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Flight 089. The Ethiopian disaster, the 737 MAX grounding and aftermath. A dress, a baby and a stupid passenger enter aircrafts, who gets tasered? (Not the red badge!) Lufthansa fights skiplagging, on-boards doctors (amazing program!!), ditches four engines aircrafts (and Airbus is buying the 380 back!) The best wine and champagne in the sky (b ...…
 
Flight 088. The end of the A380. Color printing is key to enter MEX. The new world of electronic authorizations of travel. The delicate art and science of aircraft forecasting (and everybody gets it wrong). The real prices of aircrafts. Rolls-Royce is losing a ton of money. Toulouse, both a name and a city. Wings can't be red anymore. Alex flie ...…
 
Flight 087. The beeping T-shirt, A Star Wars Story. Paul falls in love with Ethiopian, reviews Asiana and JAL. IAG gives up on Norwegian. WOW has no more wow. FlyBe might be saved. NRT celebrates 40, expands new signage, offers no-nonsense security, but no more whisky. JAL's First shoe shine service. A snow globe crashes. The never-ending 787 T ...…
 
Flight 086. Remembering Herb Kelleher, how he changed the aviation world, his legacy, his lessons, his arm wrestling. The Miracle of the Hudson, as witnessed by Alex. FRA comes to its senses and asks passengers to not come to the airport. Tipping flight attends, for or against? United loves Pacific Blue, Premium Purple, Atlantic Amethyst, and A ...…
 
Flight 085. HKG gates numbers, HKG electronic security, HKG landside shopping — a ton of HKG minutiae. A220 dividers debate, A220 sales success, A220 charcuterie board — a ton of A220 ingredients. MNL safety lapses, MNL domestic adventure, MNL abandoned Xiamen 737 — a ton of MNL mischief. Boeing longest range, Boeing sci-fi wing, Boeing Norwegi ...…
 
Flight 084. The Epic Etihad Flight Comparison. The Never-ending Frankfurt Airport Disaster. The Unexpected CDG Layover Trust. The Renewed A220 Divider Saga. The Astonishing Tyson v Fury Priority Gate Fight. The Great Pizza Lounge Search. The Surprising Fog Safety Shutdown. The Memorable Rothschild Peeing Dog. The Forever Gone Joon BS Experiment ...…
 
Flight 083. Alex flies the C-3PO Star Wars plane, and around Japan with boarding bliss. Paul flies the Q Suite, and around Asia with food bliss. Facial recognition boarding is there, artificial intelligence is next, what about Samurai boarding? Million milers luggage tags, crew postcards and how staff keeps making a difference. Aeroflot doesn't ...…
 
Flight 082. The fans of United reach out to us (and we get why). Tinder for …airlines (you'll get why). Cathay gets hacked, but continues to shine with a brilliant passenger experience. BA is still embroiled in its hack (voucher anyone?), offers a garish boarding experience (Alex used the term morgue!), but its new food provider is a total win ...…
 
Flight 081. Which was first, the CX 777 or the vanity 777UA? Will Hunter knows. Is Emirates stalling the 380s order a ploy to on-board Etihad? Only a rumor, we know, but let us play conspiracy please. How did Jet Airways get a lifeline this time? As long as they pressurize their planes. Do immigration e-gates give you anxiety? The tale of Jason ...…
 
Flight 080. Are you getting Rouged, Levelled or Jooned? Toothpaste Pantone is the best livery color ever (hahaha). Alex falls in love with the CS100 and SWISS and ZRH (Paul can gloat now). Lufthansa brings draft beers in flight for Oktoberfest, and foam to its business seats (no, not beer foam). Were the livery painters of Cathay and Thomas Coo ...…
 
Flight 079. BA adds another IT meltdown to its collection, Alex experienced it. Emirates and Etihad seem closer than ever (or are they?). Air Canada is very …Canadian. The Air France CEO is also Canadian (and unions aren't so happy). Qantas hires wellness experts for its future ultra long haul flights, but it needs to lose fat itself. The 350UL ...…
 
Flight 078. The Etihad experience: 787 Studio, 380 First Apartment, AUH lounges. The JetSuiteX experience: flying private at Southwest prices. Immigration and e-gates in LHR, AUH, MEL. Japan airports can't get a break. The uncertain future of Etihad, from a new strategy to a possible Star Alliance joining (Lufthansa already likes them). The AUH ...…
 
