Is Lufthansa Getting a New Livery?

A 747 sporting a 1970s Lufthansa livery. Source: Lufthansa Magazin

An aircraft livery helps set an airline apart on a crowded apron, and is often a canvas that projects an image associated to a certain brand or even country. Some airlines opt for super colorful livery (e.g. Southwest), some choose to put out many variations (e.g. JetBlue, Frontier), while some want them to be almost…

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The First Muji Hotel is Opening in China!

Muji Shenzhen, Hallway. Source: Muji Hotels

Muji is a Japanese retail company that mainly focuses on minimalistic designs; the brand started off selling household products and food items in 1980s. Over the years, they have gradually expanded their product lines, now selling stationery, apparel, cosmetics, and even furniture. The brand’s full name literally translates into no brand high quality goods, which I think precisely…

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Full List: Redeem IHG Points for Kimpton Hotels

The Kimpton DeWitt Hotel in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Source: Kimpton Hotels

IHG announced that they were going to buy Kimpton Hotels back in 2014, and finally announced that they are rolling Kimpton’s Karma Rewards loyalty program into the IHG Rewards Club program late 2017. Kimpton has a pretty diehard fan base, with customers who like their boutique, somewhat quirky properties in larger cities. Kimpton’s footprint is mostly…

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United Finally Matches Competition, Offers 2 Free Checked Bags on Flights to China and Hong Kong

A United 777-300ER. Source: United

This is a minor news of sort, though I thought is something worth highlighting. For a while now, there is an interesting quirk in United’s baggage policies for passengers in Economy. Flights from China and Hong Kong to the US receive 2 free checked bags, but flights to China/Hong Kong only get one checked bag.…

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