Articles in Journeys

Travel Industry Leaders ‘Visit’ Vienna to Receive 2014 GlobeRunner Awards

Frequent Business Traveler staff at the GlobeRunner Awards in New York City.  (L-R) David Goldes, Publisher and COO; Jonathan Spira, Editorial Director; Ken Lacy, Vice Chairman and CMO; Karin Sun, Assistant Editor; Jeremy Del Nero, Tech Editor; Jesse Sokolow, Associate Editor.

Winners and their guests were invited to take a short journey to Vienna, Austria for the 2014 GlobeRunner Awards gala luncheon on Tuesday, held at the Seäsonal Restaurant & Weinbar in New York City.
Amidst strains of Strauß waltzes performed by the Vienna Philharmonic, Frequent Business Traveler Editorial Director Jonathan Spira presented 26 awards to the world’s top travel companies.
The winners of the GlobeRunner Awards were determined by Frequent Business Traveler …

Winners of 2014 GlobeRunner Awards Announced at Event in New York City


Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Lufthansa, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, Hertz, LOT Polish Airlines, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, and Transaero Airlines have been named best in class by readers of Frequent Business Traveler.
At the 2014 GlobeRunner Awards presentation in New York City on Tuesday, Jonathan Spira, Frequent Business Traveler’s editorial director, announced the winners.  The awards honor the world’s top hotel groups, airlines, car rental agencies, travel websites, and more.  …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: July 19, 2014


As another weekend arrives, we bring to your attention once again the most important news and features of the past week.  Here are five must-read stories that will capture your interest.
1.) Jonathan Spira stayed at Claridge’s in London, where he enjoyed an elegant Art Deco room, around-the-clock butler service, and a delicious dinner of truffled Cornish lobster risotto.  He was very impressed by the hotel’s beautiful décor and attentive service.
2.) …

Lobby Bar – July 18: Foul Play, Kissin’ Cousins, Unlimited Shipping Weight, and Interwebs Everywhere


The Lobby Bar – An Irreverent Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Conspiracy theory #574.  David Goldes drove the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BluTec 3,500 miles over the past six months and has some stellar fuel economy figures to report.  The Benz might have performed even better had it not been sabotaged by shreds of lumber, which suspiciously fell of the back of a gasoline-powered vehicle.  Coincidence?  I think …

What’s Doing in Alaska

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Of all the states in America, Alaska is perhaps the one that is the most well-preserved, pristine, and untouched by human hands.  The state today is an oasis of untamed wilderness perched atop the North American continent, a contrast to the bustling commercialism of the lower 48. This part of the country is best known for its salmon fishing and logging industries, wildlife, national parks, glaciers, and native Alaskan villages, …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: July 12, 2014


As yet another week draws to a close, get ready to relax and unwind with this past week’s most engaging news and features.  Here are five stories you will want to take a closer look at this weekend.
1.) What are your biggest air travel pet peeves?  Take our survey and tell us what annoys you the most when flying.  The poll runs through August 20, and participants will have a …

Lobby Bar – July 11: The Doctor is In, Surprise Flights, a Friendly Reminder, and Data Collection at its Finest


The Lobby Bar – An Irreverent Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Complaints 5¢.  Whether your ice cream sundae didn’t come with a cherry on top or your neighbor’s garlic breath is enough to induce a coma, there are undoubtedly a few peeves that accompany air travel.  Tell us about your biggest air travel pet peeves and we’ll deliver gum to your odiferous seatmate, via Gogo’s new express …