you don't have to climb over 2 people to get out of the window seat. The seats themselves are pretty comfortable with decent padding for economy. What makes this forward part of the aircraft especially nice for me is the quietness; even during takeoff i could still talk to my mother in the seat next to me, and at cruise it sounds more like a loud bus than an aircraft. You do sacrifice a bit of view because this seat is over the rear part of the wing, but you dont lose all of it. Lufthansa food & service great as always.
Comfortable seat, terrible food, bad customer service. In other words, the usual LH experience. Meals identical to coach, just served on china. Two rate Germans were bumped from biz into PE, and were hassling the flights attendants about this. Crying baby rounded out the PE experience. Frankfurt airport was a nightmare as usual. LH's customer call center was also terrible as always - it took three calls to make a date change.
LH's Premium Economy product is one of the best out there. This was my third time flying PE, and like another user said, it looks/feels like old business seats from the 90's so it is not bad at all. In fact, the PE seats in LH are nearly the same used in business class in narrow-body aircraft in Latin America. The service is amazing. Even if you have somebody sitting next to you, you do not feel it. I always sit in the mid-section so I never need to get up to let somebody go to the bathroom. Let them call the person on the other side. This plane had its own PE cabin with the toilets right behind it. But another plane without an exclusive cabin also flies this route.
Avoid seats 18E and 18F! And beware of 18D and 18D unless you need special aisle access. All of the middle four seats in row 18 (D,E,F,G) have impaired leg room because the row in front of them only has 3 seats and the rows are staggered and do not line up. This means each seat in row 18 has the seat supports from row 17 in the way of their feet. On the end seats, 18D and 18G, this could be an advantage, because there is some extra aisle space in front of you to the side. My wife picked one 18D because of her injured left leg and this let her stretch it out. The staggered seats in front also mean that you must share screens because there are only 3 screens in from the the four seas, and they are off center. Also the arm rests are extra wide (for pull out trays) and do not fold up for the center seats of row 18 and make the seats narrower.
LH have a curtain to keep it quiet and private. Much better than AC Premium Economy. Food was good as was the service. Only really bad thing is the LH have contracted out the gate and checkin and the service is nowhere near LH standard you see in Europe.
I was actually in 30K and thankful as I noticed that the leg room at 30H is further restricted due to the proximity of the crew members seat and their legs, although the crew member used it only during takeoff and landing on my flight. I suspect the same is true for seat 30C.
The front lavatories are not available to passangers, and the lavatories between busines and premium economy are used by premium economy as well as economy class passengers. Therefore, business class passangers on this plane do not have exclusive lavatories, but have to share with EVERYONE ELSE. We complained to LH. LH granted me some extra bonus miles, but did not offer a solution
Seat work perfectly.
There is no problem with the seats, they decline just as any normal seat. Good service. Very good WIFI connection on board.
Beware of 16D. Although there is plenty legroom, the seat is quite small as the tv and tray are both in the seat. If you are a bigger person I wouldn't recommend at all.
Not so good, given limited space for feet as this is in front of the wall that separates business class from premium economy. Also, the flight screen is annoying given the proximity and light.
The row of middle seats in business class should be marked yellow, due to the inconvenience of being the "sandwiched" The exclusive toilet for the staff at the front is not nice. I was not allowed to use it despite the two at the back meant for passengers being occupied!
Flew this plane DUS-ORD. The galley in front of the plane did not bother me at all, the seat was quite private due to the fact that its first row. Also nobody sat next to me. It was a very pleasant flight, good service, good food.
THERE IS NO BULKHEAD!Nor are any of the other seats in this row. There is just an eye level screen separating it form Premium Economy. There is masses of legroom to stretch out, much more than a "bulkhead" seat, and it is well worth the £50+ to reserve it, if you have long legs. Also this is not an emergency exit, so there is no age or fitness requirement.
The row 14 (14A/B) and 14H/K) doesn´t have windows. Perfect if you want to sleep, not good if you want to look outside.
Middle seats (D and G) in business class have a quite narrow foot rest (except for row 1). This might be inconvenient for tall people (> 180cm). Apart from this observation, LH fulfilled all my expectations.
I already reserved 12 D... I have never flown in a such cold airplane!!! My neighbour an I asked several times for a warmer temperature. But nothing happend. Luckely the plane wasen't full --> I have 'stolen' some blankets. Do not forget Your winterclothes Also the rest for the legs (as seen in the advertisement) has not been there. Plus: The plane was clean! Groundservice in FRA was at the check-in not existing. All do it your self. And there where no german motherlanguage speaking personal. After all typically german --> functional but without personality