Airline introduces triple bunk beds in economy
German flag-carrier Lufthansa is examining the development of a specialised all-sleeper configuration for the economy-class cabin on long-haul flights, and has been canvassing passenger opinion on the concept.
The airline has generated an conceptual image of the proposed ‘Sleepers Class’ cabin, showing a possible arrangement featuring fully lie-flat bunks stacked three-high in a herringbone layout on either side of the cabin, with additional berths in a wide central aisle.
Lufthansa is considering the sleeper-cabin for specific intercontinental services – possibly overnight flights, such as those to Johannesburg, Sao Paulo and Shanghai.
Under the scheme a passenger would opt to book a bed for the flight rather than a regular economy-class seat. Lufthansa says that its studies are only preliminary and there are few further details available.
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