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Lobby Bar – October 31: The Seven Not-So-Bad Sins, America the Gr8, and Light Speed Ahead

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The Lobby Bar –A Spooky, Sin-Laden Summary of FBT News and Views
Incompetence.  Paul Riegler overcomes all obstacles, including amateur flyers, at JFK on his way to a Delta flight to Salt Lake City.  Despite security being for the most part painless, Riegler’s experience has prompted him to write what is sure to be a best-seller: Flying for Dummies.
Pestilence.  Let Karin Sun lead you around Krakow, Poland, where she plans to …

IHG Opens World’s Tallest Holiday Inn

IHG Opens World’s Tallest Holiday Inn

InterContinental Hotels Group announced the opening of the Holiday Inn Manhattan-Financial District hotel. The property is the world’s tallest Holiday Inn hotel, at over than 453 feet (138 meters) tall.
The hotel has 492 rooms, and has views of the Hudson River and One World Trade Center.
The hotel’s restaurant, St. George Tavern, offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The Holiday Inn Manhattan-Financial District hotel is located near popular New York attractions, including the …

Virgin America Begins LaGuardia-Dallas Love Field Flights

Virgin America Begins LaGuardia-Dallas Love Field Flights

Virgin America announced the launch of new service between New York’s LaGuardia Airport and Dallas Love Field.  Flights operate four times daily.
From New York, flights depart at 7:00 a.m., 11:55 a.m., 3:45 p.m., and 6:30 p.m., and arrive in Dallas at 9:55 a.m., 2:50 p.m., 6:40 p.m., and 9:25 p.m., respectively.  Flights from Dallas depart at 7:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1:25 p.m., and 4:40 p.m., and arrive in New York …

JetBlue Begins Mint Service on New York-San Francisco Route

JetBlue Begins Mint Service on New York-San Francisco Route

JetBlue Airways announced the launch of its Mint premium service on its route between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and San Francisco International Airport.
Mint offers passengers a premium cabin with a fully lie-flat seat.  Four seats in the cabin are private suites with doors.  The seats in the private suites are 22” wide and extend into an 80”-long bed.  The remaining 12 seats in the cabin are 20.5” …

5 Stories To Read This Weekend: October 25, 2014

The Moto 360 in its charging cradle

As another weekend arrives, it’s a great time to bring your attention to important Frequent Business Traveler news and feature stories from this past week. Here are five that should capture your interest.
1.) Jeremy Del Nero takes the Moto 360 watch out for a test drive. He finds that, while it does quite a bit, it’s still a first-generation device.
2.) Robert Waldner (hi!) gives us the scoop on Winter Time …

Virgin America, China Airlines Begin New Codeshare Flights

Virgin America, China Airlines Begin New Codeshare Flights

Virgin America announced the launch of new codeshare flights in partnership with China Airlines.
Under the new agreement, China Airlines will now be able to place its code on Virgin America flights to Boston, Chicago, Dallas Love Field, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Newark, New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, Seattle, and Washington Dulles, from both Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The new codeshare flights expand upon the airlines’ existing codeshare agreement, …

What’s Doing in Lake Placid, New York

Mirror Lake

Located in the Adirondack Mountains in northeastern New York State, Lake Placid is best known as the host of both the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games and the site of the “Miracle on Ice,” the medal-round of men’s hockey in which the U.S. team defeated the Soviet Union for the gold medal Currently, the village has a population of 2,521 and offers visitors a taste of nature and Olympic …