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.

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This week: Chris Sloan reports on the unique history of Braniff; Plus: Impact of shutdown on an already unacceptable FAA understaffing situation; SWA’s Bob Jordan goes to Denver; NYT reporter David Brooks’ $78 Newark lunch; Listener...

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This week: Dave Holtz, Chairman of Operations, Wheels Up. Also: Attention Media! It wasn’t a “plunge”; Big changes to Delta’s frequent flyer program – who might benefit? Austin TX announces 10 year expansion plan;...

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This week: Scott Mayerowitz, Founder, GlobeTrotScott Strategies; Remembering 9/11;  Michael Whitaker nominated for FAA Chair; Delta hires Tom Brady; SWA, United, Alaska fuel price warnings; Qantas CEO retires abruptly, Potential FAA rulemaking would...

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