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Lobby Bar – August 28: Sushi Teleportation, Unconventional Driving Methods, Recording your Dreams, and Art Deco Swimming Pools

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Lobby Bar –A Slightly Burnt Summary of FBT News and Views
Cleansing water. Jesse Sokolow checks into the very Art Deco Wyndham New Yorker in New York City. There is no pool or spa on the property, but the hotel thoughtfully sectioned off part of the Hudson River using lavishly ornamented bold geometric shapes.  Guests may now swim in the historic site of the Miracle on the Hudson and pay respects …

U.S. Airlines Say Emirates Benefited from Government Support

U.S. Airlines Say Emirates Benefited from Government Support

The three largest U.S. airlines said that the United Arab Emirates provided billions of dollars in government subsidies to build an airport for the sole benefit of its own airline, Emirates.
American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines, speaking through a coalition founded by the three, Partnership for Open & Fair Skies, said that the UAE had spent $7.8 billion to build a new, 11-story terminal at Dubai International Airport, …

Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Introduce Salt Lake City-London, JFK-Edinburgh Service

Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Introduce Salt Lake City-London, JFK-Edinburgh Service

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways announced two new routes between the United States and the United Kingdom.  The flights are part of the airlines’ joint business venture and are set to launch next year.
On May 1, 2016, Delta will begin non-stop summer seasonal service between Salt Lake City, Utah and London, England, followed by non-stop service on May 26 between New York City and Edinburgh, Scotland.
Flights will depart …

Delta Deploys New In-Flight Personalization Software, Electronic Flight Attendant Manuals

Delta Deploys New In-Flight Personalization Software, Electronic Flight Attendant Manuals

Delta Air Lines announced the deployment of its Guest Service Tool on the handheld devices used by cabin crew while in flight.
The Atlanta-based airline says that the new software will be used by flight attendants to personalize the travel experience for passengers.
In addition, starting September 1, the airline will discontinue the requirement for the airline’s 22,000 flight attendants to carry a 500-page, five-pound FAA-mandated flight attendant manual.  The airline says …

Delta Announces Record Summer Operational Figures for 2015

Delta Announces Record Summer Operational Figures for 2015

Delta Air Lines announced operational figures for its summer flight season.  The airline period runs from June 4 through August 17.
The Atlanta-based carrier said it had broken multiple operational records over the period during which the total number of daily mainline flights was up 10% year over year, with an average of 3,043 daily departures.
Over the 74-day period, the airline said that it had had a completion factor of 100% …

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 …

Delta Requiring Passengers to Agree to Basic Economy Restrictions Before Purchasing Ticket

Delta Requiring Passengers to Agree to Basic Economy Restrictions Before Purchasing Ticket

Delta Air Lines has begun requiring passengers booking the airline’s cheapest class of service to accept the terms and conditions that accompany such a ticket’s purchase.
Purchasers of Basic Economy tickets are required to click “I agree to the restrictions” as well as “Yes” in order to proceed with the purchase.  The restrictions include “Last to board and last to access overhead bin space” although those holding Medallion status in Delta’s …