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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: 164

11/30/22

This week: Mark Ross-Smith, CEO & Co-Founder, StatusMatch; Holiday travel & changes in travel patterns; Latest WSJ airport rankings; American sues Sabre for attorney fees; Listener Q: AA flight credit rules confusing; Frontier changes...

# for take-off: 163

11/23/22

This week: Thank you to our listeners & sponsors; American/JetBlue case goes to the judge; DOT orders $600M in refunds & fines airlines $7.5M; Airline vs Cruise industry difference in policies; Supply chain & aircraft delivery concerns;...

# for take-off: 162

11/16/22

This week: Steve Shur, VP Government Affairs EV Strategy, Hertz; Your next Amazon package might be dropped by a drone: Colombia objects to Avianca / Viva merger; United follows Delta’s FF program changes; Listeners chime in: flights in Alaska...

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