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.
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.
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.