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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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 039 DME - Throne seat, Wow Air Snapchat, Solar Impulse, Malaysian loses CEO, US consolidation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:18

Flight 039. King size bed seats, throne seats, configurable bench seats, new inventions in a world of reduced leg room. How consolidation in the US skies might hurt choice for the consumer. Another smart luggage, one we might actually buy. A quite epic Emirates business class experience. Wow Air will fly you to Snapchat for them. Solar Impulse crosses the Pacific Ocean. The non-story of a drone hitting a plane. The turnaround CEO of Malaysian quits after less than a year. —

 038 BOS - Behind Virgin America and its death, TSA, KLM Facebook Messenger, Tesla races 737 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:56:00

Flight 038. The story behind Virgin America’s death: why Alaska bought it, why JetBlue didn’t, why Alaska might regret it, why it made sense for the investors to sell, how JetBlue goes after Virgin’s passengers, how we all lose out, and what will happen to the brand. A bit of hope for the 747. The dire state of the TSA. The confidence behind Emirates’ new booking system. A pillow that calls itself smart. KLM is boarding the new Facebook Messenger. Warheads board an Air Serbia plane. A Tesla and a 737 race each other. —

 037 LCA - Airbus Airspace, Boom, 777 saves the UK, a kinder Ryanair, Iron Maiden 747 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:57:24

Flight 037. Who will buy Virgin America and will the brand survive? Airspace, or when Airbus brands its widebody cabins for the travelers. Ryanair decides to become nice. Is Virgin Atlantic finally mulling a long haul low cost product? As crews misbehave in flight, they might love the new A350. Boom, the startup that wants to solve supersonic travel. When the UK has a shortage of biscuits, it sends 777s to the rescue. The infamous hijacker selfie. Aces High for the Iron Maiden 747. —

 036 KEF - Bizarre Delta ads, EU fed up with US on Norwegian, a flaw in TSA Pre | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:56:32

Flight 036. The most hated airlines on social media. The future of everywhere security screening in airports. The rather incomprehensible new Delta ads. Automated check-ins for everyone by the Lufthansa Innovation Hub. The EU is fed up about the US stalling Norwegian, the transatlantic route disruptor. A #stopover in Iceland. Self-tracking your hold luggage. A new lobbying european airline alliance. A flaw in TSA Pre? —

 035 OAK - Rimowa electronic tag, gettind rid of the A340s, American fights Gogo, banning calls | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:07

Flight 035. Rimowa thinks the luggage tag needs an electronic reinvention. American Airlines thinks Gogo’s wifi is way too slow. Some think calls should be banned altogether over US skies. Everybody seem to think the A340 needs to be scrapped as soon as possible. A pilot thinks anyone could land a 737 after watching his video but HAL thinks it can teach you in 10 minutes via brainwaves. We think a plan to annihilate timezones makes no sense at all. —

 034 MAN - Turkish and Batman, new OK Go video, China blacklists, JetBlue, fuel surcharge | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:54

Flight 034. Turkish flies to Gotham City. JetBlue launches a venture arm. British Airways female flight attendants win the right to wear trousers. OK Go films a zero gravity music video. Calculating the real cost of the fuel surcharge. Terror bomber gets sucked out of plane in display of karmic justice. China blacklists unruly passengers. The 747 gently fades away. —

 033 HND - Comparing JAL and ANA, not so smart carry-ons, new IranAir deal, best Star Alliance seat | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:35

Flight 033. The experience of flying JAL and ANA. Airbus finally gets new A380 orders. The fantastic Virgin America online booking experience. Smart carry-ons are starting to cause problems at security. IranAir gets a new fleet. The race of the longest commercial flight in the world is on. Boeing’s earnings are flying, its 737 MAX too. What’s the best Star Alliance business seat? —

 032 OSL - Air France last 747, Qatar Airways entertaining CEO, drone avoidance technology | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:06

