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104 MSP - KC-10 flying gas station, cheese cubes and hummus, why Delta, alliances no more, A220+

Episode Summary

Flight 104. The cheese cubes and hummus episode, with Doug Zschoche, aka OfficerWayFinder: everything you ever wanted to know about why flyers love Delta so much. What it is to fly the KC-10, the flying gas station, and to play with flight simulators (the serious ones!) around the US. Who owns the window? Airbus goes 787 dimming, and pulls a book (too many scandals?). A 737 MAX update, from revelations, crazy quotes to management reshuffle (what will come first: the re-certification or BER actually opening?). The future of alliances (not disappearing, but there are other ways). KLM retires its 747 and Qatar goes train (buses will be the way to go in the US). Delta introduces Iron Man, a multi-view screen at DTW, some jet fuel over schools, and promises more flexibility. The A220 will get stretched (900? 1000??), though no single pilot planes are on the horizons. Paul chose the wrong lounge at MSP (yes, he actually did go!), thanks to Doug for letting him know. LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEXT TRIP PODCAST (seriously, they release faster than we do). Also, this is our 5th anniversary, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING SO LOYAL ALL THOSE YEARS, EVERYONE.

Episode Notes

Flight 104. The cheese cubes and hummus episode, with Doug Zschoche, aka OfficerWayFinder: everything you ever wanted to know about why flyers love Delta so much. 
What it is to fly the KC-10, the flying gas station, and to play with flight simulators (the serious ones!) around the US. 
Who owns the window? Airbus goes 787 dimming, and pulls a book (too many scandals?). 
A 737 MAX update, from revelations, crazy quotes to management reshuffle (what will come first: the re-certification or BER actually opening?). 
The future of alliances (not disappearing, but there are other ways). 
KLM retires its 747 and Qatar goes train (buses will be the way to go in the US). 
Delta introduces Iron Man, a multi-view screen at DTW, some jet fuel over schools, and promises more flexibility. 
The A220 will get stretched (900? 1000??), though no single pilot planes are on the horizons. 
Paul chose the wrong lounge at MSP (yes, he actually did go!), thanks to Doug for letting him know. 
LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEXT TRIP PODCAST (seriously, they release faster than we do). 
Also, this is our 5th anniversary, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING SO LOYAL ALL THOSE YEARS, EVERYONE.