aircraft podcasts

067 PHL — 380 lifeline, Lufthansa blues, Bombardier victory, emotional peacock, Google Flights

Flight 067. The 380 lives to see another decade. How to address passengers. Bombardier slaps Boeing. Embraer feels...

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068 CGK — Epic Garuda First, Lufthansa re-livery, US and Qatar Airways peace, budget Star Alliance

Flight 068. Paul flies Garuda in First, narrates the up and downs of the history of the Indonesian airline. Is...

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073 MLE — Bourdain travel, ANA World Cup, 787 dimming speed, Americano ignorance, Maldives seaplanes

Flight 073. Discomfort is why we travel, a tribute to Bourdain. Alex falls in love with AA. Paul goes to NYC for half...

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052 ISG - United entitlement, electronics ban, ANA Star Wars 787, Level, Finnair 350

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

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054 SXF - Cathay First, British Airways absolute chaos, eye masks, VVIP 380, LATAM

Flight 054. Alex flies Cathay First, British Airways IT chaos, we talk eye masks, Airbus wants to resell 380s to...

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056 KIX — Attache book, Paris Air Show banter, A380plus, heatwave, GDS mismatch, Mordor MAD

Flight 056. The Attache Guide to Travel. War of words at the Paris Air Show. The A380-meh-plus. PHX, LGW, DXB...

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058 BKK — JetBlue Mint, Air Canada near miss, Singapore 777s, Southwest love, Millennial Air

Flight 058. Alex flies his bike on JetBlue, himself on Mint. Paul flies a variety of Singapore 777s. The Air Canada...

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059 MNL — Asian super-airports, gate security, window blind policy, Qantas’ confidence, BA puke seat

Flight 059. Security at the gate is throwing off our rhythm. The awkward SWISS lie-flat seat. The arms race of the...

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060 NBO - How To Land A Plane, with Mark Vanhoenacker, British Airways 747 pilot and author

Flight 060. Mark Vanhoenacker, our favorite airline pilot is back with us for the release of How To Land A Plane, his...

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061 MRS — Ryanair chaos, Air Berlin no more, airline ownership, Bipolar BA, Pan Am nostalgia

Flight 061. The low-cost chaotic management of Ryanair. BA dissociative identity disorder. Air Berlin has no more...

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062 BQH — Emirates super First, Airbus artful Bombardier move, Qatar wants Italy, Air France scare

Flight 062. Emirates unveils a Mercedes in the sky. We need virtual windows everywhere. Air France can't contain a...

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063 ITM — Flying in Japan, ANA bliss, boarding uncertainty, Emirates shower, folding OpenSkies

Flight 063. Alex flies to Haneda with ANA, Paul to Narita with Cathay, they share what it's like to fly in Japan. The...

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065 BOS — Will Hunter, JFK Bomb Cyclone, ground handling revealed, Alaska Timbers, ANA brothers

Flight 065. Special guest Will Hunter tells us all about the hidden side of ground handling. The East Coast 'Bomb...

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066 CPH — Airbus shaken not stirred, BA recline, Europe pilot chase, no more US 747, robot carry-on

Flight 066. Airbus gets all shaken up. No more recline for BA. Airport noise insanity. No more US 747s. Boeing,...

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069 CLT — United dog, Narita grows, Air Italy, ashtrays, sky diamonds, airport rocking chairs

Flight 069. The week United killed a dog and went from bad to worse. The in-flight WiFi black hole over Europe....

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070 ICN — IAG wants Norwegian, cargo beds, China routes, Peach Aviation, Kitten IFE

Flight 070. IAG buys a bit of Norwegian, wants more. EU wants to reduce passenger rights. Alex flies to ICN, KIX,...

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072 ORD - A320 CTRL-ATL-DEL, LHR Tatooine, US ME3 deal, the Airbus A200, pilot poaching, AF no more?

Flight 072. Rebooting a A320 in-flight. The 787 RR saga gets bigger, has BA un-retiring 747s. Toy Story and joyful...

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074 MTY — Avroliner love, Lufthansa 748 First, SkyTrax debate, FRA disaster, LiveATC, BOG World Cup

Flights 074. Alex witnesses the worst passenger ever. Paul witnesses the best passenger ever. The new Lufthansa...

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Layovers 038 BOS

Flight 038. The story behind Virgin America’s death: why Alaska bought it, why JetBlue didn’t, why Alaska might...

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Layovers 039 DME

Flight 039. King size bed seats, throne seats, configurable bench seats, new inventions in a world of reduced leg...

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