Flight 006. Google Flights is out of beta. The Bombardier CS300 is out of the hangar. A mobile passport is out at Miami Airport. Ryanair’s mobile future is out. Airbus is out with its Airwolf helicopter. Middle seats are out. But the MH370 mystery stays in.


SHOW NOTES

Two shout outs this week. First to TheDesignAir for going live with their brand new podcast, The Aviator, it's really great and you should all subscribe!

Second to our own Alex who just released the first episode of his video travel show, Attaché. Take a look at the London episode. Paul attended the filming of Barcelona this week—what fun we had!

I. News of the week

WOW goes transatlantic

The economic impact of Emirates Airlines in Europe

Boeing and FedEx support OpenSkies

Bombardier flies its CS300

SouthWest misses inspections

United is brutally honest with its pilots

A new biggest plane ever made

The restoration of the first 747

 

II. Innovation in AirTech, PaxEx and Design

#MWC15: IBM showcases iOS app for airline industry

#MWC15: Virgin goes smartwatch

#MWC15: American Airlines' Hackathon

Ryanair goes mobile-first

Options Away' future ticket lock

A mobile passport to get into the US

Starwood and Uber join loyalty forces

Google Flights is out of beta

Use ITA codes on HipMunk

Airbus goes AirWolf

 

III. App of the Week

 

IV. Debate of the week

One year into MH370's mysterious disappearance.

 

V. Question of the week

What seat would you recommend? Window, middle or aisle? by Deanne De Rego Hunter in Kent, UK.

It is often said that window seats are made for dreamers, aisle seats for workers and aisle for no one. Turns out both Alex and Paul are in for the experience and explain the reasons why. 

 

VI. Airport of the week

BCN.

Barcelona-El Prat airport has ambition. Alex and Paul talk about their experience there.