Will the Singapore-Newark route really fly? Some of us are more skeptical than others. Plus, United’s new elite status for corporations, body scanner cameras for the subway, gentrification sucks, Twitter sucks, US traffic from China tanked and more.
Rebranding an airline is a lot of work. So is throwing a ridiculous party for a new aircraft subtype. Welcome to Qatar Airways’ CEO Akbar Al Baker’s week. Plus more Rouge, a mini United and flying electric cars.
Naming a stadium costs big bucks. And when the name is poorly phrased that can be all sorts of awkward as United is discovering. Niki gets another new owner, Bombardier won and Qatar faces up to some challenges.
Come fly across the Atlantic with the crew on an LCC (in Y!) and talk about United’s newly revised A350 order, the evolution of Basic Economy and many US airlines scaling back revenue hopes for 2017.
More LCCs across the Pond and A321neos to Hawaii. Some airplanes cannot count and some airlines cannot get enough pilots. Plus lots more!
Welcome to Thailand, where modern development mixes with traditional culture in a way that confounds one of our hosts. Fortunately we’ve got a guest this week to help clear up some of that confusion.
On this week’s show we’re talking in and about Krakow, Poland. The aviation museum is an #AvGeek mecca and the show may include a vodka tasting. Also, stories about passengers flying without pants.
Qatar Airways took delivery of the very first A350 in late December. In early January they had a party to show off the new toy. And we were at the event with a special guest.