50 episodes

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

Dots, Lines & Destinations Dots, Lines & Destinations

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    • 4.5 • 86 Ratings

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

    DLD 492: Whoopsie!

    DLD 492: Whoopsie!

    It could've been a lot worse, for sure. But now we have some initial details about the Southwest flight that took off from a closed runway two weeks ago.















    Also in this episode:









    * DCA slot nuance







    * Delta/Riyadh Air plans







    * AA/ZeroAvia







    * Southwest's MOU with Archer Aviation







    * Alaska’s winter adventures









    For our Patreon subscribers we have bonus content, including:









    * Breezy-Pease-y







    * UK261 covers sick crew, too







    * DL earnings comments, including potential "Basic business" play







    * Certifications









    And plenty more. Enjoy the show!

    • 29 min
    DLD 491: More bad news for Boeing, but maybe it is good?

    DLD 491: More bad news for Boeing, but maybe it is good?

    A trio of Boeing stories top the show this week. And somehow pleading guilty to a crime might end up being good for the company?















    Also in this episode:









    * Boeing pleads guilty







    * Boeing 737 oxygen mask issues







    * Boeing buys back 737 MAX that suffered explosive mid-cabin blowout







    * JetBlue disabling some Mint doors







    * Norse Atlantic’s rough Q2







    * KLM at PDX







    * New Southwest board member









    For our Patreon subscribers we have bonus content, including:









    * ZipAir cutting back







    * Atlantic Airways shortens the season







    * DCA Slots







    * Greenland and Seth









    And plenty more. Enjoy the show!

    • 37 min
    DLD 490: The search for more fees

    DLD 490: The search for more fees

    Airlines love ancillary fees. But is there a point at which shifting charges out of the base fare will finally be too much?















    Also in this episode:









    * Lufthansa’s New Environmental Surcharge







    * Men are “Rawdogging” flights







    * Southwest’s takeoff from PWM’s closed runway







    * AA catering at PHL/CLT







    * Google Credit Card Links Killing Bloggers?







    * May on-time performance, top airlines all dropped 5%









    For our Patreon subscribers we have bonus content, including:









    * How Delta made itself America's luxury airline — and what United wants to do about it







    * Delta One Lounge at JFK







    * PQI Drama







    * Breeze ramping up at ISP









    And plenty more. Enjoy the show!

    • 40 min
    DLD 489: Well and truly screwed

    DLD 489: Well and truly screwed

    The US DOT seems keen to rewrite the rules – or at least how they're enforced – in a way that's liable to significantly impact the US market.















    Also in this episode:









    * Public Charters (i.e. JSX) are about to get screwed







    * Volaris and Iberia agreement to expand connectivity between Spain and Mexico







    * AA FAs close negotiations without a deal, while AS FAs have a framework for a new TA.







    * Aer Lingus strike likely







    * WestJet Mechanics returned to bargain, avoiding more flight cxls







    * JetBlue brings carry-ons back to Basic Economy







    * Global Airlines punts to 2025







    * X-66A delays at Boeing







    * Boom building built







    * Sun Country picks up more Amazon freighters









    For our Patreon subscribers we have bonus content, including:









    * Archer “plans” eVTOL network for Bay Area







    * WN/OKC







    * A220 GTF complaints from airBaltic









    And plenty more. Enjoy the show!

    • 36 min
    DLD 488: Blame Taylor Swift

    DLD 488: Blame Taylor Swift

    We finally managed to work a pop culture reference into the show…only took a decade.















    Also in this episode:









    * JetBlue at ISP







    * Frontier’s “competition” play







    * Virgin Atlantic, eh!







    * Starlux maybe into OW?







    * Southwest’s activist investor







    * Delta adding PremY on transcon 767s







    * Bonza officially gone







    * Online passport renewal returns







    * Dublin getting a spotter park







    * Dutch roll, and 787 fasteners, and WN roller coaster in Hawaii, And titanium issues for Airbus & Boeing, and a 3 month slowdown for 737 prod finally reported to suppliers









    For our Patreon subscribers we have bonus content, including:









    * New b(r)ag tags for Qantas







    * EK/B6 codeshare consent order







    * United’s “Get me close" plan







    * Alaska Airlines loses on Virgin licensing suit









    And plenty more. Enjoy the show!

    • 41 min
    DLD 487: Unreasonable expectations

    DLD 487: Unreasonable expectations

    Mostly by us, but also perhaps from an airline or two…















    Also in this episode:









    * FAA extending NYC slots waiver through Summer 2025







    * American's FAs open strike command center







    * Sir Tim wants 1500-seat planes for Emirates 







    * Air India/Vistara formally approved







    * Fiji Airlines to become a full oneworld member







    * AA/DFW is the world’s largest airline hub by departure count, and 2nd largest by destination count







    * A travel update from Seth's exploration of Europe









    For our Patreon subscribers we have bonus content, including:









    * Starlux offering sim time as FF redemption







    * Mexicana buys planes, plans routes







    * Cathay makes a Belt and Road play







    * British Airways goes multi modal







    * Seth’s foray into politics









    And plenty more. Enjoy the show!

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 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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