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Lobby Bar – November 3: Time Travel for Cheap, Oscar Wilde’s Favorite Hotel, and Screen Lickers Anonymous

Lobby Bar – Nowhere to Go But Up
Free flying. Take our fall travel quiz for a chance to win a deck of United Airlines 747 trading cards. These cards can be used as a valid boarding pass on the planes depicted in the images, but keep in mind that these aircraft are being taken out of service, so you have a fairly limited opportunity to score a free seat on a …

Fall Back! Daylight Saving Time for 2017 Ends this Sunday

Daylight Saving Time will end this Sunday, November 5, at 2 a.m. local time, in most parts of the United States and Canada. Clocks should be set back by one hour.
In the European Union, Summer Time (called British Summer Time, or BST, in the United Kingdom and Sommerzeit in Austria and Germany) ended last Sunday, the last Sunday of October. This discrepancy in times left the United States out of …

2017 Fall Travel News Quiz: Win United Airlines 747 Trading Cards

Is it a trick or a treat? Find out by taking our ten-question Travel News Quiz and you could win one of several packs of 15 United Airlines 747 commemorative trading cards.
Once again, we warn you that your inner travel geek may be making an appearance.
Simply scroll down, have fun, and share the quiz with your friends.
If you are using a mobile device, click here for the best possible mobile …

Great Moments in Travel History – November 2017

Robert Esnault-Pelterie, a French aviation pioneer, was born on November 8, 1881. He developed the idea of ailerons, which allow “banking” of fixed-wing aircraft around the fuselage’s longitudinal axis and are essential in making turns when aloft.
The Hotel Kämp in Helsinki, Finland, opened its doors on November 1, 1887. The hotel is still in operation today, and is part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection of hotels.
The first flight in a rigid …

Lobby Bar – October 27: Beer is Good For You, Never-ending Plays, and Subway Fares Reduced 99%

It’s Lobby Bar O’Clock Somewhere in the World
Take me back. Europe will be adjusting its clocks back an hour this weekend for Winter Time. This year, to make up for changing the clocks, the countries in the EU will also be setting their calendars back a day to extend their weekends a bit.
Let’s coin it. It looks like New York City’s MTA will finally be moving on from the Metrocard …

New Frequent Business Traveler Study Explains Travel Buyer Behavior

A new research study from GlobeRunner Insights, in partnership with Frequent Business Traveler, explains what shapes consumer behavior in making travel purchases and provides a in-depth review of customer behavior as well as customer loyalty when making airline and hotel purchases.
The report – the 2018 GlobeRunner Insights Customer Insight and Loyalty Study for the Travel Industry – has uncovered significant new findings that help better understand what drives consumer behavior …

Europe to Set Clocks Back for Winter Time This Weekend

Most European nations will adjust their clocks back one hour early Sunday as the cutover from Summer Time to Winter Time, a move akin to the switch from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time in the United States, takes place.
The change from Summer Time to Winter Time is observed in every European nation except Iceland and Belarus.
The idea for modern Winter Time and Summer Time can be traced back to …