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Lobby Bar – April 21: Canadian Coffee Regulations, When Airlines Go Wrong, and Jesse the Canine

The Lobby Bar – Travel News and Reviews Summarized by Donald Trump’s Ghost Writer
New venture. It’s time to test your knowledge of airline slogans in our new quiz. Our favorite slogan, “Fly with the Talking Moosehead,” is used by Fawlty Airways, the airline founded by hotel owner and entrepreneur Basil Fawlty.
Trust us. Hey, you, with the terrible password. It’s time to change that thing. We recommend using a complex series …

Apple CarPlay Gains New Functionality and an Improved Interface with iOS 10.3

The recently released version of iOS, 10.3, included a few updates and tweaks to Apple CarPlay as well. The new features, while minor, greatly improve CarPlay’s usability and functionality and we used a 2017 Ford Superduty F250 Platinum pick-up truck as a test bed.
As regular readers know, we are unabashed fans of CarPlay because of its intelligent design and that it somewhat cuts back on smartphone distractions while driving. One …

United Airlines Changes Policy on ‘Must-Ride’ Crewmembers to Ensure No Passengers Are Removed after Boarding

United Airlines Changes Policy on ‘Must-Ride’ Crewmembers to Ensure No Passengers Are Removed after Boarding

United Airlines told its employees that it would no longer allow “must-ride” crewmembers to be booked on oversold flights in the hour prior to departure.
“Effective immediately, Crew Scheduling is now only able to make must-ride deadhead bookings on oversold flights if it is 60 minutes or more before the estimate time of departure,” the airline wrote in an in-flight services alert.
The change will help ensure that the denied boarding process …

Lobby Bar – April 14: Low-Flying Aircraft, the Thrills of an Avocado, and Where’d All the Pilots Go?

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Attempt to Distract You from Real News.
Full circle. What exactly was behind the massive Delta flight delay and cancellation fiasco this past week? Perhaps it was the airline’s refusal to be part to an interline agreement, although we have inside sources telling us that a number of pilots were busy giving presentations at the April 1 ASSCAM meeting, and haven’t been able to get …

Lobby Bar – April 7: Manual Elevators, French Ducklings, Being Trapped in a Conference Room, and Why Cars Love Phones

Lobby Bar – A Way to Escape from Reality at No Cost. Also, News.
Sit, Booboo, Sit. Join me for a complete guide of how to connect your iPhone to your car via CarPlay. Cars with the CarPlay feature like to play games with their owners including fetch. Simply throw the iPhone out the window while driving, and the car will drive onto the grassy shoulder and sniff around for it. Be …

Apple CarPlay FAQ: A Guide to Connecting Your iPhone to Your Car

CarPlay, Apple’s innovative standard that brings iPhone functionality to your vehicle, is slowly and quietly taking over in-vehicle infotainment.
Having CarPlay lends a certain amount of consistency to life in and outside of one’s vehicle, thanks to the ability to use the car’s touch screen, steering wheel controls, or Apple’s personal assistant, Siri.
Think of it as providing a stripped down, bare essentials version of your phone, albeit one that lets you get directions, …

Lobby Bar – March 31: Naked in the Sky, Thor’s Favorite Car, Expensive Stakes, and an FBT Editor’s Meltdown

Lobby Bar – A Sweetly Soporific Selection of FBT News and Views
Call us idols. We’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled travel news and reviews to offer some flying fashion advice. In general, try to avoid clothing that is too long, too short, ripped, stained, see-through, brightly colored, or made of polyester. On second thought, why not just avoid the question entirely and book your next trip on our …