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.
No electronics on airplanes, Growth in Seattle and Cuts at LaGuardia. Plus more details on the LAX shuffle coming this May. Hooray!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Celebrating our 100th episode with Port in Porto, plus the usual complement of random news and discussions.