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Vote for the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

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Voting for the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards has started, and with it, your opportunity to give credit where credit is due.  Scroll down to place your vote.
Last year, over 105,000 votes were cast.  This year’s stellar field of nominees includes over 100 airlines and alliances, hotels and resorts, and car rental agencies.  We’ve also added three new categories, namely Best Travel Tools and Apps, Best General Travel Blogs, …

Report from CES: Home Theater, Bluetooth, and Car Tech

Report from CES: Home Theater, Bluetooth, and Car Tech

For much of the northern hemisphere, January means snow, frigid temperatures, and cancelled or delayed flights.  To the tech enthusiast, however, January is a month that ushers in some of the most anticipated gadgets of the year at Las Vegas’ annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
As always, the weeklong tech extravaganza has seen the debut of dozens of new gizmos and gadgets, many of which are prototypes or yet-to-be-released products.  We’re …

Lobby Bar – November 29: General Electric Plays With Fire, Siri Visits Her Relatives Across the Pond, and Americans Everywhere Gain Weight

Lobby Bar – November 29: General Electric Plays With Fire, Siri Visits Her Relatives Across the Pond, and Americans Everywhere Gain Weight

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Happy Thanksgivukkah!  From the bottom of the soulless hearts at Frequent Business Traveler, we hope you had a splendid day eating two pounds of bird meat and giving thanks for the right to do so.  If you happen to be Jewish, it’s your duty to eat an additional two pounds today to celebrate the collision of holidays.  …

Lobby Bar – October 25: A Touch From His Noodliness, Evaporating Finances, Ageing Editors, and Two’s a Crowd

Lobby Bar – October 25: A Touch From His Noodliness, Evaporating Finances, Ageing Editors, and Two’s a Crowd

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Some restrictions apply.  Find out why Delta’s third-quarter profits may not bode well for the merger between American Airlines and US Airways.  At this point, the only thing that might bode well for the engaged airlines would be a heaping bowl of generosity from the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
An uninvited guest.  Congratulations to the winner of our previous …

T-Mobile to Offer Free Tablet Data for Life

T-Mobile to Offer Free Tablet Data for Life

T-Mobile unveiled its Tablets Un-leashed plan on Wednesday.  The new plan includes data service at no charge for the life of the tablet.
Those who purchase any tablet through T-Mobile will receive an allowance of 200 MB of free 4G LTE data per month, for life, starting November 1.
The Tablets Un-leashed plan does not require a contract, and customers do not need to have any other T-Mobile plan in order to …

Lobby Bar – October 11: Airport World Records, Addicting TV Shows, Yogi Berra, London Suiteness, and Bartering for Airfare

Lobby Bar – October 11:  Airport World Records, Addicting TV Shows, Yogi Berra, London Suiteness, and Bartering for Airfare

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
…Awkward.  Watch Brussels Airport employees sing and dance in this humorous video.  Two of our editors tried a similar stunt at a local supermarket, but nobody joined in.
Chasing correlations. In a recent survey, most frequent travelers said that they combat jet lag by forcing themselves to adjust to their new time zone.  In other news, another study …

T-Mobile Introduces Free Worldwide Data Coverage

T-Mobile Introduces Free Worldwide Data Coverage

T-Mobile announced that it will begin offering data roaming in over 100 countries at no additional cost to its customers.
The coverage applies to most customers on the company’s Simple Choice plan and includes unlimited data and texting.  Travelers will be able to make and receive calls in the same countries for 20 cents per minute.
The new voice and data features will become available October 31 and no registration is required.
In …