Lobby Bar – June 27: Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Rich Corinthian Leather, and Please Don’t Feed the Tourists
The Lobby Bar – An Irreverent Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Bad for romance. More airlines are flying more planes to China from North America. The news reportedly came as a great disappointment to Bing Crosby, who was at last report still trying to get Peggy Lee on a slow boat to China.
Déjà vu part trois. Jonathan Spira continues his quest to fly a Dreamliner from each airline operating one, despite the lack of a pilot’s license. In an unrelated report a United Boeing 787 was observed landing on a remote island by a man in a white suit whose associate kept repeating “The plane, boss. The plane …”
Send the kids to camp. Then read our Summer Getaway feature for relaxing destinations including a quiet ryokan in Japan or a mint julep in Charleston, South Carolina. For the full effect, move before the kids get back without leaving a forwarding address.
Romance at 35,000 feet. On a Delta flight from Chicago to New York, Paul Riegler falls in love, first with a gate agent named Michelle and then with a flight attendant named Ella. All is well until the in-flight Wi-Fi service comes on and reality sets in the form of an e-mailed post card from his wife and their six children.
Back to the Future. Jonathan Spira expresses great disappointment about the state of home automation today. To compensate, he tries to move to Skypad Apartments in Orbit City but finds out that only television cartoon characters are eligible for residency.
Vive la France. Originally announced in March, the French Tourism Board’s new “Meet the Real France” advertising campaign was proclaimed a success after air traffic controllers there went on strike yet again. Stranded tourists were reportedly not amused, even when offered cake.
This Lobby Bar included attempts at humor from Basilio Alferow, Jeremy Del Nero, Paul Riegler, and Jonathan Spira.
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