Lobby Bar – June 7: John Belushi, Linguistic Allergies, Mother Nature’s Rejection, and the Time Travel Paradox: Solved
The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Bonjour, grand-père. Join Paul Riegler for a look at New York City in 1939, as seen through the lens of a French Tourist. No, Instagram users, there were no filters used in the footage; that’s just how film looked backed then. C’était la vie.
Time traveling reporters. Jesse Sokolow writes about important hotel and travel milestones that have occurred in Junes throughout history. He actually visited these places in time; we just hope he didn’t touch any butterfly wings.
Can it go forward in time too? Several airlines put their Dreamliner back into service as of June 1. We didn’t think of sending Jesse forward in time, but this definitely counts as a great moment in travel history.
Airplanes can eat plants too. United is pushing forward with environmental efforts to fly planes out of LAX on renewable biofuel. It looks like some airplanes, as well as key members of Frequent Business Traveler staff, will be going vegetarian.
I want to join the time traveling party. Ramsey Qubein flies Saga Business Class on Icelandair’s Flight 645 from Reykjavik, Iceland to Washington Dulles. He was surprised to find out that Saga Business Class didn’t take him back to 10th century Iceland yet Egill Skallagrímsson did turn out to be his seatmate.
Dream team, it’s party time. All Star Alliance airlines will operate out London Heathrow’s Terminal 2 in June of next year. You have 365 days to prepare yourself for our celebratory dance moves, so don’t say you haven’t been warned.
No Pepsi! Coke! Christian Stampfer visits Atlanta and writes about what’s happening in the great city of travel and commerce. Don’t look at us that way, we’re talking about the soft drink – The World of Coca-Cola is in downtown Atlanta.
Fun in the sun. Jeremy Del Nero (aka me) charges his phone with Goal Zero’s Solar Recharging Kit. With airplanes eating plants and mobile phones drinking sun rays, you’d think Mother Nature would finally stop tormenting us with these named storms.
These mountains remind me of something. Christian Stampfer and Jonathan Spira drive through the Austrian Alps in a 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 5. It was during this drive that Mr. Spira felt an unearthly desire to consume Salzburg Nockerl.
Gesundheit. Our new culture editor Cory Healy talks about the longest word used in Germany, and why it has been sneezed out of existence. We’d say the word here, but it would likely put us over our character limit.
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