Lobby Bar – June 12: Nintendo’s First Car, How to Fly For Free, and Dessert With Obama

By Jeremy Del Nero on 12 June 2015
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Lobby Bar – An on Steroids Summary of FBT News and Views

Tony, who?  The 69th Tony Awards took place last weekend in New York City where “Fun Home” and “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” each took home five awards.  FBT editor Paul Riegler also received an award for seeing each play 25 times… come to think of it, the “award” was actually a restraining order.

Friendsidentialness.  President Obama, German Chancellor Merkel, and other Group of Seven leaders walk into a bar – I mean the beautiful Schloss Elmau in the Bavarian Alps – where they run into Jonathan Spira.  Spira had a quick chat with Merkel; the two bonded over Gugelhupf and now follow each other on Twitter.

Fetal traveling.  Find out what bugs frequent travelers the most about their pre-flight experiences.  We have a tip to avoid the monotony of long check-in lines: simply ask the gentleman in front of you if you can curl up inside his checked baggage.  Not only can you skip the check-in procedures, but you’ll also snag a free flight to a surprise destination.

Riegler Kart 64.  Paul Riegler gets behind the wheel of the 2015 Mini Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door.  Despite the additional set of doors, the Hardtop still handles like a go-kart.  In fact, don’t be surprised if your car spins out when running over banana peels, and be prepared to fend off incoming turtle shells thrown by angry drivers.

Das rock aut.  BMW unveiled its new 2016 7 Series Sedan at the BMW Welt in Munich.  According to the auto manufacturer, the new cars will be the first ever to utilize Gesture Control.  Simply give the dash the rock-out hand gesture to immediately double your speed.

Gear grinding.  Delta took the covers off its new terminal, private check-in lounge, and Sky Club at LAX.  These are all wonderful things for those who like distancing themselves from the average clueless traveler, which, judging by our most recent poll, is our entire readership.

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