Lobby Bar – June 13: Oscar Meyer, Kublai Khan, FIFA, and Viktor Belenko
The Lobby Bar – An Irreverent Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
When Harry Met Sally, Denver Edition. Jonathan Spira made a pilgrimage to Root Down, the El Dorado of airport food. While he still has some residual guilt from enjoying a Reuben that was not from Katz’s Deli, it was a damn good sandwich.
Invisible Cities. United Airlines started a new route from San Francisco to the mysterious Orient, after tales of a new luxury commodity called “silk” have spread. “Our new Chengdu route will bring all the treasures of the Far East to Western consumers,” said airline spokesman Marco Polo.
Lula, Son of Brazil. Karin Sun elopes to São Paulo with a samba dancer slash capoeira instructor named Joao. Inspired by the hot dog-shaped architecture, Karin decides to emigrate and pursue a new career in fútbol.
The sun never sets. The British East India Company announced the opening of a new boutique hotel in the crown colony of Hong Kong. Queen Victoria will attend afternoon tea at the opening ceremony, as will Governor Pottinger.
Red Dawn. In an effort to find a use for decommissioned Soviet-era MiGs, Russian airline Aeroflot launched its low-cost subsidiary, Dobrolet. The airline will operate select service across the Russian Empire.
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