The AirlineGeeks Podcast
By John McDermott
Welcome to the AirlineGeeks Podcast, a weekly podcast by AirlineGeeks.com. In each episode, we will dive the top aviation new stories to give you an in-depth understanding of what's going on right now. Our hosts, John, Vanni and Jeremey, will discuss each story in detail to reveal every detail, present different viewpoints, and answer relevant questions that give the story more context. We'll also invite industry experts to give their own fresh takes on different subjects.
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Evolving Measures
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. Our first story regards an announcement that Ryanair will join a number of airports in suing the U.K. government over its stop-light coronavirus travel policy, calling for more transparency soon before the admission levels are reconsidered. Next, we move to a story that Airbus and Cathay Pacific are developing a plan to certify long-haul aircraft, most notably Airbus A350, for single-pilot operations. We consider the implications of this plan and both when and where it might be initially rolled out. Last, we take a brief look at Copa Airlines' decision to increase frequencies to multiple destinations in the United States as the vaccine rollout continues.
June 21, 2021
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: New Airlines, New Aircraft
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. We start our episode with a profile of GlobalCrossing Airlines, otherwise known as GlobalX. We introduce the carrier, including what its goals are, what its potential market is and where it's come so far in its certification process. We then discuss United Airlines' Boom Supersonic order and the potential risks for ordering the aircraft at this stage in its development process. We also consider what United plans to do with the aircraft and the implications of those goals for the program and the broader industry.
June 11, 2021
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Low-Cost Airlines Moving Forward
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. We start this week by discussing the launch of new American carrier Breeze Airways. We overview the carrier and discuss how smoothly its first week of operations has gone. We also take a look at Wizz Air's decision to pull out of the Norwegian domestic market and consider what this could mean for Norwegian's future.
June 4, 2021
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: International Controversies
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. Our first story covers the arrest of an opposition journalist off a Ryanair plane as it flew over Belarus. Next, we move to Eurowings Discover and discuss its newest longhaul routes to Salt Lake City and Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Last, we take a look at Virgin Australia's latest plans to expand as it recovers from insolvency.
May 29, 2021
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Transatlantic Returns
Welcome back to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. For our first story, we discuss United Airlines' announcement that it will fly 80% of its pre-pandemic schedule in July on the back of strengthening bookings and expanding vaccination efforts. Next, we discuss Delta Airlines' fully-tested, quarantine-free flights between the U.S. and Italy and what they could mean for travel bookings. Last, we move to JetBlue, who has launched bookings to two London airports, the first European destinations it will serve in its history.
May 22, 2021
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Returning From Shutdowns
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks podcast. For our first topic, we discuss the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline in the United States. We take a look at its impacts on U.S. carriers as well as the impacts it could have on the larger market. Next, we take a look at Air Canada, which has announced major losses for the first quarter of 2021 but who has also hinted at signs of recovery as it pressures Canada's government to relax border restrictions. Finally, we move to Japan, where we investigate moves by All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines to expand the presence of low-cost-carriers in the Japanese market.
May 14, 2021
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: New Developments in Leisure Travel
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. First, we start by discussing AirlineGeeks' recent interview with Sun Country Airlines' Head of Network Planning, which came soon after the carrier announced over a dozen new routes over the summer season and beyond. We also look at a new expansion by Southwest Airlines for the summer, including how their network planning may be adapting as the U.S. comes out of the coronavirus pandemic. Last, we look to Stockholm's Bromma Airport, which is being shut down after over a year of pandemic-induced abysmal passenger numbers.
May 7, 2021
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Moving Into the Future
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. Our first story discusses an outage of the booking software Radixx, which impacted notable airlines such as the new Avelo Airlines – we look at how Avelo dealt with the issue just days before a successful launch. Next, we look to VistaJet, which has announced a plan to carbon offset all its operations by 2025. We consider the impact this will have not only on the private jet charter industry but also on aviation as a whole. Last, we turn to American Airlines' new terminal at Reagan National Airport, which will see the closure of Gate 35X and an array of new amenities for American passengers.
