Lufthansa’s New Look, Best First-Class Options on the A380, Delta Ups Its Game in Austin and More

Feb 10, 2018

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Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week.

Lufthansa Unveils New Livery and Branding With a Bang

Lufthansa unveiled its new livery at an event in Frankfurt this week. The airline got rid of its classic yellow that has come to define the airline over the years. How do you feel about its new look?

The Best A380 First-Class Options and How to Redeem Miles to Fly Them

Flying on the massive, double-decker Airbus A380s is truly a unique experience, and flying first class makes it that much more special. Check out which airlines offer the best first-class options on their respective A380s.

Delta Announces New Sky Club for Austin, Nonstop Routes to Cincinnati

Delta detailed plans to open a new SkyClub in Austin (AUS) by Spring 2019. The airline also announced new routes to Cincinnati, better connecting the Texas city with the airline’s network.

See Lufthansa Liveries Change Through the Years

Follow the evolution of the look of Germany’s flag carrier throughout the years — from its beginning in the 1950s to its latest iteration that was unveiled in Frankfurt this week.

Buy Hilton Points for as Little as 0.5 Cents Each for a Limited Time

Hilton is offering up to a 100% bonus when you purchase Honors points — but the offer won’t last long. Here’s what you need to know.

Airport Breaks Its Own Record for Most Flights From One Runway in a Day: 980

Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM) is the second-busiest airport in India, carrying 45 million passengers per year. This week, the Mumbai Airport broke its own record for most fights on one runway.

Welcome to the Flying Youth Hostel: A WOW Air ‘Biz’ Experience From Europe to the US

WOW Air offers amazingly cheap fares to Iceland and Europe but the airline also tacks on fees for everything from seat assignments to food. TPG Managing Editor Alberto Riva flew on WOW Air’s ‘Biz’ class and had a few thoughts on the experience — check out the full review here.

False Tsunami Warning Sent to East Coast, Gulf Coast, Caribbean Residents

On February 6, people across the country received a severe weather alert stating that there was a tsunami warning in effect. The warning was sent in error but the message still left people confused.

In other news…

Silvercar Adds Another City to Its Expanding Network

Silvercar announced this week that it’s adding Tampa, Florida to its ever-expanding network. You can start reserving your Audi A4 or Q5 now for drives starting February 26, 2018.

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