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Lobby Bar – November 27: Santa Gets Greedy, Dieselgate Confessions, and the Teddy Bear Express


Lobby Bar – A Completely-Free-For-Black-Friday Summary of FBT News and Views
Deal with the devil. With winter weather already bearing its teeth, Jesse Sokolow has some tips on how to keep your cool during holiday travel. Taking the train can be a good option, or chartering Santa’s sleigh for the afternoon will get you anywhere in minutes, although Santa has a lengthy waiting list. Don’t worry: bribing Santa to jump the …

4 Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving Holiday Travel


While the start of the winter season was just about a month ago, that is of little comfort to those in the western United States and Plains this week, where a significant winter storm is developing.
The storm will arrive just in time to disrupt holiday travel and delay or cancel thousands of flights, inconveniencing hundreds of thousands of travelers.
Once a storm is on the radar, both figuratively and literally, listen …

Lobby Bar – November 20: Eating Glass, Voice-Controlled Eurodance, and Never Drink Tea Alone


Lobby Bar – A Slightly Squeaky Summary of FBT News and Views
Heavy lifting. Jonathan Spira checks out the Delta One private check-in experience at LAX. The staff at Delta One handled everything from taking care of Spira’s boarding pass to checking any luggage he had. We can’t wait for Delta Two, which is said to be staffed by bodybuilders who will literally carry you wherever you want to go and …

BMW Introduces 2 New Art Car Artists at Guggenheim

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In the presence of the first BMW Art Car, painted by Alexander Calder, and French racecar driver Hervé Poulain, who first thought of the idea of inviting an artist to use an automobile as a canvas, BMW made public the names of the two artists who will be creating the 18th and 19th BMW Art Cars, at an event in the rotunda of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City …

A Great Big World at Gramercy Theatre – Review


If you are a child of the ‘60s (which, alas, I am not), the music of Simon & Garfunkel – songs such as “The Sound of Silence,” “Bridge over Troubled Water,” and “Mrs. Robinson” – are indelibly etched in your soul. The closest connection I have to the duo, beyond owning several of their albums, is that I studied classical piano with the same teacher as Art Garfunkel, albeit a …

Before You Go Abroad: Why You Should Enroll in State Dept. STEP

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In the wake of the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris, thousands of family members and friends wondered about the status of relatives and colleagues thought to be in Paris. At the same time, many of those in the City of Light wondered what their next steps should be.
The answer to both staying safe and letting friends and loved ones know you are all right goes back to the days of …

Lobby Bar – November 13: Sarcastic Spokesmen, Charitable Embezzlement, and Mother Nature’s Vendetta

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Lobby Bar – A Deviously Dubious of FBT News and Views
Family Business. Tell us your 2016 travel plans in our annual business travel survey and for every response we receive, we’ll donate a piaster to the Take a Flight Foundation. *Disclaimer: Take a Flight (TAF) is a wholly owned subsidiary of parent company Del Nero Enterprise.
Mamma data. Did you give thanks to Hedy Lamarr for helping create the technology that …