It’s here: SWISS’ brand new lounge in Kloten Airport

SWISS lounge in Kloten Airport

Have you seen SWISS’ updated business and first class seats, which have been retrofitted on most of their aircraft? Now, the carrier has taken the next step in upgrading their lounge at its hub in Zurich International Airport, a.k.a. Kloten Airport.

Located in Terminal A, those traveling internationally can enjoy the 7,000 square foot lounge that also features a separate, designated security checkpoint away from the general public. So for those who are flying in first class on SWISS or Lufthansa, as well as those who have elite status with Lufthansa Group, here’s what you can experience once inside:

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City guide: uncover Oslo’s hidden gems

What to do in Oslo

Norway’s capital is a glorious destination with a history that dates back to 1040 AD. Situated in the southern part of the country, Oslo offers travelers a view of a fjord called Oslofjord on one side of the city, while the rest of it is surrounded by a gorgeous landscape of mountains and trees.

From exquisite dining experiences and luxurious shopping to cultural history and world-class museums, Oslo is the destination for anyone looking for a Nordic experience with fascinating views. And for those who want to take on Oslo outside of the norm, here are the city’s top hidden gems we love so much.

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Inside look: China Eastern’s business and first class seats

China Eastern business and first class seats

China Eastern’s business and first class cabins on their Boeing 777-300ERs are elegant, comfortable and in-line with what customers are looking for from a carrier that travels long-haul, internationally. From Shanghai, China to other cities throughout China, Asia, Europe and North America, let’s take a look at what these seats have to offer for those who are about to embark on an international journey on this airline.

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Three travel apps you must try this year

The Best travel apps for 2018

Each year, we list several must-have travel apps every traveler needs (check out our lists for 2016 and 2017). And with new ones coming out almost daily, it can be tough to browse through the best ones. So to make all your lives just a little less complicated, we’ve listed three trending apps we’ve seen that are only making their way into the app world but are also better than some of the more well-known ones.

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Get cozy in Virgin Atlantic’s new “Love Suites”

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Love Suites

Virgin Atlantic released a new business class seat for their A330 dubbed the “Love Suite”, perfect for partners traveling together—a similar approach for couples that Singapore Airlines and Qatar has also taken when designing their new business class.

Aside from the Love Suites, the airline named its other upper-class seats “Solo Freedom Suites” and “Solo Corner Suites” for those traveling as an individual.

Beginning this month, passengers can experience these new seats, which some of you may recognize as AirBerlin’s old seats many called the “honeymoon”.
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Inside scoop: the upcoming, redesigned Q-Suite for Qatar Airways

Q-Suite for Qatar Airways

Just last year, Qatar released a new business class seats, Qsuites, with a middle section that can be transformed into a double bed, or even a dining area for a family of four.

That business class cabin is designed for their Boeing 777s and Airbus A350s, but for the A380s and Dreamliner, as well as the Boeing 777X, Qatar is making changes to the Qsuite to fit these larger aircraft.

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The logic behind the color of airplanes and why they’re always white

Why airplanes are white

Have you ever noticed that airplanes are always painted white with the exception of a logo or some livery?

There’s actually a reason behind this very specific color that makes a huge difference for the plane, helping with temperature control, cost efficiency, visibility and preventing corrosion. Let’s take a look at each one more closely to get a good sense of how color impacts an aircraft.

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Three business class seats set to debut this year

business class seats for 2018

Airlines are continuously changing their premier cabin—from lay-flat seats to double beds, direct-aisle access to semi-private pods, business class has become more competitive than ever before. More and more airlines are updating and remodeling in order to keep up with the demand as well as outperform the rivalry. But even if a carrier releases a concept design, it can take years for it to debut, causing some of us to forget when the new one will be available.

So for those of us who have been waiting for certain business class seats to emerge, there are three that will launch this year.

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The history and evolution of the passport

passport history information

A passport is a traveler’s single, most important piece he or she can own today—it’s a “ticket” to exiting and entering any country in the world. But did you know that the passport as we know it today (with our photo, date of birth, country of birth, etc.) only came into existence during the 20th century around the time of World War II? Yet, the first references of a passport-type document can be found in the Hebrew Bible.

Beginning in 450 B.C., moving to Medieval Europe, and then into the 21st century, the passport has transformed from a piece of paper with writing into a biometric form of identity for citizens of different nations. Let’s take a look at the eras that transformed this travel document into what it is today.

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