Lobby Bar – October 4: Foreign Beverages, Boeing’s Birth Certificate, Beating the Heat, and a Flaming Re-entrance

By Jeremy Del Nero on 4 October 2013
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The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views

DSC_0864It’s just a coincidence.  A new study finds that 85% of frequent flyers disapprove of the way the TSA handles airport security.  An unrelated study, released around the same time, indicated that 15% of frequent flyers received bribes from reputed government personnel.  We’re not that good at math, but…

Borrowing, not stealing.  Jesse Sokolow recounts great moments in travel history for the month of October.  Jesse got in serious trouble with the time-traveling police when, passing through customs, he was found with William E. Boeing’s original birth certificate.  We were very much looking forward to hanging it up in the office once it’s been framed nicely.

It’s getting hot in here.  Dan Collins gives hypermiling a shot, cruising through the scenic hills and trafficked intersections of Washington D.C. in an Audi A6 TDI.  In the end, what do you think was most important to Dan – winning a fuel economy competition or using air conditioning on a 90-degree (32-degree celcius) day?

Do not board.  Watch Saturday Night Live’s hilarious rendition of an airport boarding procedure.  Actually, if you’re one of the few who clap when the plane has landed, maybe the video isn’t for you.

Please, sir, I want some more.  Guests at the JW Marriott Hotel Cusco are offered a cup of the local coca tea upon arrival.  Find out why Ramsey packed eleven different disguises on his trip.

Peek-a-boo!  KnowRoaming, a technology company that hopes to change the way you operate your mobile phone internationally, announced… a sticker?  Yep, just attach the little bit of technology to your precious phone’s SIM card and nobody will mess with any of your data… nice try, NSA.

Hi. It’s me again.  One of LOT Polish Airline’s Dreamliners was grounded over the weekend.  Next thing you know, they’re going to shut down the whole United States Government.

Refer this question to Tina Fey.  Air France unveiled redesigned cabins with more legroom and new amenities.  That’s all fine and good, but if I’m sitting behind a double diamond AAdvantage X-men first class passenger with an oversized carryon, I’m not sure the 20% more legroom will be enough of a consolation.

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