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Lobby Bar – January 26: Sampling Your DNA, Motorized Slippers, Fake IDs, and the Ground is Lava

Lobby Bar – What Happens at the Lobby Bar Stays at the Lobby Bar
Sponsored by the NSA. Join the discussion: is the mobile passport app faster than global entry? Really, you should all be using the passport section of the FBT app, which lets you prick your finger and place a drop of blood into the charging port of your device.  Our systems will then analyze your DNA and retrieve a …

Lobby Bar – January 19: Free Llamas, TSA Armor Checks, and Cars get Human Transplants

Lobby Bar – Where It’s Okay to Wear a Denim Vest
CarHuman. Christian Stampfer reports from the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Check out BMW’s new kidney, which has been replaced with an actual human kidney for better performance. Just remember that this means you will need to bring your BMW to a nephrologist rather than a mechanic if things go wrong.
Welcome to the future. Join Jonathan Spira …

Lobby Bar – January 12: The Great JFK International Rafting Depot, Automakers Sell Weed, and How to Cheat at Airporting

Lobby Bar – Is This Thing Still On?
Changing directions. Did you ever think “Spongebob Squarepants” would become a Broadway musical? No? Then get ready for another surprise, because next week we’ve got “Frequent Business Traveler: The Musical,” featuring an original cast of travel editors who can neither sing nor dance but have something they need to share with the world anyway.
Dangerous games. Paul Riegler is here to answer the question on …

Lobby Bar – January 5: Naked Pilots, Ice Cream Storms, and the Lonely Need Not Fly

Lobby Bar – A Glow-In-The-Dark Summary of FBT News and Views
What’s in a name. Let’s take a look at the “at” sign, that is to say the @ sign, which has many names in different languages. It also goes by the name of “spider monkey,” “strudel,” and “elephant trunk,” although we’ve taken a liking to calling our @ sign “Hunter.”
Please obey. With the onset of the New Year, a slew …

Lobby Bar – December 29: Banana Disasters, Stupid Luggage, and Drunk Butlers

Lobby Bar – Enjoy With a Half-glass of Egg Nog
Dead pixels. With the New Year approaching, we’ve prepared a few good resolutions for the frequent traveler to live by. We’re partial to 3840 × 2160, but 1920 x 1080 is also a good choice.
Six shots, please. It wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve without continuing the tradition of viewing “Dinner for One.”  This year you can strap on a pair of …

Lobby Bar – December 22: Sleeping in the Subway, Hillary Duff on Broadway, and Even the Sun Hates Us

Lobby Bar – Where it’s Friday Every Day
Sun’s out. The winter solstice occurred this week, providing the Northern Hemisphere with the shortest day of the year. This is also the day we find out whether or not the sun will ever rise again, or if the star will decide to leave us all to freeze as it explores alternative measures to fight global warming.
The doctor is in. Take a seat next …

Lobby Bar – December 15: Treating Aircraft Depression, How to Fly for Free, and Vaccinate Yourself Against Celery

Lobby Bar – Santa’s Coming to Spy on You
Cost of friendship. With ten days to go until Santa comes to town, we present to you our Holiday Gift Guide: Diamond Edition, for those in your life with expensive taste (or taste buds).  We recommend you get your loved ones a few Bitcoin, guaranteed to add immaterial wealth and joy to their lives, at least until the cryptocurrency goes belly-up and …