Lufthansa is bringing five of their Airbus A340-600 aircraft back into service from summer 2022. This means economy class passengers can once again enjoy the unique experience of toilets downstairs.

All five bathrooms are located in what would usually be the cargo hold. This frees up space on the main deck for more seats, so economically this must have worked for the German airline.

Lufthansa A340 Toilets Downstairs

Checking the seating plan on the Lufthansa website shows the downstairs area quite clearly. The stairs are in the centre of the cabin, where rows 38, 39 and 40 are located.

Space for the five toilets are clearly marked. Pleasingly, someone decided to take a video on their flight showing this area, which you can see below.

Hopefully there wouldn’t be too many queues up the stairs into the cabin at the end of long flights. Nothing is worse than having people standing near your seat waiting for free toilets.

The stairs have lights on each tread, which must be handy on overnight flights when the cabin is darkened. It wouldn’t be good to have people falling up and down the stairs all the time, that’s for sure!

Overall Thoughts

Since Lufthansa is bringing back the Airbus A340-600 for a year from 2022, it will be your last chance to try the unusual experience of peeing in the cargo hold. Economy class passengers on the Star Alliance carrier must be looking forward to this!

The aircraft will all be based in Munich and the reason for this is that they have a first class cabin. With the retirement of the Lufthansa A380, the only other planes with first class are the Boeing 747-8s, and they all fly out of Frankfurt. Once the new A350s arrive, the A340s will be retired… again!

Have you ever experienced the Lufthansa downstairs toilets in economy class? What are they like? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.

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Featured image by Adam Moreira via Wikimedia Commons.
Downstairs image via Infiniteflight.
Seat map via Lufthansa.