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061 MRS - Ryanair chaos, Air Berlin no more, airline ownership, Bipolar BA, Pan Am nostalgia

Episode Summary

Flight 061. The low-cost chaotic management of Ryanair. BA dissociative identity disorder. Air Berlin has no more runway (but Germany gives it money). The truth about airline ownership. The Pittsburgh non-flyer experiment. The good old days of paper check-in and gate access. More JetBlue please.

Episode Notes

00:00 - Introduction

02:01 - Layovers fan mail, reviews, headphones

11:10 - Ryanair chaos, pilots shortages, Norwegian

25:57 - Air Berlin, Etihad retreat, ownership rules, China, EU structure

38:29 - PIT non-flyer access, Pan Am nostalgia, global security

43:42 - British Airways' future, comparing it to LH or B6

1:07:57 - MRS airport

1:12:53 - Conclusion, next flights