DLD 196: Some long ones

June 7, 2018

Will Star Alliance soon see a new top status tier? The idea was floated during the group’s briefing at this week’s IATA Annual General Meeting in Sydney.

Also in this episode:

  • Rolls-Royce Issues Continue to Grow – Hoping to have a fix by 2019
  • TAP/Air New Zealand/Norwegian/LAN/BA/SATA (leasing planes from Qatar)
  • Air France leasing Air Belgium A343
  • PIT-PVG from China Eastern – subsidized by PIT airport authority
  • EWR-SIN restart
  • ORD people mover outage
  • Bombardier – not delivering trains to NYC (disallowed from bidding on next round)
  • Brussels Airlines canceling flights due to a lack of spare parts


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