Access to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport is a big deal for airlines. The US military just helped everyone out with some changes to the way that airspace is managed (and surprised the heck out of Seth along the way). Slots for US airlines remain a sensitive topic for further negotiation.
Also in this episode:
- Is the Emirates A380 order dead again? Or can the carrier come up with an engine deal to save it?
- Speaking of engines, ANA suffered a double engine out, but at least the plane was on the ground.
- Rolls Royce is moving some of its engine design and engineering out of the UK to avoid Brexit issues.
- Routehappy made a nice play in the codeshare space, clearing things up a little.
- Qatar Airways wants some A321LRs and we’re not really sure why.
- Southwest is progressing on its plans for Hawaii service, operating its first flight to the islands (for certification purposes, not with passengers) this week.
- JetBlue appears to have a better plan for getting into London than buying slots at Heathrow or Gatwick. And it just might work.
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