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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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 024 MRU - New wave of airplane food, Concorde to fly again, 777-9X foldable wings | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:44

Flight 024. From terrible plane food to restaurants in the skies, how newer aircrafts and top tier airlines are changing the food game. Jettisoning passengers or ticket fares per pound? The new airline weight solutions. Twelve years after its last flight, a sliver of hope to see the Concorde in the skies again. Boeing gets a second life for the 717, a last flight for its first 727 and foldable wings on the 777-9X. And the IFE that calls you an idiot. — Show notes:

 023 LGW - American First for pets, Iron Maiden 747, LoungeBuddy, sinking airport | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:00

Flight 023. You really shouldn’t take your carry-on in the event of an emergency evacuation, but saving your pet from the new American “Cuddle Class” is safe. Taking almost $30 million as an ousted United CEO seems safe too, as is flying on a 747 for an Iron Maiden world tour, piloted by lead singer Dickinson. Walking miles at Heathrow won’t offer you frequent flyer miles, and the best views might be at Gatwick. LoungeBuddy is your best friend if you want an airport break, but think twice about resting if you're at Kuala Lumpur International: it’s sinking. — Show notes:

 022 JNB - Don Hunter, fmr Cathay Pacific and Kai Tak, debating the future of flying | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:26:03

Flight 022. Don Hunter has been around the world, from the Royal Air Force to Oman Air, from Cathay Pacific to managing Kai Tak airport and he’s our guest on this flight. We ask him about the huge operation that was the transfer of HKG, the future of flying in Africa, the lessons in accident readiness we can learn from Malaysian and the recent Shoreham air show disaster. — Show notes:

 021 LAS - Drone disruption, UK airports sales tax scam, Facebook aircraft, Tinder for the skies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:08:07

Flight 021. Commercial drones raise concerns and a terrorist alert. A new app category: Tinder for the skies, but aren’t there too many air travel apps? An entire airline crew arrives totally drunk on board. Malaysia Airlines rumored new name is too stupid to be true. A sales tax scam at UK airports provokes a passenger revolt. Delta adds an unconvincing argument in the competition with Dubai. Facebook will beam wifi from the sky. — Show notes:

 020 DUB - Airbus hypersonic, MH370 discovery, Delta, United hacking, LHR 3rd runway | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:23:40

Flight 020. Airbus hypes a hyper-unrealistic hypersonic plane. A potential clue to the MH370 mystery comes ashore. Hackers were in United systems for a year, but what about Sabre and American? British Airways toughens its luggage policy and to Heathrow’s third runway. Delta’s subsidy bipolar disorder. Emirates’ seat numbering disorder. The corporate jet upgrades versus the shrinking A380 seats. — Show notes:

 019 GIG - Greg Annandale, La Guardia is bad, living in First Class, La Compagnie, SpaceX | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:40:06

Flight 019. La Guardia, maybe the worst airport in the U.S., gets fully rebuilt, Emirates is getting what it wanted: a new Airbus A380, a United pilot ditches live ammunition in the plane toilets, a Chinese consortium buys a 1 billion worth Spanish airport for 10,000 EUR, the life of frequent flyer expert Ben Schlappig who lives in first class all year round and our guest, Greg Annandale, tells us all about SpaceX and his experience with La Compagnie, the business-only long-haul airline. — Show notes:

 018 ATH - Emirates goes to Washington, LHR T1 closes, Iron Man safety video, Monarch Apple Watch | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:22:14

Flight 018. A proposed worldwide unique size carry-on doesn’t seem to fit, but a smart luggage with 4G wifi just might. Emirates goes to Washington whilst U.S. airlines are under investigation for price fixing. London Heathrow might get its third runway but Terminal 1 is no more. Jet2 proposes unruly passengers banned for life, though chewing gum might be banned first. Iron Man is in a safety video, will he have to switch his Monarch Apple Watch app? — Show notes:

 017 MEM - 747 is alive, EasyJet drone maintenance, FAA pilotless plane, no A380 for United | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:21:21

Flight 017. The 747 lives for another day. The FAA tests a pilotless plane. The dream of the flying car is near. United gives up on the A380 but also on some passengers. Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks to make a movie about the miracle of the Hudson. Lots of European cities want Emirates. EasyJet goes drone for maintenance. A Ryanair passenger legally changes his name to avoid a ticket fee. — Show notes:

 016 VIE - KLM social media, Iberia ticket auctions, Delta bags, SouthWest good deed, ANA rebrand | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:28:34

Flight 016. The KLM social media initiatives, the silence at Helsinki airport, the ticket auctions from Iberia, the pre-loading of bags by Delta, the good deed of SouthWest, the sale of Aer Lingus, the ANA rebrand, the TSA repeated security failures and Airbus in the Silicon Valley. — Show notes:

 015 ATL - Singapore A330 engine failure, Delta new safety video, TravelersBox, Emirates mocks US | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:22:08

Flight 015. Two engines shut down on a Singapore Airline A330. Delta releases the internetst safety video. Emirates pokes fun at the state of travel in the US but gets blocked in Amsterdam. The story of hacking a flight from a passenger seat. TravelersBox will save you from all those foreign coins. Alex flies a never-before-seen Dreamliner — Show notes:

 014 DXB - Emirates A380 First showers, Rome FCO fire, Etihad reacts to US3, Asia needs pilots | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:31:23

Flight 014. The Emirates A380 First Class shower. A fire cripples Rome Fiumicino airport. Asia is running out of pilots, but builds the best airports. The ongoing war of reports between the US and the Gulf. Tim Clark talks on the Emirates in-flight radio. Etihad reacts to U.S. accusations. ICON, a fantastic Honk Kong hotel experience. — Show notes:

 013 LCY - 787 bug, American iPad bug, Germany parking robot, Four Seasons plane | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:33:26

Flight 013. A bug in the Boeing 787, a bug in the American Airlines iPad cockpit app, more lines of codes in the US skies, an app to FedEx your luggage, the end of Heathrow Terminal 1, the hope for a Malaysian Airline renewal, a parking valet robot in Germany, Four Seasons designs a plane. — Show notes:

 012X LAX - Dean Johnson, SVP Innovation Brandwidth Group | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:42:23

Flight 012X. Full interview of Dean Johnson, SVP Creative Innovation at the Brandwidth Group. — Show notes:

 012 LAX - Dean Johnson, JFK epic building, iPad seat dock, 787 Star Wars, live sports IFE | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:02:40

012 LAX - Dean Johnson, JFK epic building, iPad seat dock, 787 Star Wars, live sports IFE by layovers ✈︎ air travel and commercial aviation

 011 SXM - Cramping coach, Narita running tracks, Emirates removes First, Google antitrust | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:39:10

Flight 011. The creative ways to add more seats to an already cramped economy. Angry Birds lands in planes. Narita uses running tracks instead of airport signage. Emirates removes First Class on an A380. A handler wakes up in the cargo hold during flight. Google faces antitrust case in Europe. The craziest runways in the world. — Show notes:


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