Lufthansa airline adds better air to first class

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Airbus’ A380 jetliner – which took to the skies for a Day 3 flight demonstration at the Paris Air Show – is designed for the 21st century aviation industry. (COURTESY: AIRBUS)

COLOGNE, Germany — You get what you pay for, right? Now, one airline is offering premium air on some flights. And if you book a ticket in first class, expect the air to be even better.

German-based airline Lufthansa has changed the air quality of the Airbus A-380. The company installed humidifiers to help their passengers avoid common problems while flying, like red eyes, parched throat and dehydrated skin. Lufthansa CEO Casten Spohr told the Times of India the new premium feature makes for a better flying experience.

“Passengers arrive in a much better shape after a long-haul flight,” Spohr said.

The whole plane is getting the humidifiers, but first class will be more humid. A Lufthansa spokesperson said the main cabin will be 20 percent, while first class will get approximately 25 percent humidity.

This is just one of the many luxurious features in the first-class cabins. Lufthansa already has lie-flat seats, premium food, a monitor for on-demand entertainment and even the ability to watch the plane take off from a camera mounted on the front of the plane.

You won’t be able to catch a flight with the premium air yet in Chicago. The A-380 is too big for O’Hare. The world’s largest passenger airplane needs a special gate.

The Chicago Department of Aviation says they hope to have two gates to handle the A-380 by the middle of 2016.

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