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Cranky Talk: Fume Events! Fact or Fiction?

Cranky Talk: Fume Events! Fact or Fiction?

August 11, 2022

This week, we're talking about the great mystery in the sky....fume events! Are they real? Are they overexaggerated? What is going on up there?! 

 

LA Times: How Toxic Fumes Seep Into The Air You Breathe On Planes 

 

NIH: Characterization of the frequency and nature of bleed air contamination events in commercial aircraft

 

Cabin Air Safety Act of 2022

 

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Cranky Talk: Southwest Credits No Longer Expire With Southwest Chief Marketing Officer Ryan Green!

Cranky Talk: Southwest Credits No Longer Expire With Southwest Chief Marketing Officer Ryan Green!

July 28, 2022

This week, we're joined by Southwest’s Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Ryan Green to talk about the airline’s big change this week!

 

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Cranky Talk: A US Travel Stress Test With Special Guest Dawn Gilbertson!

Cranky Talk: A US Travel Stress Test With Special Guest Dawn Gilbertson!

July 14, 2022

On this episode of Cranky Talk, Brett and Dave are joined by special guest Dawn Gilbertson, columnist for the Wall Street Journal to discuss her story "11 Flights, 6 Airlines, 4 Days: A Flying Test of the U.S. Travel System" 

Listen in for some surprising results as Dawn recaps what it was like to do all that travel over the Fourth of July weekend. 

 

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Cranky Talk: All About Alliances!

Cranky Talk: All About Alliances!

June 23, 2022

Thank you again to Ezra who wrote in with a great question: Do alliances even matter anymore? Star Alliance, Sky Team, One World, the Rebel Alliance, etc.  We get into that and much more! 

 

Star Alliance 

KLM/Northwest

 

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Cranky Talk: The Summer of Airline Madness

Cranky Talk: The Summer of Airline Madness

June 9, 2022

Summer 2022 is shaping up to be quite wild in the world of aviation. Prices and demand are high, travel numbers are way up, and airlines...are delaying and canceling flights left and right! Brett breaks down what's going on and what to expect on your travels this summer. 

Cranky Talk: JetBlue Gets Hostile With Spirit

Cranky Talk: JetBlue Gets Hostile With Spirit

May 19, 2022

JetBlue wants Spirit bad and is willing to go hostile to get it!

 

 

Cranky Talk: What is the Point of a Travel Agent?

Cranky Talk: What is the Point of a Travel Agent?

May 5, 2022

Brett and Dave take on a listener question! What's the point of travel agencies these days? With a plurality of options available to consumers to book directly with airlines, what can we do that you can't on your own? 

 

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Cranky Talk: The Oakland California Corridor Challenge

Cranky Talk: The Oakland California Corridor Challenge

April 21, 2022

Brett got to nerd out on a bunch of flights over three days to prove once and for all that flying between Oakland and Southern California is BACK! 

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Cranky Talk:The Airplane Seat of the Future

Cranky Talk:The Airplane Seat of the Future

April 7, 2022

Seats are getting smaller and more uncomfortable all the time...or are they? Brett and Dave talk about all this and then guess what the airplane seat of the future might look like. 

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double decker

cloud concept

Coffeehouse

Swivel

Skyrider 2.0

Bike seat

The Cranky Flier Interview #27 - Denver Air Connection’s Jon Coleman

The Cranky Flier Interview #27 - Denver Air Connection’s Jon Coleman

April 4, 2022

It's not easy being a little guy, but Denver Air Connection has come up with a pretty interesting plan to get pilots onboard, teach them how to fly, and save the industry... or something like that.

I spoke with Jon Coleman, head of business development for the airline -- and a pilot -- about what it is doing to keep its airplanes flying.

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