Summer in Paris, perhaps a delightful experience. A week at Le Bourget, however, is far less appealing for us. But there’s a bit of news worth discussing.
What does the future of air travel hold? Odds are it will appear on the show floor at Aircraft Interiors Expo a few years before it flies, and we’ve got a report from the show.
New cabins, new partners, and new fuels are just a few of the major investments airlines announced that we’re talking about in this week’s episode.
Airlines raked in revenue in Q2, but not all of them reported a profit. And that raises a lot of bigger picture questions.
Some terribly dorky jokes get us started this week, but eventually we manage to transition to terribly dorky conversations about airplanes, so that’s mostly a win.
Mergers generally reduce competition. Upstarts increase it. And somewhere in the middle, we like to talk about all of options.
The lack of appeal, perhaps, is the most interesting part. But the CDC mask mandate for travel is gone, thanks to a court ruling in Florida.
We lost last week’s episode, but came back strong this time around with planes big and small crossing oceans and some fun new routes and money for US startups.
Longer range, more bugs, co-brand battles and a melted plane lead this week’s episode, with lots more also in the show. C’mon in!
Who is a strong airline leader these days? What are the qualities that it takes? And why do so many seem to do it so badly??