Is there a good way to describe the 17+ hour flights that seem to be proliferating? Ultra long-haul doesn’t seem to be quite enough. So we’re brainstorming new ideas in this week’s episode.
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Also in this week’s show:
- The US government is blocking flights to most of Cuba
- Some interesting data on what are hubs and how they compare.
- United Airlines hosted a Media Day event
- Air New Zealand dumps London for Newark
- Doha Airport plans its expansion
- Boeing further delays 777x, cuts 787 rate (and Commercial Aircraft CEO fired)
- Airbus picks up a Spirit 100 frame order
And, as always, plenty more. Enjoy the show!
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You talked about travel insurance coverage for your trip to Nepal for evacuation if you a injured.
Check out the Divers Alert Network insurance which offers it as part its membership for $35 per year.
Divers Alert Network is an awesome group and I’m a big supporter of their work. We ultimately did choose to buy an annual travel insurance plan via DAN, above and beyond the basic evac coverage included in the base membership. Among other things, the phrase ” Emergency Evacuation may begin only after the injured person is made available at a location which can be reached by emergency medical services personnel,” gave me pause given plans to be trekking in the mountains of India, Bhutan and Nepal as part of the trip. While air ambulance is included I’m not 100% clear that helicopter evac from that remote location is. The annual plan (in addition to including plenty of other things I probably should have anyways) comes with a higher value evac, coverage for the initial evac plus transfer home ($35 plan only gets you the first one AFAICT) and explicitly states that it covers from the location of the injury.
I agree but either way you win. Especially if you don’t need it.
Have a great time.
We met years ago flying DCA to ONT with Luke Skywaiter and the otter.
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