Does competition help or hurt product quality? Plus new airlines and new airplanes and new award charts all starting to show up.
Lots of stuff happening in Asia, from partnerships to award travel to Singapore hawker stalls. Polaris takes a (bigger) delay and a Westin has math troubles.
We’ve got @RapidTravelChai on as a special guest this episode and we’re talking all about China, heavily focused on the Fujian province and some excellent adventures available there.
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.
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!
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.