Merry Christmas from the DLD crew! This week we’re talking fuel hedges, hotel buyouts and just how compelling mega bonus miles can be. Plus, we’ve got a special guest, David Huberman, on the show.
Today we’re tackling a serious question from a former UA loyalist who is looking to spread his wings elsewhere. We’ll call him Mr. Tilton to protect the innocent.
Welcome to Seoul, Korea, where we’re recording live for this episode. News from United, Chase & Delta round out the show.
This episode we look at a new livery celebrating Veterans Day, discuss the lack of creativity from some loyalty programs and discuss whether it is a smart idea to buy a Virgin.
Live from World Travel Market in London the crew is talking about Etihad’s The Residence, the new AAdvantage program for 2015 and a hotel loyalty program which doesn’t really focus on loyalty, at least not the way we’ve typically looked at it.
Added bonus: We recorded whilst under the departure path for London’s City Airport so every now and then you get to hear a plane taking off in the background.
This week we’re talking about the new A321neoLR replacement for transoceanic 752s, a new partnership between Hertz & United, American’s new business class seats and a bit of ebola. Come join the fun!
Changes are coming to US passports in 2016; lots of other changes before then for US airlines, hotel award searches and more.
We’ve got a special guest on this week talking Argentina and ticketing challenges. United put the 787-9 into service and we were there. And some crazy rewards programs, too.
Southwest has a new heart (logo), United went to court and the Ex-Im bank continues to be a strange player in the aviation market.
The Knee Defender caused a lot of problems recently. Also, passengers are crazy. And if you don’t believe a flight can be delayed over a tweet then it is time to change your views.