Lobby Bar – January 24: The Greatest City on Earth, New Editorial Staff, Waldo’s Car, and the Queen’s New Home

By Jeremy Del Nero on 24 January 2014
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The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views

Nah, you can stay.  Try as he might, Jonathan Spira could not get thrown out of the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago.  All he wanted was for the Donald to dole out an emphatic “you’re fired” before checking out.

Look, Ma, no wires!  Jeremy Del Nero streams some music to Cambridge Audio’s Minx Air 200 wireless speaker system.  Compatible with every audio device I own, the only thing the Minx couldn’t do was play music from my brain.  Oh, and it isn’t waterproof.

Superman takes pictures.  Jonathan Spira assembled a collection of his favorite views from aircraft windows.  It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s… wait, yes it’s a plane.

She owns a terminal too?  Heathrow’s Terminal 2 will open to the public in June.  Be sure to wave to the queen when you enter her brand new terminal.

The bad kind of heat.  It’s been a little over a year since the Dreamliner was grounded worldwide.  It may have had a rocky past, but now the Dreamliner is on fire once again.

Welcome aboard. Brazilian soccer legend Pelé is Emirates Airline’s newest Global Ambassador.  Upon experiencing the glamorous life of travel, courtesy of Emirates, Pelé decided to drop the soccer act and take up his true passion: travel journalism.  Meet Frequent Business Traveler’s newest team member

Different cultures, different customs.  Bombardier took a $2 billion dollar aircraft order and responded with a delayed delivery date.  That’s not exactly the “thank you” Al Qahtani Aviation was expecting.

Found him. And his car.  Christian Stalker (excuse me, Stampfer), spotted a 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe in Munich.  The owner of the car, known only as “Waldo,” asked us to please not tell anybody that we saw him or his car, so, of course, we published a feature on it.

But they did decide on the number of lime slices. A number of travel agents reported price discrepancies on some codeshare flights on American Airlines and US Airways.  We know you’re all too savvy to pay double for your transcon flight, but just keep an eye on your wallet next time you book a flight.

Join 8.5 million others.  Do you live in New York City?  Be sure to check out the Guggenheim’s new Italian Futurism exhibit, opening February 21.  Don’t live in New York City?  What are you waiting for!?

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