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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: 148

8/10/22

This week: Mobile AL Mayor Sandy Stimpson & Chris Curry, Pres., Mobile Airport Authority; Plus, AirFrance/KLM report Q2 profit; Boeing 787 delivery back on track; fall vs summer pricing; Listener Q: How will summer pilot schedules affect total...

# for take-off: 147

8/3/22

This week: The JetBlue/Spirit Deal – AP’s David Koenig; Southwest, Frontier, Ryan, Wizz, earnings reports; Ugly numbers from FlightAware; Operational Issues at Toronto; Listener Q: Will AA bring Envoy Piedmont into mainline? Passenger...

# for take-off: 146

7/27/22

This week: Creighton Scarpone, Director of Business and Commercial Aviation Sales, Garmin International; Q2 earnings: American, United, Alaska; Farnborough orders & insights; Amsterdam & other European operations still in meltdown, KLM says...

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