Lobby Bar – May 17: Goldilocks, Green Eggs & Ham, Rock and Roll Bands, and the Tortoise and the Hare

By Jeremy Del Nero on 17 May 2013
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I can’t get no satisfaction. How satisfied are you with your frequent flyer programs?  The Rolling Stones suitably preferred Flintstones cars over air travel, but their frequent rollers program wasn’t listed.

Jonathan Spira and the Three Wines. Jonathan flies in American’s first class Flagship Suite aboard a Boeing 777-300ER.  He even completed a wine tasting in the air. The two on the end were either too bitter or too sweet, but the one in the middle was just right.

Slow but steady wins the race.  Boeing Dreamliners are in the air once more, and now the aircraft manufacturer has resumed filling orders for the high tech plane.  It turns out that, interestingly enough, the speedy Dreamliner is the tortoise in this scenario.

Okay, but what about me? If you want to know when you’ll be flying on the Dreamliner again, just check out our complete guide to the aircraft’s re-launch.  It’s like a “for dummies” guide, but we know our readers are smarter than that.

But we’ve only just met.  Our sister publication, The Diesel Driver, finishes up an 18-month long relationship with the Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec.  It’s a bittersweet moment for all, but all good things must come to an end. Except chocolate cake; that’s a luxury we can continue to enjoy until the end of time.

Anything you want, you got it.  Ramsey Qubein stays at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Washington, D.C. and raves about the overt hospitality he experienced.  Anything at all, you’ve got it; even if it involves the personal e-mail addresses of hotel staff.

You can get online in a box, with a fox, in a house, with a mouse, here and there and anywhere!  Jonathan Spira takes the XCom Global 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot to Japan and is the envy of Wi-Fi seekers everywhere.  Unlike Green Eggs and Ham, Mr. Spira never had a distaste for fast global Wi-Fi to begin with.

You say you want a revolution.  Jeremy Del Nero (hi) plays with the Elgato EyeTV Mobile and explains why it may not be the almighty solution for on-the-go TV watching.  It’s definitely no revolution if you can’t watch Mad Men wherever and whenever you want.

To infinity and beyond!  The FCC moves to introduce faster Wi-Fi for air passengers.  We’re quite sure this is what Buzz Lightyear had in mind for the future.

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