16 episodes

Welcome to the AirlineGeeks Podcast, a weekly podcast by AirlineGeeks.com. In each episode, we will dive the top aviation new stories to give you an in-depth understanding of what's going on right now. Our hosts, John and Vanni, will discuss each story in detail to reveal every detail, present different viewpoints, and answer relevant questions that give the story more context. We'll also invite industry experts to give their own fresh takes on different subjects.

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Welcome to the AirlineGeeks Podcast, a weekly podcast by AirlineGeeks.com. In each episode, we will dive the top aviation new stories to give you an in-depth understanding of what's going on right now. Our hosts, John and Vanni, will discuss each story in detail to reveal every detail, present different viewpoints, and answer relevant questions that give the story more context. We'll also invite industry experts to give their own fresh takes on different subjects.

    The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Lufthansa Announces Cuts as Airbus Reveals Revolutionary Aircraft and Hong Kong Boosts Health

    The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Lufthansa Announces Cuts as Airbus Reveals Revolutionary Aircraft and Hong Kong Boosts Health

    Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. This week, we start by discussing Lufthansa's recent decision to continue cutting its fleet and staff as demand continues to stay low amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Next, we mention Airbus' 5-year anniversary in Mobile, Alabama and discuss the manufacturer's announcement it will develop a zero-emissions aircraft, powered by hydrogen instead of traditional jet fuel, by 2035. Last, we focus on two stories out of Hong Kong: both that the city's airport recently received a 5-star rating for health policies as it combats the coronavirus and that it has recently banned two airlines, Air India and Cathay Dragon, for two weeks after the carriers each carried large volumes of passengers infected with the coronavirus into Hong Kong.


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    The AirlineGeeks Podcast: United Airlines Protects Pilots Among Staffing Lawsuit as FAA Saves Slots

    The AirlineGeeks Podcast: United Airlines Protects Pilots Among Staffing Lawsuit as FAA Saves Slots

    Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. This week, we start with a discussion of United Airlines' agreement that will protect 3,000 of the airline's pilots, who have agreed to take reduced hours to avoid furloughs. Then, we take a look at a recent lawsuit against United that claims the airline uses discriminatory policies to staff its lucrative charter flights for professional sports clubs in the U.S. We finish by taking a look at the FAA's decision to protect airline slots at big airports throughout the U.S. through the winter 2020-21 season.


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    The AirlineGeeks Podcast: A Look Into EAS, Dreamliner, and Southwest Operations

    The AirlineGeeks Podcast: A Look Into EAS, Dreamliner, and Southwest Operations

    Thanks for listening to The AirlineGeeks Podcast. This week, we take a look at the U.S. Essential Air Service Program, including how it got started, its fundamental rules, and how it impacts both airlines and communities. Then, we consider recent developments in Boeing 787 Dreamliner production that could harm aircraft nearing the end of their service lives. Last, we discuss Southwest Airlines' decision to expand to Miami and Palm Springs and what the expansions mean for the Southwest business model.


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    The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Airlines Around The World Welcome Historic Changes, Bailouts

    The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Airlines Around The World Welcome Historic Changes, Bailouts

    Welcome back to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. This week, we start by discussing U.S. Airlines' decisions to eliminate change fees on their domestic services, a reversal on policies that have been in place for over a decade. Next, we look at El Al's recent flight from Israel to the UAE over Saudi Arabia, a move that is influential for the region from both an aviation and political standpoint. Last, we dive into Emirates' recent government aid deal and how it will affect the carrier's operations going forward.


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    • 46 min
    The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Airlines Announce Furloughs, Shut Down, and Renew Testing

    The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Airlines Announce Furloughs, Shut Down, and Renew Testing

    We've rebranded, albeit slightly, to The AirlineGeeks Podcast! Thanks for joining us this week. We start with a discussion of Delta Airlines, which has announced it will furlough nearly 2,000 pilots amid the coronavirus crisis; the airline will, however, increase its international flying into 2021. Next, we discuss the future of ExpressJet, the U.S. regional carrier whose contract with United Airlines was canceled in July, after it announced it will pause operations and furlough most of its staff at the end of September. We finish the episode by discussing how airlines and countries around the world are adapting their testing policies to encourage more people to travel in the age of the pandemic.


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    • 49 min
    The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Wizz Air Rapidly Expands As Other Airlines Develop a Future

    The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Wizz Air Rapidly Expands As Other Airlines Develop a Future

    Thanks for tuning in to The AirlineGeeks Podcast. This week, we take a look at the airline industry in South America, comparing where different countries are in allowing airlines to relaunch international operations. We then turn to Alitalia, which has announced new plans to restructure; we have also learned about new plans for a revitalized fleet at the airline. Lastly, we turn to Wizz Air's rapid expansion, which the airline has used to gain footholds in new markets, most notably London's Gatwick Airport and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.


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The topics discussed and the method of discussion are entertaining but superficial.
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