Lobby Bar – September 13: The Land of Lost Socks, Bowie-inspired Internet, and the Yellow-paved Road to Frankfurt

By Jeremy Del Nero on 13 September 2013
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DSC_4095Missing persons, missing socks.  Join Jeremy Del Nero (hi there!) for a stroll through the magical San Francisco fog.  Ever wonder where your missing, unmatched socks go? Ask Oscar Wilde.

If found, please call 555-MYSOCKS. Jonathan Spira checks into the Charles Hotel in Munich. On the subject of hard-to-find things, seriously, has anyone seen my socks?

Random acts of singing.  Flying Edelweiss Air has always been a pleasure, and didn’t cease to be on our most recent flight from Zurich to New York.  Edelweiss, Edelweiss, every morning you greet me, small and white, clean and bright, you look happy to meet me… we’re happy too, Edelweiss.

Our playdate isn’t over!  American and US Airways executives are at it again, this time trying to push the merger deadline back, and in doing so defending their right to merge.  Like we said, the playdate’s not over yet… so why don’t you grownups catch up in the kitchen while we finish building our pillow fort.

Lions and hybrids and diesels. Oh my!  German automakers Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen released a slew of diesel and hybrid-powered cars at the Frankfurt Motor Show.  We’re certainly not in Kansas anymore.

You must chose wisely…  Apple announced not one but two new iPhones: the 5c and 5s.  Pick one: a colorful iPhone or a fast one with a fingerprint scanner.  Or, in true fanboy fashion, you could just buy both.

This is Major Tom to ground control… Gogo unveiled new technology that will provide faster in-flight Internet speeds.  Support from beyond the stars is not guaranteed.

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