Episode 32: What's Happening in Travel

Episode 32 In this episode: Airlines Update: Virgin Australia further shrinks its fleet Air New Zealand plans no Boeing 777 flights until September 2021 Finnair and SAS announce disappointing traffic results for August 2020 TigerAir Australia shuts down after 13 years Lufthansa updates the status of its COVID 19 testing...

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Episode 31: What's Happening in Travel

Episode 31 In this episode: Airlines Update: United expands its no change fee policy shortly after announcing it United moves aggressively internationally JetBlue follows United and American with more point-to-point flights Delta earns yet more positive press with its safety initiatives Helping TSA with cleaner bins starting in their hubs...

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Episode 30: What's Happening in Travel

Episode 30 In this episode: Aircraft KLM and Delft University flight test a model of a revolutionary future Airbus https://news.klm.com/klm-and-tu-delft-join-forces-to-make-aviation-more-sustainable/ https://news.klm.com/klm-and-tu-delft-present-successful-first-flight-flying-v/ [caption id="attachment_20959" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] KLM TU Delft flying v-1 airplane[/caption] Antonov builds its first aircraft with no Russian components.  But…… Want to fly on a 747 in September?  Here’s...

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Episode 29: What's Happening in Travel

Episode 29 In this episode: Airlines International service from Houston is increasing starting the second week in September 2020 Houston to: Amsterdam, Netherlands - KLM and United Doha, Qatar - Qatar Airlines Dubai, UAE - Emirates Frankfurt, Germany - Lufthansa and United Istanbul, Turkey - Turkish Airlines Paris, France -...

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Episode 28: What's Happening in Travel

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...

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Episode 27: What's Happening in Travel

In this episode: Updates New entrant Breeze Airways in the U.S. will not have a familiar airline code after all Delta partners with CVS in the U.S. for rapid COVID19 testing Not surprisingly, jetBlue delays its planned London services Manufacturer  Boeing gets its first order of the year for its...

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Episode 26: What's Happening in Travel

In this episode: Airlines Indian LCC SpiceJet is using an A340 for its SpiceXpress cargo division Singapore Airlines and Japan’s ANA prove adversity to be the mother of inventions Eurowings in Europe picks up where Frontier in the U.S. left off Delta extends middle seat empty policy to January 6,...

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Episode 25: What's Happening in Travel

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....

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Chef Stephen Hamilton From Eskay Caterers Recounts His Repatriation Flight From Amsterdam, Netherlands To Kingston, Jamaica

Repatriation Flights A repatriation flight is designed to return citizens of a particular country who are stuck abroad home. During this pandemic, there have been several of these flights. Typically, they are arranged by the governments and the citizens have to pay for these flights out of their own pockets....

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Episode 23: What's Happening in Travel

Episode 23 In this episode, we talk about travel restrictions and travel insurance as well as the following topics: Airlines Southwest announces cutbacks in aircraft cleaning between flights Taiwanese carriers offer unique flights to nowhere on Father’s Day (Aug 8) United starts sanitizing the flight decks on its aircraft with...

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