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 MAR-24) 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.   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 – London Twice a day by an A350.   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   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 20th as LH2096 & LH2097, the 22th as LH2094 & LH2095 and on the 27th as LH2090 & LH2091. Munich – Hamburg In April once a day by an A350 on the 15th as LH2050 & LH2051, the 16th as LH2058 & LH2059, the 19th as LH2050, LH2051, LH2070 & LH2071, the 21th as LH2080 & LH2081 and 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. If you enjoy our blog and would like to support us, you can buy us a coffee 😉 Related Posts:Business Class Deal: New York to Abu Dhabi $2630 Round TripBusiness Class Deal: Brussels to Hong Kong 1690€ Round TripBusiness Class Deal: Rome to Shanghai 1575€ Round Trip