Lobby Bar – February 13: Editors in Underwear, Battery-Operated Wallets, and a Hotel for Amphibians

By Jeremy Del Nero on 13 February 2015
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Lobby Bar – A You-Can’t-Handle-the-Truth Summary of FBT News and Views 

Digital presents. Jonathan Spira flies in US Airways’ First Class cabin on his way to Atlanta. After alighting, he realized that he left his DSLR on his seat, but thanks to a responsive crew and friendly captain, it ended up back in Spira’s hands before long. When Spira uploaded the photos from the camera later, he found selfies from the crew and captain.

Underparty. Join us beneath the trousers where we review Uniqlo’s Heattech Underwear and its ability to defy subzero temperatures this winter. Read on for a complete analysis of the clothing, or if you just want to see one of our editors in Spandex.

Vertical limit. Jesse Sokolow stays at the world’s tallest Holiday Inn, where everything is stacked vertically in order to save space. Convenience reaches new levels when you can prepare your coffee, brush your teeth, and even hold meetings from your twin bunk bed.

The ROFL car. Join us at the Chicago Auto Show for the unveiling of the hybrid Nissan GT-R LMXWTFLOLBBQ Nismo race car. Ladies and gentlemen, Nissan presents the vehicle that will surprise you, make you laugh, and even cook you sausages.

Double your pleasure. We’re still here scratching our heads… Why would Expedia want to buy a gum company? Or does Expedia have the wrong Orbit.

Trip hazard. Remember when you were a kid learning to walk and you couldn’t hold your balance and would end up face planting on the bed? That’s exactly what happened to an American Airlines airliner, which landed on its nose after its landing gear failed. The airline later renamed the airplane The J.J. Gittes.

Lobby Bar. Gogo plans to more than triple the speeds on its Business Aviation Wi-Fi Service. Now there’s no excuse not to binge-read all editions of Lobby Bar on your next flight.

Electric money. Etihad plans on releasing Digital Wallet functionality to make it easier to switch between currencies when traveling. Meanwhile, those rocking analog wallets will still need to wind it daily to keep it functioning properly.

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