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Lobby Bar – July 31: Lime Disease, Neck Weights, Adopt-a-Guest, and Rewarding Beauticide

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Lobby Bar – A Summary of FBT News and Views, Best Served Chilled
Clothe the masses. People have been wandering the streets, naked, unsure of what to wear this summer.  Have no fear: Paul Riegler has picked out a trendy new outfit just for you; you never have to be a confused naturist again (unless you’re into that).
Don’t be sour. American Airlines, now the world’s largest airline, gives us the inside …

BA Implements New Boarding Procedures, Reduces Size of Carry-On Bags

BA Implements New Boarding Procedures, Reduces Size of Carry-On Bags

British Airways announced a new procedure for boarding as well as a reduction in the size of hand baggage that may be brought onto the aircraft.
The most significant change is to the order in which passengers will board.
Effective immediately, passengers will board based on two criteria: first, based on the cabin in which they are traveling, such as first or business, and then in order of Executive Club status.  All …

Airbus Launches Sustainable Aviation Engagement Programme

Airbus Launches Sustainable Aviation Engagement Programme

Airbus announced the launch of its new Sustainable Aviation Engagement Programme, a long-term partnership program meant to help airlines reduce their environmental footprints.
Through the new program, Airbus will work with Cathay Pacific, British Airways, and KLM to develop pilot projects, which will be extended to other operators worldwide next year.
Airbus said that the program is based on four main ideas, namely aircraft technology, aircraft operations, sustainable aviation fuels, and air …

Air Traffic Control Strike in France Causes Thousands of Flight Cancellations

Air Traffic Control Strike in France Causes Thousands of Flight Cancellations

Air traffic control workers in France began a two-day strike on Wednesday, causing thousands of flights that would fly over French airspace to be cancelled and delayed.
The French Civil Aviation Authority DGAC asked airlines to cancel approximately 40% of their flights on Wednesday, and warned that that number could be as high as 50% on Thursday, April 9.
Air France, the country’s flag carrier, which has its main hub at Charles …

Vote for Your Favorite Airlines, Hotels, and Airports in the 2015 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

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Voting for the 2015 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards has begun, and with it, your opportunity to determine the winners. To cast your vote, click here to open the ballot.
Last year, over 155,000 votes were cast. This year the field of nominees includes over 100 airlines and alliances, hotels and resorts, and car rental agencies. Other categories include Best Travel Tools and Apps, Best General Travel Blogs, and Best Points …

Paris Hilton’s Brother Conrad Hilton Facing 20 Years in Prison After In-Flight Ruckus

Paris Hilton’s Brother Conrad Hilton Facing 20 Years in Prison After In-Flight Ruckus

Conrad Hilton, the younger brother of pseudo-celebrity Paris Hilton, appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom on Tuesday, charged with assaulting and harassing the flight crew of a British Airways flight from London to LAX in July of last year.
Hilton, the great grandson of Hilton Hotels chain founder Conrad Hilton, was led into court with his hands and feet shackled.  The charge of interfering with a flight crew carries a penalty …

Aer Lingus Open to New Takeover Offer from British Airways Parent

Aer Lingus Open to New Takeover Offer from British Airways Parent

Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus is giving serious consideration to a new takeover bid from British Airways parent IAG, its board of directors said.
IAG, which also owns Iberia in Spain, is said to have offered €2.55 per share in an all-cash deal that includes a cash dividend of €0.05 per share, thus valuing Aer Lingus at €1.36 billion ($1.53 billion).
Last year, Aer Lingus rejected two bids from IAG because they …