Why is there often no row 17 in Lufthansa planes?

Your question of the month in January (2014)
Alex, 8 years old

In some cultures the number 13 is considered unlucky. You have probably heard that before, right? That is why there is no row 13 in planes, because we respect the superstition. That way nobody who thinks that the number 13 is unlucky has to sit in that row.

But in a lot of Lufthansa planes you will notice that there is also no row 17. That is because in some countries, for example Italy and Brazil, the typical unlucky number is 17 and not 13. Seeing as Lufthansa welcomes a lot of international passengers we try to consider as many of these specific cultural beliefs as possible. That way, all Lufthansa passengers can enjoy a pleasant flight!