Lie Flat Seats in Business Class within Europe

Short haul flights within Europe are usually operated by narrow-body aircraft with non lie flat seats in business class.

But there are some routes where you will find lie flat seats, either in wide-body aircraft and meanwhile even in narrow-body aircraft.

The difference between a narrow-body and a wide-body aircraft

A narrow-body aircraft has one single aisle, and the number of seats is between two and six abreast. The most known narrow-body aircraft are Airbus 220, 319, 320 or Boeing 737, Dash 8…

A wide-body aircraft is wide enough to accommodate two passenger aisles with seven or more seats abreast. The most known wide-body aircraft are Boeing 747, 777, 787 or the Airbus 380, 340, 330….

Lie flat seats routes in Business Class within Europe

Some routes within Europe are operated by wide body aircraft, either by local carriers or due to a 5th freedom route. Most of these routes that are operated by wide body aircraft offer lie-flat or angled flat business class seats. Meanwhile, some narrow-body aircraft, like the A320, offer lie flat seats in business class as well.

These short haul flights are usually of a great value if you redeem your miles, and sometimes they can be purchased at a low price. You get the full experience of a business class, which you typically only have on long haul flights.

Below you can find a list by airlines, in alphabetical order, that are offering such flights within Europe.

However, keep in mind that an airline can change the type of aircraft for a route, even on short notice, which would not entitle you to compensation.

For all the flights we advise you to check for the aircraft type before the booking as many of these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

 

(UPDATED APR-24, Finnair & Discover added)

Routes displayed are always between 2 cities, outbound and inbound flight.

 

Air Europa

  • Madrid – Amsterdam

Daily by a B787.

Flight numbers: UX1091 and UX1098

  • Madrid – Barcelona

Daily, except for Sundays, by a B787.

Flight numbers: UX7703 and UX7706

  • Madrid – Gran Canaria

Up to twice a day by a B787.

  • Madrid – Tenerife

Friday to Monday by a B787, different flight numbers.

 

Austrian

  • Vienna – Berlin

16th June by a B787.

Flight numbers: OS231 and OS232.

  • Vienna – Frankfurt

From 17th March until end of June nearly daily by a B787.

Flight numbers: OS209 and OS210.

On a couple of days you have flights twice a day.

  • Vienna – Dusseldorf

17th & 18th of June by a B787.

Flight numbers: OS151, OS152,OS153 and OS154.

Discover Airlines

  • Frankfurt – Mallorca

Up to 6 times a week between May 2 and May 31.

Flight numbers: 4Y512 and 4Y513

  • Frankfurt – Ibiza

Once a week  on Thursday or Fridays between May 2 and May 31.

Flight numbers: 4Y530 and 4Y531

Emirates

  • Larnaca – Malta

Daily, operated by a Boeing 777.

Flight numbers: EK109 and EK110

 

Ethiopian Airlines

  • Stockholm – Oslo

Daily by a Boeing 787.

Flight numbers: ET714 and ET715

  • Geneva – Manchester

Daily except for Wednesdays and Fridays by a 787.

Flight numbers: ET278 and ET279

  • Milan – Zurich

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays by a Boeing 787.

Flight numbers: ET736 and ET737

  • Copenhagen – Vienna

On Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays by a Boeing 787.

Flight numbers: ET724 and ET725

 

Finnair

  • Helsinki – Amsterdam

Up to twice a day by an A350 until October.

Days are varying

  • Helsinki – Gran Canaria

Daily by an A350.

Flight numbers: AY1721 and AY17222

  • Helsinki – London

Twice a day by an A350.

Flight numbers are varying.

  • Helsinki – Munich

Daily by an A350 until October.

Flight numbers: AY1401 and AY1402

Iberia

  • Madrid – London

Daily, once or twice by an A330 or A350.

Flight numbers: IB3162, IB3166, IB3175 and IB3167

Flight review: Iberia Business class A340-600

short haul flights wide body aircraft

 

ITA

  • Rome- Cairo

Daily by a A321neo as AZ 894, AZ 895, AZ 896 & AZ 897.

 

Lufthansa

  • Munich – Frankfurt

Until the end of September, on Tuesdays, up to 3 times a day, operated by a B787

  • Munich – Hanover

In April, once a day by an A350 on the the 27th as LH2090 & LH2091.

  • Munich – Hamburg

In April by an A350 the 29th as LH2056 & LH2057.

 

Singapore Airlines

  • Milan – Barcelona

On Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Flight numbers: SQ378 and SQ377

 

TAP

  • Lisbon-London Heathrow

Up to twice a day by an A321LR (review), but not regularly, so check aircraft type.

 

Turkish Airlines

Many short haul flights with wide body aircraft are available with Turkish Airlines to/from Istanbul.

Yes, we know only a small part of Turkey is on the European continent, and that’s why we’ve added it to the list.

  • Istanbul – Amsterdam

A few times a day by an A330-200 (angled flat) or A330-300, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

  • Istanbul – Athens

A few times a day by an A330-200 (angled flat) or B777, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

  • Istanbul – Barcelona

A few times a day by an A330-200 (angled flat) or A330-300, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

  • Istanbul – Berlin

A few times a day by an A330-300, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

  • Istanbul – Düsseldorf

A few times a day by an A330-300, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

  • Istanbul – Frankfurt

A few times a day by an A330-200 (angled flat) or A330-300, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

  • Istanbul – Hamburg

Daily by an A330-300, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

  • Istanbul – London Heathrow

A few times a day by an A350 or B777, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft

  • Istanbul – Madrid

A few times a day by an A330-300, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

  • Istanbul – Manchester

Two times a week by an A330-300, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

  • Istanbul – Milan

Daily by an A330-300, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

  • Istanbul – Munich

A few times a day by an A330-300, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

  • Istanbul – Paris

A few times a day by an A330-300, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

  • Istanbul – Rome

Daily by an A330-200 (angled flat) or A330-300, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft.

  • Istanbul – Stockholm

Daily by an A330-200 (angled seats). Not during the winter.

  • Istanbul – Vienna

A few times a day by an A330-200 (angled flat) or A330-300, check for the aircraft type before booking as these routes are also operated by narrow body aircraft

  • Istanbul – Warsaw

On Saturdays, by an A330-200 (angled flat)

 

If you know of any other short haul route operated by wide body aircraft, feel free to let us know.

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