Lobby Bar – November 16: Sound Sleep, Upgrades in the Mile-High Club, Counterfeiters, and New Years Resolutions

By Dan Collins on 16 November 2012
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The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views

Forgot your Ambien? Fear not. Jonathan Spira has some other suggestions for how to actually sleep on your next flight.

Eye of the Storm. Dan Collins found it. Find out why the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead added years to his life despite being in the middle of Atlanta’s busiest financial and commercial center.

All Grown Up. And the pick of the litter. BMW’s accidental child is all new, and Christian Stampfer gives the new BMW 320d Touring a thorough test in Austria.

Counterfeit Airbags? That’s nothing. Amazon caught selling counterfeit Apple iPad Smart Covers, and they admitted that the only way to ensure authenticity is to buy elsewhere.

Undercover Agent. But on the right team. The Volkswagen Golf R proves to be an awful lot of fun, all while most people thought it was just a silly wabbit, before it flew past them.

All is good with the world. Gogo gets a bump. In-Flight Wi-Fi is getting faster because waiting for that Honey Boo Boo episode to load is so much worse at 36,000 feet.

Bier Run. Non-Stop, too… Lufthansa buys a new 747-8, so you can get from boardwalk to biergarten in less time than ever with their L.A. to Frankfurt nonstop.

New Years Resolutions. Why wait? Will you be traveling more or less for business next year? Take our business travel survey.

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