United has new elite rules, Marriott still struggles, new A380 engines are stalled and Primera is dead. Rough week, huh?
It is an interesting time to be a 3rd party loyalty program operator. Air Canada is now trying to buy back Aeroplan and Aeromexico made a move, too. Plus, the TSA might be tracking you for no good reason, a 787 got lost at Narita and Delta is downgrading passengers when upgrading some aircraft.
Aircraft engines are causing more than their share of issues these days. Failures on the ground and in the air are raising lots of questions. We’re mostly about asking them, not answering them in this episode. Plus cabin retrofits, new planes, routes and more.
Clicking the like button costs one Marriott employee his job. American is crying foul in Chicago and Delta’s efforts to remain neutral aren’t working out so well. Plus, an awful way to motivate employees comes to United Airlines!
Computers are creating challenges for airlines and hotels these days. But it still isn’t a “glitch.” Another airline is disappearing and the CSeries may be flying further south than previously expected.
Europe’s aviation market is a bit of a mess, with Monarch on the cusp of closing and Air Berlin making major changes. SPG & Marriott are merged and Fozz books a flight on air!
A Premium Economy (almost), potential changes to a premium points program and a premium layover city share the stage in this week’s episode.
Welcome to Seoul, Korea, where we’re recording live for this episode. News from United, Chase & Delta round out the show.
Southwest has a new heart (logo), United went to court and the Ex-Im bank continues to be a strange player in the aviation market.
Welcome to lifetime status on British Airways. That is, if you can swing it. The lead story in this week’s edition is the announcement by BA’s Executive Club program that they are now offering both…