Lobby Bar – December 7: Resolutions, Getting Home for the Holidays, and Trivial Pursuit

By Dan Collins on 7 December 2012
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The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views

New Years Resolution. Diamond status or bust. Take our 2013 Business Travel Survey, and tell us what you’re thinking.

Skymall is too crowded. We keep it simple. Part I of the Frequent Business Traveler 2012 Holiday Gift Guide is here.

No longer unique. T-Mobile is going to start selling “Apple Products” in 2013. But is it too late for the Germans to break into the U.S. mobile phone market?

Homing Collar. Paul Riegler is never going to wake up in an alley again. Check out the apps that let you use your smartphone to hail a cab.

Raising the Bar. Jesse Sokolow has bad news if you resolved to get gold or diamond status at Hilton: next year, they’ll want more.

‘Tis the season. For delayed flights, whining children, and anxiety-inducing in-laws. Here are some tips to help you beat the stress of holiday travel.

Telltale Signs. Jonathan Spira checks into a post office. Fortunately, the Sofitel Bayerpost in Munich is slightly more spacious than your typical P.O. Box.

Trivia Night. Jesse Sokolow has all the answers, with this month’s edition of Great Moments in Travel History.


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