Reaction to the new Lufthansa A320neo layout, including two more rows of seats and a version of the Space-Flex galley/lav combo, has been impressively loud and negative.
While the forward half of the plane offers a smidgen more space for business class passengers, the back of the fuselage – where the SpaceFlex kit makes its mark – sees the opposite effect. Reduced pitch, limited overhead bin space and no windows in the last row create a confluence of #PaxEx pain.
Indeed, some of the grief the Lufthansa A320neo layout is getting stems from the personal space being more cramped than the ultra-low-cost carriers (ULCCs) it is competing against. But what is there to be done? The saving grace is that it is being operated on truly short-haul routes.
Photo at top: Lufthansa management take delivery of the carrier’s first A320neo. Image courtesy: Airbus