Flight 077. Google is making ITA Matrix suck, and they don't tell us why. Smart luggages are dying, yay. United elegantly ends its 747 program. US airlines shift their Asian hub strategy. Alitalia goes nowhere. A tank shell, a sex toy, a mistake, crazy security stories in German-speaking Europe. The TSA gets unlimited powers and secretly spies ...…
 
Flight 076. Alex flies Alaska (you've been waiting for that one!) and JetBlue, which one did he prefer? Norwegian flies the A380 thanks to Hi-Fly (but it's always late). Rolls-Royce registers huge losses, while airlines look to scrapyards to replace their 787s. Paul flies Delta, the violet uniforms don't match the blue seats. Alex sends Paul a ...…
 
Flight 075. Is the A220 the future of the A320? Boeing marries Embraer (for a fortune). The diplomacy of Russian airspace. KLM offers the worst beef ever (but good pasta). LHR has half of the top 10 highest revenue routes in the world. CDG layover trick (trust us!). 100 days until the new IST opens, it's going to be really tight. Turkish VIP co ...…
 
Flight 074. Alex witnesses the worst passenger ever. Paul witnesses the best passenger ever. The new Lufthansa livery explained. Flying First in the nose of the Lufthansa 747-8i. Singapore confirms its longest flight. The A380 is scrapped for parts. Can we believe SkyTrax? Etihad encourages its pilots to fly for Emirates. LiveATC joy. The incon ...…
 
Flight 073. Discomfort is why we travel, a tribute to Bourdain. Alex falls in love with AA. Paul goes to NYC for half a day. E190 configurations. Europe business class v the rest of the world. ANA 789 experience. The upcoming wave of Chinese tourism. US extreme vetting. Dreamliner RR engines fall out. 787 dimming windows speed. Privilege Style ...…
 
Flight 072. Rebooting a A320 in-flight. The 787 RR saga gets bigger, has BA un-retiring 747s. Toy Story and joyful liveries. Norwegian strategy stalls. An A330 slaps a A321 at IST. The US reaches an agreement with the ME3. Emirates and Bvlgari have more amenity kits that you can handle. Air France could get bankrupt this time. Heathrow has flig ...…
 
Flight 071. The Southwest engine failure. The Dreamliner Rolls Royce engine saga. A 7.37 beer. Hello Kitty gate at TPE. No standing up seats please. Bidets and urinals in the air. No one wants Air India. Etihad downsizes. WOW goes business. SWISS auto-rebooking tool. Grappa lounge. The JFK TWA hotel.…
 
Flight 070. IAG buys a bit of Norwegian, wants more. EU wants to reduce passenger rights. Alex flies to ICN, KIX, HND, tries Peach. Paul flies to TPE, DXB and LUX, tries the Apple Watch. Beijing builds a massive airport, Berlin keeps failing at its one. Two A380 go charter. Avios (finally) shuts down. LHR T1 is auctioned off. The robots of ICN.…
 
Flight 069. The week United killed a dog and went from bad to worse. The in-flight WiFi black hole over Europe. Narita gets a new runway. Banning frequent flyers from flying in Russia. Diamonds fall from the sky. Why are there ashtrays in new planes? Attache Travel goes to Kyushu and release its book. Layovers meets Mastication Nation over plan ...…
 
Flight 068. Paul flies Garuda in First, narrates the up and downs of the history of the Indonesian airline. Is Lufthansa really re-branding again? The US settles with Qatar Airways. Star Alliance onboards budget airlines. Embraer and Boeing kinda marry. Alex flies Emirates to DXB.
 
Flight 067. The 380 lives to see another decade. How to address passengers. Bombardier slaps Boeing. Embraer feels hurt. Emotional peacock. Spirit flushes an hamster. Forever United ticket. Google Flights gets closer to Skynet domination. Lufthansa goes eurowhite, loses the yellow. American is dull at copyright. Fear of Flying. A380 app. Going ...…
 
Flight 066. Airbus gets all shaken up. No more recline for BA. Airport noise insanity. No more US 747s. Boeing, Bombardier, Delta, Embraer, AeroMexico, the US airline world plays chess. Fuel efficiency in the skies. A robot carry-on. And more. — (full show notes will be added soon!)
 
