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

By Dan Collins on 14 September 2012
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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 an issue. At least for now, Lufthansa and its flight attendants’ union go back to the bargaining table.

The pilots aren’t obeying the rules anymore. American Airlines pilots will be using their iPad electronic flight bags during taxi, takeoff, and landing.

Apple revealed this year’s worst kept secret. The new iPhone: it has everything the tabloids said it would and they are putting a stop to Apple arbitrage with U.S.-specific models. No fan boys were killed at the conference.

Will the fifth time be the charm? Berlin Brandenburg Airport opening date revealed. Again.

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