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Republicans and Democrats Agree: No In-Flight Phone Calls

Republicans and Democrats Agree: No In-Flight Phone Calls

Republicans and Democrats in the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure voted on Tuesday to ban in-flight mobile calls on domestic flights. The bill provides exceptions for flight crew and on-duty law enforcement officials.
The bill was initially introduced by Pennsylvania Republican Bill Schuster following the Federal Communications Commission’s suggestion to end the ban of in-flight phone calls.
The FCC’s proposition sent frequent flyers and flight attendants alike into a frenzy of …

Misfit Shine – Review

As evidenced by the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show and the attention that products such as Google Glass and smart watches are garnering, wearable tech is becoming increasingly prevalent in our society.  In addition, the market for fitness activity monitors is becoming less exclusive to the serious athlete and expanding to serve the health-conscious techie.
Enter Misfit Wearables and the Misfit Shine, a sleek and stylish wearable activity monitor.  The Shine is …

Lufthansa FlyNet Available to iPass Users

Lufthansa FlyNet Available to iPass Users

Lufthansa and Deutsche Telekom announced that iPass customers will be able to access the airline’s FlyNet in-flight Internet system on long-haul Lufthansa flights.
IPass Open Mobile users can use FlyNet through their Open Mobile Client and signing in with their credentials as usual.  The service will be available on Lufthansa’s entire long-haul fleet of over 100 aircraft.
According to iPass, users will benefit from “simplified billing by avoiding a separate in-flight Wi-Fi …

Lobby Bar – February 7: Frequent Parachute Traveler, Bombastic Biden, and Omnipotent Noodles

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
We all have secrets. Jesse Sokolow recounts some of the great moments in travel history for the month of February.  Jesse has learned much from time traveling, but finding out that Geoffrey de Havilland wore pink nail polish takes the cake.
Sweat it out.  Frequent Business Traveler wants to know from you: which peeves rain on your hotel …

Biden Lambastes Conditions at LaGuardia Airport

Biden Lambastes Conditions at LaGuardia Airport

“If I blindfolded you… and took you to LaGuardia Airport in New York, you’d think, ‘I must be in some third-world country.’”
That pronouncement was made by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who was the latest frequent traveler to comment on conditions at one of America’s busiest airports.
Biden said he has traveled over 800,000 miles since taking office.
During a speech in Philadelphia on Thursday, the vice president ushered in Amtrak’s newest …

Poll: What are Your Biggest Hotel Pet Peeves?

Hotels have become a second home to frequent travelers, many of whom have grown accustomed to spending much of their lives either on the road or in the sky.  As such, they are experts in the hotelverse and are much more sensitive than the casual traveler to a hotel’s shortcomings.
In partnership with FlyerTalk, the world’s largest online travel community, we’ve compiled a list of the most common peeves for our …

Former TWA Employees Press American on Severance Compensation in Israel

Former TWA Employees Press American on Severance Compensation in Israel

Dormant complications between former Trans World Airlines employees and American Airlines are rekindling after American merged with US Airways, which currently operates flights from the United States to Israel.
The tension between the former workers and the airline began when American acquired TWA’s assets in 2001 and discontinued service to  Israel.  According to newspaper reports at the time, the move left over 75 people without jobs and pension benefits.  The situation …