April 30, 2021
The AirlineGeeks: Hope Amid Losses
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. We start this week with a look at United Airlines' earning results, including what they include, how the airline is responding, and what the announcement hints at for the future. Next, we take a look at the strengthening Northeast Alliance between American Airlines and JetBlue and what the move means for other carriers. Last, we take a look at a new Airbus A321neo order from Delta and how this will transform the carrier's fleet.
April 23, 2021
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Divergent Domestic Markets
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. This week, we focus on two polar-opposite stories from domestic markets. We start with Avelo Airlines, the latest short-haul carrier in the United States to launch operations. We turn to France, where lawmakers have banned all short-haul domestic routes that can be covered in under 2.5 hours by train.
April 16, 2021
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Airlines Expediting Recoveries
Thank you for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. Our first story deals with Delta Airlines' decision to unblock middle seats starting May 1 as well as the higher passenger demand since that has caused them to temporarily do so on select flights. Next, we look to JetBlue, which has revealed its Economy Class product for its transatlantic flights to London, which start this summer. Last, we turn the Air Canada/Air Transat merger, which has fallen through after years of negotiations and market research.
April 9, 2021
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Low-Cost Breakthrough
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. Our first story today focuses on a new order for the Boeing 737 MAX: Southwest Airlines placed a firm order for 100 more MAX aircraft with options for an additional 155. We also discuss American LCC rival JetBlue, which has revealed its 14 weekly slots at London's Heathrow Airport through the end of the IATA summer season. Last, in light of a request to establish an American preclearance facility in Taiwan, we discuss the CBP facility and the benefits of having preclearance for foreign countries, the U.S. and even specific cities.
April 2, 2021
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Post-Pandemic New Normal
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. Our first story today discusses the latest round of Small Community Air Service Grants, which have given us hints as to the potential initial routes for American startups Breeze Airways and Avelo. We then turn to American Airlines' new trials of touchless biometric checkin systems and how they may change the aviation industry post-pandemic.
March 26, 2021
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Post-COVID Startups
Thank you for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. We start today with a conversation about low-cost airline Ryanair's decision to add substantial frequencies to leisure destinations across Europe for their summer schedule. Next, we turn to American startup Breeze Airways, which has received federal authorization to launch services this year en route to receiving its final Air Operator's Certificate. Last, we take a look at Pragusa.One, a new premium-based startup airline that plans to launch operations on long-haul rotes with widebody planes this summer.
March 19, 2021
The AirlineGeeks Podcast Cut for Time: Flying the MAX Internationally
Please enjoy this bonus episode of the AirlineGeeks podcast. This segment was recorded for our episode published on March 12, but we removed it from the episode so we would have enough time to publish the other two segments in full. In this segment, we discuss American Airlines' decision to launch international services with the Boeing 737 MAX – we look at the implications of this move, including how it may impact the image of the 737 MAX as its return to service continues.
March 16, 2021
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Airlines Reformed
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. On today's podcast, we dive into American shipping giant FedEx's decision that it will be carbon neutral by 2040, giving it the most ambitious climate plan of any major U.S. airline to date. We also turn to regional carrier Mesa Airlines, which has announced plans to launch a startup airline in Europe – we look at the repercussions of this move and speculate on what the new joint venture's business model might look like.
March 12, 2021
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Recovery On the Horizon
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. We start today with a look at Greek airline Sky Express, which has launched its first international services. Next, we move to news that the last Boeing 787 Dreamliner has left the production line at Boeing's Everett factory; the aircraft type will be solely produced at Boeing's plant in South Carolina moving forward. Last, we look to reports that current and former Interjet pilots are moving to take jobs at other Mexican rivals as Interjet nears a seemingly-imminent bankruptcy.
March 5, 2021
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Post-Pandemic Preparations
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. Today, we start with stories that two airlines have announced flights operated by fully-vaccinated crews – after Singapore Airlines revealed an all-vaccinated flight crew, Emirates Airlines announced a flight whose entire crew, from those onboard to airport and ramp agents, were vaccinated. Next, we discuss the U.K.'s pathway for re-opening, which, among other things, features plans to vaccinate citizens at an expedited rate. Last, we discuss last week's United 777 engine failure and the repercussions of the incident.
