Now Taking Off!

The Airlines Confidential podcast.
Hosted by Ben Baldanza, former CEO Spirit Airlines
Chris Chiames, 30+ year airline/travel industry veteran.

Top stories, discussion, listener questions, and passenger complaints.  The leading podcast reaching Airline/Travel CEOs, Industry Insiders, Frequent Flyers & Aviation Geeks.

Latest episodes

# for take-off: 142


This week: Nina Jonsson, Chairman, FLYHT Aerospace Solutions/Vice Chairman Icelandair; European employee labor actions & operational issues; What not to do in a crash; SkyWest removes seats to operate under Part 135. Why?; Listener Q on Slot...

# for take-off: 141


This week: Joe Lopano, CEO, Tampa International Airport Aviation Authority; US Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg Talks with Airline CEOs; American’s Regionals Envoy & Piedmont pilots receive 2 year 50% pay increase-will it help retention...

# for take-off: 140


This week: Shashank Nigam, CEO, SimpliFlying; An update from Chris on the JetBlue & Frontier offers for Spirit; Covid testing requirement dropped for inbound USA air travelers; Startup Norse Atlantic:3000 applicants for 50 pilot positions;...

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