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.
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.
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!
ANA’s 787s are up for a massive engine replacement project, making the aircraft type the “dot” in this week’s episode. And lots of other airlines might be affected by similar issues. New 787 routes and significant shifts coming to American’s TATL route map in the coming months.
It isn’t always about the planes. Well, I mean it is, but occasionally other bits creep in to the conversation, too.
Has Delta found a new recipe for international growth? Have we discovered the secret to a great stay in the French Quarter? Will a new LCC alliance in Asia make travel even easier? Believe it or not, we’ve got some thoughts on these topics and more in this week’s show.
A hijacked plane led to the most talked about selfie since Ellen’s Oscars product placement. Plus Hungary wants to add US service with Emirates and Havana is already cracking under US tourism stress.
The embarrassment that is Berlin Brandenburg, another airline bankruptcy and an airport bathroom review. Plus the best ice cream in the world. C’mon in!
All premiums, all the time, but what does that really mean for passengers. Are these new seating options really an upgrade?
Does your travel scare you? Even a little bit?? Should it? Plus, 615 seats on the Emirates A380 and more thoughts on AAdvantage’s changes.