February 26, 2021
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: A Carbon-Neutral Future
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. Our first story today concerns a meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron over tariffs imposed on Boeing- and Airbus-built goods imported into the European Union and the U.S., respectively. Next, we look at United Airlines' plans to purchase 200 Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft and how the move could revolutionize air travel forever. Last, we look to KLM, which has operated its first commercial flight powered solely by synthetic kerosenes.
February 19, 2021
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: An Industry Reeling
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. First, we discuss Irish low-cost airline Ryanair's recent financial results, which featured a $1 billion loss. We look at the reasons for this as well as how some competitors have fared since the start of the pandemic. Next, we look to a survey of pilots from around the world which show that nearly half of all pilots worldwide are currently furloughed or unemployed. We look at the implications of this as well as the challenges of bringing crews back to work after months offline. Last, we discuss Air Canada Rouge's operations suspension and how its operations have changed since the pandemic began.
February 12, 2021
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Extravagant Flying
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. First, we discuss American regional carrier JSX, which has expanded fairly rapidly over the past few months. We take a look at some changes and discuss the airline's business model. Next, we discuss JetBlue's new Mint Studio product, which will be primarily used on new transatlantic flights later this year. Lastly, we move to Qatar and look at the state's flag carrier's aggressive expansions into the United States and other international destinations and the implications of and reactions to these changes.
February 5, 2021
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: The Best Frequent Fliers
Thank you for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. Today, we spend time looking at airline frequent flier systems, discussing how they bring value to airlines and what the ideal system is for passengers. We also discuss the Boeing 737 MAX's recertification in the European Union and in the UK.
January 29, 2021
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Changing Travel Possibilities
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. Our first story today concerns American Airlines, which recently announced plans to launch a new health passport to help passengers manage international travel restrictions and track coronavirus symptoms before departure. Next, we consider New Zealand, which recently launched a new travel bubble with the Cook Islands. Last, we move to Canada, where government restrictions have forced multiple major airlines to cut flights and furlough staff.
January 22, 2021
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: 2020's Winners & Losers
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. We start today with a discussion of Viva Aerobus' 2020 results, which saw a better-than-average showing for the carrier amid the coronavirus pandemic. Next, we move to the United States, where we consider a decision by the Department of Transport to allow airlines to deny boarding to all emotional support animals from flights save service dogs with special training. Last, we take a look at some airlines around the world who have, or who are planning to, launch operations for the first time during the pandemic.
January 15, 2021
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Alliances Shift
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. We kick off our first episode of 2021 with a brief look at new 737MAX routes; the plane will be reintroduced by Alaska Airlines, United Airlines and WestJet over the next few months. Next, we look to the UK's shifting Open Skies agreements both with the U.S. and the EU, including how the EU agreement is changing and why the US pact stays the same. Last, we move to discuss airline equity alliances, how the agreements may be damaging to airlines and what a better course of action may be.
January 8, 2021
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: 2020 Year-End
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast this year. For our final episode of the podcast this year, we take a look back at some aircraft fleets that have been retired in 2020. We invite multiple AirlineGeeks contributors to share their favorite memories on various aircraft – from retired 777s to Maddogs to 747s – across airlines and throughout time. We'll see you next year.
December 31, 2020
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Holiday Cheer & New City Pairs
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. We start this episode with a brief discussion of WestJet's Christmas Miracle event. Next, we move to news that Aer Lingus is launching new services from Manchester to multiple U.S. destinations. Last, we move to the newly-revamped Eastern Airlines and the latest services it has announced prior to launch.
December 18, 2020
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Milk Runs and New Aircraft
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. We start our episode with a discussion of Alaska Airlines' Milk Run services, which deliver goods to remote communities across Alaska like Utqiagvik, the town previously called Barrow. Next, we move to a bid by Air India employees to buy the ailing airline as well as other attempts to privatize the airline. Last, we take another look at the Boeing 737 MAX, this time considering an order by low-cost carrier Ryanair for an additional 75 of the type.
December 11, 2020
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Airlines Prepare For World of MAX, Pandemics
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. This week, we start with a discussion of the 737MAX developments over the past few weeks, both on the FAA recertification decision and American Airlines' plans to resume MAX operations. Next, we move to airlines' decisions to test out new health tracking apps to help weather future pandemics. Last, we take a peek art British Airways' decision it will sell memorabilia like galley carts, cutlery and more from its stock.
