Airline Weekly Lounge Live
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Join Airline Weekly editors as we discuss the hottest topics in the airline industry in the week ahead and take listeners’ questions.
Hosted every Monday morning, the Airline Weekly Lounge Live will feature an informal, insightful conversation with our editors, sometimes joined by a travel industry insider — or outsider — sharing larger perspectives on the crisis in the global airline industry.
Guest: Sean Donohue, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport CEO
Date: Dec. 7, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m. EDT
Can’t Attend Live? A recording will be available after the event.
Place: Online via Riverside.fm
The weekly livestream is available on pay what you want basis. You can contribute to Airline Weekly’s journalism when you register.
Airlines aren’t alone. The pandemic has laid the entire travel sector low. Skift Hospitality Reporter Cameron Sperance joins to update us on how the hospitality and cruise industries are faring.
Airline Weekly Senior Analyst and Co-Founder Jay Shabat and Editor Madhu Unnikrishnan discuss the big news out of Asia: Korean Air’s proposed acquisition of Asiana. Will this mean more consolidation in Asia, and why are U.S. airlines happy about that idea?
Brett “The Cranky Flier” Snyder joined to discuss traveling to Hawaii, the airlines’ brutal fourth quarter prospects, and for another installment of his ever-popular “Skeds of Airlines.”
Airlines are critical infrastructure, and pilots are essential employees, and without more federal payroll support, the economy will suffer, Air Line Pilots Association President Capt. Joe DePete argues.
Boeing’s grounded 737 MAX could return to the skies by the end of the year, the FAA has said. What steps remain before the aircraft is re-certified? And what role did human factors play in the aircraft’s design flaws? Aviation Week Air Transport and Safety Editor Sean Broderick breaks it down.
Hotels, Airlines, and the Pandemic. If you fly, you may need a place to stay. We know how the pandemic has affected the airline industry, but how has it affected the hospitality industry? Skift Hospitality Reporter Cameron Sperance joins for a discussion on how hotels were affected, trends in demand now, and the prospects for more government aid in the U.S.
What is the passenger experience like during pandemic-era travel? PaxEx.aero Founder Seth Miller joined us live from Philadelphia International Airport after a flight from Boston to give us a first-hand account and to discuss what opportunities and risks airlines and suppliers face now in developing new seats and inflight experiences.
What’s Singapore Airlines to do? Before the pandemic, it staked its fortune on luxurious intercontinental traffic. That’s all but gone now, and Singapore Airlines has no domestic market to fall back on. Jay Shabat, Airline Weekly senior analyst and co-founder, joins Editor Madhu Unnikrishnan to discuss what the airline’s options are.
Brian Sumers, Skift Senior Aviation Business Editor, and Airline Weekly Editor Madhu Unnikrishnan ask why airlines are eliminating change fees now (when customers have been complaining about them forever)? Will airlines be able to transport vaccines? And why is everyone obsessed with Los Angeles?
Jonathan Keane, Accenture global head of aviation, sketches four scenarios airlines may face post-pandemic, ranging from a “remarkable return” to “the darkest days.” How is Accenture advising its airline clients on preparing for the near- to medium-term future?
IATA Regional Vice President for the Americas Peter Cerdá outlines the patchwork of travel restrictions impeding the recovery of air travel in Latin America and which countries are beginning to open up. He also explains why governments in the region hesitate to invest in air transport infrastructure.
Europeans may be traveling again, but it still was a dismal quarter for the continent’s airlines. Airline Weekly Senior Analyst Jay Shabat and Editor Madhu Unnikrishnan take a look at why it’s bad and why it may be particularly bad for airlines that staked their success on longhaul travel.
Brett “The Cranky Flier” Snyder joins Airline Weekly Editor Madhu Unnikrishnan to talk about why airline schedules are in such disarray, and why travelers are gun shy. Snyder gets the last word with a paean to his favorite aircraft, the Boeing 747.
Skift Senior Aviation Business Editor Brian Sumers and Airline Weekly Editor Madhu Unnikrishnan examine why the heads of four U.S. and European airlines are asking for quarantine rules to be eased. Also, how much more time do you have to fly in a passenger Boeing 747?
JetBlue Technology Ventures’ Amy Burr and Vantage Airport Group’s Nirali Shah discuss how technology can make travel safer and reassure passengers during a pandemic.
Airline Weekly Editors Madhu Unnikrishnan and Jay Shabat look at why JetBlue is zigging while its rivals are zagging, and why now might be a good time for David Neeleman and Andrew Levy to launch their new airlines.
William Swelbar, Research Engineer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s International Center for Air Transportation
Brian Sumers, Skift senior aviation business editor
Chris Jones, CMO of McCarran International Airport
Jay Shabat and the collapse of LATAM
Adapting airports for public health
How much money are airlines losing now?
Seth Miller, Editor, PaxEx.Aero
Jon Ostrower and airplane manufacturers
Cranky Flier and the mask problem
New Opportunities in challenging times
Virgin Australia’s challenges and ominous earnings reports
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