Daytime flights from the east coast of North America to London can be a great way to help recover from jetlag. But starting on the west coast can make them a mess. Fozz and Stephan both did that last week and agree that it isn’t a great idea. Plus, a stolen Q400, terminal dumps in Germany, and finally a use for the new Berlin airport!
It is an interesting time to be a 3rd party loyalty program operator. Air Canada is now trying to buy back Aeroplan and Aeromexico made a move, too. Plus, the TSA might be tracking you for no good reason, a 787 got lost at Narita and Delta is downgrading passengers when upgrading some aircraft.
Will O’Hare shift its role for American Airlines, losing its global gateway status? Also, dedicated crew for airline executives and lots of news about Alitalia, which is still alive for some reason. Oh, and vomit fraud. C’mon in for another great show!
There are topics in this episode. Lots of them. Some of the best topics. But I have no idea what they are so you’ll need to listen to find out 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.
Lots of routes dropping in the coming months, thanks to crew shortages, shifting travel demand and maybe even fleet challenges. Another “mistake” fare scuttled and some talk about cabin density and how that translates to profits, too.
A near miss at SFO is big news this week, as are missed earnings numbers, status matches and an AvGeek tragedy.
The Paris Air Show was full of interesting news again this year, though much of it felt incomplete. Antwerp is an interesting destination and lots of legal stuff happening in North America, too.
Long Beach is growing, Eurowings is struggling and TAAG may be coming to Houston. Plus, the deal to open Cuba-US flights is ready to fly.
Nearly everyone will agree that devaluation to loyalty programs (or just about anything else) sucks. And this week, sadly, there’s a lot of suckage to talk about. Air Canada downgraded their upgrade program, adding co-pays…