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layovers ✈︎ air travel and commercial aviation

Summary: The acclaimed air travel podcast. We love travel, we love planes, we love airports. Did we mention we love planes?

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  • Artist: Paul Papadimitriou and Alex Hunter on air travel and aviation
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 054 SXF - Cathay First, British Airways absolute chaos, eye masks, VVIP 380, LATAM | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:16:01

Flight 054. Alex flies Cathay First, British Airways IT chaos, we talk eye masks, Airbus wants to resell 380s to VVIPs, LATAM flies a 787 in Europe, Dutch King pilots for KLM, Alex rediscovers ORY, Paul aborts landing at LIN. And much more.

 053 BUD - Hackathon in a plane, disruptive passengers, Cathay Pacific, ANA banana | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:14:04

Flight 053. HackHorizon - the hackathon in a plane, the legality of United re-accommodation, what to do with disruptive passengers, the amazing Cathay Pacific, the ANA banana. And more.

 052 ISG - United entitlement, electronics ban, ANA Star Wars 787, Level, Finnair 350 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:18:59

Flight 052. The entitlement of United. The electronics ban. A new Star Wars ANA 787. A giant airport kebab. And more. —

 051 DUS - Qatar suite, new A380, Worlds Best Airports, 737 MAX v 320neo, still no BER | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:04:38

Flight 051. The never happening BER airport. The new Qatar business seat. The future Lufthansa connected seat. The potential Boeing 797. Tons of airport lists. And more. —

 050 NRT - The crazy story of Narita, Cathay Pacific Beer, 10 Cent Fares, Open Skies rift | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:11:42

Flight 050. The extraordinary story of Narita airport. Alex already loves the Cathay Pacific Beers. The US3 schizophrenia. 10 Cent Fares. A fantastic ANA 380 livery. Yet another Air France low cost carrier. Mice on board! And more.. —

 049 ORY - US border passwords, Breitling 777, Air Force One, United Polaris, Korean Air taser | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:59:53

Flight 049. BA helps Alex to surprise his son. Paul wants the Breitling 777-300ER. We also discuss Lufthansa's new booking API, Polaris by United, the 787-10 rollout, nuts allergies, tasers on-board, and more —

 048 CPT - US Travel Ban, Norwegian Airlines, 737 MAX 8, Air Canada, Bombardier CS100 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:53:26

Flight 048. Alex flies to Cape Town CPT with Thomas Cook. Paul goes to Madrid MAD via ZRH and FRA (!) and gets to experience the Bombardier CS100. We also like the new Air Canada livery, root for Norwegian, and assess the new international air travel situation in the US. —

 047 JFK - Bye Virgin America, supersonic Boom, noise-cancelling headphone king, British Airways food | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:44

Flight 047. And we’re finally back! Will cost-cutting Etihad and suffering Lufthansa merge? Norwegian gets approval in the US. Is British Airways really ready to offer food on demand in business class? Boom iterates in supersonic speed for its first prototype jet. Another airline introduces fares without overhead bin access. Qatar increases the noise level on its upcoming super-business seat. Emirates is not happy at all with Rolls-Royce. How long will we wait for the third LHR runway? Alex gets delayed for 10 hours in JFK. Paul flies First on Qantas and glees over the new king of noise-cancelling headphones. —

 046 GVA - Tony Tyler, fmr IATA & Cathay Pacific CEO, aviation is a force for good | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:47:54

Flight 046. We interview Tony Tyler, the outgoing Director General and CEO of IATA (International Air Transport Association), former CEO of Cathay Pacific and gentleman of the air travel industry. —

 045 FCO - Airbus flying taxis, augmented reality Emirates, Cebu Pacific million miles baby | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:07:08

Flight 045. Want a million frequent flyer miles? You have to be born on a Cebu Pacific flight or win the Olympic Gold for Singapore. British Airways charters a 747 to fly the athletes home, but no word if they also cut the second hot meal like on all their other routes. In the US, being a multi-medal winner won’t get you upgraded on United, but, unlike Delta, they won’t mistake New Mexico for Mexico. Airbus is going widebody for regional flights, but also planning flying taxis. Will those accept smart carry-ons and augmented reality amenity kits? —

 044 PVG - Pokemon Go, Cathay Dragon, BA ex-BMI A321, new SWISS 777-300ER, motorized carry-on | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:07:48

Flight 044. Want to look like a fool in airports? Play Pokemon Go or ride a motorized carry-on. Asia on top, the US way behind: the Skytrax world's best airlines and world's best airports awards tell no surprise. It’s finally game over for the US4 against the ME3. Alex eats like a king and sleeps like a baby in his premium journey to Shanghai with Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon. Paul tests the sole European short haul lie-flat seat in the ex-BMI A321 and flies a brand new 777-300ER for 22 minutes. Drones will offer faster turnarounds for Airbus aircrafts, and last mile deliveries for Amazon UK. —

 043 SJC - Brexit, Air Serbia and Etihad, heir to the throne at Emirates, US EU open skies, Iran 747 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:04:30

Flight 043. The major US airlines seem to be losing the lobbying battle against the middle-eastern carriers. The EU calls for even more open skies between the two sides of the Atlantic. SWISS gets its brand new Bombardier CSeries. Boeing might well include the 747 in a deal with Iran. India leads the way in self-sufficient solar powered airport. The uncertain future of air travel in the UK after Brexit. Air Serbia launches a new US route, displaying the network power of Etihad. Emirates hires Christoph Mueller, will he become their new CEO? —

 042 DOH - Flying Qatar A350, Tim Clark reality check, Hamad business class lounge, Singapore ULL | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:17

Flight 042. Paul flies and compares the A350 to the 787. Alex adores the food on Alitalia. Dubai International has a drone problem whilst Gatwick has a runway hole issue. Tim Clark sees the end of the good old days of commercial aviation. Alaska keeps changing its mind about Virgin America. Horizon has been flying without sinks for 8 years! Austrian offers fixed price upgrades for its European flights. Alex gets a kick out of taking off at City Airport, fellow passengers agree. Paul falls in love with the business lounge at Hamad International. Singapore gets back in the ultra-long-haul game. United introduces a new international business class, finally catching up with the rest of the world. Boeing can’t let Airbus win Iran alone. —

 041 SOF - Paul flies round the world in First, Qantas women uniforms, Ryanair new route model | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:15

Flight 041. A new low cost alliance shakes things up in South East Asia. Paul does his first round the world trip, in First. JetLovers goes 3D. Airbus goes A3. Alex and Bourdain share some airplane food similarities. Qantas finally introduces women pilot uniforms. Singapore Airlines and Air France wanted to get close, Lufthansa said no way. Ryanair opens a new chapter by re-shaping its route model. Hotels get the cabin feeling. New York wants to fire the TSA, whose queues are getting out of hand. —

 040 LHR — Mark Vanhoenacker, Skyfaring author, British Airways 747 pilot | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:44:17

Flight 040. An interview with Mark Vanhoenacker, a 747 pilot who gave up his corporate career to follow his childhood dream of flying. He is the author of SkyFaring, a favorite of both Alex and Paul. —


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