December 4, 2020
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Thanksgiving Episode
Thanks for listening to The AirlineGeeks Podcast. This week, we step aside from our regular programing to hold a thanksgiving discussion. We take a look at where the industry is at the moment compared to regular holidays, and we also pause to discuss some "aviation thankfuls" even during the pandemic.
November 27, 2020
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Airlines On Edge
Thank you for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. First, we discuss the status of the aviation industry in Central and South America, including what governments are doing to combat the coronavirus pandemic and what what airlines in the region have in their future – both due to voluntary and involuntary actions. Next, we discuss recent news that Norwegian Air is running short on cash and may be forced to close by the end of the winter season. (Note: after recording, Norwegian did apply for bankruptcy protection in Ireland, the latest development in its financial struggles.) Last, we discuss the announcement that Korean Air, the flag carrier of South Korea, will buy a majority stake in competitor Asiana and what some if the implications of the deal may be.
November 20, 2020
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: New Airports and Iconic Retirements
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. This week, we start with a discussion of Berlin's Brandenburg airport, which has finally opened 8 years after its original plan. Next, we hold a quick discussion of aviation in the Amazon Rainforest and how it impacts life in secluded communities. Last, we travel to the United States to take a look back at Delta's 777 retirement and discuss the fleet's final flight.
November 14, 2020
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Air vs Rail as Flybe Returns
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. We start off this week with another look at Essential Air Service and how some different airports are seeing changes in EAS this winter season. Next, we consider Amtrak's 2035 profitability plan and how it could compete with aviation moving forward. Lastly, we discuss Flybe's return, the impact of its original administration and where the airline may be moving going forward.
October 30, 2020
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Huge Aircraft Updates
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. This week, we look first at the European Union Aviation Safety Agency's (EASA's) announcement that it could recertify the Boeing 737 MAX to fly in European skies es early as December 2020. We look back at the changes EASA has required as well as at the implications of updated training requirements. Next, we move to European manufacturer Airbus, which has revealed the first A220 aircraft destined for JetBlue, set to be delivered in December with a special livery. We consider how JetBlue will transition the type into its fleet to replace current Embraer jets, and we speculate on how the A220 might be used in JetBlue's network. Last, we discuss Singapore Airlines' new flight from Singapore to New York's John F Kennedy International Airport, including why the carrier would make the decision to operate such a ling international flights during the coronavirus pandemic.
October 23, 2020
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Alex Cruz Steps Down, International Airlines Enter New Markets
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. This week, we start with a look at Qatar Airways' entry into San Francisco International Airport. The carrier will serve SFO from December through the end of the winter season in March 2021. Next, we look at former British Airways CEO Alex Cruz's decision to step down earlier this week after four years at the company, reflecting on his legacy there and what is to come. Last, we discuss Southwest Airlines' announcement that it will serve Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and Houston's George Bush Intercontinental and what these moves mean for both the airline and its soon-to-be competitors at these new airports.
October 16, 2020
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: US Airlines Flying Without CARES Act
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. This week, we start out with a story about David Neeleman's new Breeze Air, which has raised an additional $83 million before its anticipated Spring 2021 launch. Next, we look at American Airlines, which, among a variety of recent route announcements, has revealed it is changing the equipment on and frequencies of its JFK-LAX route in response to changing passenger demographics amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Last, we look at Boutique Air's new route to Rendmond/Bend, Oregon and how it fits both into Boutique's network and the networks of its partners.
October 9, 2020
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Airlines and Countries, Facing Losses, Uniquely Resume Operations
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. This week, we start with a discussion of Peru's decision to restart international relations. The country is resuming flights to different countries in stages based on perceived risks. Next, we look at Singapore Airlines' A380 Restaurant, one of the ways the airline is looking to raise money: the carrier is, for a limited time, allowing customers to eat a meal on one of the aircraft or in their home as well as take a tour of its crew training facilities. Last, we look at Qatar Airways' recently-published financial report, which covers a period from April 2019 through March 2020. We discuss the factors that impacted the carrier's losses and the implications of the report going forward.
