Lobby Bar – January 8: Flying Best Served Alone, Will Smith’s Favorite Car, and Breakfast Fuel
Lobby Bar – An Irregularly-Shaped Summary of FBT News and Views
Repel winter. It may be a month or two late, but winter is finally here, and we have some tips for you on how to handle traveling in the cold and hazardous weather. Step one: eat a clove of garlic before venturing outside. It’ll boost your immune system, and you’ll manage to score empty seats next to you onboard flights – even those that are “sold out.”
…with a little help from my friends. Paul Riegler checks out Delta’s shiny new Sky Club at San Francisco International Airport. The pristine all-white Sky Club boasts views of the bay, compartmentalized sleeping pods for quick naps, and “cuddle buddies” for those who have trouble getting to sleep.
Piece of ****. Newcomer John Buckley attends Britney Spears’ “Piece of Me” show in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve. Paul Riegler, who stayed back in his hotel room flushing money down the toilet, reportedly had a much more enjoyable and entertaining evening.
Cheap publicity. General Motors invested half a billion dollars in Lyft, the on-demand ride hailing service. In return, every Lyft driver has to organically mention GM in a conversation with his passengers and, instead of saying “goodbye,” hand out a GM bumper sticker at the end of the ride.
Superjumbo me. All Nippon Airways will be ordering three Airbus A380 Superjumbo jets this quarter. Originally, the order was to be for regular A380 aircraft, but when receiving the order, the Airbus sales representative asked “would you like to superjumbo your planes?” and ANA replied “sure, why not?”
Frugal consumer. The New Year has kicked off with oil prices as low as they were in 2008. At $2 a gallon, gas is finally less expensive than milk, and cows across the country are all mooing in relief. My Corolla wasn’t enjoying the high-lactose diet anyway. Now, for some cereal and oil.
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