Lobby Bar – June 14: Medical Advances, Incognito Airlines, and Technologically Advanced Mexican Food

By Jeremy Del Nero on 14 June 2013
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Big babies.  We’re kicking off our second annual air travel pet peeves poll.  What’s worse than having to tell the brats behind you to stop making a racket?  The fact that they’re full grown adults.

An Apple a day keeps the doctor away.  Apple updated its MacBook Air lineup with all-day battery life, and introduced iOS7, its newest mobile operating system.  We’ve had it all wrong; the doctors were clearly referring to iPhones and MacBooks.

Location distortion. Dan Collins stays at the Conrad New York Hotel.  Nowhere else would a hotel that’s less than five miles from a place like Times Square be considered off the beaten path.

Approaching surfing altitude.  Jetblue is bringing high-speed Internet to its aircraft.  Now you can keep up on all of the Frequent Business Traveler news and features without missing a beat.

Incognito airlines.  Jonathan Spira flies business class on Edelweiss Air’s flight 17 from New York to Zurich.  Really, it was a Swiss flight and aircraft, although the pilots and flight attendants would never admit it.

Just following orders.  Ramsey Qubein stays in the Paramount Hotel in New York, just steps from Times Square.  The bellmen must be healthy; they were following doctor’s orders with iPads always in hand.

Got gas?  Audi and Joule are working hard to reduce carbon emissions through alternative, renewable fuels.  We’re working hard to bring the same technology to burritos.

From the department of unrepresentative names.  Our “Where Are You in Japan” contest has ended, and lucky winner Tom Moody of Miami will be heading to Tokyo for a free two night stay at the Capitol Hotel Tokyu.  Moody will be moody no more.

Revenge on the humans.  Extensive flooding is causing travel chaos and billions of dollars in damages in Europe.  It seems that Mother Nature has turned a blind eye to our hints in last week’s Lobby Bar.

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