DLD 119: A Moving Dot

on 9-15-2016 in Podcast


  • The 787 is a moving dot, with massive Rolls Royce engine issues. ANA is affected right now, but LAN, LOT, Norwegian, BA, Thai, Avianca, Virgin Atlantic, Scoot, Air New Zealand and Air China also use the RR engines. Oops.


  • So many 787 lines coming up
  • Delta launches Atlanta-Seoul
  • JetBlue’s JFK-Milan codeshare on Emirates picked up the GSA contract. Guess which Atlanta-based airline is pissed about that.
  • American is dropping a bunch of TATL routes ex-PHL/JFK/ORD


  • Seoul

Also, some discussion of the new Chase Sapphire Reserve card and if Stephan should get it or not.


  1. This is not the first time ANA has grounded its 787s, and I don’t refer to the issue of batteries. For a time both ANA and JAL pulled their 787s off flights to Southeast Asia during the heavy rain season after concerns that too much water was being injected into the RR engines causing issues inflight.