layovers ✈︎ air travel and commercial aviation

083 CTS - C-3PO Star Wars plane, Q Suite, AI boarding, Samurai security, Lion Air, Aeroflot blogging

Episode Summary

Flight 083. Alex flies the C-3PO Star Wars plane, and around Japan with boarding bliss. Paul flies the Q Suite, and around Asia with food bliss. Facial recognition boarding is there, artificial intelligence is next, what about Samurai boarding? Million milers luggage tags, crew postcards and how staff keeps making a difference. Aeroflot doesn't seem to like travel bloggers. The Lion Air tragedy makes 737 pilots quite vocal. DOH long layover exit trick. IcelandAir gets WOW, but FlyBe gets worse. The A220 divider debate continues. And more (airport) food, destinations love, laughs, and one rant (we won't make friends with some AVgeeks).