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Lobby Bar – May 24: Buffalo Springfield, Clam Chowder, Bronze Status, and Tenacious Postal Workers

Lobby Bar – May 24: Buffalo Springfield, Clam Chowder, Bronze Status, and Tenacious Postal Workers

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Soap substitution.  Jonathan Spira stays at the Kempinski Hotel Airport Munich.  While the hotel offered a fine marble bathroom, Jonathan chose to bathe in the color and light of the magnificent glass ceiling.  Unfortunately, this isn’t an effective method of neutralizing odor.
Hotelception.  Dan Collins checks into the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel, and discovers a hotel within a …

Lobby Bar – May 17: Goldilocks, Green Eggs & Ham, Rock and Roll Bands, and the Tortoise and the Hare

Lobby Bar – May 17: Goldilocks, Green Eggs & Ham, Rock and Roll Bands, and the Tortoise and the Hare

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
I can’t get no satisfaction. How satisfied are you with your frequent flyer programs?  The Rolling Stones suitably preferred Flintstones cars over air travel, but their frequent rollers program wasn’t listed.
Jonathan Spira and the Three Wines. Jonathan flies in American’s first class Flagship Suite aboard a Boeing 777-300ER.  He even completed a wine tasting in the air. …

Lobby Bar – May 10: Pandas Gone Wild, Let’s Play Family Feud, Songs From the South by Southwest, and The Meaning of Life

Lobby Bar – May 10: Pandas Gone Wild, Let’s Play Family Feud, Songs From the South by Southwest, and The Meaning of Life

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Survey says: the top three answers are on the board. The results are in; find out what bugged travelers the most about staying in hotels.  Make sure you read the findings in Steve Harvey’s voice.
Cancel my spa appointment, I’ll just go for a drive.  Jonathan Spira puts the pedal to the metal in the 2013 Audi S8.  …

Lobby Bar – May 3: Roald Dahl, Futuristic Websites, In-Bath Entertainment, and Flying Pigs

Lobby Bar – May 3: Roald Dahl, Futuristic Websites, In-Bath Entertainment, and Flying Pigs

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Meet the Jetsons. We’ve upgraded our site to Frequent Business Traveler 3.0. Everything else just seems like the Flintstones now.
One of these things is not like the other.  Boeing Airplane Co, the Chicago World Fair, Jonathan Spira, the Douglas DC-8, and the McDonnell Douglas Skylab. Guess which one wasn’t born in May? Check out the greatest moments …

Lobby Bar — April 12: Memories, Bob Dylan, Burrowing through a Borough, Renaming the Country, and Galileo Galileo

Lobby Bar — April 12: Memories, Bob Dylan, Burrowing through a Borough, Renaming the Country, and Galileo Galileo

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Forget-me-not. Jonathan Spira goes to Vienna to remember and to forget. He reflects on the recent passing of his mother and how she shaped his life and this publication.
It’s not like I live here. Jeremy Del Nero explores the borough of Brooklyn, giving us the low-down on what’s hot and trendy. Turns out Skiball is passé.
Is this …

Lobby Bar – April 5: James Boeing, Takë Shortcutti, Cucumber French fries, Old Verizon Commercials, and Transatlantic Barn Animals

Lobby Bar – April 5: James Boeing, Takë Shortcutti, Cucumber French fries, Old Verizon Commercials, and Transatlantic Barn Animals

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
I’ll take Travel History for $5,000 please, Alex. Jesse Sokolow takes a look back, delivering the details on airline and hotel history in April’s past.  We were disturbed to find that hotels in 1888 didn’t have free Wi-Fi.
“We’ll be making up some extra time in the air.” Jonathan Spira flies business class from London to Vienna and …

Lobby Bar – March 29: Ramsey in the Sky with Diamonds, A Confused Dr. Strangelove, Swedish Salmon and Saffron, and $20 Million Dollar Desserts

Lobby Bar – March 29: Ramsey in the Sky with Diamonds, A Confused Dr. Strangelove, Swedish Salmon and Saffron, and $20 Million Dollar Desserts

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
But I am a diamond guest. If the only flight your frequent flyer points will get you is at 5 a.m. on a Tuesday, chances are you won’t be feeling that diamond status, especially if there’s a booking fee. Do you even know who I am? Find out what bugged our readers the most about frequent flyer …