Lufthansa Flies Frankfurt-Chicago with New Business Seats

As of October 27 2013, Lufthansa launched a new routine to Chicago (ORD) on their flagship 747-8 intercontinental aircraft. LH430 and LH431 will make ORD Lufthansa’s 4th U.S. gateway, and it’s the first time the Boeing 747-8 will be used in Boeing’s hometown.

The world’s longest passenger aircraft, the Boeing 747-8 has improved aerodynamics upon its wings with raked wing tips. The new fuel-efficient U.S.-manufactured engines (GEnx-2B) reduce emissions and noise, as well as overall operating costs. It also has fly-by-wire technology.

The 747-8 on Lufthansa has more room for personal belongings with upswept, curved architecture and beds in business class that lie fully-flat, 6’6” in length. Cushioning has been ergonomically improved in the sitting and horizontal positions, along with adjustable armrests leaving more room for the shoulders when lying down.

The business class seating arrangement features a “V” shape where the two neighboring seats are angled towards one another, and when lying down, each seat is practically double the distance between the two neighboring seats at shoulder level.