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014 DXB - Emirates A380 First showers, Rome FCO fire, Etihad reacts to US3, Asia needs pilots

Episode Summary

Flight 014. The Emirates A380 First Class shower. A fire cripples Rome Fiumicino airport. Asia is running out of pilots, but builds the best airports. The ongoing war of reports between the US and the Gulf. Tim Clark talks on the Emirates in-flight radio. Etihad reacts to U.S. accusations. ICON, a fantastic Honk Kong hotel experience.

Episode Notes


I. News of the week
Another year of profits for Emirates

Subsidy? Tosh!

Tim Clark talks on the Emirates in-flight radio

Etihad reacts to U.S. accusations

Frontier woes continue

Cyprus might get a new airline

Rome FCO crippled by a fire

The magic of flying

Not enough pilots in Asia

II. Innovation news of the week

Alex shares his Cathay Pacific experience

Paul takes about his Emirates experience, including a shower in the Emirates A380 First Class cabin

Free smartphone with unlimited data at a Hong Kong hotel

U.S. versus Asian airports

An anti-glare photo invention

III. App of the week

Hotel Quickly

IV. Airport of the week