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Lobby Bar – April 29: Dancing in the Sky, a Flight and a Half, and How to Rickroll Somebody in 2016

Lobby Bar – A Surprisingly Special Summary of FBT News and Views
Grand slam. The 2016 Greg Spira Baseball Research Award winner has been named, and will receive $1,000 for his essay.  This year, we only accepted submissions that were printed out, crumpled up, and batted into the window of our offices in midtown Manhattan.
Learn from history. Time to find out how many of our readers are up to date on …

Lobby Bar – April 22: Professional Kazoo Artists, Free Tickets to Hamilton, and Trees Learn to Drive

Lobby Bar – An Increasingly Irrelevant Summary of FBT News and Views
Ancient entertainment. American Airlines celebrated its 90th birthday last week by playing party games from 1926 – the year the airline was born. Join us for some rousing rounds of roll-the-wooden-hoop-down-the-street-with-a-stick while we use T9 texting with turn-of-the-century Nokia phones.
Boa constrictors. Here are five tips for traveling to Europe amidst the fog of recent terror attacks. Avoid standing out. …

Lobby Bar – April 15: Airport Amusement Rides, Outdoor Flying, and How to Live in a Hotel for Free

Lobby Bar – An Uncensored and Unsympathetic Summary of FBT News and Views
Thunderstruck. Paul Riegler puts the pedal to the metal in the 2016 Chevrolet Volt. The hybrid has a range of over 400 miles, 53 of which can be done solely on electric. To recharge the car, simply locate the nearest lightning storm and drive through, making sure to receive at least four direct strikes (holding a folded umbrella …

Lobby Bar – April 8: Set Fire to the Air, Traveling with Collectibles, and How to Buy an Airline

Lobby Bar – An Artful Alliteration of FBT News and Views, Rated Two Thumbs Up
Airborne danger. Paul Riegler stumbles across an American Airlines “Welcome Aboard” pamphlet from 1959. The pamphlet warns against the dangers of operating personal radios onboard the aircraft. Oh, and please feel free to smoke at any point throughout the flight.
My fair warning. Jonathan Spira heads to City Center to catch a rousing performance of “1776.” To …

Lobby Bar – April 1: Back on the Wagen, Nearly Nude Performances, and Fifty Shades of Green

Lobby Bar – A Confounding Collage of FBT News and Views
Out and about. Allow Lobby Bar to break character for a moment: because of the attacks in Brussels, tourism in major European cities has dropped significantly, bringing hotel vacancy to new lows. We understand travelers’ concerns, but rather than let fear win, we encourage people to travel to these cities to show their bravery and support.
Notice: lost journalist. Jesse Sokolow hops …

Lobby Bar – March 25: Downloadable Battery Power, Doody Duty, and How to Become Our Pen Pal

Lobby Bar – A Confusing Compilation of FBT News and Views
Moment of silence. Security was heightened in major urban areas across the globe following the attacks in Brussels on Tuesday – but will it be effective in stopping future attacks?  Our hearts go out to those affected by the tragedy in Belgium – in the meantime, in the words of the immortal Sgt. Esterhaus of “Hill Street Blues,” “Let’s be …

Lobby Bar – March 18: Mandatory Happiness, Hotels of Cards, and Obama on the Subway

Lobby Bar – An Alliterative Allusion of FBT News and Views, Perpetually in Neutral
Fun-sized. Jonathan Spira heads to the Village Voice Choice Eats tasting event and has eight recommendations for good grub in NYC. Everything in the event was sample-sized – from the miniature éclairs to the bites of babka – including the napkins and silverware. After dinner, clown cars arrived to ferry guests home.
Tracing game. Which airline currently operates …