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008 SIN - ITA Matrix, airports sensors, Ryanair transatlantic, Lufthansa strikes

Episode Summary

Flight 008. The power of data to fly faster. The power of Matrix to book better. The power of sensors for better airports. Ryanair goes transatlantic. Why all the strikes at Lufthansa. A look at the world of mistake fares.

Episode Notes


I. News of the week


Ryanair ressucitates a ghost airport

Ryanair goes transatlantic

Qatar Airways Buys Heathrow Hotel

Emirates addresses subsidies accusations

Korean Air's attendant strikes back

Virgin Atlantic announces profit

II. Innovation news of the week

Better airport queue improvement via mobile tracking

The fastest U.S. airlines

Google Flights adds amenities data

In-flight smartcard payments

More Apple Watch flight apps

Battery causes fire on KLM flight

Spitfire interactive

Sky data drawings

3D visualization of all flights in the world

III. App of the week

ITA Matrix

IV. Debate of the week

Lufthansa's low cost strategy

V. Question of the week

Will airline honor mistake fares?

VI. Airport of the week


SIN is considered one of the best airports in the world. The SkyTrax World Airport Awards gave it its 2015, 2014, 2013 nod and Business Traveler Magazine has named it the best for no less than 26 consecutive years. From the swimming pool to the rooftop gardens, from the city tours to the slide, learn why Alex and Paul agree.