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5 Stories To Read This Weekend: November 15, 2014

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The weekend is finally here. Once again, it’s a good time to catch up on Frequent Business Traveler news and features that you may not have had time to read over the past week. Here are five stories that might be of interest to you.
1.) Jesse Sokolow reviews the 2015 Lexus RC 350 that develops 306 peak horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. The vehicle offers vibrant color schemes, a luxurious …

Lobby Bar – November 14: Cooking with Cars, Packages before People, and Throw-Back Friday

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The Lobby Bar – A Mildly Falsified Summary of FBT News and Views
This way to zzzz.  Paul Riegler shares some tips for getting a good night’s sleep while traveling, including minimizing electronic use and switching eating habits.  You could also hire a FBT senior editor to visit your hotel room and sing a lullaby, but that option is quite pricey.  For a cheaper alternative, a junior editor can swing by …

JetBlue Opens International Arrivals Hall at JFK

JetBlue Opens International Arrivals Hall at JFK

JetBlue Airways announced the opening of its new international arrivals hall extension at Terminal 5 of New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday.
The 175,000-square-foot (16,259-square-meter) T5 International, or T5i, has six international arrivals gates, including three new gates and three that were converted from the airport’s Terminal 5, as well as an International Arrivals Hall with full Federal Inspection Services.  T5i also houses 40 automated passport control kiosks …

JetBlue to Open Expanded JFK Terminal, Plans Rooftop Deck

JetBlue to Open Expanded JFK Terminal, Plans Rooftop Deck

JetBlue Airways announced it will open its $200 million extension to Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday and also announced plans to open a rooftop park atop the structure next year.
The new section of the terminal includes a glass-walled arrivals hall with 40 automated passport kiosks, a disease-control area, a lab for inspecting plants and fruit, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection holding cells. It will …

Aer Lingus to Launch Washington-Dublin Flights

Aer Lingus to Launch Washington-Dublin Flights

Aer Lingus announced it will begin new service between Washington Dulles International Airport and Dublin, Ireland, on May 1 of next year.  The service will operate four times a week.
Flights will depart from Washington at 5:20 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and will arrive in Dublin at 5:30 a.m. the next day.  Flights from Dublin will depart at 12:45 p.m., and will arrive in Washington at 3:35 p.m. …

American to Launch New York-Birmingham, England Flights

American to Launch New York-Birmingham, England Flights

American Airlines announced it will begin new daily service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Birmingham, England on May 7 of next year.  Birmingham will be the carrier’s fifth destination in the United Kingdom.
Flights are scheduled to depart from New York at 7:00 p.m. and arrive at Birmingham Airport at 7:10 a.m. the next day.  From Birmingham, flights will depart at 10:00 a.m. and arrive in New …

Great Moments in Travel History – November 2014

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On November 21, 1783, the first free flight with human passengers took place.  Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent le Vieux d’Arlandes drifted approximately five miles (eight kilometers) in France in a hot-air balloon powered by a wood fire.
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 …