DLD 129: zLA zLA Land

on 2-02-2017

This week’s episode is all about changes coming to flying in and around Los Angeles. Also, Iran Air is having fun with its new toy and airlines seem to struggle keeping systems online.

DLD 128: On the road again, Hamburg edition

on 1-19-2017

Tradition is important. In this case that tradition is drinking in Europe in the winter. And, as we have for several years now, recording an episode while in various stages of drunkenness. So here’s the 2017 edition from Hamburg… Dots Heathrow is where we started the show, with some interesting slot swaps coming between Delta and Croatia Airlnes Lines United is trimming service to Auckland and retiring its 747s faster than expected We all...

DLD 127: Slot Shuffle + Ocean Crossings

on 1-05-2017

Slots are shuffling once again and Southwest is the loser this time around. A new 31 mile island hop is sexy and the transatlantic market remains baffling.

DLD 126: The divorce is final; what about the kids?

on 12-22-2016

The Delta/Alaska Airlines divorce is final as Alaska secures its future with Virgin America. What does that mean for passengers? Plus Mexico City, Abu Dhabi and Denver all make the show this time around.

DLD 125: The Polaris Expedition

on 12-08-2016

First thoughts on United’s new Polaris soft product, American Airlines cutting back in Cuba, Norwegian growing in the USA and a trip to Taiwan are just a few of the fun bits in this week’s show.

DLD 124: Too hot to handle

on 11-25-2016

Norwegian feels the heat in Vegas, Transatlantic traffic keeps growing and United’s Basic Economy is ready to fly. Plus a special mini-episode for a good cause.

DLD 123: Ending the alliance era

on 11-10-2016

Are alliances dead? How many gates is too many to give up to consummate a merger? And just why would Emirates be interested in flying to Buffalo, New York? Listen to the show to find out the answers to these questions and more!

DLD 122: Talking Thailand

on 10-27-2016

Welcome to Thailand, where modern development mixes with traditional culture in a way that confounds one of our hosts. Fortunately we’ve got a guest this week to help clear up some of that confusion.

DLD 121: Deals and Destinations with The Flight Deal

on 10-13-2016

We’ve got Matthew Ma from on the show and we’re talking all about deals, including how they find them and how they choose which ones to share. Also, do deals really even matter to destinations?