Lufthansa to Introduce Premium Economy on Long-Haul Fleet…Eventually

I just received a press release from Lufthansa announcing that they will be rolling out a Premium Economy section on their long-haul fleet in about 2 years. I’m sure someone will correct me, but I believe they will join LOT and SAS as the only Star Alliance airlines offering Premium Economy across the Atlantic (and who knows if SAS will still be with us in 2 years). They give basically no other details, but Premium Economy is always a great option, even if you can’t currently book it using United miles on other airlines.

In case you were wondering, here’s the release:

Lufthansa is expanding its product portfolio and will equip the entire Lufthansa long-haul fleet with a Premium Economy. The Supervisory Board has approved the investment capital for the introductory project to achieve this. At the beginning of next year, a project group will be formed to manage the introduction and define the precise features of the product as well as a detailed timetable.

Premium Economy will be installed on the entire intercontinental fleet. This substantially upgraded Economy product will fill the gap between the superior Business Class segment, which features a seat that can be converted into a fully flat bed, on one side and the classic Economy Class on the other. This will appeal to both leisure travelers seeking additional comfort and business travelers.

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  1. Turkish has “Comfort Class” which is kind of like a PE product. But they’re taking that out over the next year or two …

  2. Also, does NZ have PE on their LAX-LHR route?

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