Layovers 062 BQH

Layovers 062 BQH

Flight 062. Emirates super First, Airbus artful CS move, Qatar wants Italy, AF scare, drone on final. And much more.

Layovers 061 MRS

Layovers 061 MRS

Flights 061. Ryanair chaos, Air Berlin no more, airline ownership, Bipolar BA, Pan Am nostalgia

Layovers 060 NBO

Layovers 060 NBO

060 NBO. How To Land A Plane, with Mark Vanhoenacker, British Airways 747 pilot and author.

Layovers 059 MNL

Layovers 059 MNL

Flight 059. Asian super-airports, gate security, window blind policy, Qantas’ confidence, BA puke seat. And more.

Layovers 058 BKK

Layovers 058 BKK

Flight 058. JetBlue Mint, Air Canada near miss, Singapore 777s, Southwest love, Millennial Air. And more.

Layovers 057 ICN

Layovers 057 ICN

Flight 057. 747-8i, laptop ban ending, A320 engine coins, security awkwardness, FCO praise. And more.
 

Layovers 056 KIX

Layovers 056 KIX

Flight 056. Attache book, Paris Air Show banter, A380plus, heatwave, GDS mismatch, Mordor MAD. And more.

Layovers 055 MCT

Layovers 055 MCT

Flight 055. Qatar blockade, plane burgers, in-flight bluetooth, BA fallout, Oman Air. And more.

Layovers 054 SXF

Layovers 054 SXF

Flight 054. Cathay First, British Airways chaos, plane pajamas, VVIP 380, LATAM, KLM King. And more.

Layovers 053 BUD

Layovers 053 BUD

Flight 053. Hackathon in a plane, disruptive passengers, Cathay Pacific, ANA banana

Layovers 052 ISG

Layovers 052 ISG

Flight 052. The entitlement of United. The electronics ban. A new Star Wars ANA 787. A giant airport kebab. And more.

Layovers 051 DUS

Layovers 051 DUS

Flight 051. Qatar suite, new A380, Worlds Best Airports, 737 MAX v 320neo, still no BER, and more.

Layovers 050 NRT

Layovers 050 NRT

Flight 050. The crazy story of Narita, Cathay Pacific Beer, 10 Cent Fares, Open Skies rift, and more.

Layovers 049 ORY

Layovers 049 ORY

Flight 049. US border passwords, Breitling 777, Air Force One, United Polaris, Korean Air taser, and more.

Layovers 048 CPT

Layovers 048 CPT

Flight 048 - US Travel Ban, Norwegian Airlines, 737 MAX 8, Air Canada, Bombardier CS100, and more.

Layovers 047 JFK

Layovers 047 JFK

Flight 047. And we’re finally back! Will cost-cutting Etihad and suffering Lufthansa merge? Norwegian gets approval in the US. Is British Airways really ready to offer food on demand in business class? Boom iterates in supersonic speed for its first prototype jet. Another airline introduces fares without overhead bin access. Qatar increases the noise level on its upcoming super-business seat. Emirates is not happy at all with Rolls-Royce. How long will we wait for the third LHR runway? Alex gets delayed for 10 hours in JFK. Paul flies First on Qantas and glees over the new king of noice-cancelling headphones.

Layovers 046 GVA

Layovers 046 GVA

Flight 046. We interview Tony Tyler, the outgoing Director General and CEO of IATA (International Air Transport Association), former CEO of Cathay Pacific and gentleman of the air travel industry. 

Layovers 045 FCO

Layovers 045 FCO

Flight 045. Want a million frequent flyer miles? You have to be born on a Cebu Pacific flight or win the Olympic Gold for Singapore. British Airways charters a 747 to fly the athletes home, but no word if they also cut the second hot meal like on all their other routes. In the US, being a multi-medal winner won’t get you upgraded on United, but, unlike Delta, they won’t mistake New Mexico for Mexico. Airbus is going widebody for regional flights, but also planning flying taxis. Will those accept smart carry-ons and augmented reality amenity kits?

Layovers 044 PVG

Layovers 044 PVG

Flight 044. Want to look like a fool in airports? Play Pokemon Go or ride a motorized carry-on. Asia on top, the US way behind: the Skytrax world's best airlines and world's best airports awards tell no surprise. It’s finally game over for the US4 against the ME3. Alex eats like a king and sleeps like a baby in his premium journey to Shanghai with Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon. Paul tests the sole European short haul lie-flat seat in the ex-BMI A321 and flies a brand new 777-300ER for 22 minutes. Drones will offer faster turnarounds for Airbus aircrafts, and last mile deliveries for Amazon UK.

Layovers 043 SJC

Layovers 043 SJC

Flight 043. The major US airlines seem to be losing the lobbying battle against the middle-eastern carriers. The EU calls for even more open skies between the two sides of the Atlantic. SWISS gets its brand new Bombardier CSeries. Boeing might well include the 747 in a deal with Iran. India leads the way in self-sufficient solar powered airport. The uncertain future of air travel in the UK after Brexit. Air Serbia launches a new US route, displaying the network power of Etihad. Emirates hires Christoph Mueller, will he become their new CEO?