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Lufthansa (finally) announces the first route with the new Allegris seat

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The saga of Lufthansa’s next-generation business class is almost over. After eight years, the airline has finally firmed up the route and month that Allegris is due to fly.

Let’s rewind a little first, though.

In 2017, Lufthansa unveiled its new business class seat, and the announcement was cited as one of the reasons Skytrax listed it as a five-star airline, despite the fact that the seat was not in service. At that time, Allegris was due to arrive on Lufthansa’s first Boeing 777Xs, due in 2020.

Lufthansa (finally) announces first Allegris route

Unfortunately, both the 777Xs and Lufthansa’s Allegris have been delayed. Boeing won’t deliver a single 777X until late 2025, if not 2026, whilst the Allegris seat is only now breaking cover.

Lufthansa has now revealed that the first route to see the seat, on an A350-900, will be Munich to Vancouver in May.

Toronto is expected (although not confirmed) to be next, whilst Frankfurt is likely to see it later in the summer.

The A350s are planned to have a four class cabin, including the impressive Allegris First Class suites. Manufacturing delays mean that the first A350s are likely to operate without a First Class cabin, which will be retrofitted at a later stage.

At the moment, Lufthansa won’t confirm exactly which flights will see the new aircraft and will only update seat maps shortly before departure. This is presumably to avoid any disappointment should there be a last-minute aircraft swap.

Despite the (record breaking?) delays to launch, the Lufthansa Allegris cabins are a sorely needed update to their dated existing seats. They will also offer some genuine innovations including in-seat heating and cooling, which I explored in more depth here.

The business class cabins introduce seven different seating variations, including ‘throne’ seats, business-plus front-row suites, honeymoon seats and more. All seats have direct aisle access. Notably missing is a door, which is only on the front-row business-plus suites.

Comments (21)

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  • BA Flyer IHG Stayer says:

    ‘Firstname Bordeaux’ looks like a mail merge gone wrong!

  • Track says:

    Re: Hyatt categories, all I see is increases across the board globally.

    Prob still reflects post COVID travel but ouch.

    • pauldb says:

      There are also 3 Hyatts going up a category in Istanbul, but this week’s intern has flipped them into ME.

  • Steph says:

    OT: As I still have not reached relevant spend for my bapp 241 voucher, can I go ahead and book a return flight (for 2 people) with Iberia for the full Avios amount and once I receive the voucher, call BA to apply it and get half avios back?

    • Rob says:


    • TGLoyalty says:

      Nope you’d have to cancel the original booking (if possible) and pay the relevant cancellation fees and rebook.

      I’m not clued up on Iberia booking terms so need to look into that before you go down this route.

  • Nancy says:

    “After eight years, the airline has finally firmed up the route and month that Allegris is due to fly.”… Am I blind or where does it say which month? The route is MUC-YVR, but the month?

  • daveinitalia says:

    FlyerTalk reporting the new Aspire in NCL is open. I had planned to go up there anyway after the BA event on Tuesday so I’ll take a look.

    As expected BA are using the mid tier lounge which is self service alcohol (Prosecco available on request but it’s not clear whether that’s now free or a paid extra like it used to be). The top tier is currently Emirates only while they get up to speed but upgrades to that level will be £15.

    • Rob says:

      Partially open. Aspire CEO told me in Amsterdam last week it would be 2-3 weeks before the whole thing (there are three lounges in one complex going forward, one with table service meals) is done. We will take a look in the next 4-6 weeks.

    • His Holyness says:

      We can all be happy that the BA pax are segregated to a separate lounge. KL/AF/LH will use the bottom tier or the same as BA?

  • Qrfan says:

    OT: Sat on what happens to be the avios only flight to Geneva this morning (had no idea until they announced it on the tannoy) with a 44 seat club Europe and wondering how many of the rest are h4p readers. Apart from one passing mention they’re not making anything of it, so I’m really struggling to see the point. I didn’t even notice when booking despite having read the launch article. Anyone else?

    • executiveclubber says:

      What did you expect?

      • Rob says:

        I would have expected something – free snacks and tea if nothing else, perhaps some Avios merch. Missed opportunity. Film it, get it online.

    • Rob says:

      I’m on the Dubai flight in October, let’s see how that goes!

  • RussellH says:

    Just back from our visit to the Hyatt Regency Mainz, which is not on the category changes list above.
    Very pleased to report that the stay was as pleasant as hoped for (last visit was 2010, so plenty of time for things to have changed). Did get free breakfast and a room with an excellent view of the Rhine courtesy of Hyatt privee, also €50 – rather than the official €50 – credit. Bar served the best sweet potato chips ever.
    Check in also gave us a free cocktails for two voucher when I mentioned that we were there for my partner’s birthday – another free €30 of value.
    Breakfast now in a lovely restaurant with huge windows overlooking the Rhine, still serving decent Sekt and smoked salmon, special egg dishes to order.
    Staff great, always calm, smiling, no fuss, ready for a chat about anything relevant.
    Plus 3 000 avios courtesy of BA Amex.
    If flying to Germany, only ~20 mins from Frankfurt airport, station 500m away from hotel, 4-6 local trains an hour.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      also €50 – rather than the official €50

      This part has me confused.

      • RussellH says:

        Sorry – should read €50 – rather than the official $50

  • Lady Londom says:

    At least these rates are staying as flat rate points. So earning for stays can be planned for, knowing ahead how much you must earn.

    Though I did notice at the lower level, the start rates for the UK have all gone up 60% which is a bit naughty.

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