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DLD 327: Travel Traditions

February 25, 2021

Sometimes travel is about new and different adventures. Sometimes it is about repeating the most boring or ridiculous habits. And, when done right, it is often a great blend of both. We close out this week’s episode with some discussion of travel souvenirs that we’re constantly collecting, or at least that we did back when we traveled more. And that we’re looking forward to resuming soon enough.

Also in this episode:

  • Potential for Amtrak preclearance in Montreal
  • The BA Baby Bus gone, and we’re not all that sad about it
  • DeHaviland “pauses” Q400 assembly, and has to move the factory, too
  • United Airlines signed on to a deal with eVTOL maker Archer, except it isn’t nearly as big a deal as the headlines might suggest
  • American Airlines and JetBlue have their first codeshare routes and expanded markets tied to the Northeast Alliance, even as the partnership continues to draw opposition from competitors. Details here and here.
  • United will eventually launch BOS-LHR in “retaliation” for JetBlue’s expansion
  • Some listener questions:
    • Is it ethical to travel one I’ve finished the vaccine regime? The data says that I’m protected, but not that I can’t infect someone else. Would you feel ok traveling if you had the vaccine, but the vast vast vast majority of people do not?
    • I’ve been looking at what countries have what requirements for entry of Americans and I can’t find any policy changes for people that can prove vaccination. Do you guys know a central site that tracks what the entry requirements are at any given time? Seth suggests TIMATIC as a solution.

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