Back on the road and exploring the world, with some thoughts on just how well that’s going overall and why we’re not in a huge hurry to do more of it too soon.
Summer is heating up in more ways than one. Booking rooms in some destinations is dicey and seems unlikely to get better any time soon.
Many things are happening in the aviation and travel world. We’re talking about some of them in this week’s show.
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.
An aviation podcast talking about driving? Sometimes that’s the only viable option, and it is strange. Plus, so are we.
As has happened several times since the pandemic began airlines are shaking up their route maps with idea so crazy they just might work. So which new destinations will work this time around??
Is it a race to be first, or just normal business to get the planes back into the sky? Just one of many questions surrounding the 737 MAX return to service now that the grounding has been lifted in the USA.
Collapsing joint ventures, splitting London, and plenty of bubbles to burst in this week’s show.
A loyalty points scheme not worth buying in to and another that surprisingly is. Plus an airline disappears, a very long flight returns, and lots more!
Earnings season is back, with billions burned and little in the way of optimism for the industry. But traffic continues to increase and route networks adjust, with airlines trying to capture whatever bits of the market they can.