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5 Winter Getaways for the Holidays

by Paul Riegler

If sipping hot chocolate or an iced cactus cooler sounds like a good way of escaping the frenzy of the holiday season, there’s still plenty of time to plan an escape to a quiet place where you will be pampered, be it in the desert or near a ski lift.
Now that we’ve piqued your interest, please read on for our top five recommended winter getaways.
Four Seasons Hotel Moscow
Moscow, Russia
While …

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The Most Read Travel News Stories of 2014

by Paul Riegler
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A disappearing plane and the sudden outbreak of a deadly disease. New aircraft and the retirement of older ones.
These are some of the stories that dominated travel news in 2014. Frequent Business Traveler readers chose their favorites throughout the year and this is what you opted to read.
American Airlines: A Favorite Plane is Retired
In May, American quietly retired its last Boeing 767-200, an aircraft that was the mainstay of its premium …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: December 20, 2014

by Robert Waldner
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Believe it or not, Hanukkah is here and Christmas is right around the corner. Once again, it’s time to catch up on important Frequent Business Traveler news and features from this past week. Here are five stories that may be of interest to you.
1.) A new FBT reader contest is giving two readers a chance to win $100 in LoungeBuddy credits. Simply like the post on Frequent Business Traveler’s Facebook …

Lobby Bar – December 19: Macadamia Melancholy, Pac-Man tries Ravioli, XXXL Santa, and Oui Drive

by Jeremy Del Nero
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The Lobby Bar – A Morally Ambiguous Summary of FBT News and Views
I could eat a…  With Winter Storm Jeremy just around the corner, Jesse Sokolow has some fine tips for dealing with holiday travel.  While you could try to travel ahead of time or take a train rather than a plane, why don’t you consider walking?  Nobody cancels roads, and while it might take a few weeks to reach …

Condor Flugdienst Business Class Flight 1048 Frankfurt, Germany-Seattle, Washington – Review

by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren
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Condor Flugdienst, based in Frankfurt Germany, is one of the world’s leading leisure and charter carriers. Serving a handful of destinations in North America, most of them seasonally, they remain a somewhat mysterious presence to many American travelers.
The outbound flight [read the review here] failed to impress, albeit in the wake of a four delay on a red-eye. I wondered whether the return flight would present a more accurate picture …

FBT Reader Contest: Win $100 LoungeBuddy Credit

by Paul Riegler
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Frequent Business Traveler and LoungeBuddy are giving away $10 LoungeBuddy credits to all readers and two lucky readers will win $100 LoungeBuddy credits.
LoungeBuddy recently introduced a new version of its app, which locates and recommends airline lounges at specific airports based on user-defined criteria.
The new version adds the ability to purchase airport lounge access for locations within the United States from a mobile device.
To celebrate, download LoungeBuddy and use the …

2014 Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide

by The Editors
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If you are still making your list but not finding the right gift, don’t worry: it isn’t too late. We’ve already done the hard part for you.
From an Audi A3 diesel to a Bluetooth- and app-enabled toothbrush, to earplugs and a razor-of-the-month club, here are gifts that friends and relatives will enjoy and cherish.

Audi A3 TDI
The state of the art in diesel cars in the United States continues to evolve. …

6 Tips for Winter Travel

by Jesse Sokolow
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While winter doesn’t officially start until this Sunday, many residents and travelers in parts of the United States may disagree. Three major winter storms, one disrupting thousands of flights over Thanksgiving, one of the year’s busiest travel weekends, have already dumped massive amounts of snow in many regions, and the pattern doesn’t show any signs of letting up.
Consequently, travelers should prepare for just about anything and everything for the upcoming …