Though a gloomy and rainy day in GRR, a bright spot soon appeared when I came home and found a Rimowa box waiting for me by our front door. I had ordered myself a present and knew it was coming, but did not realize that it would just be a few days from order to arrival.
In the box was something that I had wanted since I first saw it on Lufthansa’s Worldshop website a couple of months ago.
As part of the celebration surrounding Lufthansa’s new Boeing 747-8i, Rimowa introduced a new line of luggage to mark the occasion. They took their popular SILVER INTEGRAL line and enhanced it with some subtle color and trim influences from the 747-8i’s First Class cabin to create a unique line of commemorative 747-8i luggage only available through Worldshop stores in Frankfurt and Munich as well as the Worldshop.eu website.
In this “case” I had ordered the Cabin Trolley to replace my existing Rimowa Bolero which has been with me for a few years and is still in great shape. The Bolero is made from nearly indestructable polycarbonate, and I had always wanted an aluminum Rimowa, so this worked out perfectly!
It felt a bit like Christmas in August as I unpacked the case. Once out of the box, it looked even better than it did in any photo that I had seen of it.
With several long haul trips coming up including Singapore, Hong Kong, Slovakia and two to Germany, I can’t wait to put the new case through it’s paces!