Lufthansa is upcycling a plane and you can own part of it

Sep 15, 2019

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Plenty of us have heard of Delta’s monthly surplus sale, but some new competition is on the horizon. While it’s no garage sale mishmash full of hidden gems, Lufthansa’s newest endeavor is taking an old A340-600 and turning it into unique, AvGeek worthy items.

Angle grinder at work: an aircraft window becomes a wall-mounted bar. Photo courtesy of Lufthansa
Angle grinder at work: an aircraft window becomes a wall-mounted bar. Photo courtesy of Lufthansa

Old window segments are being turned into furniture, from bars to coffee tables:

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This coffee table will run you €2,222. Image courtesy of Lufthansa

Meanwhile, Lufthansa’s business class products aren’t going to waste either: a gym bag constructed from old business class blankets costs just €32 ($36), while the much fancier business bag is a whopping €199 ($222).

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At least it shows off my sense of style. Image courtesy of Lufthansa

You can also use your Miles and More to pay for the accessories, though Lufthansa is being a bit … stingy with its redemption rate. While TPG values Miles and More at 1.4 cents each, when redeeming for these upcycled items you’re only getting 0.5 cents per point, which is an awful value.

Still, these are some seriously cool items, and some of them are quite limited. The above mentioned wall-mounted bars will consist of just 54 sets, so if you’re looking to get your hands on them you’d better do it now.

It’s nice to see an airline doing something better for the environment than just scrapping its planes or putting them to rest in a boneyard. Are some of these items a little absurd? Yes, maybe:

But they’re also extremely tempting.

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Feature photo of a Lufthansa Airbus A340-600 in Star Alliance colors by JOKER/Hady Khandani/ullstein bild via Getty Images

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