United has new elite rules, Marriott still struggles, new A380 engines are stalled and Primera is dead. Rough week, huh?
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.
Every now and then you’ll find us together somewhere around the world. This trip ended up in Sofia, Vaduz, Stuttgart and Munich because we suffered from indecision paralysis. Some fun stories along the way, though.
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.
Australia is in for American and the SPG AmEx is improved for many. Dubai is hot and water is wet. Lots of fun on this week’s show.
The DoT stops being quite so consumer-friendly while Bombardier has the first flight of a plane it claims is much more passenger-friendly. SPG & Uber team up and LaGuardia might go long(ish)-haul. Plus some thoughts on taking a bump.
This episode we look at a new livery celebrating Veterans Day, discuss the lack of creativity from some loyalty programs and discuss whether it is a smart idea to buy a Virgin.
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.