Lufthansa held an event to showcase their new business class seats (photos here) that will be introduced on their 747-8s coming this spring.
Unlike their current angled lie-flat beds, these do go completely flat, which is why you’ll be happy about them (angled lie-flat beds are extremely frustrating, as they would appear to be fantastic, except at 3 o’clock in the morning when you find yourself scrunched up accordion-style at the base of the seat that you have slid down).
You will be unhappy about them because they will be configured in a “V” type formation, meaning that A) your feet will be very close to those of your neighbor, which is fine if it’s your spouse and less fine if it’s a 47-year old middle manager from Exxon. And B) there is no aisle access for the person on sitting on the window, meaning that while you will no longer be bunched up in a ball at the base of your seat at 3 am, you will be figuring out a way to maneuver yourself over the 47-year old Exxon middle manager so you can use the bathroom.
Still, certainly an improvement over the current situation.