Air Canada Business Class Flight 864 Montreal, Canada – London, England

by Jonathan Spira

Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is one of Canada’s busiest and offers non-stop flights within North America and to Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America.
It was here that my journey from New York to London, which started a few hours earlier at New York’s La Guardia Airport, would continue. Upon alighting from the LaGuardia flight, an Air Canada concierge escorted me to a Maple Leaf lounge close to my departure …

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5 Stories To Read This Weekend: October 25, 2014

by Robert Waldner
The Moto 360 in its charging cradle

As another weekend arrives, it’s a great time to bring your attention to important Frequent Business Traveler news and feature stories from this past week. Here are five that should capture your interest.
1.) Jeremy Del Nero takes the Moto 360 watch out for a test drive. He finds that, while it does quite a bit, it’s still a first-generation device.
2.) Robert Waldner (hi!) gives us the scoop on Winter Time …

Lobby Bar – October 24: Talking with Strangers, Unhappy Campers, and Forsaken Bodies of Water

by Jeremy Del Nero

The Lobby Bar – A Slightly Better-Than-Average Summary of FBT News and Views
Guys? It’s me, Bond. Jeremy Del Nero (that’s me!) dons a Moto 360 smartwatch in an attempt to become James Bond. While I can now shoot lasers out of my left wrist, I seem to be missing out on the hordes of women who should be throwing themselves at me.
Swapperoo. Paul Riegler goes on a Safari with Apple’s …

Review: Moto 360 Smartwatch

by Jeremy Del Nero
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“Nice watch,” I have heard about a dozen times a day over the last two weeks. Onlookers, both friends and strangers alike, were commenting on the Moto 360 smartwatch strapped to my wrist. Motorola released the 360 in early September in a relatively unpopulated market. Apple’s watch isn’t scheduled to be released until 2015, and that alone gives the Moto 360 an edge. It should be noted, however, that the …

Europe to Set Clocks Back for Winter Time Sunday

by Robert Waldner

The last Sunday in October marks the start of Winter Time in Europe. Next Sunday, residents will turn their clocks back one hour, which is similar to the procedure in moving from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time in the United States. Summer Time is observed in every European country except for Iceland and Belarus.
For the first time since it switched to Daylight Saving Time in March, 2011, Russia will …

Poll: Name Your Biggest Frequent Flyer Award Redemption Pet Peeves

by Robert Waldner

One of the best perks of being a frequent flyer is that one can earn miles or points that can then be redeemed for air travel. While for many, flying is no longer considered fun or glamorous, it may still appear to be so to friends and family. even if it is simply a way to get to and from work. What remains from flying, however, are the points and …

Apple Mac OS X Yosemite Review and Report

by Paul Riegler
MacBook Pro with Yosemite and Safari 12

If perhaps you found a phone call unexpectedly ringing on your MacBook, there’s no cause for worry. You haven’t been hacked. It’s merely Apple’s new operating systems, iOS 8 and Yosemite, at work.
With Yosemite and iOS 8, the two operating systems can work together, something Apple calls “Continuity.” Indeed, what Apple now offers is the best realization of what the telecoms industry calls “unified communications.” This term, which has been …

What’s Doing in Lake Placid, New York

by Robert Waldner
Mirror Lake

Located in the Adirondack Mountains in northeastern New York State, Lake Placid is best known as the host of both the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games and the site of the “Miracle on Ice,” the medal-round of men’s hockey in which the U.S. team defeated the Soviet Union for the gold medal Currently, the village has a population of 2,521 and offers visitors a taste of nature and Olympic …