Episode 25: What's Happening in Travel

Episode 25: Fly socially-distanced Qantas B789 flights to nowhere Via Antarctica. And bring lots of money. United takes a page out of Southwest’s point-to-point playbook and more…

Kerwin McKenzie

In this episode, we have:

  • Fly socially-distanced Qantas B789 flights to nowhere via Antarctica. And bring lots of money.
  • United takes a page out of Southwest’s point-to-point playbook
  • United reduces seats on its E175s to compensate for pilot furloughs.
  • Lufthansa Group considers drastic fleet changes, possibly ditching the flagship A380.
  • Craving a piece of an ex-Lufthansa A320? Your wishes come true. But at a price. https://www.worldshop.eu.
  • Looking for 3 month unlimited weekday flying anywhere in China? Try China Eastern.
  • Delta Air Lines to do at home COVID-19 testing for their employees
  • American joins other US carriers to ban face masks with valves and vents
  • An Android phone as a light-weight wifi server and router for IFE? India’s SpiceJet says yes

Airports

  • Coronavirus dogs?

Aircraft Manufacturers

  • Rolls Royce wide-body engine problems again? The company believes not
  • Wondering why the current and future Airbus widebodies have that “bandit” look?
  • Does aircraft software still get updated with floppy disks?

 

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