Lufthansa's New Airline Fleet Will Include Major First Class Upgrades

Those with a long-haul first class suite will have almost full privacy thanks to nearly floor-to-ceiling walls.

Courtesy of Lufthansa
Courtesy of Lufthansa
Courtesy of Lufthansa

Lufthansa‘s first class passengers have new reason to celebrate. The airline’s top billing tickets on long-haul flights will soon come complete with spacious suites that offer nearly floor-to-ceiling walls and slide panels for pretty much full privacy. Gone will be the days of worrying about nearby passengers judging you for crying during that in-flight movie.

In each suite, as detailed by the German airline’s recent announcement, every seat and bed will be positioned to face forward, because landing while facing the back of the plane would just be weird. In addition to that, each suite will come outfitted with several storage options, including space for a large, personal wardrobe. Now you won’t have to make an outfit change in the airport bathroom. In fact, you could serve multiple looks mid-flight. Very chic.

If that’s not enough to sell you, maybe the dining perks will. If preferred, first class passengers will have the option to eat at a large dining table, where they can sit across from their partner or fellow traveler. No tiny trays here, there will be plenty of space to spread out. And you’re going to need it for the airline’s caviar service.

What’s dinner without a movie? Lufthansa will have first class passengers covered in the entertainment area as well, with bluetooth-enabled screens that extend across the full width of the suite.

Lufthansa’s business class is also getting a planned facelift. Those flying in the aforementioned category on long-haul flights can also look forward to their own suite, with higher walls than they’ve had before, and the addition of sliding doors that completely close. Other features are pretty standard, including wireless charging, noise-canceling headphones and the ability to connect your own devices to the in-flight entertainment system.

Lufthansa will present more details of its in-flight upgrades at the beginning of next year. The company is set to embark on the largest fleet modernization in its corporate history. By 2030, Lufthansa plans to welcome more than 180 new high-tech aircraft to its fleet.Want more Thrillist? Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, TikTok, and Snapchat.

Jeremy Porr is a News Writer at Thrillist. Follow Jeremy on Instagram.


Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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