Lobby Bar – February 14: A Hypocritical Santa, Love Flurries, Piano Forte, and New Bathroom Laws

By Jeremy Del Nero on 14 February 2014
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The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views

Love is in the air
Oh wait, that’s a snowstorm.

MeanFit Santa.  Jeremy Del Nero tries on the Misfit Shine activity monitor for style.  It sees you when you’re sleeping and it knows when you’re awake, but instead of giving you presents it just gently suggests that you could lose some weight.

Inside scoop.  Do you think Congress should be able to tell us not to make calls in-flight?  One of our readers told us that next on the agenda would be “a law dictating that people could only go to the bathroom in even numbered seats at even altitudes.”

Touché. Jonathan Spira made good use of the piano in his room at the Connaught in London.  In the morning, a number of guest complaints were waiting for him, among which were “Please, play something other than ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’ and ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.’”  Spira retaliated with “Hot Cross Buns.”

No connection.  We want to hear from you: what are your biggest hotel pet peeves?  We added a new category this year: “neighbor won’t stop playing elementary piano tunes.”  We wonder where that originated.

That will do the trick.  Alaska Airlines flight attendants noticed that passengers have looked a little nervous lately.  To ease the flyers’ minds, attendants began showing comedy films in flight. Just kidding, they gave everyone free beer.

Light 5 a.m. reading.  Jeremy Del Nero provides the best advice to get a good night’s sleep.  If it looks like the sun’s starting to rise; you should probably start by closing this tab and shutting down your laptop.

A Culmination. Unsatisfied by his ability to annoy hotel guests, Spira took to the skies on an American Airlines A321T en route to New York.  Of course, Congress told him that he can’t make phone calls mid-flight and the piano barely didn’t fit in the overhead compartment, so Spira had to get creative with his disturbances, but ended up falling asleep because he had been up until 5 a.m. reading FBT’s tips on falling asleep.

Relax with a nice big glass of wine
And FBT will be your valentine.

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