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Articles by Jeremy Del Nero

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 …

Lobby Bar – February 10: Party Car Anthem, Rock-Filled Pillows, and Airplane Deodorant

Lobby Bar – A Righteous Roundup of FBT News and Views
Out of touch. A federal appeals court upheld a lower court’s temporary suspension of President Donald Trump’s “Foreign Terrorist Entry” executive order on Thursday. “However,” wrote the three judges, “we think banning middle-aged men with orange hair from entering the country could potentially provide us with tremendous security benefits.”
Discotility. Jonathan Spira hops into the driver’s seat of the 2017 Acura …

Planning for AirTrain to LaGuardia Airport Moves Ahead

Planning for AirTrain to LaGuardia Airport Moves Ahead

It may soon become easier to take the train to the plane for those flying out of New York City’s LaGuardia Airport.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that plans for the AirTrain have moved ahead to the planning stages and that a request for proposals was issued by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport, to construct the light rail system.
“LaGuardia is an anachronistic …

Tech Companies Term Trump Travel Ban ‘Illegal’ in Amicus Brief

Tech Companies Term Trump Travel Ban ‘Illegal’ in Amicus Brief

Ninety-seven tech companies – among them the largest in the industry including Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft – went on record to oppose President Donald Trump’s “Foreign Terrorist Entry” travel ban, which was put on hold by a federal judge in Seattle over the weekend.
The companies filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which issued the stay late Friday. The court is expected …

Lobby Bar – February 3: Emergency Condiments, Missing Letters, and Your Own Worst Nightmare

Lobby Bar – A Compelling Compilation of FBT News and Views
All chips, no dip. Emergencies happen everywhere in the world, so make sure you’re prepared with emergency contact information just in case disaster strikes while you are traveling. And no, running out of ketchup for your fish and chips snack in your Airbnb loft in London does not count as an emergency. However, running out of jellied eels does.
Gold on …