The crew was in London last weekend, primed with a few pints of ale and an inaugural flight experience to share.
United has a brand new 77W with fancy new seats in business class. It also is adding a bunch of routes with CRJ-200s on domestic flights. Economy class travel is not so great.
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.
Newark Airport is about to get a whole bunch more flights, and we’re not so sure that’s a good thing. London City Airport will also grow and Thai Airways is looking to return to the USA.
Do you make a wish when you see the North Star? Do they come true? Do you wish that United would have chosen a different theme for naming its new premium cabin offering launching in December of this year? That’s just one of the many topics we’ve got in this week’s DLD episode.
Applications for Haneda slots are in from the US airlines and St. Helena is almost ready to open. Austin, Texas is on the docket as it more Mint-y freshness from JetBlue.
How much would you pay to avoid a middle seat?? All four hosts are back this week and we’ve got plenty to talk about, including systems outages, mistake fares, fleet shuffles and trip planning.
Nuts drive a diversion, United bails on JFK, JetBlue adds Mint to Boston and Seth talks a bit about flying on Cubana.
Another mistake fare in the news this week, this time on American Airlines in business class to China. Delta is changing Medallion qualification rules slightly for the better and United gave its lounge food offerings a bump up. Also, Ryanair may actually fly TATL, or it might not.
On this week’s show we’re talking in and about Krakow, Poland. The aviation museum is an #AvGeek mecca and the show may include a vodka tasting. Also, stories about passengers flying without pants.