Lobby Bar – November 21: No Blood for Oil, Soothing Cleaning Appliances, and Packing Tips from a Wizard

By Jeremy Del Nero on 21 November 2014
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The Lobby Bar – A Polished, Droll Summary of FBT News and Views 

Harry Packer. Robert Waldner details eight tips for holiday travel packing. For a most successful trip, purchase one of Hermione’s handbags, which measures 12″ x 14″ x 6″ yet somehow manages twelve cubic feet of internal storage. The bag can be found in Diagon Alley’s West 4th Street location in New York City.

To the microscope! Jeremy Del Nero (greetings, Earthlings) dons a pair of Monster DNA Pro 2.0 headphones. If you were wondering about the name, Monster took plasma samples from over 1,500 musicians in the U.S., fused the samples together, and included a drop of the concoction in each pair of headphones to give them that perfect twang.

Vehicular diets. What could possibly account for the four-year low cost of fuel nationwide? Cars are feeling insecure about their drinking habits, and when faced with the ultimatum of spending more on fuel or becoming more efficient, more and more are choosing the latter, leading to a surplus of gasoline. It’s a simple case of supply and demand, really.

Splitting the second. Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren outlines the best day and time to buy airline tickets for the lowest fare. Get your wallet ready for eleventy-seven o’clock on Flarberday for the best deals!

Silence no more. Jesse Sokolow unwinds with a glass of sherry at the Rittenhouse, Philadelphia. The tranquility of the hotel is so intense that some guests actually file complaints that it’s too quiet, requesting hotel staff to “do a little vacuuming outside my room for twenty minutes or so, please.”

I don’t bite (that hard). Remember when we asked you whether Ebola concerns would affect your travel plans? It turns out that the deadly disease isn’t stopping most people from traveling. The survey shows that passengers are actually more afraid of sitting next to a homeless person on their next flight.

Turning new leaves. There’s no such thing as a free lunch, but perhaps there is such a thing as free Wi-Fi? The only thing I’ve known to receive free in New York are expired metro cards, unsolicited subway performances, and the flu.

Got Lounge? Loungebuddy rolled out the latest version of its app, which lets flyers instantly purchase guaranteed airport lounge access from a mobile device. If you try to purchase lounge access at an airport that doesn’t have a lounge, be sure to do so 16 hours in advance so airport staff can quickly construct one for you.

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