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Passengers taking off from Frankfurt Airport in Germany or by Korean Air at Incheon International Airport in South Korea en route to a much warmer destination won't have to lug their coats with them this winter. That's because both have instituted a new coat-check service for travelers to both save overhead space and as a kindness for people who'd rather ditch that puffer in Germany than bring it with to the beach.
Frankfurt started its coat check last year as a holiday promo, but as an airport spokesperson said to the New York Times, is rolling it out earlier this year, "because of the positive feedback." It charges 50 euro cents, or around 67 US cents, per day for the service. In Korea, coat check is provided by Korean Air and is free. It's "very popular" said a spokesperson.
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