Rebranding an airline is a lot of work. So is throwing a ridiculous party for a new aircraft subtype. Welcome to Qatar Airways’ CEO Akbar Al Baker’s week. Plus more Rouge, a mini United and flying electric cars.
Naming a stadium costs big bucks. And when the name is poorly phrased that can be all sorts of awkward as United is discovering. Niki gets another new owner, Bombardier won and Qatar faces up to some challenges.
Maybe everyone isn’t crazy and they just have really bad ideas, right? A couple bankruptcies and a couple investments, plus a pair of new routes that just might work. C’mon in.
A near miss at SFO is big news this week, as are missed earnings numbers, status matches and an AvGeek tragedy.
How do you fight the clock against viral media? And is there ever really a good time for international action that isolates a country? Plus a new long Dreamliner route and animals on planes.
Australia is in for American and the SPG AmEx is improved for many. Dubai is hot and water is wet. Lots of fun on this week’s show.
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.
Qatar Airways took delivery of the very first A350 in late December. In early January they had a party to show off the new toy. And we were at the event with a special guest.