Lufthansa Allowing Passengers To Buy An Entire Aeroplane Row To Sleep Across
It's definitely not exactly the same as flying in business class and getting your own reclining bed, but it's better than being crammed up for hours upon end on a long haul flight, you've got to admit.
Basically, for an additional $260 (£195) passengers will be able to pay for their seat, but also the two either side of them or in their row so that they can spread out and even lie down.
It might even make them more confident in flying once again, given everything that has been going on.
Hey, at this stage it'd be nice to be able to get on a plane again in the knowledge that travel was safe.
The scheme has already started on a trial basis and is available on Lufthansa flights between Frankfurt and Sao Paulo until the middle of December.
If there's a decent take up, they'll probably spread it out - get it? - over more and more flights to different destinations.
This is just one of the moves being made as the travel and aviation industry prepares for a future that looks altogether closer now thanks to the recent positive news regarding coronavirus vaccines.
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Just the other day, the Chief Executive of Australian airline Qantas said that proof of vaccination is likely to be a prerequisite to board a plane on his airline and many others.
The Lufthansa deal is available at check-in for passengers in economy, and allows them to purchase between three and four seats, depending on how much space they want.
On top of that, they'll get a blanket, a pillow, and a seat topper to allow them to recline and relax in relative comfort.
In the announcement, they also noticeably mentioned the additional space away from other passengers that this provides, which might attract in a few potential customers, even if they're not in it just for the extra shut-eye.
As for the rest of the airlines, US carrier Delta has just announced a 'quarantine free' route from Atlanta to Rome in partnership with Italian airline Alitalia.
They claim that the system - which contains testing at either end of the journey - leaves a 'one in a million' chance of becoming infected with Covid-19 on a flight.
There's a test 72 hours before departure, a rapid test in Atlanta, and another rapid test in Rome.
It applies only to US travellers who are allowed to travel to Italy for work, health, or education, and Italian and EU passport holders.
Featured Image Credit: Lufthansa
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