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Airways Podcast

Welcome to the Airways Podcast, the digital audio extension of one of the world's leading aviation publications, Airways (www.airwaysmag.com). Hosted by Vinay Bhaskara (@TheABVInay), Rohan Anand (@rohanaanand), the podcast is a weekly deep-dive into three or four important aviation stories or trends.
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Aug 26, 2016
Pakistan International Airlines is the topic of the first Deep Dive bonus segment of the Airways Podcast, Airways Senior Business Analyst Vinay Bhaskara and Columnist Rohan Anand discuss recent news about PIA’s long haul fleet (0:38), PIA considering the 787 (4:52), PIA’s need for fleet rationalization (9:23), PIA’s worsening financial results (10:34), PIA’s long haul network challenges (13:00), Rohan’s Pakistani roots and PIA’s meaning to its employees (15:54), our first South Asian airline experiences (20:42), Vinay’s upcoming Boeing article in Airways Magazine (23:52)
 
Aug 24, 2016
This week in the first Network Beat bonus segment of the Airways Podcast, Airways Senior Business Analyst Vinay Bhaskara and Columnist Rohan Anand discuss Delta’s recent buildup in Boston (0:25), what Delta is doing in Raleigh-Durham (8:40), Southwest Airlines has lots of hubs (11:05), what Southwest’s hubs are (14:20), how JetBlue will respond to Delta in Boston (17:12)
Aug 23, 2016
This week, Airways Senior Business Analyst Vinay Bhaskara and Columnist Rohan Anand cover a variety of topics including Delta’s new business class suite product (0:50), a new focus on premium economy for US airlines (8:52), the poor state of airline IT operations  (9:00), clickbait articles that attempt and fail to draw parallels to the broader societal question of inequality with premium cabins vs. economy cabins (12:02), what’s wrong with LATAM (16:20), whether LATAM is delivering outsized returns in the South American market (24:50), Scoot’s new route from Singapore to Athens (27:30), the unproven nature of Asia-Europe long haul low cost operations (36:15), checking in on the Alaska-Virgin merger (39:26), and their weekly short takes (47:24).
Aug 16, 2016
Airways Sr. Business Analyst Vinay Bhaskara, Columnist Rohan Anand, and Editor in Chief Enrique Perella hone in on the IT issues that are plaguing US airlines, discussing the Delta Outage (0:51), the impact on Delta’s sterling operational record (5:20), the poor state of airline IT operations  (9:00), the need for a new technology paradigm in the US airline industry (19:00), the second official Airways bet (23:20), Delta dismantling its Narita hub (26:30), the impact of Delta’s Narita drawdown on SkyTeam frequent flyers (31:18), Delta’s long run Asia strategy (33:30), American moving to make all in-flight entertainment free (40:50), and our weekly short takes (43:33).
Aug 9, 2016

Airways Sr. Business Analyst Vinay Bhaskara and Columnists Rohan Anand and Alex McIntyre wrap up coverage of Q2 earnings for US airlines, discussing the Emirates 777 crash landing in Dubai earnings (0:37),  the new law requiring airlines to refund checked baggage fees for bags that are delivered late to passengers (8:40), Spirit’s Q2 earnings and its focus on operational improvements (14:22), Allegiant’s Q2 earnings and A320 purchase (19:21), ULCC route strategy for Spirit/Allegiant/Frontier (27:15), Southwest Airlines’ IT and labor relations issues (46:50), and our weekly short takes (1:01:54).

Aug 2, 2016
Airways Sr. Business Analyst Vinay Bhaskara and Columnist Rohan Anand continue coverage of Q2 earnings for US airlines and dive into international markets tied to the US, discussing American’s Q2 earnings (0:50), American’s A350 deferral (9:29), JetBlue’s Q2 earnings and the prospects of the A321neo (17:35), US - Mexico Open Skies (28:00), the US declines to adjust open skies with Middle Eastern countries (37:42), should United dehub Washington Dulles and Los Angeles, and our weekly short takes (1:03:48).
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