Lobby Bar – February 8: X Factor, Southern Comfort, Finding Nemo, and Star-Crossed Lovers

By Jesse Sokolow on 8 February 2013
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Raise your hand please.  Have questions about the US Airways and American merger?   Bring a note if you are too well to attend class.

X Factor.  The BMW X5 xDrive35d is light on fuel and heavy on tech gear and safety. Find out if David Goldes’ kids think it’s any good.

Southern comfort.  Dan Collins checks into the W Atlanta – Buckhead.  Find out about true Southern hospitality.

It’s about time.  Boeing’s 777-300ER has been flying for almost ten years, yet American Airlines just became the first U.S. carrier to buy one.  Was it worth the wait?

February, the month of love.  It’s also the month of many great moments in travel history.  Unless you were Freddie Laker, that is.

Don’t point fingers.  Unless it’s justified, of course.  Whose fault was the 787 Dreamliner battery fire, anyway?

It snow joke.  Finding Nemo is pretty easy.  See how the blizzard is impacting the Northeast.

Star-crossed lovers.  Starwood and Delta will each recognize the other’s elite travelers.  Maybe they’ll give them nametags and propeller beanies so they stand out in a crowd.

Anyone have two spare AA’s.  Boeing needs to redesign its Dreamliner batteries stat.  Maybe they should just carry a Prius on board?


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