Lots of 737 shop talk in this episode, recorded on Sunday evening after the ET302 crash outside Addis Ababa. Our condolences to all those affected by the tragedy. Related Stories - DLD 218: Smoothing connections - DLD 224: From numbers to colors - DLD ...
New airport terminals are relatively rare. Terminals that are truly new, not just upgrades of existing facilities are even harder to find. And a new terminal that instantly bring 24 daily flights to an area that previously had zero are like unicorns. This week we found that unicorn.
Paine Field is not a new airport but the commercial passenger terminal opened this week and it is all sorts of swanky. This week’s episode is focused entirely on the new terminal and service, and also features a somewhat different format than usual. We joined up with Ed from Pizza In Motion and the Miles To Go Podcast to record a joint episode because we were on the trip together and both really wanted the content. And there really wasn’t any value in doing the same thing twice.
Remember that Norwegian 737 that diverted to Shiraz, Iran a couple months ago
with an engine issue? She’s finally back after the embargo restrictions were
relaxed enough to get a replacement installed.
Also in this episode:
Expedia and United are fighting over fare display and fees and who really
wins other than the lawyers??
Southwest Airlines is
seeing an unusually high number of flights delayed or canceled due to
maintenance issues. Management is, unsurprisingly, not happy about the
situation. Is it a work action or a real problem??
We’re big fans of all things travel so when a couple of friends launched a
new destination guide site we were interested. Welcome to the Statesider, a new take on US
Born from the goal of helping explore more within the United States and
discovering the “foreign” available so very close to home, the Statesider is an
email newsletter/website combination that highlights destinations within the
United States. This episode we chat with the founders, Pam and Andy to get a feel for
just what the new concept is all about.
That the interview happened while Seth was sitting in the lounge prior to a(nother) trip to
Europe created an interesting dynamic for the conversation. Can we find new and
different and unique and special experiences without spending 10 or 20 or 30
hours en route? Just how different are we, despite being very much from the same
And it is not just list telling you where to go and why. Indeed, the
Statesider is pretty much anything but lists. Stories like The Bikes of
Wrath – a modern take on the Steinbeck classic – or just hanging out in the
Mississippi Delta, waiting for the Blues to reassert its power, are the fabric
of the site. And it is really, really interesting stuff.