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Dinner for One – 18-Minute New Year’s Eve Tradition – Review

Dinner for One – 18-Minute New Year’s Eve Tradition – Review

In many parts of the world, New Year’s Eve, or Silvester, includes sitting down and watching an 18-minute black-and-white comedy sketch that dates back to 1963, namely Dinner for One.
Despite being entirely in English (except for a one-minute introduction), this cult classic has its roots in German television.  It was recorded in a single take in 1963 by the Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) but didn’t become a hit until it was …

What You Read in 2012: The Most Popular Frequent Business Traveler Stories

What You Read in 2012:  The Most Popular Frequent Business Traveler Stories

As the year 2013 approaches, our present to you is a recap of the top stories for 2012.
The articles ranged from tours of brand new aircraft such as the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental to start-to-finish coverage of the very first flight of another new aircraft, the Boeing 787, from Seattle to Narita, to what you need to now about award redemption with leading frequent flyer programs.
1.)  Boeing’s 747-8 Intercontinental: A Virtual …

Lobby Bar – December 21: Normalcy, Listening to Your Mother, and How Did That Car Get Under the Tree?

Lobby Bar – December 21: Normalcy, Listening to Your Mother, and How Did That Car Get Under the Tree?

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Location. Location. Location.  Dan Collins finds the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta is in the middle of everything.
Bundle Up. Jonathan Spira listens to his mother.  Find out what else to do to be prepared for travel this winter.
Not a toy. But will it fit under the tree?  A Volkswagen Beetle TDI Convertible is one of our gift ideas …

2012 Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide

2012 Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Unique Gift Ideas for the Holidays
If you are still searching for the right gift, it’s not too late: we’ve done the work for you. From skiwear to cameras to speakers to a convertible, here are gifts for the business traveler who has everything.
VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE CONVERTIBLE TDI
It’s red, it’s cute, it’s small enough to fit under your tree.  Plus it gets 41 mpg (5.73 l/100 km) while driving over the river …

6 Tips for Winter Travel

6 Tips for Winter Travel

Winter doesn’t start for several more days yet the U.S. has already seen four major winter storms that have impacted travel.  Traveling in winter is a challenge but being prepared will help get you where you are going and remain safe.
In the past few years, airlines started to cancel flights more proactively in advance of storms while offering passengers flexibility in either rescheduling flights or canceling plans altogether.
Once flights begin …

5 Things You Need to Know About the New Credit Card Checkout Fees

5 Things You Need to Know About the New Credit Card Checkout Fees

Starting in January 2013, if you are using a credit card to pay for somethingin a store or restaurant and the total looks suspiciously higher than you thought it should be, you were probably charged a so-called checkout fee.
Because the fees are new and not being implemented universally, they are more of a concern to frequent travelers than to others, as this group is typically in more of a hurry …

Lobby Bar – December 12: Pop Culture Mania, Ways to Spend Money, and Escaping from it All

Lobby Bar – December 12: Pop Culture Mania, Ways to Spend Money, and Escaping from it All

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Preparing the cabin. Hear that often? It’s your last chance to weigh in on the 2013 Business Travel Survey.
Diamonds are forever. But a Porsche looks better with a red bow on the hood. Check out our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Diamond Edition.
More In-flight beverage choices. Delta bought 49% of Virgin Atlantic. Does that mean you won’t need …