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Cranky Talk: How Airlines are Keeping Travelers Safe

Cranky Talk: How Airlines are Keeping Travelers Safe

August 6, 2020

We're discussing the ever-shifting safety standards that the airlines are adopting. We're answering what they're doing to set themselves apart, what's for show, and what will actually keep travelers safe when they fly. 

 

 

 

 

Cabin air quality 

 

Infectious disease transmission during commercial air travel

 

Surface transmission

 

Southwest Reduces Aircraft Cleaning Between Flights

 

Study: Leaving Airplane Middle Seats Empty Could Cut Coronavirus Risk Almost In Half

Cranky Talk: How Airlines Pick Their Routes!

Cranky Talk: How Airlines Pick Their Routes!

July 23, 2020

Brett goes on a deep dive into how airlines have traditionally plotted their routes and schedules...Dave is actually interested this time!

 

 

 

Thanks to our sponsor Turbulence Forecast

Cranky Talk: How Airports are Funded and the Impact of COVID-19

Cranky Talk: How Airports are Funded and the Impact of COVID-19

July 9, 2020

This week, Brett and Dave talk about how airports are funded and will taxpayers be on the hook for empty airports during the COVID crisis. 

 

Sources:

AIP 2017 Report

Missourian: Columbia Hotel Tax 

LAWA Landing Fees

Dallas Morning News: DFW Toll Road

Cranky Talk: Summer Travel Ideas in the Time of COVID-19

Cranky Talk: Summer Travel Ideas in the Time of COVID-19

June 25, 2020

In this episode, Brett is joined by a special guest to go over some overlooked destinations and travel recommendations as Americans gear up for a summer without international travel!

 

IATA Travel Centre COVID-19 Map

 

The Cranky Flier Interview #17: United Airlines Vice President, International Network and Alliances, Patrick Quayle
Cranky Talk: To Fly or Not to Fly? Buying tickets in the time of COVID

Cranky Talk: To Fly or Not to Fly? Buying tickets in the time of COVID

June 11, 2020

In this episode, Brett navigates through all the uncertainty in buying air tickets during COVID-19, from discussing the relative safety of air travel to pulling apart old ticketing myths and wondering about any potential deals to be found. 

 

Sponsored by The Airplane Shop

Cranky Talk: The Airport of the Future

Cranky Talk: The Airport of the Future

May 28, 2020

In this episode, we'll guide you through what you can expect to find the next time you're in an airport in the short and medium-term. Then we go off the deep end and dive into what airports may look like in the future. 

 

Sponsored by The Airplane Shop

Cranky Talk: The Phantom Refunds

Cranky Talk: The Phantom Refunds

May 14, 2020

In this episode, Brett offers a roadmap through the tedious refund process and goes step-by-step on how to get your money back from the airlines in the time of COVID-19

The Cranky Flier Interview #16: Mark Thorpe, CEO Ontario International Airport Authority
The Cranky Flier Interview #15: Southwest EVP and CRO Andrew Watterson

The Cranky Flier Interview #15: Southwest EVP and CRO Andrew Watterson

September 5, 2019

I sat down with Andrew Watterson to talk about the 737 MAX, Newark, and the new Southwest Business

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