Lobby Bar – August 15: In with the Old, Three-Thousand-Year-Old Falafel, and Sorting Hat Shenanigans

By Jeremy Del Nero on 15 August 2014
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The Lobby Bar – A Chuckle-Worthy Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views

Leave your toaster at home.  Paul Riegler shares some tips to make late-summer travel a tad easier, such as refraining from checking a bag.  An alternative that will get you where you are going faster is to rent Jesse’s new teleportation machine, available at the unheard of low price of 99 cents per mile.

His highness chimes in.  It’s time to put a rest to the age-old falafel debate; where’s the best place to get fried chickpeas in Queens?  If you can’t decide, just take a page out of King Solomon’s handbook, cut falafels from each eatery in half, and mix them together randomly.

Manic typist on the move.  Jeremy Del Nero (meow) docks his iPad Mini in Logitech’s Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for maximum typing portability.  Now I can bang out a story in the dark, on a plane, on a train, in a car – even while eating green eggs and ham with a fox in a box.  Content, however, will not be improved in any way.

Rise from the ashes.  If Elvis’ car can be revived, why can’t old airlines?  Let’s have a look at airlines of the past, many of which have come back from the dead, and only some of which haunt their old passengers.

Double, Double, toil and trouble.  Jonathan Spira travels to Ellenborough Park in the Cotswolds, United Kingdom.  He had afternoon tea in the mezzanine overlooking the Great Hall, then joined a chorus of first-year Hogwarts students to be placed in a House.  He tells us he was placed in Ravenclaw, but we all know it was really Slytherin.

Extreme growth.  Guess what grew 400% since last year?  Get your mind out of the gutter – we’re talking about Virgin America’s profits.

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