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Boingo Hotspot 2.0 Networks Arrive at 21 U.S. Airports

Boingo Hotspot 2.0 Networks Arrive at 21 U.S. Airports

Boingo announced on Monday that is has installed Hotspot 2.0 networks at 21 airports in the U.S.
The new hotspots will support Passpoint, a service that enables iOS 7 users with a Passpoint profile installed to instantly connect to Boingo’s secure network without supplying login credentials each time.
In addition to Passpoint support, the new network will also be compatible with a number of major mobile operators that can use the hotspots …

Lobby Bar – February 21: Learning Spanish, Trips to the Sun, and Ulysses Approaches

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
While you’re out.  Boeing and Airbus have borrowed Jesse’s time machine to take a glimpse into the future of the Asia-Pacific aviation market.  Would it be too much to ask for next week’s winning lottery numbers?
Together at last.  Jonathan Spira salivates over his long-awaited 2014 BMW 535d.  The Beatles were wrong; money can indeed buy love.
Red makes …

Orlando Airport First to Offer APC Kiosk Access to Foreign Travelers

Orlando Airport First to Offer APC Kiosk Access to Foreign Travelers

Foreign citizens arriving at Orlando International Airport will spend less time in line for passport control thanks to a new program there.
Officials at the airport announced the addition of Automated Passport Control kiosks specifically intended for use by travelers from countries that participate in the visa waiver program. They are also available to U.S. and Canadian citizens.  The airport currently has ten kiosks.
Using the self-process kiosks, eligible passengers will be …

Vienna: City of Dreams Festival to Open Thursday

Vienna: City of Dreams Festival to Open Thursday

Carnegie Hall announced that its Vienna: City of Dreams Festival, a three-week-long lineup of Vienna-related and inspired art and music events taking place in New York City, will kick off this week with the exhibit Gustav Klimt and the Viennese Secession, followed by the 59th Viennese Opera Ball Friday night .
Beginning this Thursday, February 20, through March 16, more than 40 events paying homage to the Austrian city will take …

Lobby Bar – February 14: A Hypocritical Santa, Love Flurries, Piano Forte, and New Bathroom Laws

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Love is in the air
Oh wait, that’s a snowstorm.
MeanFit Santa.  Jeremy Del Nero tries on the Misfit Shine activity monitor for style.  It sees you when you’re sleeping and it knows when you’re awake, but instead of giving you presents it just gently suggests that you could lose some weight.
Inside scoop.  Do you think Congress should be …

How to Sleep Better: 10 Tips for the Frequent Traveler

All humans, even the frequent business travelers who persevere through the night only to awaken thousands of miles away from home, need a place to rest their heads at the end of the day.  Adequate sleep is essential to maintain normal energy and mood levels throughout the day, and has a profound effect on one’s ability to function both physically and mentally.
Sticking to a healthy sleep schedule can be a …

KLM to Accept Payment Via Social Media

KLM to Accept Payment Via Social Media

KLM announced a new method for flyers to pay for services using their social media accounts.
Using their Facebook or Twitter accounts, passengers can now book or rebook a flight, reserve a seat, or add additional baggage using private and secure communications with a KLM agent.
While customers had previously been able to request or change upgrades via their social media links, the actual payments were always made via phone calls.
KLM has …