More cutbacks at the airlines…Lufthansa squeezes more people in
Thought for the day…” A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up” (Mae West)
” I generally avoid temptation, unless I can’t resist it”. (Mae West).
Back on one of my favourite topics…airlines. I have now seen the seatmaps for the new Airbus A320 NEOs that Lufthansa will be introducing. Not only are they squeezing in even more seats (12 more seats as compared to the A320s that they currently operate), but passengers in economy class will end up with LESS leg room than on Ryanair (the new Ryanair 737s will give 76cm of space whereas Lufthansa will be offering only 71cm). Not only that, but those passengers sitting in the rear of the aircraft will be looking at a blank wall, as the rear area (previously the toilet area) does not have windows. But wait, there is more….the 2 rear toilets that are left are also being reduced in size (said to be the equivalent of a Greyhound bus toilet for size) and the galley is being reduced in size to a small corner unit. So more passengers but less food options, more passengers but smaller toilets, more passengers and less leg room. Is this progress? And Ryanair, once seen as the king of cutbacks and no-frills, is actually going to offer passengers MORE space than Lufthansa.
So that begs the question…why pay extra to fly with Lufthansa?? If you are going to pay more but get LESS legroom, and if Lufthansa are now charging you to choose your seat in advance, then why bother to fly with them?? Do you remember those adverts showing Airbus aircraft with SPACIOUS interiors? Forget that now…economy class on Lufthansa is going to be a squeeze…just 71cm. You pay your money and you take your choice, as they say.
Early morning sunshine in the small town of Picton, South Island New Zealand for the photo today…quiet before the arrival of the ferry from the North Island.
and another photo from the archives…thinking time in Cuba…..
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