Episode 28: What's Happening in Travel

Episode 28: Fifty years since the DC-10’s first flight, More flights to nowhere and more…

Kerwin McKenzie

Episode 28

In this episode:

Aircraft

Fifty years of the DC-10’s first flight

Airlines

  • More flights to nowhere?  Yes, that’s a (big) thing now.
  • ExpressJet, once one of the largest regional aircraft operators in the U.S. shutting down in September 2020
  • Delta leads the way in onboard COVID 19 safety procedures.  Again
  • United – possibly – aggravates its passengers with a controversial new program
  • Virgin Atlantic shift focus away from the struggling North Atlantic to more Visiting friends and relatives destinations. The carrier also gets closer to financial relief.
  • Thai International’s aircraft acquisition comes under scrutiny.  Fifteen years later.
  • India’s Vistara tries a unique approach with its new onboard safety video
  • EasyJet approaches possible mass pilot layoffs in an innovative manner

Aircraft and Engines

  • Boeing’s troubled 737 Max moves steadily towards worldwide re-certification
  • More negative press for Boeing as it immediately grounds 8 newly-delivered 787s
  • Is Rolls Royce really becoming a British calamity?  
 

Airports

  • Cleared to land at the much-delayed new BER airport?  Yes, er, maybe.

 

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