Lobby Bar – May 10: Pandas Gone Wild, Let’s Play Family Feud, Songs From the South by Southwest, and The Meaning of Life

By Jeremy Del Nero on 10 May 2013
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Survey says: the top three answers are on the board. The results are in; find out what bugged travelers the most about staying in hotels.  Make sure you read the findings in Steve Harvey’s voice.

Cancel my spa appointment, I’ll just go for a drive.  Jonathan Spira puts the pedal to the metal in the 2013 Audi S8.  After a few hours in the car’s massaging seats, Jonathan said it felt like he was on a cloud.  Cloud 9, I’d say.

Dock in the name of love.  Jeremy Del Nero (yep, that’s me) gets his hands on Landing Zone’s Macbook Air docking station.  Find out why the dock was in accordance with one of Jeremy’s favorite things: nakedness.

No peeves to see here, move along.  Jonathan Spira stays at the InterContinental São Paulo Hotel in Brazil where the staff was friendly and extremely well informed.  They even knew the answer to the meaning of life, but for obvious reasons we cannot share that information here.

You are now free to move about the planet.  Passengers traveling to select international airports can now enjoy the TSA’s expanded PreCheck program. Sounds like a certain airline needs to update its tagline.

Zweimal um die (BMW) Welt.  Cro finds he has to change the lyrics after Christian Stampfer and Jonathan Spira take delivery of not one but two BMW ActiveHybrid 5s.  ‘Cause one is never enough.

But what if they opened up a new national branch? Paul Riegler doles out some helpful advice on how to travel safely, securely, and smartly. Chances are you won’t be using that frequent diner’s card from your sub shop in New York when you travel to Dallas; leave unnecessary cards at home.

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah zip-a-dee-ay.  Zipcar opened up new rental locations at seven airports across the US, as well as one in Canada.  It’s so easy, you’ll be zipping right along in no time at all, singing “my, oh my, what a wonderful day.”

Now boarding: budget-conscious travelers. Travel search engine Momondo introduced Flight Insight, a service that shows users the best day and time to purchase the most affordable airline tickets.  Now you can buy that $150 Champagne in flight and still be on good terms with your wallet.

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