Episode 23: Taiwanese carriers offer unique flights to nowhere on Father’s Day (Aug 8), Southwest announces cutbacks in aircraft cleaning between flights and much more...
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Episode 23

In this episode, we talk about travel restrictions and travel insurance as well as the following topics:

Airlines

  • Southwest announces cutbacks in aircraft cleaning between flights
  • Taiwanese carriers offer unique flights to nowhere on Father’s Day (Aug 8)
  • United starts sanitizing the flight decks on its aircraft with UV light
  • Virgin Australia goes back to the future – and its origins as a 737-only operator
  • Qantas parks most of its Boeing 787-9s
  • Emirates reduces service to the U.S.
  • Air India Express Boeing 737 crash in India
  • 20% of Delta staff leave voluntarily in one late July week,
  • Virgin Atlantic files Chapter 15 bankruptcy in the US to protect its assets
  • 1.7 million lb (771,000 kg) of mixed nuts anyone?  An American Airlines supplier gets stuck with that after the carrier (legally) cancels its contract on very short notice
  • Apple TV now available for free on American Airlines

Aircraft Manufacturers

  • The US FAA stipulates the changes for the Boeing 737 Max before it is allowed back into commercial service
  • Delays in the E175-E2 program

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