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Flight 048. Alex flies to Cape Town CPT with Thomas Cook. Paul goes to Madrid MAD via ZRH and FRA (!) and gets to experience the Bombardier CS100. We also like the new Air Canada livery, root for Norwegian, and assess the new international air travel situation in the US.


  • Airlines mentioned: Thomas Cook, Emirates, Norwegian, Qatar, American Airlines, Air Canada, Lufthansa, Etihad, Swiss, Turkish Airlines, Ryanair, Air France
  • Airports mentioned: Cape Town CPT, Madrid MAD, Zurich ZRH, Dusseldorf DUS, Atlanta ATL, London City LCY, Frankfurt FRA, New York JFK
  • Aircrafts mentioned: Bombardier CS100, Boeing 737 MAX 8, Airbus 320, Airbus 321neo LR, Airbus 330-200, Embraer E-170

Flight Log

00:00 - Introduction, Layovers reviews

02.51 - US Travel Ban

06:56 - US3 at the White House

07:56 New Emirates 5th freedom route, Delta

09:19 - Norwegian US announcements

12:05 - 737 MAX 8 for intercontinental routes

13:53 - Alex flies Thomas Cook to CPT

18:00 - American drops IFE screens

19:07 - Air Canada unveils new livery

23:06 - Etihad, its CEO and Lufthansa

25:45 - Emirates fleet change 2007-2017

26:28 - Lufthansa app, Worldmate, Google Trips, Tripit

28:20 - Paul crazy flights to MAD via ZRH and FRA

31:52 - More on travel planning apps

33:28 - MAD T2 and T3

34:08 - Paul tests the Bombardier CS100

36:18 - SWISS Fear of flying course

37:55 - Schengen area, Momondo, Skyscanner

39:26 - No wifi on Ryanair, BA Cityflyer, plane food

41:28 - Paul continues to ramble about his loved Sony MDR-1000X

42:36 - The must-have button on every IFE, Turkish interface

43:54 - Amazon, Superbowl, ATL drones, Airbus self-flying taxis

46:20 - Living in lounges

47:20 - Cape Town CPT airport

52:17 - Conclusion, next flights

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