Lobby Bar – August 9: Dating Advice, A Bruce Willis Cameo, The Beatles Visit Again, and Changing Your Sheets
The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
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Extreme sleeping. Jonathan Spira sleeps with a vengeance in lie-flat seats. In a related matter, Bruce Willis said he will be co-starring with Spira in his new film, Live Free or Lie Hard.
Please please me. Cory Healy visits MoMA’s Please Come to the Show, Part II (1980 – Now) exhibit. The meta nature of the name confused many museum patrons when MoMA staff asked people to please come to the Please Come to the Show show.
Penultimate status. Ramsey Qubein spent the night at the Hyatt Union Square in New York City. Although he had a private deck as big as the room itself, Ramsey’s request to use the terrace as a personal helipad was denied by hotel staff. Some privileges are reserved for Batman, the hotel manager said apologetically, as he told Ramsey that his giraffe was being towed.
Getting serious. The American Airlines and US Airways merger is coming closer to completion with approval from the European Commission. Before the two are fully wed, they still need to be put through the ultimate test: an intimate weekend in a Vermont bed and breakfast.
Blind date. On the subject of relationships between inanimate objects, find out what happened on Paul Riegler’s blind date with Ms. Buick Encore. In his words, “she was a lot taller than I had expected yet still cute.” The date accelerated quickly, took a series of turns and unexpected halts, but, in the end, didn’t have a lot of traction.
Don’t have a cow, man! A Lion Air flight crashed into a cow when it attempted to land at Jalaluddin airport. Although no passengers were injured, they were a little disconcerted to see a refreshed menu featuring “local beef” on their next flight.
Giddy with anticipation. Volkswagen announced it will introduce a new clean diesel engine in 2014. We predict that the new TDIs will be TDF (to die for).
What kind of breach? US Airways disclosed that a number of its Dividend Miles accounts were accessed by unauthorized users. Users are advised to change their passwords and bedsheets.
Residual effects. Cory Healy previews the Voice Tunnel exhibit in the Park Ave Tunnel, reopened to pedestrians for the installment. If you continue seeing pulses of light after you’ve left the exhibit, contact your physician.
Is the honeymoon over? US Airways and America West pilots finally got a court date for September regarding their seniority dispute. It’s about time – our best bets expired five years ago.
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