Lobby Bar – February 22: Coded Messages, the Police, Blame Game, and a Monk’s Robe

By Jesse Sokolow on 22 February 2013
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Message in a bottle.  On a 52-minute flight, a Delta flight attendant managed to do a complete service and write each first-class passenger a personalized note.  Now if we could only find Garrett…

Everyone’s entitled to his opinion.  Twenty-five percent of Frequent Business Traveler readers blame outsourcing for the Dreamliner’s problems.   Jonathan Spira looks at Boeing management’s somewhat naïve approach to the new airplane’s design and construction and how contracting out key design work could have been its downfall.

Bird on the Wire.  Japanese regulators find one piece of the Dreamliner puzzle.  Will the Dreamliner soon be free?

Deceptive advertising?  Ramsey Qubein dines at Roberto’s Signature Restaurant in Cape Town.  But is Roberto’s grandmother really in the back making the feijoada?

But do I get to wear a cool brown robe?  The Sofitel Legend Cartagena, a former monastery, reopens after three years of renovations.  Reportedly, robes are optional, unless one makes a habit of them

Three strikes and you’re outIberia workers clash with police during a strike.  Two more strikes are planned but the ones who are really out are the people who thought they were flying that day.

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