Joint ventures are failing but does that mean the underlying businesses are screwed? And some serious long-haul route expansion coming, in theory, in the next 9ish months. Plus BER in trouble and the 787’s tail is a mess.
An airport closes, possibly forever. Another was already closed when the plane showed up. And airlines are still planning their financial turnarounds as demand starts to creep higher.
Who is a strong airline leader these days? What are the qualities that it takes? And why do so many seem to do it so badly??
Real-world experience with a new LCC long haul product and lots of talk about more new LCC routes. Plus China/Taiwan troubles continue and some super-cool landing gear will be flying soon.
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!
Smaller US cities are seeing a resurgence in air service from the major carriers. Plus, Stephan’s favorite restaurant in Berlin is now also Seth’s favorite.
The embarrassment that is Berlin Brandenburg, another airline bankruptcy and an airport bathroom review. Plus the best ice cream in the world. C’mon in!