As borders start to reopen the requirements for entry to some countries can be onerous. Or completely reasonable, depending on your point of view. But the inconsistencies make it really challenging to figure out where to go and what tickets to buy.
Some of the topics in this show:
- A brief revisit to the topic of electric aircraft from a few weeks ago
- South African Airways has a new plan forward that mostly looks like buying a larger bucket of kerosene to pour on top of cash before setting it ablaze, but it might be a necessary move, as Fozz points out
- A woman snuck on to a plane in Orlando in October 2019 and the TSA released finally details
- Some new airport construction is taking a delay, including Changi’s T5
- Cambodia wants visitors to leave a deposit at the door, so to speak, to cover potential quarantine or treatment costs
- If you’re in to flight simulators these new controls might get you excited
- Frontier is expanding at Islip, which has more flights than we thought
- JetBlue has a lot of planes grounded right now and is looking for some creative ways to use them, with some interesting routes being added later this year
- Is Lufthansa Group ready to give up o Brussels Airlines?
- Some indications that the British Airways 747 fleet might not fly beyond the end of this year
And, for our Patreon supporters, there’s bonus content this week:
- The US DOT is now fighting with India over repatriation flights, similar to the China changes we discussed last week
- Can you travel the world without leaving home? This one really set Seth off.
Enjoy the episode!