Lobby Bar – March 22: Obi Wan Speaks, John LaRoquette, Meet the Flintstones, and Movie References We Hope You Get

By Jeremy Del Nero on 22 March 2013
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Crouching tiger, hidden outlets. Jonathan Spira stays at the Fairmont Olympic hotel in Seattle.  But why did the maintenance man sneak out of his room at 2 a.m.?

I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. American and US Air execs defend their plans to merge before Congress. The question is: will this be good news or bad news for the frequent flier?

It’s not me, it’s you: Sam Miller-Christiansen takes the  Acura ILX Hybrid for a spin and is underwhelmed. Personally, I’m placing my bets on the Flintstones’ vehicle in the upcoming race.

The Future Weekly. Will we see 74 MPG cars by 2050? Magic 8 ball says “too early to tell.” I want to know when the spaceships and teleporters are coming.

These aren’t the droids you’re looking for (or maybe they are?). Samsung unveils its latest smartphone wookie, the Galaxy S4.  Now you can go about your business.

You have chosen… poorly. Test your geography knowledge in Lufthansa’s Virtual Pilot game. We just hope you aren’t trying to land that Catania-bound plane in Iceland.

What happened to the other 7,499? Malaysia-based Malindo Air buys Boeing’s 7,500th 737 aircraft. Boeing celebrated the milestone with miniature packets of peanuts and a beverage of your choice.

I could get used to this. JetBlue announces luxury in the sky with premium seating on transcontinental flights. Maybe now we can finally get some shut-eye… if only that baby in coach would stop screaming!

A major hotel chain replaces pillows with concrete slabs. Hotel guests fail to tell the difference. Let us know what irks you most about staying in hotels.

What happened to the guy with the stop sign? American Airlines hopes to prevent runway accidents through its installation of the Runway Overrun Safety Technology on Planes. I guess even pilots need a robot to say “danger, Will Robinson!”

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