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062 BQH - Emirates super First, Airbus artful Bombardier move, Qatar wants Italy, Air France scare

Episode Summary

Flight 062. Emirates unveils a Mercedes in the sky. We need virtual windows everywhere. Air France can't contain a 380 engine failure. Singapore elegantly double beds its 380s. Boeing is furious at Airbus for its surprise Bombardier move. Qatar buys into Cathay and to become Italy's next flag carrier. Alex spots a drone on final.

Episode Notes

00:00 - Introduction

01:43 - Emirates new super First, virtual windows, new business & coach

21:37 - Alex's wife asks why they don't fly Emirates more

26:32 - Emirates buys Dreamliners

** 32:22 - Qatar buys into Cathay, Italy ambitions**

** 40:00 - Singapore offers hotel rooms in the sky**

** 46:39 - No 380 secondary market, 777 was the real revolution**

** 51:10 - AF 380 uncontained engine failure, repatriation strategy**

** 57:22 - Airbus artful acquisition of Bombardier CS, massive 320neo order**

** 1:03:26 - Alex flies to LED, Attache, Paul flies to TIA, Bruce Dickinson book**

** 1:09:33 — Alex spots a drone on final

** 1:15:33 - BQH, flying private**

** 1:20:48 - Conclusion, next flights**