DLD 133: Fighting for Small Town, USA

March 16, 2017

US carriers are once again growing on domestic routes. United and Alaska are making major moves while American isn’t slacking off either.



  • JFK to LA and San Francisco are soon to have free meals on American again, even in economy


  • Good German food that isn’t beige? Try Rogacki in Berlin. Seriously, we probably spent way too much time talking about that place in this week’s episode.

Also, Delta is reportedly reconsidering its refinery operations. Hard to tell what’s going on there.


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5 comments on “DLD 133: Fighting for Small Town, USA

  1. Stephen Tao Mar 20, 2017

    Can I ask you guys to do a sound check before recording your podcast? You guys give great insight and information, but the sound levels were so wonky in this latest podcast. Stephan was fine, but Seth was barely audible sometimes, and his volume level went up and down several times. Found myself having to adjust volume numerous times.

  2. Hey Guys! any chance you can share the Berlin recommendations Steven had for Seth. Going this June for the 3rd time, one of our favorite cities. Always looking for foods and sites. Happy to share my email if that’s best way to share the info!

    Thanks for keeping me entertained during long commutes here in Houston!


    • Rogacki is the fish restaurant/deli that I fell in love with. The Topography of Terror museum was a rough go emotionally but worth visiting. I’ll let Stephan add a few more ideas.

    • Hi Vard,

      For food, I would recommend:
      Hühnerhaus 36 – outdoor seating for a delicious food stall that makes a roasted chicken and salad that is awesome.
      Prater Garten is definitely an experience worth having during the summer.
      Burgermeister – It’s a former train station bathroom turned into a burger joint. Definitely a fun experience and a good burger.
      Imren – Turkish lunch that I really enjoyed. Located at Boppstraße 10 (there are a few “Imrens”), the lunch menu is a little intimidating but delicious.

      Don’t know if you’re a coffee guy, but if you are, I can share a list of a few places I really enjoy.

      For sights:
      Treptower Park
      Berliner Unterwelten – They do some different tours of the underground history of Berlin. Cold War tunnels and WWII bunkers. Definitely setup the tour in advance.
      Tempelhofer Field – Tempelhof airport converted into a park. There’s a beer garden there in the summer.
      Berlin Wall Memorial – Some very interesting exhibits here and a look at the no-mans land in between the two segments of the wall. There is also a reopened “ghost station” nearby which is fascinating.

      I’ll keep adding things as I think of them. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions.