Lobby Bar – February 21: Learning Spanish, Trips to the Sun, and Ulysses Approaches

By Jeremy Del Nero on 21 February 2014
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The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views

While you’re out.  Boeing and Airbus have borrowed Jesse’s time machine to take a glimpse into the future of the Asia-Pacific aviation market.  Would it be too much to ask for next week’s winning lottery numbers?

Together at last.  Jonathan Spira salivates over his long-awaited 2014 BMW 535d.  The Beatles were wrong; money can indeed buy love.

Red makes me hungry.  While a Boeing 787 averaging 550 mph could reach the sun in 19 years, we’ll get you there in about .0003 seconds.  Just check out our favorite sunset pictures from airplane windows.  Readers reported craving blood oranges post-viewing.

Don’t name them, you might become attached.  What do Falco, Kronos, Nika, Quintus, and Rex have in common?  They’ve graciously combined efforts to hit a 25-year record number of flight delays and cancellations.  We predict Ulysses will be quite the epic [storm].

Magic hands.  Spira shrouds himself in luxury at the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.  Find out what secret remedy can fix the damage that flying over 110,000 miles a year can do to one’s body.

One language down. Next!  Jeremy Del Nero takes a look at his favorite diesel TV commercials from the past decade.  Resulta que sólo necesita trece horas para aprender español con fluidez.

Please… stop. Paul Riegler has something that might help your snow-covered vehicle emerge from its sanctuary of snow.  Check out his review of Bridgestone’s Blizzak LM-25 Run Flat Winter Tires, and you’ll be ready for Seneca, Titan, Ulysses, and whatever other ridiculous names we’ve created for upcoming storms.

A little here, a little there.  The frequent flyer times, they are a changin’.  There are new spending benchmarks to reach if you want that shiny DYKWIA status.  Hint: it requires spending more money. Hint: you’re not going to like it.

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