Lobby Bar – May 1: Index Finger Flying, Phoning a Friend, Emotional Autos, and First Class Brawls

By Jeremy Del Nero on 1 May 2015
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Lobby Bar – A Truth-Defying Summary of FBT News and Views 

Many will enter. One will win. Check out our top tips on how to survive a long flight. It’s dog-eat-dog up in the air, so we recommend discreetly poisoning your seatmate’s meal before he gets around to stabbing you with his TSA-approved nail clippers.

Watch this. Jonathan Spira spends the night in front of the Apple store to get a spankin’ brand new Apple Watch.  Apple was so busy stuffing as much functionality into the timepiece that it forgot to include a time-telling option.  It’s okay though; one can, however, Facetime a friend to ask for the time.

Happy feet.  It’s time – find out who won the annual Greg Spira Baseball Research Award for 2015. In addition to the award, the winner earned a cash prize, and will also receive a surprise visit and foot massage from FBT Editorial Director Jonathan Spira.

No looking back. Find out about great moments in travel history for the month of May, with your time-traveling tour guide, Jesse Sokolow. While May played host to many tragic events, it’s also the month of Cinco de Mayo, so let us raise a shot of tequila and be muy feliz!  We’ll just forget about American Pie for now.

Candy fort. A new Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse is now open at LAX.  Like other club houses, this one has a rope ladder, a secret password, and, of course, girls aren’t allowed to enter.

Forgetful digits. Some of American Airlines’ flights were grounded after pilot iPad failures.  “I couldn’t remember my passcode,” said one of the pilots. The iPads have been upgraded to fingerprint detection since the embarrassing and costly grounding.

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