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044 PVG - Pokemon Go, Cathay Dragon, BA ex-BMI A321, new SWISS 777-300ER, motorized carry-on

Episode Summary

Flight 044. Want to look like a fool in airports? Play Pokemon Go or ride a motorized carry-on. Asia on top, the US way behind: the Skytrax world's best airlines and world's best airports awards tell no surprise. It’s finally game over for the US4 against the ME3. Alex eats like a king and sleeps like a baby in his premium journey to Shanghai with Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon. Paul tests the sole European short haul lie-flat seat in the ex-BMI A321 and flies a brand new 777-300ER for 22 minutes. Drones will offer faster turnarounds for Airbus aircrafts, and last mile deliveries for Amazon UK.

Episode Notes

Pokemon Go makes you do stupid things

Carry-on might make you look like an idiot

A beautiful AV Geek engagement

Lufthansa sells seats on AirBnB

Mitsubishi also wants to enter Iran

Air Astana wants the Embraer E2

Farnborough 2016

The end of the 747?

Alex flies Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon

Singapore Airlines in rough air

Air France sees more strikes

Unlimited flights Paris/London - NY

Game over for the US4 griefs (finally!)

The SkyTrax awards

Lots of words, almost no action for London airports


The photo app for BA pilots

Paul experiences lie-flat seats in short haul flights

Review your flights on Tripadvisor

The search for MH370 os almost over

The FlyDubai leaks

Solar Impulse ends its round the world jounrey