Lobby Bar – December 20: A Very FBT Holiday, Santa’s Burden, An Ottoman For a Friend, and Morning Jogs

By Jeremy Del Nero on 20 December 2013
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Whether you’ll be 30,000 feet in the air,
Or wrapping a gift with a bow and some flair,
From all of us here at FBT,
We wish you a happy holiday, with heartfelt sincerity.
So take a load off and have some fun,
And enjoy a last lobby bar before your mileage run!

DSC_0111Yes, even you.  The big day is next week – have you bought that present for the special someone in your life?  Check out our gift guide if you need an idea, because even DYKWIA diamond guests deserve a little something for the holidays.

Overnight, express, priority, please.  What’s that you say? You don’t have any diamond guests? Check out our last minute gift guide for even more great gift ideas.  If any time of year justifies two-day shipping, it’s the holiday season! Or just drop Santa a personal e-mail – we’re pretty sure he doesn’t mind.

A literal run.  Tell us whether or not you did a mileage or mattress run this year to maintain status with a hotel or airline.  Remember, it may be a mileage run, but most airlines (except Global Air) won’t count your morning jog miles towards status.

RSVP to seat 1-A. Jonathan Spira and Jeremy Del Nero party it up on American Airlines’ newest toy: the A321T aircraft.  The chocolate chip cookies weren’t the only massive offerings from American; with a 1-1 configuration in first class, one’s dreams of hosting a party in-flight may actually come to be.

Virgin launches JFK-Sea of Tranquility service.  Frequent travelers are about to become even more frequent travelers, according to our annual business travel survey.  What’s the next step for business travelers – flights to the moon? Actually, Richard Branson has something he’d like to say.

Did you hear that?  The in-flight mobile calling saga continues with Delta’s CEO’s plans to ban phone use in the air.  That whoosh you heard was millions of Delta passengers just letting out a sigh of relief.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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