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16 minutes | a day ago
Cranky Talk: The One About the MAX
Brett recaps the MAX saga and talks about how airlines are moving forward, now that the plane is back in the air. Thanks to our sponsor Turbulence Forecast!
12 minutes | 15 days ago
Cranky Talk: How Airlines Are Distributing Vaccines
On this episode, Brett talks about how airlines are helping distribute the COVID vaccines all around the country. Thanks to our sponsor, Turbulence Forecast! 1A Podcast
27 minutes | a month ago
Cranky Talk: The Cranky Talk Holiday Special
On this episode of Cranky Talk, Brett talks to some of the extended Cranky family about some of their own wild travel stories, and shares a couple himself! Happy Holidays from us to you! Please rate and review wherever you can! Thanks to our sponsor, Turbulence Forecast!
14 minutes | a month ago
Cranky Talk: COVID Testing and the Airlines
Brett breaks down how airlines are using COVID testing to get people traveling again. Thanks to our sponsor Turbulence Forecast!
22 minutes | 2 months ago
Cranky Talk: Thanksgiving Mailbag Special
You asked, we answered! Brett answers your questions on the impact of COVID across the industry. Thanks to our sponsor Turbulence Forecast
22 minutes | 2 months ago
Cranky Talk: Brett Went to Hawaii
Brett went to Hawaii and Dave is very jealous. To get to Hawaii, Brett had to follow a lot of new, strict COVID protocols, so listen in to get an idea of what to expect. If you'd like to submit a question for the mailbag, please submit it to this form! Thanks to our sponsor Turbulence Forecast!
30 minutes | 3 months ago
The Cranky Flier Interview #19: Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO Peter Ingram
I sat down with Hawaiian's boss Peter Ingram to talk about the pandemic, how it unfolded, how it's been working with the State of Hawai'i, and what the future brings.
19 minutes | 3 months ago
Cranky Talk: Traveler Safety Part 2
A few big studies have come out in recent weeks about how COVID spreads on planes and what the airlines are doing to keep people safe. Brett read the reports, so Dave wouldn't have to and has some observations! Quantifying the Incredibly Unlikely Aerosol Transmission of COVID on Airplanes University of Arizona Cleaning Study Thanks to our sponsor, Turbulence Forecast!
12 minutes | 3 months ago
The Cliff Part 2: What Happened?
Dave asks Brett a lot of questions about what happened, or didn't, after the October 1st deadline for government assistance to airlines. Thanks to our sponsor Turbulence Forecast!
13 minutes | 4 months ago
Cranky Talk: New Airline Routes
Brett goes over all the new routes springing up as airlines navigate a COVID world. Thanks to our sponsor, Turbulence Forecast!
12 minutes | 4 months ago
Cranky Talk: The End of Change Fees?
Brett breaks down why change fees are starting to go away and what it means for the future of the airlines. American Air Cuts Most Fares In Simplification of Rate System Sponsored by Turbulence Forecast
13 minutes | 5 months ago
The Airline Industry Approaches a Cliff
Brett and Dave go over what airlines are facing as the Oct. 1 CARES Act deadline approaches, and how the industry may change. USA Today: Thousands of American Airlines pilots, flight attendants take leave, early retirement TSA checkpoint travel numbers Crankyflier: The Government Stimulus is Done, Now We Wait to See the Results
15 minutes | 5 months ago
Cranky Talk: Brett Books a Flight
Dave needs to travel, so in this episode Brett walks him through how the process has changed in the time of COVID-19
23 minutes | 5 months ago
The Cranky Flier Interview #18: Southwest Airlines Chief Commercial Officer, Andrew Watterson
Andrew is back for his annual visit. This time we talk about the pandemic, of course, but also the MAX and more.
18 minutes | 6 months ago
Cranky Talk: How Airlines are Keeping Travelers Safe
We're discussing the ever-shifting safety standards that the airlines are adopting. We're answering what they're doing to set themselves apart, what's for show, and what will actually keep travelers safe when they fly. Cabin air quality Infectious disease transmission during commercial air travel Surface transmission Southwest Reduces Aircraft Cleaning Between Flights Study: Leaving Airplane Middle Seats Empty Could Cut Coronavirus Risk Almost In Half
13 minutes | 6 months ago
Cranky Talk: How Airlines Pick Their Routes!
Brett goes on a deep dive into how airlines have traditionally plotted their routes and schedules...Dave is actually interested this time! Thanks to our sponsor Turbulence Forecast!
12 minutes | 6 months ago
Cranky Talk: How Airports are Funded and the Impact of COVID-19
This week, Brett and Dave talk about how airports are funded and will taxpayers be on the hook for empty airports during the COVID crisis. Sources: AIP 2017 Report Missourian: Columbia Hotel Tax LAWA Landing Fees Dallas Morning News: DFW Toll Road
13 minutes | 7 months ago
Cranky Talk: Summer Travel Ideas in the Time of COVID-19
In this episode, Brett is joined by a special guest to go over some overlooked destinations and travel recommendations as Americans gear up for a summer without international travel! IATA Travel Centre COVID-19 Map
19 minutes | 7 months ago
The Cranky Flier Interview #17: United Airlines Vice President, International Network and Alliances, Patrick Quayle
12 minutes | 7 months ago
Cranky Talk: To Fly or Not to Fly? Buying tickets in the time of COVID
In this episode, Brett navigates through all the uncertainty in buying air tickets during COVID-19, from discussing the relative safety of air travel to pulling apart old ticketing myths and wondering about any potential deals to be found. Sponsored by The Airplane Shop
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