Two airline meltdowns – one much worse than the other – take the lead on this week’s episode. Fortunately we narrowly avoided also having a laptop meltdown during the recording.
Also in this episode:
- Assuming it recovers its operations and gets back on track, Spirit Airlines also plans to launch service to Palmerola International Airport (XPL), the new airport in Honduras. And approaches into TGU, the airport it replaces, are crazy.
- The British Airways A380 fleet has a new maintenance contract but reports also suggest not all are returning to service anytime soon
- There’s a KFC Hotel in London and Seth will just miss getting to stay there
- Qatar Airways grounds 13 A350s for paint/metal corrosion issues
- Plane spotting is not a crime and some airports are idiots about it
- Virgin Atlantic might go public
- If the US requires vaccination for inbound international travelers it could change much more than just allowing European inbounds
- Airlines are making decisions on employee vaccination requirements
- eVTOL hopeful Joby closed its SPAC deal and will bring its model to Wall Street to ring the opening bell on August 11th.
For our Patreon subscribers we have bonus content, including:
- United Airlines has a much more confusing option to extend status than Delta’s free year of Medallion for everyone
- This Emirates video is apparently real, and it is insane.
- Frontier and Emirates have promotions out that are marginally misleading at best, and willfully idiotic at worst
- Military jets on the highways in Michigan
- JFK Terminal 6 moving forward
And plenty more. Enjoy the show!