Lobby Bar – June 10: Pizza Timeshares, Champagne in Orbit, and Cold Hard Cash Cars

By Jeremy Del Nero on 10 June 2016
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Lobby Bar – A Confounding Compendium of FBT News and Views

Remain the same. What on earth will happen if the United Kingdom decides to leave the European Union? The answer: chaos will ensue. Should the vote go in favor of the Brexit, the announced it would immediately adopt its own currency and begin driving on the opposite side of the road as the other countries.

Power of Internet. Let Google be your friend while traveling. Here are four tips on how to use the search giant while on the move. Tip one: Google “how to travel” and follow the instructions in the search results. Tips two, three, and four are “please refer to tip one.”

Momentary mix-up. Jonathan Spira heads to Playwrights Horizons for a rousing performance of “Indian Summer,” in which there is a rather muscular and attractive Jeremy (not me, but I’m flattered). This play, like many before it, follow star-crossed lovers, but the question is, who will win, the Jets or the Capulets?

Move over. Wyndham unveiled strategic repositioning of its 16 hotel brands. The company will immediately move each hotel approximately ten feet to the left for everyone’s convenience.

Celebrations gone wrong. The FAA warns residents of Southern California that their GPS information may become unresponsive or inaccurate. This is a result of a popped champagne cork that broke records by blasting its way into orbit and knocking the satellite above California out of position.

Cash back. Uber is offering some of its New York City users a 75% discount on five upcoming rides. Simply pay for the full fare normally through the app and Uber will dispatch a second driver to deliver the refund in cash.

Pizza babysitter. T-Mobile customers will soon have free access to one hour of Gogo in-flight Internet and free pizza. At the end of the hour, the Internet will be shut off and flight attendants will come around to collect the pizza, which must remain uneaten so it may be delivered to the next customer.

Denim emissions? Makers of Diesel jeans and apparel reported a steep drop in sales in the final quarter of 2015 following adverse publicity around l’affaire Dieselgate. Confused customers reportedly bombarded the clothing company’s social media accounts asking how the recall will impact wear and performance.

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