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056 KIX - Attache book, Paris Air Show banter, A380plus, heatwave, GDS mismatch, Mordor MAD

Episode Summary

Flight 056. The Attache Guide to Travel. War of words at the Paris Air Show. The A380-meh-plus. PHX, LGW, DXB heatwave disruption. MAD T1 leads to Mordor. Alex unlikes EasyJet and gets a BA seat mess. Paul gets lost in FRA and in the world of infuriating GDSs. Both sleep like babies on 747s. And much more.

Episode Notes

00:00 - Introduction

00:41 - The Attache Guide to Travel

04:20 - Cool projects, podcast reviews

08:16 - PHX LGW DXB heatwave

12:54 - Paris Air Show, 380plus, 747 end, supercars

20.36 - 737 MAX-10, A321neo, 797

23.56 - Virgin America 321neo, Alaska, United

27.34 - Embraer eagle, MRJ scope clauses

30:19 - Qatar, first 777 Q suite

33:51 - Alex on EasyJet, luxury Luton

39:24 - Paul FRA mess, Finnair 350 Zodiac

44.17 - Alex BA seat mixup, 787, SFO security, 747, TSA

52.59 - Infuriating GDS, OTA price mismatch, TravelUp, EK

57:59 - SFO Burger, LoyaltyLobby, Air Koryo, CX

1:02.20 - World Airline Awards, AirHelp rankings

1:11:54 - Stratolaunch

1.14.29 - KIX

1:21:56 - Next flights