October 2, 2020
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Lufthansa Announces Cuts as Airbus Reveals Revolutionary Aircraft and Hong Kong Boosts Health
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. This week, we start by discussing Lufthansa's recent decision to continue cutting its fleet and staff as demand continues to stay low amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Next, we mention Airbus' 5-year anniversary in Mobile, Alabama and discuss the manufacturer's announcement it will develop a zero-emissions aircraft, powered by hydrogen instead of traditional jet fuel, by 2035. Last, we focus on two stories out of Hong Kong: both that the city's airport recently received a 5-star rating for health policies as it combats the coronavirus and that it has recently banned two airlines, Air India and Cathay Dragon, for two weeks after the carriers each carried large volumes of passengers infected with the coronavirus into Hong Kong.
September 25, 2020
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: United Airlines Protects Pilots Among Staffing Lawsuit as FAA Saves Slots
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. This week, we start with a discussion of United Airlines' agreement that will protect 3,000 of the airline's pilots, who have agreed to take reduced hours to avoid furloughs. Then, we take a look at a recent lawsuit against United that claims the airline uses discriminatory policies to staff its lucrative charter flights for professional sports clubs in the U.S. We finish by taking a look at the FAA's decision to protect airline slots at big airports throughout the U.S. through the winter 2020-21 season.
September 18, 2020
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: A Look Into EAS, Dreamliner, and Southwest Operations
Thanks for listening to The AirlineGeeks Podcast. This week, we take a look at the U.S. Essential Air Service Program, including how it got started, its fundamental rules, and how it impacts both airlines and communities. Then, we consider recent developments in Boeing 787 Dreamliner production that could harm aircraft nearing the end of their service lives. Last, we discuss Southwest Airlines' decision to expand to Miami and Palm Springs and what the expansions mean for the Southwest business model.
September 11, 2020
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Airlines Around The World Welcome Historic Changes, Bailouts
Welcome back to the AirlineGeeks Podcast. This week, we start by discussing U.S. Airlines' decisions to eliminate change fees on their domestic services, a reversal on policies that have been in place for over a decade. Next, we look at El Al's recent flight from Israel to the UAE over Saudi Arabia, a move that is influential for the region from both an aviation and political standpoint. Last, we dive into Emirates' recent government aid deal and how it will affect the carrier's operations going forward.
September 4, 2020
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Airlines Announce Furloughs, Shut Down, and Renew Testing
We've rebranded, albeit slightly, to The AirlineGeeks Podcast! Thanks for joining us this week. We start with a discussion of Delta Airlines, which has announced it will furlough nearly 2,000 pilots amid the coronavirus crisis; the airline will, however, increase its international flying into 2021. Next, we discuss the future of ExpressJet, the U.S. regional carrier whose contract with United Airlines was canceled in July, after it announced it will pause operations and furlough most of its staff at the end of September. We finish the episode by discussing how airlines and countries around the world are adapting their testing policies to encourage more people to travel in the age of the pandemic.
August 28, 2020
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Wizz Air Rapidly Expands As Other Airlines Develop a Future
Thanks for tuning in to The AirlineGeeks Podcast. This week, we take a look at the airline industry in South America, comparing where different countries are in allowing airlines to relaunch international operations. We then turn to Alitalia, which has announced new plans to restructure; we have also learned about new plans for a revitalized fleet at the airline. Lastly, we turn to Wizz Air's rapid expansion, which the airline has used to gain footholds in new markets, most notably London's Gatwick Airport and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
August 21, 2020
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Airlines Prepare Networks & Aircraft for a Post-COVID World
This week on The AirlineGeeks Podcast, we invite AirlineGeeks founder Ryan Ewing to discuss how airlines bring their planes back into service after storage. We also look at a new deal between Air France and its pilot's union that will allow Transavia, Air France's low-cost subsidiary, to operate domestic routes within France. We finish by diving into Austrian Airlines' Coronavirus testing policies and how the airline is altering its route network to adapt to the pandemic this fall.
