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The Cranky Flier Interview #26 - Northern Pacific CEO Rob McKinney

The Cranky Flier Interview #26 - Northern Pacific CEO Rob McKinney

January 24, 2022

Northern Pacific will be the brand that uses 757s to connect the continental US to North Asia via Anchorage. It's a throwback in that sense... airlines haven't needed to stop in Anchorage for decades. But CEO Rob McKinney thinks he's on to something here with low fares and a decent product.

Rob and his team were down here in SoCal this week to unveil the livery on the first 757 where it was painted at San Bernardino International Airport, and I spoke with him for 15 minutes about the plans.

Cranky Talk: Omicron and Airline Staffing

Cranky Talk: Omicron and Airline Staffing

January 13, 2022

We kick off the new year with the topic dominating all the headlines: the Omicron variant. Brett and Dave talk about how this new strain is spreading like wildfire and causing all kinds of staffing problems for airlines. 

 

CDC links: 

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/index.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/burden.html

Cranky Talk: 2021 Holiday Spectacular!

Cranky Talk: 2021 Holiday Spectacular!

December 30, 2021

It's the holidays! Brett and Dave look back on a very turbulent year and speculate a bit on what's ahead in 2022. Happy New Year to all our listeners!  Stay tuned until the end of the episode a holiday gift from us to you: the 2021 blooper reel! 

Cranky Talk: Dave Went to Europe

Cranky Talk: Dave Went to Europe

December 16, 2021

An episode all about travel and aviation in the time of COVID! Dave went to Europe, so join us for all the detailed breakdowns of exquisite lunches in the rolling hills of  Tuscany, vespa tours through Italy....just kidding. This is all about what it was like to travel abroad during this moment in time, featuring the Omicron variant! 

The Cranky Flier Interview #25: United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby

The Cranky Flier Interview #25: United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby

December 7, 2021

I sat down with United CEO Scott Kirby to talk about Omicron, how the airline industry is looking at operational performance all wrong, and the future of regionals.

Scott is never afraid to speak his mind, so it's always great to talk to him.

This interview was recorded at the APEX Expo in Long Beach, CA on November 30, 2021.

The Cranky Flier Interview #24: Current Aviation CEO Brad Beakley

The Cranky Flier Interview #24: Current Aviation CEO Brad Beakley

November 23, 2021

If you've never heard of Current Aviation, you are not alone. Current is going to be an airline that flies no airplanes... but it has a lot of partners that will. Have a listen to CEO Brad Beakley talk about the venture which just came out into public view.

Cranky Talk: Airline MELTDOWNS

Cranky Talk: Airline MELTDOWNS

November 11, 2021

Airlines are melting down all over, with three in October alone. Why is this happening? When will it stop? Listen to find out! 

 

Flight attendant union memo 

 

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Cranky Talk: Potential Permanent COVID Travel Changes

Cranky Talk: Potential Permanent COVID Travel Changes

October 28, 2021

Brett and Dave speculate on what may stick from all the COVID related changes to travel. Voluntary masking? Permanent touch less airports? Biometrics? Airplane cleaning? All of these and more. 

 

 

Cranky Talk: Post-9/11 Travel Changes

Cranky Talk: Post-9/11 Travel Changes

October 14, 2021

The world changed after 9/11, but this week Brett focuses in specifically on what changed for air travelers here in the US. Next time, Brett and Dave will speculate on what permanent changes may be in store for air travelers once COVID is under control. 

 

 

Cranky Talk: DOJ vs BlueMerican Partnership

Cranky Talk: DOJ vs BlueMerican Partnership

September 30, 2021

We're talking about Jetblue and American's partnership and why DOJ is suing them! 

 

DOT agreement 

 

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