Lobby Bar – November 30: What I Did For Love, Melt Shop, and ‘I’ll Take Prepubescent Airplanes for $200, Alex!’

By Anna Breuer on 30 November 2018
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Lobby Bar: I Will Send a Fully Armed Battalion to Remind You of My Love

Global Warming.Icelandair abandoned its bid to acquire low-cost carrier Wow Air after discovering that the resultant combination would cause too much ice to melt.  Market research showed that no one wanted to fly Landair, it turned out.

Remember we made an arrangement when you went away.  The United States and the United Kingdom reached an agreement on airline flights post Brexit between the two countries. While little is changed in the treaty, one major addition is that Britain will require the United States to recognize Prince Charles as its king so he has the opportunity to finally rule something before he dies.

Take me to toidy-toid and toid.  The price of a cab ride in Manhattan will rise by $2.50 on January 1.  In other news, the city’s bicycle shops reported a significant uptick in sales in what is usually a dead season for new bikes. In related news, Mayor DiBlasio floated the idea of a shoe congestion fee to be levied on all pedestrians south of 96th street in Manhattan.

We didn’t say we’d get you back home… A monster storm hit much of the country at the end of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, stranding tens of thousands of travelers who had traveled over the river and through the woods to get to their destinations. Did you think we were going to add a punchline to this?

And a five, six, seven eight.  “A Chorus Line” returned to the stage in New York City and Jesse, ever so anxious to succeed in his career as a chorus boy, used his time machine to go back to the show’s opening.  He managed to convince Michael Bennett to name one of the characters “Jesse” and won a permanent role in the show regardless of venue as the one character who is so late he’s never seen on stage.

Retirement at age 12.  Air France announced plans to retire half of its Airbus A380 superjumbo fleet starting next year.  The move came after several of the airline’s airplane governesses accepted an early buyout, leaving no one to care for the A380s when they reach puberty.

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