Few names are as well known in the camping industry as Airstream. The iconic aluminum travel trailers are easily identified in a sea of white campers, and 2021 brings some updates for two of the company’s most popular and durable models, the Flying Cloud and International.
The Flying Cloud first appeared in 1949 and was reintroduced in 2009 in its current form. The familiar silver exterior looks very similar, but for 2021 the interior is completely redesigned. A new Sunny Maple theme adds considerable warmth to the motorhome and comes as a standard arrangement among many available floor plans.
With the new decor comes two color options for the Ultraleather upholstery: Seattle Mist or Carolina Clay. Most of the motorhome surfaces are also updated, such as the taps for bathroom and kitchen sinks, the latter now being square in design instead of the long-lasting circular shape. The hanging storage cabinets have a new finish, and the cabinet hinges are now of the soft-closing variety.
The International is at the heart of Airstream’s fleet, which has existed for over 60 years. The big news here is that the two previous trim levels of International – the Serenity and the Signature – are now combined into one International model. As with the Flying Cloud, there are some notable changes to the interior, starting with a refresh of the interior theme of Coastal Cove.
Two new Ultraleather coating colors are a shade of gray called Seashell or a pale blue shade called Aqua. The International also receives updated hardware and fabrics similar to the Flying Cloud, including the new square sink design. Blackout curtains replace roller shutters in the International as well as in the Flying Cloud.
Both trailers are available in a wide range of sizes and floor plans. The price of the 2021 Flying Clouds starts at $ 78,900, while the International starts at $ 91,900.