Lobby Bar – January 25: Sexy Planes, Melted Ice Cream, and Bird on Strike

By Jesse Sokolow on 25 January 2013
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And they’re off!  Polling for the 2013 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards has begun.  Vote once (unless you live in Chicago).

Sex appeal. Everything you always wanted to know about the Boeing 787 Dreamliner but were afraid to ask.  And it doesn’t even come in a plain brown wrapper.

Putting in for a transfer.  BMW keeps on introducing new and exciting M cars that you can’t get in the U.S.  Now where’s the help wanted section in the Süddeutsche Zeitung?

Nap time.  Dan Collins doesn’t fall asleep driving the 2013 Toyota Avalon.  See what captured his attention.

Everything’s bigger in Texas.  That goes for hotels, too.  Jonathan Spira checks into the Fairmont Dallas.

Ice cream for all!  Mövenpick opens a new hotel in Dubai.  But can it keep everything from melting?

Welcome to FranceBird strikes are up 10% at our nation’s airports.  Maybe they should go on strike.

FOMO zone.  The Silent Stay Retreat Home and Hermitage bans the use of electronic devices.  Find out just how long your friends can survive without seeing your every-15-minute updates.


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