The Lufthansa First Class product is incredible – comfortable seating, delicious food, attentive and professional service, amazing ground services, etc. The only issue is that Lufthansa is eliminating First Class from their aircraft like crazy.
It all started a few years ago with the Boeing 747-400 which featured a separate seat and bed in First Class. That was cut. Then First Class was eliminated from the Airbus A340-300, then Lufthansa decided their new Airbus A350-900 wouldn’t have a First Class cabin, and finally, Lufthansa started to eliminate First Class from some Airbus A330-300s.
Lufthansa First Class is featured today on all of Lufthansa’s Airbus A340-600s, A380-800s, Boeing 747-8s, and select Airbus A330-300s. That’s it. There are fewer and fewer award seats left since Lufthansa is eliminating First Class insanely fast. They also announced their new Boeing 777s won’t feature it either.
With all of that being said, I wanted to see what the longest Lufthansa flight is that still features a First Class cabin, and I think I’ve found it. Frankfurt to Buenos Aires is blocked at a time of 13 hours and 50 minutes, which I think is the longest Lufthansa flight with a First Class cabin since it is operated by a Boeing 747-8. Since this route isn’t so popular in First Class, most of the time it is wide open.
I actually think this may be the longest Lufthansa flight in general. Because most of the North America flights aren’t longer than 11 hours and the Asia flights average 11-12 hours, but not 13 hours. Frankfurt/Munich to South Africa is 11 hours, so I think Frankfurt to Buenos Aires is Lufthansa’s longest flight.. and it features a First Class cabin that is really easy to buy with miles and points.
I really want to fly this route just to truly experience the longest Lufthansa flight in general and in First Class. Depending on which programme you are using, you may not have to pay fuel surcharges so you can easily book this flight for around 110k miles plus $50 USD, which I think is decent for a 14 hour flight.
Who wants to fly Lufthansa’s longest flight?