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Lobby Bar – October 26: Sticking It to the System, Checking Out of the Sky, Cute Little Sea Otter Pups

Lobby Bar – October 26: Sticking It to the System, Checking Out of the Sky, Cute Little Sea Otter Pups

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Stingy Travel Guidelines? We hate those too. Check out Jesse Sokolow’s roadmap to Premium Economy and make the best of it.
Save the Sea Otters. Even the stuffed ones. Jonathan Spira checks into the InterContinental The Clement hotel in Monterrey, California, mostly because the Otter made him do it.
No more Flying Hotels. Singapore Airlines ends the world’s two …

Lobby Bar – October 19: Dreamlining to Japan, Peaches on the Ground, and Cars with Wings

Lobby Bar – October 19: Dreamlining to Japan, Peaches on the Ground, and Cars with Wings

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Sweet Dreams. Does the Dreamliner live up to its name? Jonathan Spira explores every nook and cranny on ANA’s first 787 to Tokyo and tells us if his dreams really are better as a result.
But what are you supposed to do with the peach pits? It is a felony to throw objects off your balcony in Atlanta. …

Lobby Bar – October 12: Food Allergies, Fast Streets Speeding in South Carolina

Lobby Bar – October 12: Food Allergies, Fast Streets Speeding in South Carolina

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
An Apple a day keeps Dan Collins’ doctor well paid. A real-world review of the MacBook Pro with Retina display by somebody who would not sell a body part for the latest Apple device.
Buy another lottery ticket. Jonathan Spira recaps our first year with the Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec, which he has neither hacked nor broken.
German Class. Christian …

Lobby Bar – October 5: Better Late Than Never for the Dreamliner, Happy Birthday Boeing, and Mansions in Charleston

Lobby Bar – October 5:  Better Late Than Never for the Dreamliner, Happy Birthday Boeing, and Mansions in Charleston

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Sleepless in Seattle. Jonathan Spira spends less time flying from Seattle to Tokyo than he does waiting for the first-ever flight.
Front door guest. Dan Collins gets past the gates of one of Charleston’s best known mansions.
Buy a lottery ticket. There are five cars worthy of mention in Paris and none of them is on fire.
Oktoberfest. Jesse Sokolow …

Lobby Bar – Week of September 28: Apple Apologizes, British Cars Invade Paris, Booking a Room with Dinner in Alsace

Lobby Bar – Week of September 28: Apple Apologizes, British Cars Invade Paris, Booking a Room with Dinner in Alsace

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Paris is, for once, not burning. Typically, cars in Paris are either on fire or will run you over. Not this week. Jonathan Spira reports from the 2012 Paris Motor Show.
The check and a room, s’il vous plait. Some restaurants offer to call their guests a cab, this one goes a little further. Christian Stampfer checks …

Lobby Bar – September 21: Pilots Call In Sick, Charge Your Phone at the Gate, the French Evolution

Lobby Bar – September 21: Pilots Call In Sick, Charge Your Phone at the Gate, the French Evolution

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
American flights more delayed than before. Pilots taking sick days and retirement, along with “unscheduled maintenance” force the embattled airline to cut its schedule.
Jonathan Spira drives a Learjet: The 2013 Lincoln MKT EcoBoost.
Power shortage.  Delta finally realizes why so many people sit on the floor next to a power outlet at the gate, does something about it. …

Lobby Bar – September 14: iPads in the Cockpit, Sleeplessness, Flyers Fail TSA

Lobby Bar – September 14: iPads in the Cockpit, Sleeplessness, Flyers Fail TSA

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
The TSA is doing a bad job. At least according to 90.1% of Frequent Business Traveler readers and FlyerTalk members who took our poll last month.
There is NOT an app for that. Reading on your iPad before bed is just one of numerous electronic habits ruining restful nights of sleep.
The German word for strike is no longer …