Flight 065. Special guest Will Hunter tells us all about the hidden side of ground handling. The East Coast 'Bomb Cyclone'. A very very safe 2017. The bizarre tale of the ANA turnaround. The public versus private airport dynamics. A new Google Flight. United can't catch a break. — http://www.layovers.to/podcast/065-bos…
 
Flight 064. The verdict on United 767 Polaris. The 747 amenity kit. The snow wreaks havoc on BA and London Heathrow. Airbus draws a Christmas tree (freshener) over Germany. The smart carry-ons get finally dumbed down by U.S. airlines. Where's the pizza lounge in Europe?! — http://www.layovers.to/podcast/064-led…
 
Flight 063. Alex flies to Haneda with ANA, Paul to Narita with Cathay, they share what it's like to fly in Japan. The wonderful Haneda observation deck. Nobody has nailed the boarding process. Zodiac seat shambles. The impact of Brexit on airline ownership rules. Boeing subsidized the bankrupt Monarch. How involved is the crew for a long haul t ...…
 
Flight 062. Emirates unveils a Mercedes in the sky. We need virtual windows everywhere. Air France can't contain a 380 engine failure. Singapore elegantly double beds its 380s. Boeing is furious at Airbus for its surprise Bombardier move. Qatar buys into Cathay and to become Italy's next flag carrier. Alex spots a drone on final. — http://www.l ...…
 
Flight 061. The low-cost chaotic management of Ryanair. BA dissociative identity disorder. Air Berlin has no more runway (but Germany gives it money). The truth about airline ownership. The Pittsburgh non-flyer experiment. The good old days of paper check-in and gate access. More JetBlue please. — http://www.layovers.to/podcast/061-mrs…
 
Flight 060. Mark Vanhoenacker, our favorite airline pilot, is back with us for the release of How To Land A Plane, his new book. Will he leave the 747 for the 787? The memories of his first 747 landing and 320 training, Do we prefer landing or taking off? And a few Airplane! quotes. — Show notes: http://www.layovers.to/podcast/060-nbo…
 
Flight 059. Security at the gate is throwing off our rhythm. The awkward SWISS lie-flat seat. The arms race of the (Asian) super-airports. Alex’s “generally fine” bodily fluid soaked BA experience. The 787 dimmable window conundrum. The Emirates two-class 380. Paul uncovers a strange Singapore Airlines amenity kit policy. And more. (YES, SHOWS ...…
 
Flight 058. Alex flies his bike on JetBlue, himself on Mint. Paul flies a variety of Singapore 777s. The Air Canada SFO disaster that just wasn’t. Qatar and AA dance apart. New US security measures confusion. Joon, the new Air France millennial airline. United loves the 747, but not dogs nor kids. Easyjet pilot on ecstasy. (SHOW NOTES WILL RETU ...…
 
Flight 057. Paul flies the 747-8i with Korean Air business class. Alex praises BA at LHR and during flight. That time when a microphone got confused for a sex toy. A320 engine coins. Laptop ban winding down. Qatar buys some AA, cancels A350s, leases planes to BA. Etihad free seat bidding. FCO impresses. And much more. (SHOW NOTES WILL RETURN IN ...…
 
Flight 056. The Attache Guide to Travel. War of words at the Paris Air Show. The A380-meh-plus. PHX, LGW, DXB heatwave disruption. MAD T1 leads to Mordor. Alex unlikes EasyJet and gets a BA seat mess. Paul gets lost in FRA and in the world of infuriating GDSs. Both sleep like babies on 747s. And much more. — (SHOW NOTES WILL BE BACK SOON!)…
 
Flight 055. The Qatar conundrum. Burger (and McDonald’s) in the air. Is Bluetooth allowed in flights (and what Bose did to privacy). BA IT crash, the immediate fallout and status extension. And more.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Flight 052. The entitlement of United. The electronics ban. A new Star Wars ANA 787. A giant airport kebab. And more. — www.layovers.to/podcast/052-isg
 
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. — http://www.layovers.to/podcast/051-dus
 
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.. — www.layovers.to/podcast/050-nrt
 
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 — http://www.layovers.to/podcast/049-ory
 
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. — http://www.layovers.to/podcast/048-cpt…
 
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 ...…
 
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. — www.layovers.to/podcast/046-gva
 
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 ...…
 
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 w ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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! Aus ...…
 
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. Rya ...…
 
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. — www.layovers.to/podcast/040-lhr
 
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