DLD 281: A Boycott!

Don’t like the service from a company? Just walk away. Turns out we’ve figured that one out pretty well here at DLD. And also that isn’t really much of the episode at all, because the story isn’t very interesting.

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Also in this episode:

  • The weekly Coronavirus update –
    • Are the smaller Chinese carriers going to collapse back into the big three as the Coronavirus trashes the HNA carriers collapsing?
    • Delta Air Lines and Hawaiian Airlines extended their cuts to Korea as well
    • Austria isn’t happy with Italians flowing over the border from outbreak areas in the North
  • Amtrak implementing truly inflexible fares
  • The United Express E145 fleet is finally confirmed to have a streaming IFE solution on board. The news also comes with a shuffle of regional operations and Cranky Flier has the secret decoder ring we need for that.
  • A sand storm closed airports in the Canary Islands over the weekend, creating quite a mess
  • American Airlines and Qatar Airways are friends again. Why, and will AA really fly its own metal to Doha??
  • KLM is finally getting a premium economy product on board. Eventually.
  • Are bunk beds really coming to economy class on Air New Zealand? Maybe, eventually. Or maybe not. But the images of Sky Bunk have many people very excited.
  • Silver Airways is growing with its new ATR fleet, but is that enough to support a return to turboprops versus smaller RJs for the industry?

And so very, very much more. Enjoy the show!

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.