Seat Map Lufthansa Airbus A340-300 (343) v1
Airplane Airbus A340-300 (343) v1 Lufthansa with 3 classes and 279 seats on board. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which should be avoided.
- AC Power outlets
- Entertainment System
There is no bulkhead, there is storage space for luggage under the seat in front also for takeoff and landing. Seat pitch is higher but reading lights are installed with normal spcing, if the person behind you uses the reading light it also lights up this seat making it very uncomfortable on a night flight.
Flew Miami to Frankfurt. Very uncomfortable for a business class seat. I can deal with angled and not flat, but the narrowness of the space for one's feet and shoulders made it impossible to sleep. And even simply sitting was barely tolerable for 9 hours - hard and uncomfortable.
The seats in row 16 have a lot off leg room. It us the best row inside the economy area. The TV is inside the armrest. This seat 16D has two hard armrests. Between seat E and G is a movable armrest.
Row 41 or 42 (depending on configuration) is the first row of 3 seats after the 4-seat rows in the middle column. In this first 3-seat row, the tray tables are in the arm rests, resulting in a slightly narrower seat and a solid armrest that cannot be raised. Other 3-seat rows behind this row have normal seats.
Compared to the A380 the seat is smaller but is preety spacious. The headrest, pillow and blanket make the flight even more comfortable. If you put your hand luggage in front of your seat then it may get cramped. You do get a chance to witness the end of the wing with ground,ocean below you.
The seat if compared to the A380 is smaller in width but still is pretty spacious and if you are bus boarding the plane, board from the reat end of the plane as it will be quickest.
The only bassinet seats on this plane is in row 29, i.e. there are only 2 bassinets on this plane. Unfortunately this row is not ideal for baby sleep though, for the following reasons: 1) Bassinets are only possible in the middle column of the plane and bordering the aisles so you have people knocking into the bassinets; 2) The bassinets are RIGHT BY the toilets, and these toilets service ALL of economy class so there is A LOT of foot traffic; 3) the light from the toilet doors constantly opening, the noise of the doors slamming, overhead seatbelt/no-smoking signs, the light off the monitors and the blue light calling the stewards are very disruptive to both passengers in that area as well as the poor babies trying to sleep in the bassinets. Furthermore on the red eye flight from Cape Town to Frankfurt and vice versa, dinner was served very late so it took ages for cabin lights to be dimmed. The air inside the plane was also icy cold, so we all ended up with colds. If you are flying with a baby and end up on this flight configuration, I would rather spend extra money on a seat for baby and book the seats as far away from the toilets as possible, at the window seat for him/her. We actually did pay extra money for row 29 seats, which wasn't worth it in my opinion due to all the reasons mentioned already.
This business class seat has very small foot pockets. I could barely get my feet in them when trying to sleep. The bulkhead seats have much larger foot compartments as do the ones near the windows. Additionally, there is a lot of foot traffic as the stewardesses frequently walk the isles. This results in strong poundings of the floor, interfering with sleep.
Note that seat 32A on this particular plane has two video boxes under the seat. This means there is practically no room for any bags at all on this seat -- and very little room to stretch your legs either. Not all window seats have both video boxes under the same seat like this one. But this particular seat did and it made things very tight.
18D, 18E, 18F, & 18G all have the tray in the armrest reducing the seat width. In addition the misalignment of the row in front makes the use of the entertainment system awkward since it is at an angle.
This Seat has a screen/monitor that is not directly in front of the seat, but on the seatback of 16D. Also, legroom is impaired, as the seat base of 16D (In front) is off-centre
Really going to miss these aircraft when they're inevitably phased out. The 2 seats instead of 3 are really nice bc you don't have to climb over 2 people to get out of the window seat. The seats themselves are pretty comfortable with decent padding for economy. What makes this forward part of the aircraft especially nice for me is the quietness; even during takeoff i could still talk to my mother in the seat next to me, and at cruise it sounds more like a loud bus than an aircraft. You do sacrifice a bit of view because this seat is over the rear part of the wing, but you dont lose all of it. Lufthansa food & service great as always.
Comfortable seat, terrible food, bad customer service. In other words, the usual LH experience. Meals identical to coach, just served on china. Two rate Germans were bumped from biz into PE, and were hassling the flights attendants about this. Crying baby rounded out the PE experience. Frankfurt airport was a nightmare as usual. LH's customer call center was also terrible as always - it took three calls to make a date change.
LH's Premium Economy product is one of the best out there. This was my third time flying PE, and like another user said, it looks/feels like old business seats from the 90's so it is not bad at all. In fact, the PE seats in LH are nearly the same used in business class in narrow-body aircraft in Latin America. The service is amazing. Even if you have somebody sitting next to you, you do not feel it. I always sit in the mid-section so I never need to get up to let somebody go to the bathroom. Let them call the person on the other side. This plane had its own PE cabin with the toilets right behind it. But another plane without an exclusive cabin also flies this route.
Avoid seats 18E and 18F! And beware of 18D and 18D unless you need special aisle access. All of the middle four seats in row 18 (D,E,F,G) have impaired leg room because the row in front of them only has 3 seats and the rows are staggered and do not line up. This means each seat in row 18 has the seat supports from row 17 in the way of their feet. On the end seats, 18D and 18G, this could be an advantage, because there is some extra aisle space in front of you to the side. My wife picked one 18D because of her injured left leg and this let her stretch it out. The staggered seats in front also mean that you must share screens because there are only 3 screens in from the the four seas, and they are off center. Also the arm rests are extra wide (for pull out trays) and do not fold up for the center seats of row 18 and make the seats narrower.
LH have a curtain to keep it quiet and private. Much better than AC Premium Economy. Food was good as was the service. Only really bad thing is the LH have contracted out the gate and checkin and the service is nowhere near LH standard you see in Europe.
I was actually in 30K and thankful as I noticed that the leg room at 30H is further restricted due to the proximity of the crew members seat and their legs, although the crew member used it only during takeoff and landing on my flight. I suspect the same is true for seat 30C.
The front lavatories are not available to passangers, and the lavatories between busines and premium economy are used by premium economy as well as economy class passengers. Therefore, business class passangers on this plane do not have exclusive lavatories, but have to share with EVERYONE ELSE. We complained to LH. LH granted me some extra bonus miles, but did not offer a solution
Seat work perfectly.
There is no problem with the seats, they decline just as any normal seat. Good service. Very good WIFI connection on board.