Lobby Bar – May 3: Somber Moments, Wet Bars, and ‘I’ll Take Airline Computer Crashes for $500 please, Alex!’

By Anna Breuer on 3 May 2019
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Lobby Bar – What Happens in Lobby Bar Stays in Lobby Bar

Achtung.  A more somber look at the new exhibit in New York, “Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away.,” is required.  It will open to the public on May 8, the day Germany surrendered in 1945, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City.

One moment please…Another delay, we know.  But Marriott’s CEO, Arne Sorensen, was just diagnosed with stage 2 pancreatic cancer and the editors and staff of FBT wish him well and will drink to his health in the Lobby Bar.

Voyage of the damned. The soon-to-open TWA Hotel’s Sunken Lounge promises underwater seating, although it does not specify whether it will offer scuba tanks with each beverage order.

Cavorting with the gods. Jesse Sokolow whips out… his time machine and goes back to the time of the Greek goddess Maia, whom the month of May is named after.  They then travel together to 1917, where they convince William Boeing to change the name of his company, Pacific Aero Products, to the Boeing Airplane Company.  The rest is history.

Practice. Practice. Practice.  New York City provided the answer to the 50-year-old question, Can you tell me how to get? How to get to Sesame Street?”  Unfortunately for aspiring musicians, there’s no better answer to the question, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” than “Take the N, Q, or R train.”

Mattress for rent. Marriott is taking on Airbnb in the home-rental market.  Effective immediately, those paying to stay on Paul Riegler’s sofabed at his Munich apartment will earn Boyvoy points.

Just plug me in.  Computer systems at American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and JetBlue Airways briefly failed Monday, resulting in long delays at the nation’s airports.  In other news, Jesse Sokolow reported that his time machine crushed a butterfly in his travel to ancient Greece, but that he successfully revived it a short time later.

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