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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 385: Worst birthday party ever

    DLD 385: Worst birthday party ever

    Sure, the conversations were great, but our plans for a grand birthday celebration came up short.







    Also in this episode:









    * More consolidation in Latin America

    * *A Credit Card coming

    * Pilot shortage proposals

    * Incapacitated pilot coming back from the Bahamas; ATC talks guy through landing

    * Southwest power/wifi/bins

    * United’s single-aisle inflight entertainment and wifi update delayed

    * UA 764s coming back with Polaris

    * New UC at EWR

    * Air France new cabins on some 77Ws



    For our Patreon subscribers we have bonus content, including:









    * PANYNJ will pretend to enforce street pricing again

    * LHR trimming pax/hour

    * HA investing in larger flying boat

    * And plenty more. Enjoy the show!

    • 43 min
    DLD 384: Competition great and small

    DLD 384: Competition great and small

    Mergers generally reduce competition. Upstarts increase it. And somewhere in the middle, we like to talk about all of options.















    Also in this episode:







    * Lufty needs options for 777X delay, and A380 is maybe on the list, but in the meantime, more 787-9s and even more 777X (freighters) on the books* Oh, and that's the same 777X that major lessors are now calling into question.* Avelo gets an Orlando base, and the MCO-Charleston route sees new competition* Breeze sets up shop in Provo, for a west coast base* SkyClub Access rules changing* Airbus production boost and A321XLR delay* Avianca to buy Viva, but keep operating both brands in competition with each other* Variability in companion benefits from different elite status programs







    For our Patreon subscribers we have bonus content, including:







    * AF 777 incident* Turkish launching a ton of new Russia routes* Smoking pilots may have caused the EgyptAir crash over the Med







    And plenty more. Enjoy the show!

    • 41 min
    DLD 383: Gettin’ Flighty with it

    DLD 383: Gettin’ Flighty with it

    Flight status. Travel history. Connection updates. And lots more. That's the promise from Flighty, and we've got founder Ryan Jones on this week's show to talk about it.







    As part of that, we're giving away a few free years of access to the paid version, so let us know (either in a comment or on Twitter) if you're interested.















    Also in this episode:







    * Project Sunrise is for real, as Qantas formally orders the A350-1000 aircraft that will eventually fly from Sydney to London and New York City nonstop.* Norse Atlantic formally launches its first transatlantic routes* Tailwind wants to fly seaplanes to Washington, DC.







    And plenty more. Enjoy the show!

    • 49 min
    DLD 382: Punch out

    DLD 382: Punch out

    Hard to believe we're still saying this, but please stop being an a*****e on airplanes. Or anywhere else, really. But definitely not on airplanes.















    Also in this episode:







    * 777X now not likely certified until late 2024, airline delivery in 2025.* NPR article doesn’t understand that China Airlines isn’t a Chinese airline* SCASD Grant applications* Breeze planning transcon flights at HPN* Recaro seatbacks* Golden knights scared the US Capitol Police pretty good* AA long-haul fleet shuffle triggered by BA needs







    For our Patreon subscribers we have bonus content, including:







    * Punch out* Kirby pissed at Spirit Airlines/JetBlue at Newark* A flight simulator in the United App







    And plenty more. Enjoy the show!

    • 35 min
    DLD 381: Masks begone!

    DLD 381: Masks begone!

    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. The TSA backed down a few hours later.















    Also in this episode:







    * AvGeek.Travel launch* Turkish Airlines* Norse Atlantic leasing planes to Air Europa* Finnair leasing planes to Eurowings Discover* Air Baltic leasing planes to everyone it can







    For our Patreon subscribers we have bonus content, including:







    * Condor's new livery* AA's new 787 layout







    And plenty more. Enjoy the show!

    • 35 min
    DLD 380: Finding faults

    DLD 380: Finding faults

    Who is to blame? And does it matter when you finally admit that? Plenty of challenges in the industry these days and more flight cancellations are coming.















    Also in this episode:







    * Alaska Airlines admits massive disruption wasn’t the pilots’ fault, along with some interesting numbers about growth plans and fuel prices.* American Airlines gets Landline bus service, too* What would a JetBlue-Spirit Airlines merger look like and why is it even a consideration?* New gates proposed for Dulles and Denver







    For our Patreon subscribers we have bonus content, including:







    * Rumors about Delta in SEA/PDX* Bamboo Founder stock screwup* Hawaii’s pilot congressman







    And plenty more. Enjoy the show!

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 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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