038 BOS - Behind Virgin America and its death, TSA, KLM Facebook Messenger, Tesla races 737

layovers ✈︎ air travel and commercial aviation show

Summary: 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. — http://www.layovers.to/podcast/038-bos