The Airline Weekly Lounge Podcast

Who’s Traveling Across the Atlantic?
Jason Clampet

Skift Senior Aviation Business Editor Brian Sumers joins host Madhu Unnikrishnan to examine why the heads of four U.S. and European airlines are asking for quarantine rules to be eased. Also, how much more time do you have to fly...

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Can Technology Make Travel Safer?
Jason Clampet

This week host Madhu Unnikrishnan is joined by Amy Burr, managing director of JetBlue Ventures, and Nirali Shah, director, Vantage Airport Group.

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Pandemic Paxex
Jason Clampet

What is the passenger experience like during a pandemic? Not good, says PaxEx.aero Editor Seth Miller. On the one hand, empty aircraft mean more space for passengers, but as airlines grapple with public health precautions, food, beverage and other inflight...

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Las Vegas Airport’s Coronavirus Lessons
Jason Clampet

Chris Jones, McCarran International Airport chief marketing officer, discusses the steep drop off in traffic when Las Vegas closed down and how traffic is slowly starting to recover now that many shelter-in-place restrictions are easing. Listen to how McCarran is...

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The Giant Shifts in Aircraft Manufacturing
Jason Clampet

Bombardier exits the commerical aviation market, and Mitsubishi considers what comes next with the MRJ. Aerospace journalist Jon Ostrower of The Air Current joins host Madhu Unnikrishnan to explain what he calls the rapidly moving tectonic plates in the airframer...

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The Bankruptcy of Latam
Jason Clampet

Covid-19 claimed its latest airline victim with the bankruptcy of Latam. Just how did one of the largest and most successful airlines in Latin America land in such dire straits? And what does its bankruptcy filing mean for Delta, which...

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To Mask or Not Mask?
Jason Clampet

Brett Snyder, better known as The Cranky Flier, emphatically says passengers need to wear masks or facial coverings onboard aircraft. It’s not a question, Snyder says in this episode of Mondays With Skift Airline Weekly. Airlines dug themselves into a public-relations hole...

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How Airports Need to Adapt for a Public Health Crisis
Jason Clampet

Ty Osbaugh, architecture firm Gensler’s aviation lead and principal, joins Skift Airline Weekly Editor Madhu Unnikrishnan for a discussion on how airports need to change to handle a public-health emergency. Everything from check-in to terminal design needs to be rethought...

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Enormous Challenges and Possible Opportunities
Jason Clampet

The airline industry is ravaged now, but could this create an opportunity for new airlines to emerge? Skift Airline Weekly Editor Madhu Unnikrishnan and Seth Kaplan, Airline Weekly co-founder and current host of the Airlines Confidential podcast, discuss the possibility.

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How Much Money Are Airlines Losing Now?
Jason Clampet

This week Skift Airline Weekly editor Madhu Unnikrishnan was joined by Skift Aviation Business Editor Brian Sumers to discuss first quarter earnings -- and why they are likely the best numbers airlines will see for all of 2020.

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The Threat to Virgin Australia
Jason Clampet

Skift Airline Weekly's Jay Shabat and Madhu Unnikrishnan discuss the April 26 issue, paying special attention to Virgin Australia's unique challenges.

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New Livestream: Mondays With Skift Airline Weekly
Jason Clampet

We started a new weekly livestream Q&A series: Mondays Live With Skift Airline Weekly. Join Skift Airline Weekly editors as we discuss the hottest topics in the airline industry in the week ahead and take listeners' questions. Hosted every Monday morning,...

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