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Articles by Jeremy Del Nero

Lobby Bar – March 17: Luxury Dumpster Diving, a Butler to Read the Menu for You, and Why the CIA Spies on Us

Lobby Bar – An Exoskeleton of Exemplary FBT News and Views
Daylight Subliminal Time. Daylight Saving Time celebrated its 99th birthday this year. The first year, churches were urged to ring their church bells “more lustily” to remind people about the time change. Now, we just have CIA agents whisper through the smartphone by your bed to subconsciously remind you about waking up an hour earlier or later; it actually works …

How to Use Your iPhone as a Magnifier

Today’s iPhone is the Swiss Knife of yesteryear, minus the sharp blade. It has every possible tool in it from a calculator, to a camera, to a Web browser, to a video recorder, to a music player, and much more.
From time to time, having a magnifying lens comes in handy and the kludge has been to use the camera and zoom in. There’s a much easier way since the iPhone …

Lobby Bar – March 10: Desserts are Beautiful, Timepieces Get Emotional, and Why Magnets are the Future

Lobby Bar – A Notable Notebook of FBT News and Views
Handyman. Henry Feintuch checks into the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus in downtown Budapest. While the hotel forgot to include mini bottles of moisturizer,  a selection of homemade treats was awaiting his arrival at his room. Mr. Feintuch discovered that Kürtőskalács have both a unique taste and are incredible moisturizing.
Do it now. It’s that time of year again when everybody loses an …

Lobby Bar – March 3: Getting Noticed in Flight, Demons Love Airports, and the TSA Goes Rogue

Lobby Bar – A Silly Soliloquy of FBT News and Views
Loyal to the end. Boeing’s high-tech 787 Dreamliner aircraft has surpassed the 767 in total orders in a third of the time. This is thanks to Boeing’s popular Dreamliner Punch Rewards Card. Every time an airline buys a Dreamliner, it gets an airplane-shaped hole punch in the card, and after ten punches, the airline can head to Starbucks and get …

Cutting the Line: Which Trusted Traveler Program is Right for You?

Curious about airport security at the dawn of the jet age? There wasn’t any. Indeed, just watch great movies such as “Airport”, and you’ll see anyone could stroll up to a departure gate. Indeed, it wasn’t until 1972, when a group of hijackers threatened to fly Southern Airways Flight 49 into a nuclear reactor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, that the Federal Aviation Administration ordered airlines to screen passengers and …

Lobby Bar – February 24: In-Flight Entertainers, Siri Gets an Accent, and the Future of Umbrellas

Lobby Bar – A Melodious Mélange of FBT News and Views
Here we are now, entertainer. Let’s take a look at why an increasing number of airlines are opting to ditch seatback entertainment systems in new aircraft. The answer is obvious: all major airline unions merged with the Screen Actors Guild to give flight attendants an opportunity to showcase their talents through in-flight monologues, musical numbers, and dance routines. Earplugs are …

Lobby Bar – February 17: Earning Your In-flight Meal, Living a Disney Cartoon, and a Lone Hilton Tree

Lobby Bar – A Spartan Serving of FBT News and Views
Ride with Tolstoy. Join Paul Riegler behind the wheel of the 2017 Kia Cadenza Limited, one of Kia’s newest automobiles. A new technologically advanced windshield keeps the car as quiet as a library. Kia recognized this and went the extra mile by adding several leather-bound classics to the front cabin. Due to the size and weight of the books, the car’s …