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Lobby Bar – October 21: Get a Travel Buddy, Surviving the Ice Age, and How to Deal with Too Much Fish

Lobby Bar – A Bloody Brilliant Bundle of FBT News and Views
Help me? Information Overload Awareness Day was this week. Read our 563,487 tips on how to overcome Information Overload and stay focused in an age of constant distraction. The 2020 Olympic Games will be held in Tokyo, Japan.
Fire and sound. Because the Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is subject to spontaneous combustion, many airlines have started carrying fire-containment bags. The …

Lobby Bar – October 7: The Little Blimp, Pokèmon Drivers, and Twister Transit

Lobby Bar – An Irregular Irrelevance of FBT News and Views
Flying candy. It’s Jesse’s time of the month: what happened in Octobers throughout travel history? William Boeing was born on October 8 in 1888 and invented Pop Rocks some years later. Many don’t realize that it was through experimentation with the exploding candy that Boeing discovered that planes could be powered by food, although jet fuel turned out to be …

Lobby Bar – September 30: Air Hulks, Imprisoned Furniture, How to Steal a Gym

Lobby Bar – A Compelling Compendium of FBT News and Views
The ignominious end. Jonathan Spira checks out “Spamilton,” a parody on the infamously popular hit Broadway show about the first United States Secretary of the Treasury. In this version of the show, the actor playing Hamilton alters the lyrics slightly and sings, “I’m not going to get shot!”, after which Aaron Burr promptly shoots him and the musical abruptly ends.
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Lobby Bar – September 23: Blinding Aliens, Mail-in Tweets, and Donald Trump’s Golden Ticket

Lobby Bar – A Concocted Conglomeration of FBT News and Views
Ground control to Major Tom. Join Jeremy Del Nero (greetings) in a look at some of the new features in Apple’s iOS 10. The flashlight now has adjustable brightness, which allows the user to put it in one of the following modes: low light, medium light, or bright light. If you enter a series of secret swipes across the screen, …

Lobby Bar – September 16: Frequent Sewing Travelers, Aircraft Steam Rooms, and Watches With Legs

Lobby Bar – A Confounding Combination of FBT News and Views
Reduce, reuse, recycle. Paul Riegler dines well on his flight home from Paris in American Airlines’ business class. The cabin is equipped with a full, professional kitchen complete with hood vents. The airline prides itself on recycling the hot air and steam, which gets redirected into the first class steam room on the upper deck.
Flight fright. Jonathan Spira talks about …

Lobby Bar – September 9: Cars Feed on Emotions, JK Rowling’s Perfect Storm, and the World’s Largest Mirror

Lobby Bar – A Colossal Collaboration of FBT News and Views, with IKEA Instructions
Sandwich machinery. Paul Riegler pops into Flying Tiger Copenhagen to purchase a hand-cranked paper shredder. While the shredder neatly slices through paper, we’ve found that it also creates perfectly shaped slices of cheese for footlong sandwiches, and it’s rumored that Subway will be ordering a few million units for use in its locations across the globe.
Emotive vehicles. …

Lobby Bar – September 2: Obama’s Real Legacy, Free Massages, and Military-Grade Scarves

Lobby Bar – A Hard Boiled Box of FBT News and Views
Presidential piloting. Jonathan Spira takes control of the 2016 Lincoln MKX. This is the last vehicle Lincoln will produce under its current moniker; the company polled Americans across the nation and found that President Obama has been a more popular president than Mr. Abraham ever was. Next week: Paul Riegler reviews the 2017 Obama Legacy 4E.
ABC Disclaimer. Jesse Sokolow …