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.
Change fees, jet packs, massive corruption and a fun new private plane. C’mon in and learn a bit in this week’s show!
We’re talking through bits of the new Aeroplan program in this weeks show, plus new travel warnings and a strange possible investment play by Qatar Airways on behalf of Delta Air Lines.
Cover your face and fly with free insurance and maybe even score an upgrade or just get a bunch of seats for yourself. But we spread all that out into a reasonable conversation, not just a tease.
For episode 300 we decided to celebrate with a live, interactive recording. We streamed it on YouTube and many of you joined us from around the world with questions, comments and more.
More openings than closings should be good news for lots in the industry, though things remain precarious on many fronts.
Whether taxiing to the runway or taking off for the skies, electric power is a growing part of the flying experience. Which is pretty damn cool.
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.
Is it time for airports to join the consolidation game? We talk a lot about airlines and mergers (and bankruptcies these days) but airports might also benefit from joining forces.
An island hopper that only takes 8 hours and does not risk military base diversions has us pretty excited. Just need it to actually operate now.