It is always a good idea to make sure the airport is going to be open before setting off on a journey. Making that U-turn proved to be an expensive proposition last week for Eurowings.
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Also in this episode:
- Berlin’s Tegel airport is closing, and while officially it is just temporary the clock could run out on the operation permanently this summer
- Delta’s plan to keep Johannesburg service depends on making an extra stop on the way home thanks to different performance metrics between the A350 and 777LR
- Air Canada is using some of its fancier planes for flights from Toronto to Montreal and Ottowa
- Hertz filed for bankruptcy protection, but maybe it isn’t just the travel downturn that caused the company’s financial troubles??
- Domestic flights resumed in India this week after two months offline, and the process proved chaotic and uncoordinated, as travel in India often does
- European regulators might not approve the Air Canada/Air Transat merger without concessions
- Air New Zealand reopened a dozen airport lounges across its domestic network as the carrier and the country inch back towards normalcy
- Lufthansa gets a few billion euros from the German government in exchange for a 20% ownership stake
There’s also a couple listener questions and plenty more. Enjoy the show!
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Yikes about that Eurowings flight. I don’t know how it is in Europe, but in the US, the FAA has regulation §91.103 Preflight action:
“Each pilot in command shall, before beginning a flight, become familiar with all available information concerning that flight.”
I wonder what’s going to happen to those pilots now.