Don’t worry: This episode isn’t nearly as long as the flights we’re talking about. But with Perth-London service launched recently we’re all about the very, very long flights. Plus, special guest Cynthia Drescher is back to join in the conversation.

A blown tire in Newark caused rolling delays and some pretty poor customer service in Portland. Delta struck a nerve in Georgia that could hurt it on the fuel tax front. Also, some talk about battery fires and lots of other news this week.

Dear 2012: So long, and thanks for all the incredible experiences! This week’s episode is a (relatively) quick trip down memory lane for the PointsHoarder crew. We’re talking about a few quick news pieces (Air…