Flight 032. Air France retires its last 747. Uber might enter the travel planning game. Will commercial aircrafts ditch one pilot? The most entertaining man in the aviation industry: Qatar Airways’ CEO. An app to switch seats. A motorized carry-on that follows you around. Airbus announces strong results, and a technology for drone avoidance. —

 031 NCE - BA avoid France, ANA flies Star Wars, A380 maximum seats, texting Kayak | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:57

Flight 031. The mystery of the British Airways flights avoiding French airspace. ANA flies the Star Wars crew from LAX to LHR. No more hover boards in planes. Kayak launches Snap, the SMS-based booking service. ATL reaches 100m passengers in 2015. How many economy seats can you cram in a 747 or an A380? Disembarking a 737 with a ladder. Don’t believe everything you read, MH132 didn’t get lost in Australia. — Show notes:

 030 BEY - Changi goes Star Wars, abandoned 747s, Qatar A350, Airbus Kinder chocolate | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:09

Flight 030. Singapore Changi goes Star Wars. The battle of travel planning apps. The best and worst U.S. airports in 2015. Who abandoned three 747s at KUL? The special Airbus Kinder chocolate eggs. Air India can’t pay for 787 spare parts. Why Emirates might never join an alliance. The inaugural Qatar Airways A350 thinks the JFK runway is too short. China builds more than 30 airports whilst London can’t decide on a runway. — Show notes:

 029 EWR - Jetblue and Amazon, 170 million air miles, crazy Airbus patent, wine carry-on | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:50:51

Flight 029. Living in Singapore Changi Airport for 7 months. Kudos to Ethiopian for its all female crew flight. JetBlue goes Amazon for entertainment. A luggage made for wine lovers. The billionaire who earned 170 million USD worth of air miles. The renaissance of supersonic jets. KLM to use Facebook Messenger for customer service. Putting passengers in a container? Airbus strikes again with some insane patent. — Show notes:

 028 IST - Star Trek influences EasyJet, Twitter for airlines, Turkish IFE, Etihad upgrade bidding | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:08:02

Flight 028. EasyJet goes Star Trek with its uniforms. Air Astana shows the iPad is a best of class IFE. The potential new reality of airport security after the terror attacks. Twitter as the best customer channel for airlines. Norwegian shows how a website should be done. Testing Etihad’s upgrade bidding system. Turkish aces the IFE interface. Should liquids still be put out at security? — Show notes:

 027 FRA - DXB beacons, Indigo, bye bye US Airways, Air France downsizing, carry-on ads | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:04:10

Flight 027. Technologies for better passenger flows at Dubai airports. Get paid to advertise on your carry-on. A smart travel lock. Don’t post your boarding passes on Instagram. CIA advises you to keep your story simple at airports. The inevitable downsizing of Air France. The success of India’s Indigo. The grandeur of Etihad’s Residence. Russia’s new aircraft gets it first orders. The last flight of US Airways. — Show notes:

 026 BOM - Poland LOT bitcoins, LHR Terminal 6, Pegasus Instragram, Virgin America Spotify | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:07:29

Flight 026. Two US dollars to travel around Asia. Bitcoins for the Polish airline LOT. Spotify on board at Virgin America. A new stylish entrant in the smart carry-on space. A service that finds you the best airline deals, unless you beat them. A new ranking tells which airlines treat passenger best when it comes for compensation. A farm at JFK. A mysterious Terminal 6 at LHR. The backstories of a pilot in Turkey through Instagram. — Show notes:

 025 LGB - limiting leg room reduction, United iPhones and secret frequent flyer program | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:04

Flight 025. The true meaning of disruption in air travel. Innovations in the front of the cabin that trickle down to coach. A petition to prevent U.S. airlines from limiting leg room. A court decision that changes the game in passenger claims for delays in Europe. A smart-luggage startup proves not that smart after all. Quebec Airport put an Apple Watch on its wrist. United equips its flight attendant with iPhones and its frequent flyers with a secret program. — Show notes:


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