Lobby Bar – January 4: It Is Balloon, Sheikhs in the Desert, and General Motors Diesel Take 2

By Jesse Sokolow on 4 January 2013
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Dreams do come true.  United Airlines became the first U.S. airline to launch international Dreamliner service.  Maybe this really is a change we will like.

There’s a first time for everything.  Dubai International Airport is the world’s first airport to open a dedicated A380 concourse.  But will the shower in first class work while parked at the gate?

Need a lift?  Avis plans to acquire Zipcar for a cool $500 million.  That’s an expensive ride.

Birds fly south for the winter.  But American Airlines flies to Haneda. Sushi, anyone?

Back on top.  Boeing flies by rival Airbus to take the top spot for aircraft manufacturer.  We have a winner!

Naked balloonists cross the Channel.  But did they get dressed before landing? You’ll have to read Great Moments in Travel History to find out.

Let’s try it again. General Motors, the automaker that ruined diesel in the U.S. for decades, is back in the oilburner business.  See why this time may be different.

Oasis in the desert.  Jonathan Spira found it.  Find out why he wakes up extra early at the blood pressure-lowering Four Seasons Doha.

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