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Lobby Bar – August 21: Futuristic Tacos, Skyping with Washed Up Celebrities, and Sky Chairs for Sale

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Lobby Bar – A Summary of FBT News and Views, Inspired by Richard Simmons
Sandy resiDue. Jonathan Spira checks into the Amara Cay Resort in Islamorada, Florida. Right on the beach, guests have the option to swim to their rooms, although the hotel charges a cleaning fee of $1 per grain of sand found in the room after checkout.
Taco of time. Remember the 1994 taco crisis in New York City? Of …

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787 Dreamliner Upper Class London-Washington, D.C. – Flight Review

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LONDON AND NEW YORK — A few days after my first flight on a Virgin Atlantic Dreamliner, it was time for my second. The first was on the airline’s second 787-9 Dreamliner, Dream Girl, which was used as the launch aircraft for the London-based carrier’s London-Washington, D.C. route. This flight was on Birthday Girl, the airline’s first Dreamliner and it was my third flight on the larger 787-9 variant of …

Boeing and ANA Partner to Support New Dreamliner Customers

Boeing and ANA Partner to Support New Dreamliner Customers

Boeing and All Nippon Airways announced the beginning of a new partnership to support other airlines that will operate 787 Dreamliners.
ANA was the launch customer of the high-tech Dreamliner, and operated the first-ever revenue flight on October 26, 2011.  The Tokyo-based airline has worked closely with Boeing since plans for the aircraft were announced.
The agreement with Boeing calls for ANA to provide airlines enrolled in Boeing’s GoldCare program with an …

El Al Places Order for 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

El Al Places Order for 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

El Al Israel Airlines announced plans to purchase and lease 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliners on Thursday.  The order, worth approximately $900 million at list prices, would be the Israeli flag carrier’s largest ever.  El Al also has purchase rights for 13 additional aircraft.
The airline said it plans to put the Dreamliners into service starting in the first half of 2017 through 2020. The high-tech airliners will replace a fleet of …

Xiamen Airlines Begins Xiamen-Amsterdam Flights

Xiamen Airlines Begins Xiamen-Amsterdam Flights

Xiamen Airlines announced the launch of new service between Xiamen and Amsterdam, the carrier’s first intercontinental route.  The airline will operate the service three days a week, using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
Flights will depart Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport in Southeast China at 11:50 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, arriving at Amsterdam Schiphol at 5:45 a.m. the next day.  From Amsterdam, flights are scheduled to depart at 12:35 p.m. on …

Great Moments in Travel History – July 2015

An El Al 747 at JFK.  El Al's first international flight was July 3, 1949

On July 10, 1887, the Grand Hotel opened on Mackinac Island, Michigan.  The property, a National Historic Landmark, boasts of having the world’s largest porch.  Over the years, the hotel has hosted a variety of notable guests including Thomas Edison, Mark Twain, five U.S. Presidents (Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton), Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev.
Amelia Earhart, the …

LOT to Link Warsaw with Bangkok, Seoul, Tokyo in 2016

LOT to Link Warsaw with Bangkok, Seoul, Tokyo in 2016

LOT Polish Airlines announced plans for new routes from its hub in Warsaw to Bangkok, Seoul, and Tokyo.
The Polish flag carrier will start non-stop service from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Narita International Airport on January 16, 2016.  It plans to launch Bangkok and Seoul in October 2016 with a frequency of two to three flights per week.
The airline will operate these flights using its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet of …