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DLD 205: The Sea Queen

Perhaps calling it one of the earliest travel tales is a stretch, but The Sea Queen by Linnea Hartsuyker is being released in the USA next week and we're talking about some of the travel behind the scenes and the travel in the book, too. Plus, TSA idiocy and some problems in Europe with passengers slipping past security checkpoints. Read More
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DLD 204: Low-balling the buyout offer

It is an interesting time to be a 3rd party loyalty program operator. Air Canada is now trying to buy back Aeroplan and Aeromexico made a move, too. Plus, the TSA might be tracking you for no good reason, a 787 got lost at Narita and Delta is downgrading passengers when upgrading some aircraft. Read More
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DLD 203: Is Chicago the next St. Louis??

Will O'Hare shift its role for American Airlines, losing its global gateway status? Also, dedicated crew for airline executives and lots of news about Alitalia, which is still alive for some reason. Oh, and vomit fraud. C'mon in for another great show! Read More
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DLD 202: Taking a Brazilian trim

United Airlines trimmed its assets this quarter owing to the new open skies arrangement with Brazil. Tehran is getting trimmed this summer as well, while . Plus nuts are getting trimmed from Southwest and lots more in this week's episode! Read More
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DLD 201: Revealing the Airbus A220!

Bienvenue a Toulouse! We're in France this week to see the reveal of the brand new Airbus A220, formerly known as the CSeries. With the joint venture/purchase of the product complete Airbus is putting its stamp on the former Bombardier product and there's a lot to consider. Read More
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DLD 200(ish): This episode brought to you by Clippy

Hi there! It looks like you're trying to record a milestone podcast. Would you like some help with that? Maybe we should've answered yes on that one. We're joined by Ed Pizza from Miles To Go this week to celebrate our 200th episode with the usual fun and inanity. C'mon in! Read More
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DLD 199: Digging ditches

Manmade islands are all the rage in the Gulf region, but this one is a political chasm, not a luxury residence play. Plus Norwegian shifts some service and Stroopwafels are taking a break at United. Read More
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DLD 198: The AA +UA + Rolls episode

Does it feel like this trio of topics come up too often? Maybe if they weren't always doing silly things we'd venture out more. But not this week. Because American, United and Rolls-Royce continue to dig themselves into holes. Ouch. Read More
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DLD 197: Smoke & Mirrors

Getting "stuck" on a 10-abreast 777 is about the worst thing ever, right? Then again, maybe not. We're joined this week by Michael Trager of TravelZork and talking about how some travelers actually prefer the tighter space on board. Read More
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