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Lobby Bar – April 5: James Boeing, Takë Shortcutti, Cucumber French fries, Old Verizon Commercials, and Transatlantic Barn Animals

Lobby Bar – April 5: James Boeing, Takë Shortcutti, Cucumber French fries, Old Verizon Commercials, and Transatlantic Barn Animals

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
I’ll take Travel History for $5,000 please, Alex. Jesse Sokolow takes a look back, delivering the details on airline and hotel history in April’s past.  We were disturbed to find that hotels in 1888 didn’t have free Wi-Fi.
“We’ll be making up some extra time in the air.” Jonathan Spira flies business class from London to Vienna and …

Jabra Motion Bluetooth Headset – Review

Jabra Motion Bluetooth Headset – Review

The Jabra Motion looked pretty in its clear plastic shell; so pretty that I felt a little bit bad about freeing it from its box. Once completely unboxed however, I was pleased to see that the device not only looked good but seemed to be thoughtfully designed as well. .
The standard headset package includes an AC charging adapter, a USB charging cable, a cigarette lighter car adapter, a remarkably thin …

Lobby Bar – March 29: Ramsey in the Sky with Diamonds, A Confused Dr. Strangelove, Swedish Salmon and Saffron, and $20 Million Dollar Desserts

Lobby Bar – March 29: Ramsey in the Sky with Diamonds, A Confused Dr. Strangelove, Swedish Salmon and Saffron, and $20 Million Dollar Desserts

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
But I am a diamond guest. If the only flight your frequent flyer points will get you is at 5 a.m. on a Tuesday, chances are you won’t be feeling that diamond status, especially if there’s a booking fee. Do you even know who I am? Find out what bugged our readers the most about frequent flyer …

Milestone: China Receives 1,000th Aircraft from Boeing

Milestone: China Receives 1,000th Aircraft from Boeing

With the delivery of a Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft to China Eastern Yunnan Airlines, the People’s Republic China received its 1,000th aircraft from the airframe manufacturer on Thursday. China Eastern has the largest 737 fleet of any Chinese airline.
The historic delivery makes China the only country besides the United States to operate over 1,000 Boeing aircraft.
Boeing and China have worked closely for over four decades. As a result, most …

Report from New York: Small German Cars and Cadillac Strikes Back

Report from New York: Small German Cars and Cadillac Strikes Back

NEW YORK—German automakers debuted several small, efficient cars on the first day of the New York International Auto Show, while General Motor’s Cadillac division showed an updated CTS that it hopes will recapture buyers of imported luxury cars.
BMW introduced the 328d, its highly anticipated diesel sedan. This is BMW’s first four-cylinder diesel car in the U.S. market and the Bavarians intend to prove that power doesn’t have to sacrifice efficiency.  …

TSA PreCheck Expansion Continues in Cleveland, Austin, Memphis, Nashville, and Raleigh-Durham

TSA PreCheck Expansion Continues in Cleveland, Austin, Memphis, Nashville, and Raleigh-Durham

The Transportation Security Administration announced that its PreCheck trusted traveler program has expanded to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport on Tuesday.  Currently, PreCheck is operational at more than 40 airports in the United States. At the Cleveland airport, PreCheck is available to passengers of Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and US Airways.
The program first launched in October of 2011 and is available to elite members of the …

Earth Hour to Take Place March 23

Earth Hour to Take Place March 23

The seventh annual Earth Hour will take place this year on March 23rd at 8:30 p.m. local time. Earth Hour is a worldwide effort to raise environmental awareness. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) calls on individuals, organizations, institutions, and businesses to take part in the event by turning off unnecessary lights and appliances as well as limit the use of cars and other energy-consuming modes of transportation for …