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Lobby Bar – August 19: Doctoring Your Passport, Let’s Get Postal, and Yabba Dabba Doo!

Lobby Bar – A Now Available as a Once-Weekly Dietary Supplement
Bikeway. Jonathan Spira heads back to catch another performance of “Spamilton,” this time at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre. As its name implies, the theatre is one wheeled, and slowly makes its way down Broadway by collective force of the audience using bicycle pedals built into the seats in front of them. It makes for an amazing experience and the …

Lobby Bar – August 11: Trusting the Internet’s Strangers, Electricity is Trendy, and How to Fold Your Electronics

Lobby Bar – A Non-Habit Forming Opiate, FDA Approval Pending
Island friends. Hawaiian Airlines will be introducing a new communications channel for customer service: two-way texting. This service will be a great way to check in with the airline regarding your upcoming flight, or if you’re out at dinner with somebody popular and want to make it seem like you’re texting a friend. It was confirmed at the same time that plans …

You Heard It Here First: The Man Who Wrote Those Pesky Password Rules Now Says ‘S0r^Y’

A few months after the National Institute of Standards and Technology issued a draft of new password guidelines that argued against periodic password changing and imposing password complexity, Bill Burr, the man responsible for those complex rules, recanted.
“Much of what I did I now regret,” he told the Wall Street Journal when interviewed about his work.
As a manager at NIST in 2003, Burr wrote the eight-page document that became the …

Lobby Bar – August 4: Edible Technology, Dreaming Up a Play, and Flying is a Team Sport

Lobby Bar – It’s Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Read Saturday Through Thursday
My turn. It’s no secret that the news has been chock full of airlines acting up recently, and many of our readers have said that recent developments would cause them to choose another airline. Overwhelmingly, readers have taken to flying World Global Air, an airline that treats all flyers equally: every 30 minutes a passenger is invited to take charge …

Apple CarPlay to Get Lane Guidance, Speed Limit Info, Alternative Routes in iOS 11 But Here’s What Else We Want

It fell to me, the sole Android user on staff, to put together a dispassionate wish list for new features in CarPlay when Apple launches its iOS 11 operating system come fall. Some of the more rabid CarPlay fans here at Frequent Business Traveler, including FBT Editorial Director Jonathan Spira and News Editor Paul Riegler among them, didn’t shy away from telling me what they thought.
If you’re not familiar with …

Lobby Bar – July 28: Zombies at the Theater, Edible Technology, and Potatoes Go Portable

A Spoonful of Lobby Bar Makes the World Go Round
Raiders of the lost Buick. Join the unlikely team of Mississippi Riegler and Indiana Jones 50 years in the future as they unearth a golden Buick LeSabre and fight off a rival archaeologist as well as some Nazis who mistake the Buick for the Ark of the Covenant. In the end (spoiler alert!), the intrepid duo drives off in the Buick …

Lobby Bar – July 21: Killer Selfies, Flight Attendants Get Naked, and a Concussion Shower

Lobby Bar – The Only Article That Loves You Back
Two of a kind. Join Jonathan Spira at the theater for a look at “Assassins,” a roughly two-hour light-hearted look at the assassinations of past United States presidents. Next week, we’ll review “Survivors,” a 43-hour play about all of the other presidents. Bring a sleeping bag and diapers: there is no intermission but covlefe will be served.
Powdered hospitality. Take a quick flight …