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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: 233

4/10/24

This week: Kevin O’Toole, Chief Strategy Officer, Cirium; Data on 2023 Airfares; Airline C-Suite compensation – who’s on top? Oakland CA airport wants San Francisco name; Listener input on passenger security screening, crew bases...

# for take-off: 232

4/3/24

This week: It’s In The Bag – A Focus on the Business of Bag Fees; Breezy Rewards Valuation; Listener input: Feedback on John Heimlich, American shifting to more domestic flights, United’s overhead bins.

# for take-off: 231

3/27/24

This week: John Heimlich, VP/Chief Economist, Airlines for America; Boeing searching for a new CEO; FAA moves EWR TRACON to PHL; JetBlue cuts routes; Is cutting costs ultimately more costly? Listener feedback: Public charter security, Rudy...

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