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.

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# for take-off: 154


This week: Jonathan Sutter:The 2022 J.D. Power Airport Satisfaction Study winners announcement; Plus, United / Emirates codeshare; shifting alliances; AIr India update; Listeners comments, shout-outs.   

# for take-off: 153


This week: Special Legal Edition with Sidley Austin’s Kevin Lewis, Bart Biggers, Michael Burke, Karen Kazmerzak. Topics include: Inflation Recovery Act, Clean fuel/SAF tax credit, Foreign carriers filing for Ch. 11 in US Courts, Stepped up...

# for take-off: 152


This week: Erik Sabiston, RTAG, Veterans to Aviation; Momentum at David Neeleman’s Azul; Expansion in South America; New Icelandic low-cost airline “Play” launches service from Dulles to Iceland; Listener Q’s:...

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