Lobby Bar – June 21: King Ramsey I, The Terminator, Edison Loses, and Wizards in Automobiles
The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Hasta la vista, baby. Cory Healy reports on the termination of the Worldport terminal at JFK. Unlike in the movie, the planned demolition probably won’t spawn the rise of a new political figure.
Best invention ever? Jonathan Spira gives a guided tour of Munich. Say what you will, but we’ve come to the conclusion that the beer garden, which was invented in Munich, narrowly surpasses electricity and the light bulb as the best invention of our time.
Was that an “m” or a “b”? Airbus, Boeing, and Embraer report taking billions of dollars in new aircraft orders at the Paris Air Show. We can hear the cheering and clinking of champagne glasses all the way from New York.
Harry Potter’s car. BMW showed off the all-new 2014 4 Series coupes. Rumor has it that these new vehicles come with invisibility and flight modes, although we suppose such rumors can never be confirmed.
Opening time. Join us in an exploration of Delta’s new home in Terminal 4 at New York’s JFK Airport. Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. Thanks for the words of wisdom, Semisonic.
King for a day. Ramsey Qubein stays at the Ciragan Palace, Kempinski in Istanbul, Turkey. Short of being crowned, he was treated as royalty for the duration of his visit.
What’s harder than diamonds? United announced changes in its qualifications for Premier status. Perhaps United will rename it “wurtzite boron nitride” status.
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