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!
Welcome to 2018, where hotel loyalty programs are updating their rules and one is starting over completely. A late 2017 bankruptcy is finally getting resolved and new seats are coming (yes, slimlines) to a major European airline. And somehow we’re still relatively optimistic about the whole thing.
Everything is changing, from routes to aircraft types to terminals to award charts. And there’s a good reason it is happening now. Plus, concerts on planes and a major airport expansion on the horizon.
A busted trip to Taiwan, busted Rolls Royce engines and an attempt to bust Boeing’s bullying ways are on the agenda this episode. Plus Hawaii and the A330neo (again).
Southwest has a MAX 8, PIT has more visitors and soon you’ll be able to spend longer than ever inside a plane. But is any of that good news??
Tradition is important. In this case that tradition is drinking in Europe in the winter. And, as we have for several years now, recording an episode while in various stages of drunkenness. So here’s the…
Slots are shuffling once again and Southwest is the loser this time around. A new 31 mile island hop is sexy and the transatlantic market remains baffling.
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.
Capacity collusion, CRJ Coffin Corner and Cuba’s Challenges. Lots of strange stories in this week’s show.
How did SHARES best Sabre? Ask American Airlines and its 787 inaugural flight. Plus a lost wallet, two programs going variable on award prices and a mistake fare which raises all sorts of questions.