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057 ICN - 747-8i, laptop ban ending, A320 engine coins, security awkwardness, FCO praise

Episode Summary

Flight 057. Paul flies the 747-8i with Korean Air business class. Alex praises BA at LHR and during flight. That time when a microphone got confused for a sex toy. A320 engine coins. Laptop ban winding down. Qatar buys some AA, cancels A350s, leases planes to BA. Etihad free seat bidding. FCO impresses. And much more.

Episode Notes

00:00 - Introduction

01:52 - Qatar buys some American, A350 cancellations, DL subsidy video

09:02 - FlyDubai with Emirates, Laptop ban almost gone

15:18 - Security awkwardness, EK facial boarding, Seamless airports, EK interlining

That Time the TSA Found a Scientist’s 3-D-Printed Mouse Penis - The Atlantic

22:54 - HKG 380 bridge, Etihad free seat bidding, LCY Olympic stadium view

29:09 - Alex praises BA, BA uses Qatar planes, BA new brand director

40:30 - LCC vs train, Norwegian shortages, Price vs exprience

45:48 - Paris Air Show tally, Leahy retires, Airbus reorg, 797

49:06 - Swiss CS300 , BA CS100, LH iPad, Southwest 737th 737

54:29 - 1985 trip report, Bus crash into 737

57:13 - BA A321 exit seats, FCO praise, AF A318, CDG TGV

1:06:02 - Paul flies the 747-8i, Korean Air

1:11:29 - Coins in A320 engine, DL crazy huge brawl

1:17:51 - ICN

1:25:55 - Conclusion