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

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This week: Dave Dickson, Fmr Airline Audit Chair at EY (Ernst & Young); 9-11 recollections; Stepped up employee Covid requirements; Navigating airline labor concerns and shortages; Alternate fuel use by 2030; Listener Q’s; Why did I get a...

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THANK YOU for landing us in the top 1% of all podcasts! Guest: Christina Cassotis CEO Allegheny County Airport Authority (Pittsburgh); Business travel’s slower return; Q3 reports/projections;  Southwest Pilots sue; Boeing 787...

# for take-off: 99


This week: Our correspondent Chris Sloan on JetBlue’s inaugural London flight; Delta’s insurance surcharge for unvaccinated employees; Arrivederci to Alitalia; Southwest cuts 27 flights; British Air launching a low cost carrier. Next...

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