There is something incredible about watching a rocket lift off headed towards space. Seth was in Cape Canaveral to see the most Recent SpaceX launch and is joined by special guest Howard Slutsken to talk about the experience. Related Stories - DLD 136: ...

 

DLD 142: 3-2-1 Liftoff! and more...



DLD 142: 3-2-1 Liftoff!

There is something incredible about watching a rocket lift off headed towards space. Seth was in Cape Canaveral to see the most recent SpaceX launch and is joined by special guest Howard Slutsken to talk about the experience.

In this case it was a SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying the Inmarsat I-5 F4 satellite into geostationary transfer orbit. That matters because the satellite is massive (likely the heaviest SpaceX has ever launched) and it needed all the fuel to get into orbit meaning no landing attempt this time. Still, an incredible experience. Inmarsat paid hotel and airfare for Seth and Howard to cover the event for Runway Girl Network and the APEX Association, respectively.

 

Header image gratuitously lifted from the webcast.

 

DLD 141: Growth, Bans and an un-Ban

Spirit Airlines pissed off pilots so much there was a work slowdown and a court injunction. Added bonus: Passenger riots in Fort Lauderdale when flights got cancelled.

SonAir will let the general public buy in on its charter flights between Houston and Luanda, Angola. A crazy line that comes at quite a price.

United is expanding domestic operations at SFO even more than previously expected, mostly in a response to Alaska Airlines’ growth in the market.

Is the Electronics Ban spreading to the rest of Europe? We don’t know and it would suck if it does, so we talk about that a bit.

Gogo has a private 737-500 named Jimmy Ray. Seth was on board to put the newest 2Ku in-flight internet service through its paces. Added bonus: Gogo gave us a bunch of free passes to give to all of you!

Air Force 1 had a contamination problem in the oxygen systems on board. Boeing is paying the $4mm+ repair costs there.

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DLD 139: Mistakes, mistAAkes and miSteaks in travel

United made a mistake at JFK, American makes mistAAkes in ticket changes and Bangkok made a “miSteak” when it comes to street food. Plenty of other idiocy, too.

 

DLD 138: Na·ive·té

It seems I did figure out how to spell Naïveté. I suppose that’s a good thing. Even better are the real topics in this week’s show, including:

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