233 episodes

The Next Trip is a weekly podcast with aviation insiders Doug and Drew, who together bring more than 40 years of industry experience as a professional pilot and a hub operations manager at a major airline. Join them, and their frequent guests, as they create a network for other AvGeeks and travel enthusiasts to obsess about all things aviation. Doug and Drew discuss today’s aviation news, share personal operational stories, regale listeners with trip reviews, and engage in friendly AvGeek banter. All thoughts and opinions are their own.Visit us at www.nexttripnetwork.com or follow us on Twitter at @nexttrippodcast

The Next Trip - An Aviation and Travel Podcast Doug and Drew

    • Leisure
    • 5.0 • 52 Ratings

The Next Trip is a weekly podcast with aviation insiders Doug and Drew, who together bring more than 40 years of industry experience as a professional pilot and a hub operations manager at a major airline. Join them, and their frequent guests, as they create a network for other AvGeeks and travel enthusiasts to obsess about all things aviation. Doug and Drew discuss today’s aviation news, share personal operational stories, regale listeners with trip reviews, and engage in friendly AvGeek banter. All thoughts and opinions are their own.Visit us at www.nexttripnetwork.com or follow us on Twitter at @nexttrippodcast

    Boarding Pass 229: Jeff Wise Talks Boeing and MH370

    Boarding Pass 229: Jeff Wise Talks Boeing and MH370

    Science journalist, Jeff Wise, joins us to share his views on how Boeing lost its way after it acquired McDonnell Douglas.  We also look back at one of aviation's biggest unsolved mysteries - the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines MH370 just over 10 years ago. 
    Check out Jeff’s recent article on Boeing and his intriguing podcast uncovering the latest clues to what happened to MH370:


    Boeing Nosedive


    Deep Dive MH370


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Boarding Pass 228: Here Today, Gone ToMaui

    Boarding Pass 228: Here Today, Gone ToMaui

    Drew is back from Hong Kong and Doug is about to do domestic legs from Chicago, to Denver,  and then to Maui. How does he pack for this? We discuss:

    US adds 303,000 jobs, more than forecast, promising a strong summer travel season.

    Doug and Drew love to name lounges according to their themes. Is the “Captain Cook “ lounge at SFO related to Pan Am’s Clipper Club lounges?

    Alaska Airlines reveals how much Boeing paid them in damages for the 737-9 grounding.

    SAS’ bankruptcy filing has been approved by a US court, allowing it to reorganize and exit as a stronger airline.

    Economy airline tickets are 9% more expensive than in 2019 but premium tickets are down by 3%. Is this good or bad for the airlines.

    What are the commandments from the FAR/AIM on airspeeds in different classes of air spaces?
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    • 53 min
    Boarding Pass 227: WE ARE NOT GOING TO SYDNEY

    Boarding Pass 227: WE ARE NOT GOING TO SYDNEY

    Doug is back from a nonrev family adventure to Santiago, Chile while Drew was busy getting snowbirds to the Caribbean. We discuss:

    Jetblue/Hawaiian/Alaska merge into Blue Pacific?
    Boom Overture tester, the XB-1, takes flight!

    Leadership shakeup at Boeing 

    Spring Break volumes and airspace bottlenecks 

    Do crews on turns to Canada and Mexico need to clear customs?
    We finish with Drew taping from Seattle and planning to fly to Hong Kong via SFO.
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    • 49 min
    Boarding Pass 226: The WindRunner?

    Boarding Pass 226: The WindRunner?

    Doug had 3 trips since the last episode - DC to SFO, SFO to Osaka, and an out and back KC46 flight at Travis AFB in California. Drew had a quiet week with a flight lesson and a smooth week managing the a hub operation. We talk about what may be the biggest airplane ever, the WindRunner by start-up Radia, which will transport wind turbines. We also discuss:

    United expects its busiest Spring Break ever.

    JAL and Korean Air order A350s.

    NASA;s Artemis II plans to take astronauts around the moon next year.

    Which aircraft have the right of way.

    Air Force One and TFRs (temporary flight restrictions.
    We finish the episode with our preliminary travel plans for Spring Break. Will Doug and family make it to South America? Cliff hanger for next week!
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    • 57 min
    Boarding Pass 225: Clear Air Turbulence

    Boarding Pass 225: Clear Air Turbulence

    Doug and Drew meet up in DC with a crew of avgeeks that give us a lot of material. Two of them, Drew's coworkers Andy and Patrick, have been on the show. Doug definitely got an earful. We also discuss:

    Southwest slashes capacity due to Boeing 737 Max delivery delays.

    Cathay Pacific is back in the black with huge profits.

    Delta CEO says they're seeing record demand over the next few months.

    We do an update on Boeing’s issues.

    Latam incident between Sydney and Auckland.
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    • 45 min
    Boarding Pass 224: Operations Part 2

    Boarding Pass 224: Operations Part 2

    Doug is back from Paris while Drew couldn't get off the ground in Baltimore. It’s Doug’s turn to talk about how his pilot work day starts. We also discuss:

    Jetblue/ Spirit merger drama ends.

    A United 777 departing SFO loses a wheel and diverts to LAX.

    American orders 737 Max 10s AND A321s.

    Why is pilot hiring slowing. It's not necessarily the economy.
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Bigboy Rollin ,

For me, it’s the best

I am currently sitting on a 717 waiting for maintenance to fix whatever issue it is having. Thanks to Doug and Drew I know what’s going on and what to expect (actually anticipating switching planes) I patiently scroll social media, (on WiFi) but wait I haven’t listened to the Next Trip this week! SCORE! flight time and the latest episode will be about the same once we get in the air. Oh yeah I actually listened to every episode but in reverse from episode 150 back with new ones mixed in, so now I’m weekly, ugh

Myntrpd ,

Bert & Ernie of AviationStreet

Doug & Drew are the charismatic and nerdy AvGeek duo that do an amazing job entertaining listeners while also being very educational and interesting storytellers. Keep up the great work guys!!

Zuchini65 ,

Super fun duo

I really enjoy this podcast! Doug and Drew are a super fun podcast duo and they’ve got great stories to tell!

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