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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 362: Oh. My. Cron!

    DLD 362: Oh. My. Cron!

    A new variant of concern doesn't have us too concerned. At least not yet. Plus greenwashing, hub bluffs, and pilot retirements.















    Also in this episode:







    * South Africa Omicron variant brings lockdowns and travel bans* India finally reopening to normal scheduled international flights, but excluding a bunch of countries* Air Canada's “penalty” for refund failures* British Airways bluffs on Heathrow hub move* Qantas add a Green status to its frequent flyer program* Cathay pilots retiring (tied to Frankfurt incident, among other things)* A trip report, as delivered at the Thanksgiving table by my father* Arcades making a comeback in airport terminals* Whitehorse-Yellowknife-Toronto on Air North next summer* Black Friday sales around travel??







    For our Patreon subscribers we have bonus content, including:







    * A340 to Antarctica* DOJ Stepping up enforcement* Should Stephan travel more?







    And plenty more. Enjoy the show!

    • 44 min
    DLD 361: Thanks time

    DLD 361: Thanks time

    What are you thankful as the Thanksgiving holiday arrives once again? Probably not being involved in any of our first few topics is a good start.















    Also in this episode:







    * Holiday bonus pay* More migrants - BCN incident* ATL shooter on Saturday* Dubai Air Show



    * Indigo Partners massive Airbus order

    * A 737 MAX win as well

    * Emirates' Premium Economy play

    * Freighters that did and didn’t happen

    * Artificial Intelligence for gate assignments



    * MAX in South Korea, China likely next, flight tests running in India* Norse STN slots* Singapore Airlines MAX seats unveiling* T2 to T3 connector at SFO open







    For our Patreon subscribers we have bonus content, including:







    * Billy Bishop Update, with Porter grabbing WiFi and Connect getting different pilots* China ADS-B crackdown







    And plenty more. Enjoy the show!

    • 51 min
    DLD 360: Not entirely as planned

    DLD 360: Not entirely as planned

    This week’s episode is a little different. It’s just Fozz and Stephan, as Seth is soaking in all the avgeekery he can at the Dubai Airshow and there hasn’t been a ton of news.















    Some of the highlights are:







    * Follow-up from Patreon supporter Lee on the A220 and all-business configurations across the ocean.* Pilots turning down extra holiday pay.* AA making cuts in NYC.* Rumors that British Airways will start London-Heathrow to Indianapolis and bring back some of their other thin routes in summer of 2022.* Alaska Airlines extending the 50% EQM bonus into next year and rumors of a status challenge in the first quarter.* The old Continental Presidential Plus card is dead and Fozz is heartbroken.* United Polaris lounges and American Airlines Flagship lounges are starting to re-open. Newark’s Polaris lounge will be open before Thanksgiving.







    Seth will likely be coming in next week with a bunch of news out of Dubai, so we’ll see what the airshow has in the works for the aviation industry!

    • 37 min
    DLD 359: Fun parallels

    DLD 359: Fun parallels

    Europeans (and many others) can once again visit the USA, assuming they're fully vaccinated. And more than a few airlines are very happy about this.















    Also in this episode:







    * Some follow-on discussion about Bonvoy and points transfers and where the value lies for our host* Heathrow parallel departures* Return of the Albatross* UA wheelchair incident that a passenger died from* Mallora incident on a Moroccan flight* AA paying FAs up to 300% for holiday peak* United stopping a bunch of random routes* SEA-BLR and DFW-TLV delayed again* Boeing has 11,000 employees seeking exemptions







    For our Patreon subscribers we have bonus content, including:







    * Travel planning, and how much is too much research







    And plenty more. Enjoy the show!

    • 45 min
    DLD 358: Yet another meltdown

    DLD 358: Yet another meltdown

    American Airlines decided to cancel more than a thousand flights over the weekend, the latest in a string of airline collapses when faced with outside pressure.















    Also in this episode:







    * More thoughts on the AAdvantage and Bonvoy changes announced a couple weeks ago* Spirit slowing growth/recovery because it can’t hire enough people* Kazakh planes are now being registered in Ireland* United goes to 22 daily at Heathrow from next summer* ITA joining SkyTeam for now* Hyatt changing some award rates* Rule changes for travel to the US







    For our Patreon subscribers we have bonus content, including:







    * HSR funding in the infrastructure bill that might finally become law* Allegiant IROPs costs* Waltzing Matilda pilot mess







    And plenty more. Enjoy the show!

    • 47 min
    DLD 357: Easy Breezy

    DLD 357: Easy Breezy

    Call it Breeze Airways 2.0. Or at least version 1.5. The carrier unveiled its very first A220 at the Airbus Final Assembly Line in Mobile Alabama this week and it is quite a different onboard experience compared to the Embraer E-Jet fleet.















    This week's show was recorded on the drive back to the airport, so you're getting the very first impressions from Seth, as well as Chris Sloan from Airchive and Zach Griff from TPG.







    Also in this episode:







    * American Airlines massively revamped the way elite qualification will happen starting in 2022* Marriott Bonvoy is scrapping award charts, and that's probably bad. But occasionally hasn't been completely terrible for some of the airlines that went down that path.







    Enjoy the show!

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

AKDanalyst ,

Av Geek

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

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.

Shamrock 2808 Heavy ,

Good stuff here…but SETH!

Update: 10/23/21 - WHO KEEPS CLICKING THEIR MOUSE? The constant clicking of the mouse in the background is very distracting. PLEASE move it a little away from your mic!

Awesome podcast. Love the content. I wish I could understand Seth a little better be HE TALKS SO FAST! Seth, I’m sure you’ve got some great stuff to say but I can’t really understand what you’re saying because you TALK TOO FAST! Slow down man so that we can comprehend what you’re saying.

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