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Now Taking Off!

The Airlines Confidential Podcast.
Hosted by Ben Baldanza, former CEO Spirit Airlines
Scott McCartney, former WSJ columnist "The Middle Seat"

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: 242

6/12/24

This week: Sammy Patel, VP/Commercial, Vantage Airport Group & CEO Midway Partnership and Simon Gandy, EVP/COO, New Terminal One: Rebuilding JFK: FAA understaffing continues; DOT issues minor fine to foreign carriers over passenger refunds;...

# for take-off: 241

6/5/24

This week: Michael Landguth, Pres. & CEO, Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority; American CEO Robert Isom fires CCO Vasu Raja, actual margins, a brain drain, and more @ AA;  Weather issues at DFW; FAA meets with Boeing; A near collision at DCA;...

# for take-off: 240

5/29/24

This week: Chris Sloan reports: In depth on Hawaiian Airlines; Also:The reality of the London-Singapore flight story; Adding clarity to Frontier’s pricing/change fee policy; Remembering Norm Mineta; Listener input: Calling out Allegiant on a...

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