Lobby Bar – March 15: South Carolina Exports, German Dialects, and Island Life
Vote now – or forever hold your peace. Today is THE very last day of voting for the 2013 GlobeRunner Awards. Over 110,00 votes have been cast – is yours one of them?
Happy Place. What is it about a hotel stay that makes you cringe? Take our Hotel Pet Peeves survey and let us know.
Need to get away? Far, far away? How does a remote Japanese Island sound? Jonathan Spira tells you what’s doing on Taketomi Island, which only takes a day or so to get to.
Remember me? The Boeing 787 Dreamliner had some problems with its batteries a couple of months ago, and hasn’t flown since. Find out what the plan is to get South Carolina’s other fast export back in the sky.
Hedging their bets. Boeing is close to pulling the trigger on the 777X. Rumor has it that the batteries won’t be lithium-ion, in hopes to continue production of aircraft that are allowed to fly.
Hope they measured right. Boeing and KLM begin pilot flights using biofuels. It remains to be seen if the planes’ warranties will be voided by rogue lawmakers forcing more corn into the tanks.
The Groundhog must die. Yet another winter storm pummels the Northeast. The defunct GM division with the same name could only dream of that much publicity.
Sub-titles needed. Swiss International Airlines is buying six new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. I’d like to buy whoever at Boeing speaks Schwiizertüütsch a drink.
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