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Take the 2014 Airline and Travel News Quiz


Say good-bye to 2014 by taking our 10-question Airline and Travel News Quiz.  From a missing plane to new high-tech aircraft and hotel openings, challenge yourself and find out how much you really know about what transpired over the past year.
Warning: Your inner airline geek may come out of the closet.
Simply scroll down, have fun, and share the quiz with your friends.

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2014 Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide


If you are still making your list but not finding the right gift, don’t worry: it isn’t too late. We’ve already done the hard part for you.
From an Audi A3 diesel to a Bluetooth- and app-enabled toothbrush, to earplugs and a razor-of-the-month club, here are gifts that friends and relatives will enjoy and cherish.

Audi A3 TDI
The state of the art in diesel cars in the United States continues to evolve. …

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Diamond Edition


It’s the height of the holiday season, and finding the perfect gift for the diamond guest in your life can present a challenge.
Help, however, is here in the form of the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler Holiday Gift Guide: Diamond Edition.  From cars to cameras to diamond watches, we’ve got all the bases covered.  Read on to see our editors’ top gift picks for this holiday season.

IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Midsize Automatic Moon …

Lobby Bar – May 9: Buster Keaton, Putting on the Ritz, Monty Python, and Crackpot Inventors


The Lobby Bar – An Irreverent Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Nap time.  Airlines have equipped their long-haul aircraft with lie-flat beds, writes Jonathan Spira.  The next frontier will be a bit trickier, however, as some airlines are moving to offer in-plane parking and at-home drop-off as new features, the latter accomplished with several large parachutes.
The suite life.  As lie-flat beds on planes became common, two Gulf …

Lobby Bar – April 11: Motorcycle Maintenance, Downton, High Fashion, and Detained Editors


The Lobby Bar – An Irreverent Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
The butler did it.  Jonathan Spira returns from an extended stay in England, departing Heathrow from Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class Wing and flying in Upper Class.  In other news, U.S. immigration officials reported the detainment of a travel magazine editor for trying to smuggle through a butler in his luggage.
Come away with me.  Paul Riegler discovers …

Lobby Bar – March 28: Casino Royale, Rach Music, and Oscar Nominations


The Lobby Bar – An Irreverent Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Lost in Time and Space.  Jonathan Spira uses Jesse’s time travel machine after checking into the Hotel Bristol in Warsaw and finds himself playing the piano with Ignacy Jan Paderewski, who immediately proclaims him to be the next Sergei Rachmaninoff … oh never mind, it was just a dream anyway.
Roman Holiday. Jeremy Del Nero spends a …