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025 LGB - limiting leg room reduction, United iPhones and secret frequent flyer program

Episode Summary

Flight 025. The true meaning of disruption in air travel. Innovations in the front of the cabin that trickle down to coach. A petition to prevent U.S. airlines from limiting leg room. A court decision that changes the game in passenger claims for delays in Europe. A smart-luggage startup proves not that smart after all. Quebec Airport put an Apple Watch on its wrist. United equips its flight attendant with iPhones and its frequent flyers with a secret program.

Episode Notes


Captains' hat tips

Our thanks to Markus (STR), Cedric (CDG), Michael (FAB), Peter (BOH), Ivan (WAW), and Kendall (TXL) for their contributions to this episode and their feedback.
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