United has new elite rules, Marriott still struggles, new A380 engines are stalled and Primera is dead. Rough week, huh?
No, that’s not really what ETOPS stands for but with the rash of engine issues in the past week we couldn’t help talking about them. Etihad cuts, Air India’s sale plans and American Airlines’ employees have a lot to say to their company. Come listen!
We tried to keep this episode relatively clean. I’m not sure it worked. With a guy smearing poop all over a plane and JFK’s blizzard meltdown there were plenty of nasty moments to review in this week’s show.
Come fly across the Atlantic with the crew on an LCC (in Y!) and talk about United’s newly revised A350 order, the evolution of Basic Economy and many US airlines scaling back revenue hopes for 2017.
Does competition help or hurt product quality? Plus new airlines and new airplanes and new award charts all starting to show up.
Lots of topics this week but no title for the show…hopefully you’re willing to listen anyways.
United made a mistake at JFK, American makes mistAAkes in ticket changes and Bangkok made a “miSteak” when it comes to street food. Plenty of other idiocy, too.
The Delta/Alaska Airlines divorce is final as Alaska secures its future with Virgin America. What does that mean for passengers? Plus Mexico City, Abu Dhabi and Denver all make the show this time around.
Long Beach is growing, Eurowings is struggling and TAAG may be coming to Houston. Plus, the deal to open Cuba-US flights is ready to fly.
Nuts drive a diversion, United bails on JFK, JetBlue adds Mint to Boston and Seth talks a bit about flying on Cubana.