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050 NRT - The crazy story of Narita, Cathay Pacific Beer, 10 Cent Fares, Open Skies rift

Episode Summary

Flight 050. The extraordinary story of Narita airport. Alex already loves the Cathay Pacific Beers. The US3 schizophrenia. 10 Cent Fares. A fantastic ANA 380 livery. Yet another Air France low cost carrier. Mice on board! And more..

Episode Notes

00:00 - Introduction

01:24 - ANA 380, Special livery, Drone Inspection, JAL pilots

05:30 - Cathay Pacific Beer, bubbly in the air

08:32 - Air China Cathay Pacific merger rumor

10:54 - Aboslute low cost Spring Airlines, China strategy

14:55 - Qantas ultra long haul, ANA Mexico route

17:49 - Episode 049 feedback, reviews, chapters

21:41 - Aer Lingus, Norwegian, new US routes, Easyjet

25:28 - United, Munoz, 5th freedom routes, Open Skies debate

30:33 - New US travel ban, new TSA rules, EU travel ban

34:57 - Mouse ban, plane over-crowding

37:55 - Airmule, TripIt, Kayak, FlySMS, apps

42:50 - Paul flights, TripCase ADD, BA priority, Bluesmart ad, CS100 video

49:24 - AMS biometric boarding, Air France new low cost

52:55 - NRT, the extraordinary story of Narita