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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: 238

5/15/24

This week: Greg Schulze, Chief Commercial Officer, Expedia Group; A tribute to Colleen Barrett, “The Mother of Southwest Airlines”; Ted Christie says the game is rigged; Spirit’s plan moving forward; A new FAA investigation of...

# for take-off: 237

5/8/24

This week: William J. McGee, Senior Fellow for Aviation & Travel, American Economic Liberties Project; An in depth discussion on pros/cons of more regulation; Plus, Can/will Embraer challenge Boeing & Airbus? 

# for take-off: 236

5/1/24

This week: John Breyault, VP, Public Policy, Telecommunications & Fraud, National Consumers League; Also, a dreadful week of business news for airlines; Big losses at AA & SWA; SWA cuts routes, open to new fees; DOT refunds & fee display...

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