Lobby Bar – December 12: Pop Culture Mania, Ways to Spend Money, and Escaping from it All

By Dan Collins on 14 December 2012
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The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views

Preparing the cabin. Hear that often? It’s your last chance to weigh in on the 2013 Business Travel Survey.

Diamonds are forever. But a Porsche looks better with a red bow on the hood. Check out our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Diamond Edition.

More In-flight beverage choices. Delta bought 49% of Virgin Atlantic. Does that mean you won’t need to bring seven dollars for your next trip through Atlanta?

Hide from the kids. We have some tips for a last-minute holiday getaway off the beaten path. Next Week: Cell Phone signal jammers reviewed.

A day in the life. Dan Collins learns to give certain SUV drivers a break from his harsh criticism, as he reviews the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid Platinum Edition.

Airport reality show character. Jonathan Spira’s dream occupation. He practiced at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport and wants to tell you about Japan’s lesser known portal.

Bonus points. Jesse Sokolow has a tip on how to get some extra Starwood points. Good thing they’re more generous than your kids’ college professors this time of year.

Misleading branding. Virgin opens the Virgin America Loft at LAX. Of course they’ve got booze.

Hazing the new guy. But at least we have an only moderately dated excuse to punch him. Sam Miller-Christiansen reports on the latest VW Beetle Convertible.


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