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Exploring the world with points, miles and a bit of crazy.

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Exploring the world with points, miles and a bit of crazy.

    DLD 397: Scavenger Hunt

    DLD 397: Scavenger Hunt

    Scavenging for spare parts, profitable routes, or just good travel ideas? We've got it all in this week's show.















    Also in this episode:







    * Europe: * Schiphol is set to pay out a massive amount of money in pax comp * Customer support backlogs are still a mess for some; Eurostar closed its phone lines for a month to clear existing cases. * Heathrow extending 100k pax/day cap * Asia: * Sydney is the latest airport to see massive lines and understaffed check-in/security* Malaysia Airlines taking 20 A330neo from 2024-2028 * Asia is still closed so Northern Pacific is going to try Mexico routes instead* Delta bringing HND service online from LAX, HNL * Tailwind launching DC-ish service on a seaplane * Russia is cannibalizing planes for spare parts* So is Boeing, moving engines from completed but parked MAXen to new builds more likely to deliver * Delta allowed to cut flights at LGA/JFK/DCA without losing slots; blames very high sick rates * JetBlue moving more Mint planes to LAX (plus another TATL market), and a bunch of route suspensions/cancellations extended.







    For our Patreon subscribers we have bonus content, including:







    * Allegiant is not amused by the Sun Country EAS award * AraJet (Dominican upstart) is selling tix. Seems like it is actually going to launch.* Uber killing loyalty program * Emirates F unlimited caviar * Akasa founder sudden death







    And plenty more. Enjoy the show!

    • 39 min
    DLD 396: So much revenue, but what about profit?

    DLD 396: So much revenue, but what about profit?

    Airlines raked in revenue in Q2, but not all of them reported a profit. And that raises a lot of bigger picture questions.















    Also in this episode:







    * This week in Europe’s aero mess * British Airways won’t sell short-haul seats ex-Heathrow through the first week of August in hopes of accommodating displaced passengers.* Schiphol caps through October * Airbus terminates remaining Qatari A350 orders * New proposed DOT rules on refunds for schedule changes * The Italian government wants better bids for a stake in ITA







    For our Patreon subscribers we have bonus content, including:







    * New AA Lounge design (DCA first) * Swiss to wet lease Air Baltic A220s







    And plenty more. Enjoy the show!

    • 34 min
    DLD 395: Ripe for disruption

    DLD 395: Ripe for disruption

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















    Also in this episode:







    * The Spirit merger drama is over. And just beginning.* AA300 NTSB report* 787s return finally approved (timing unclear for actual restart of* deliveries)* No MAX 7 this year* BA doesn't expect 777X until 2026* AirTags don’t always work* Launch dates for Virgin Atlantic A330neo (and should Seth do it?)* Iberia putting doors on it's A350 biz seats late 2023







    For our Patreon subscribers we have bonus content, including:







    * New routes from Delta and Air France* KrisFlyer gives back Stephan’s miles* Aeroplan award chart changes, and expiry of points extended again







    And plenty more. Enjoy the show!

    • 41 min
    DLD 394: Farnborough Follow-up

    DLD 394: Farnborough Follow-up

    Despite being one of the slowest major air shows for new order announcements in years, Farnborough 2022 offered plenty of news.















    Also in this episode:







    * Far too much time spent talking about LaGuardia* Railroad tracks expanding in the heat, and runways melting, too.* Delta Air Lines' 737 MAX 10 order * EasyJet's A32neo order * Porter expands E2 order * LATAM A321s and XLRs * Boom still doesn’t have an engine, but it needs twice as many * Lots of eVTOL stuff * Airbus putting an open fan engine on the 380 for testing, Hydrogen stuff, too * AA, UA, AS earnings * UA/AC JV happening again * Branding via salt & pepper shakers







    For our Patreon subscribers we have bonus content, including:







    * Seth’s AA Transcon J trip report (and follow on to last week’s version from Michael) * Alaska Airlines gave away billions of points







    And plenty more. Enjoy the show!

    • 40 min
    DLD 393: From Hanoi with love

    DLD 393: From Hanoi with love

    We haven't had much to say about travel to Asia in recent months. That changes this week, as we're joined by Michael Traeger from TravelZork to share some thoughts. A lot of thoughts, really.















    Also in this episode:







    * Lots of talk about premium travel from the US to Southeast Asia, and luxury options while in Vietnam* Virgin Atlantic’s new A330neo, including the Retreat Suite J+ * This week in European aero collapse: * Heathrow adds daily passenger caps through the end of the summer; Emirates fights back, also the slots issue is no more thanks to updated guidance that came just after we recorded. * Icelandair sending its own baggage handlers to Amsterdam * Delta ferries baggage out of Heathrow







    For our Patreon subscribers we have bonus content, including:







    * Both Delta and United get the Cape Town slots* Connect Airlines is hiring 30 Captains at $250k/year* UA cutting SFO/DEN-STS (oct 28)







    And plenty more. Enjoy the show!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    DLD 392: Heat wave

    DLD 392: Heat wave

    As if airport crowds and luggage SNAFUs aren't enough, summer heat waves are adding to the challenges in travel.















    Also in this episode:







    * Uncertainty over the MAX 10 certification* HKG’s 3rd runway is now open* Akasa Air certified in India* Connect Airlines certified in the USA* United adds a maintenance hangar in Rio* Breeze subbing E190s on transcon A220 routes* AirTags (or similar) for checked bags?* SAS bankruptcy* Monkey transport* EVA Adding MUC/MXP







    For our Patreon subscribers we have bonus content, including:







    * NFTs for status* Credit card links







    And plenty more. Enjoy the show!

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

AKDanalyst ,

Av Geek

Great hosts and a conversational style that I love. Good podcast for any av geeks out there.

Rvn_gb ,

Great podcast

Great presentation and knowledgeable crew !

pointsdude ,

Great topics, subpar sound quality

The discussions are great and cover in-depth and advanced travel topics. However, the sound quality is not the greatest and very inconsistent between episodes. Seth also talks incredibly fast and should try to slow down.

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