- San Francisco is the focus of today’s show when it comes to airports, mostly for its role as Virgin America’s base of operations as various airlines are reportedly circling for a merger/buyout.
- Cairo to Larnaca gets regular commercial service but one guy decided a domestic Egyptian flight should divert there thanks to a fake bomb. And another guy got a selfie photo with the hijacker. Somehow Seth thinks that was a good idea.
- Stephan was just in Berlin and had a great time, though drug dealers in one of the parks are a challenge. Once you get over that, however, head to Imren Grill on Karl-Marx-Straße for spectacular Turkish food.
Also on this week’s show, discussion of Emirates and Hungary as another 5th Freedom gateway to the US and growth in China as American is set to challenge Delta for the access to LAX-Beijing service. Here’s a link to the bilateral which we talked about a bit.