August 14, 2020
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Airlines Around the World, Facing Bankruptcy, Change Crew Contracts
Thanks for listening to the AirlineGeeks podcast. This week, our hosts dive into tensions between Irish low-cost airline Ryanair and some of its international crews, as the airline is looking to cut costs and save money amid the Coronavirus pandemic. We discuss changes at the International Airlines Group, which owns global carriers like British Airways, Iberia, Air Lingus and Air Europa, as the coronavirus pandemic overtakes Europe. Finally, we take a look into the Virgin Group, which saw two major airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia, post post restructuring plans this week. As always, you can read about all of these topics and more on our website, AirlineGeeks.com, and on our Instagram and Twitter pages.
August 7, 2020
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: "All-You-Can-Fly" Despite Boeing Production Cuts
Thanks for tuning into The AirlineGeeks Podcast. This week, our hosts are joined by AirlineGeeks writer Pablo Diaz to discuss Boeing's recent financial report, which includes the decision to cut production on multiple key aircraft. We also take a look at Southwest Airlines' decision not to furlough airlines on October 1 – when CARES money is set to run out – as well as the new "all-you-can-fly" passes offered by over half a dozen Chinese airlines. Join us for this week's edition of Coronavirus ups and downs from around the world.
July 31, 2020
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: The Death of a Queen
This week, our hosts discuss the retirement of two iconic Boeing 747 fleets – those belonging to British Airways and Qantas – as well as some memories of the fleet and hopes for its future. We also discuss Qatar Airways' current situation with special focus on its ongoing blockade inquiry and its renewed commitment to environmentalism amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Lastly, we chat with AirlineGeeks Editor-In-Chief Parker Davis to review the latest round of earnings reports from U.S. airlines, most notably United Airlines.
July 24, 2020
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Where do airlines stand amid the Coronavirus pandemic?
In this episode, our hosts dive into the financial positions many U.S. airlines are in and how they are positioning themselves to come out the other end of the Coronavirus pandemic. We take a special look at Delta, whose recently-published Q2 earnings report revealed a $7 billion loss. We wrap up the episode by taking a look at the new partnership between JetBlue and American Airlines, how it's set up and what it may mean for passengers going forward.
July 17, 2020
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Future Forecasts
We've hear a lot of news about the future of a number of airlines and aircraft in the past week. In this episode, we dive into United's furloughs and compare them to what other airlines are planning. We also discuss the continued tests on the Boeing 737MAX as well as the public reaction to them. Lastly, we look at Azul's all-cargo Embraer EJet, the first of its kind in commercial service.
July 10, 2020
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Airlines & Airports Take Another Coronavirus Hit
Welcome to the latest episode of the AGLounge News podcast. This week, we're joined by Parker Davis to discuss social distancing on airplanes and its economic and social effects in the United States. We'll also brief El Al's operation suspension and dive into the situation at Milan Linate airport, which is in the midst of an operational and logistical nightmare as it's planned to open earlier than expected. As always, you can read about all of these stories and more on our website or by visiting @airlinegeeks on both Instagram and Twitter.
July 3, 2020
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: How Are Flying, Aircraft Training, and Aircraft Certification Changing?
Welcome back to the AGLounge by AirlineGeeks podcast. This week, we're diving into three pressing topics: the first report released about PIA flight 8303, which crashed last month; the revival of travel by private jet amid the Coronavirus pandemic; and the imminent recertification of the Boeing 737 MAX. Our hosts, John and Vanni, dive into how these stories are impacting civil aviation around the world, including how pilot training may change after new PIA revelations; how private aviation is changing the way we travel; and how the 737 MAX recertification looks different than any aircraft certification before.
June 26, 2020
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: June 19, 2020
Welcome to the first episode of the weekly AirlineGeeks news podcast. Thanks for bearing with us as we work out the kinks of recording. This week, we're diving into three stories from the week's news: the latest revival of Eastern Airlines in the United States, how border and travel restrictions in Canada are impacting travel, and how airlines and passengers alike in the U.S. are implementing and reacting to new safety measures. If you have any comments or you'd like to provide feedback, visit our website at AirlineGeeks.com.
June 19, 2020
The AirlineGeeks Podcast: Episode 0
Pilot episode of the AirlineGeeks Podcast.
June 12, 2020