Lobby Bar – December 24: Lazy Passengers, Tampering with Christmas Music, and Snapchatting CEOs

By Jeremy Del Nero on 25 December 2015
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Lobby Bar – An Unseasonably Warm Summary of FBT News and Views

Soaring snail. Join Jonathan Spira on an 8,300 mile trip to nowhere. After 25 hours on the move, Mr. Spira managed to travel a mere 83 feet, from gate 55 at JFK to gate 52. All around, it was considered a huge success.

Mini-docs. Jeremy Del Nero (hey :-P) prints out a boarding pass using the world’s smallest printer, the Epson WF-100.  Unfortunately, the printer only takes 3×5 pieces of paper, so I was sure to carry a magnifying glass with me to read any important documents I had printed out.

Foxy business. Join us for a short stay at the Hilton London Bankside in England. The building’s architects were inspired by foxes in designing the hotel, and each month, to pay homage to the creature, guests are invited into the manager’s standard issue FBT time machine for a trip to Downton Abbey to take part in a traditional fox hunt.

Too much effort. Miami Airport’s Skytrain closed down this week after two train cars derailed. The passengers on the derailed cars were unharmed, but when told they would have to walk to their gates, decided to cancel their trips and walk home.

Bizzaro Xmas. It’s Christmas time, and everybody is busy playing Christmas music. However, due to the unseasonable warmth, the lyrics to many classics have been adjusted accordingly. We just heard “I really can’t stay… but baby it’s 65° and sunny outside” on the radio.

Currency catastrophe. Hyatt recently discovered malware on the computers it uses for payment processing at its hotels and resorts. “Until we fix the security issue, we will only be accepting Snapcash from our guests,” said Hyatt’s CEO Mark Hoplamazian, “so please add us on Snapchat and kindly refrain from sending nude pics.”

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