Episode 19: What's Happening in Travel

Episode 19: Icelandair fires all its Flight Attendants, Alaska Airlines and JetBlue flights at LAX, British Airways retires the 747s and also returns to Gatwick and much more…

Kerwin McKenzie

In this episode, we talk about:


  • Icelandair fires ALL its FAs and the pilots are taking over their responsibilities.
  • Alaska Airlines (AS) responds to JetBlue (B6) expansion at LAX but announcing their own new departures at LAX and FLL!  And these two are the new bedfellows for AA!
  • British Airways (BA) retiring their Boeing 747s
  • British Airways (BA) returns to London-Gatwick (LGW) after all
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways (VS) announces recapitalization
  • Level France liquidates (after Level Europe);    
  • Aeroflot (SU) repositions itself as a long-haul (potential) 5 star airline.
  • Air Asia in trouble(?)
  • Wizz Air AUH (3L) starts service
  • Air Arabia Abu Dhabi service
  • Garuda Indonesia (GA) to the US West Coast – maybe