Sure, the conversations were great, but our plans for birthday festivities came up short.

We faced a couple mechanicals getting this week’s episode recorded, but are willing to admit that truth, rather than blaming weather, unlike some airlines.

An irrational amount of discussion about connecting flights takes over this episode. But, in our defense, one of you asked about it.

More airline partnership and a key route trimmed. Plus, cool new trains and airlines and loyalty plays.

No, that’s not a typo. We’re mourning the loss of the Convair 580s from commercial service, now slated for next year, among many other things in this week’s episode.