More leisure travelers than expected, plus some gardening tips. Oh, and lots of airline news, too.

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

Lots of news in the Transatlantic market this week, with high hopes for Summer 2022. Lawsuits, and new elite status and maskholes, too.

We’ve got a special guest on the show this week, talking about a very special topic. There’s a new aviation-themed children’s book out, Aya and Avi’s Airplane Adventure, and we’ve got the author on to talk about his inspiration for pulling it together and a few other things.

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.

A smooth connection in Seattle was unexpected. Smoothing connections in Africa might be useful. And Brexit likely means rough connections for millions. Hooray!