Norway, as seen from the air.
by Jonathan Spira

Oslo, one of the smallest yet most expensive capitals in Europe with a population of 650,000, welcomes visitors with 900 years of history and with a number of new museums and structures.
Located at the end of a beautiful fjord, Oslo is the largest city in Norway and has served as the nation’s capital since the dissolution of the union with Denmark in 1814. While the city has history going back …

Munich Shooting: What We Know as of Saturday Morning

by Christian Stampfer
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MUNICH — Nine people were killed Friday night by a lone gunman and at least 27 were injured at the Olympia Einkaufszentrum or shopping center near the site of the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.
German authorities said that the gunman, who was dressed in black, was an 18-year-old German-Iranian with dual citizenship who had reportedly lived in Munich for two years. He was not identified but officials said he had …

Lobby Bar – July 22: Southwest Sells Music, Parachuting over the Pacific, and Shopping from Your Local River

by Jeremy Del Nero
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Lobby Bar – A Collaborative Collage of FBT News and Views
Slow food.  Paul Riegler dines at one of America’s finest fast food joints, In-N-Out Burger. In-N-Out isn’t available in most parts of the country, so we’re happy to offer a Double Double combo for you to try. Simply send us your address and your Uber account login info and we’ll do the rest.
Class divides. Jonathan Spira jets to Oslo in …

Restaurant Review: In-N-Out Burger – Is This America’s Best Hamburger?

by Paul Riegler
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Founded in the Los Angeles area in 1948, the hamburger chain In-N-Out Burger is not your ordinary burger joint. Indeed, most fast food restaurants can only aspire to its cult-like status and few boast of a list of fans that includes renowned chefs such as Julia Child, Anthony Bourdain, Thomas Keller, and Gordon Ramsay.
The restaurant has achieved its success by keeping the menu simple, paying its employees well, providing friendly …

Norwegian Air Shuttle Premium Class New York-Oslo – Flight Review

by Jonathan Spira
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One European airline has been the subject of a lot of buzz as well as controversy recently. Norwegian, which is relatively new to the long-haul game after having operated low-cost short-haul flights in Europe for over a decade, flies a fleet of shiny new Boeing 787 Dreamliners from the United States to a variety of European destinations, including London (Gatwick), Copenhagen, Stockholm, and of course Oslo, the Norwegian capital.
The airline’s …

Lobby Bar – July 15: Pokémon Prey, In-Flight Swimming, and Driving Two Cars at Once

by Jeremy Del Nero
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Lobby Bar – A Notably Nonchalant Summary of FBT News and Views
Prey becomes predator. If you’ve taken a liking to the new Pokémon Go craze, be warned: you may be a target for theft. If you’d like to take part in the thefts, download Pokémine to see a map of all Go users, with the catchy tagline
Refresh, revive. Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren was upgraded to business class on Singapore Airlines’ service to …

Aviation Pioneer Boeing Turns 100

by Paul Riegler
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Boeing, the world’s oldest aircraft manufacturer, is celebrating its 100th birthday Friday. The company was incorporated in Seattle as Pacific Aero Products on July 15, 1916 by William E. Boeing, a lumberman.
It was a logical move for Boeing, given that most planes were built out of wood at the time, but it was just one of dozens of fledgling companies in the nascent industry.
Today, of course, Boeing is the largest …

Review: 2016 Buick Cascada and Chevrolet Camaro SS – A Tale of Two GM Droptops

by Jonathan Spira
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Summer is in full swing and that’s usually our cue to talk about convertibles. This year we looked at two from General Motors, the Buick Cascada, designed from the top down as a convertible, and the Chevrolet Camaro SS, a classic pony car.
While both start in the $36,000 range (although our Camaro, in SS guise, costs substantially more), the two are very different animals and are intended for two different …