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The Next Trip - An Aviation and Travel Podcast
53 minutes | 5 days ago
Boarding Pass 065: Engine Failure? We Got This!
Doug and Drew have a packed show for you this week so get ready to enjoy your commute, workout, or avgeek Zen moment with us. Topics we discuss:- Who knew the C5 Galaxy and 747 competed head-to-head for military and airline orders? - Two aircraft had engine failures this week. Doug talks about how crews handle engine failures and Drew discusses how the station addresses overweight landings- We can’t get enough about the Boeing NMA and all the possibilities a small widebody would open up. Would it be an A321XLR AND A330 beater?- Are airlines throwing darts on the board with new routes hoping some will stick?We finish the episode saying goodbye to the Learjet. We ask you if you’d choose the CRJ200 or ERJ145 as your personal business jet. Join the conversation and stay aviation tough!www.nextripnetwork.com
57 minutes | 12 days ago
Boarding Pass 064: Flying the MAX
Drew flies on United's relaunch of the 737MAX and Doug dusts off his spreadsheets with an overview of airline financial performance for the last few quarters. We're continuing to see signs of an improving aviation industry but is it fast enough to save jobs? Join the conversation as we ponder the results and go over a few other topics:Flying a domestic 787Drew now loves the Hello Kitty liverySriwajaya 737 crash update and thrust imbalance recoveryCathay Pacific crew quarantine requirements causing cancelationsUS government votes on an additional $57 billion in aid for transportationUnited places $1 billion order for electric VTOL aircraftSingapore Airlines swaps 787-10 orders for the 777XSnacks on a Plane! You tell us which complimentary snack you'd wantJoin the conversation and stay aviation tough! https://www.nexttripnetwork.com/
57 minutes | 19 days ago
Boarding Pass 063: Tales From the Terminal
Doug and Drew love airports and we have another airport employee and civilian turned avgeek, Jenn, or @Jenn_Niffer on Twitter. Jenn works in airport finance but loves the operations side and will come out and help, when they let her. Jenn runs a fun blog called Tales From theTerminal (www.talesfromtheterminal.com) where you can read about her airport adventures. Other topics covered:Its the law - TSA mandates masks in the airport and onboard aircraftJetBlue introduces an updated version of it’s Mint premium product in preparation for A321XLR service to LHRAviation Week reports that Boeing is moving forward with a widebody NMA (new middle market aircraft) to beat the A321We end the show with Jenn av-splaining what you can and cannot say on the ATC frequency and we choose which airport vehicles we’d choose if we were racing them. Watch this hilarious Top Gear episode that we laughed about with Jenn. Join the conversation and stay aviation tough! https://youtu.be/K05NgDMz2r4
53 minutes | a month ago
Boarding Pass 062: Domestic COVID Testing
Doug and Drew start February - Black History Month - remembering the Tuskegee Airmen. Will the Washington Football Team pick an AvGeek nickname "The Red Tails" as Drew and Doug hope? We love widebodies, but force each other to discuss the business reasons for Singapore and Cathay Pacific using narrowbodies for the first time in decades. Other topics on this show:Boeing reports $12 billion loss and delays EIS 777X to at least 2023 (if ever)American and Southwest post record annual lossesSouthwest offering another round of voluntary leave to reduce staffingFrontier and Spirit hiring pilots and Delta calls 400 pilots back to active statusVaccine updates with Johnson & Johnson soon joining Pfizer and ModernaShould COVID-19 tests be required for domestic flights? What is a nautical mile vs. a statute mile and why does it matter?We end the show with a poll by our buddy Greg who posed the question, "Which USAF bomber should lead the Super Bowl flyover next Sunday? "Join the conversation at www.nexttripnetwork.com!
50 minutes | a month ago
Boarding Pass 061: Snarge on a Plane. Huh?
What is snarge? To find out you gotta listen to the whole episode with our special guest, airport operations supervisor, Francis (Twitter - @foxtrotcola). We discuss what the 3 of us, a pilot, airline ops manager, and airport ops supervisor do to respond to bird strikes and emergency landings. Other topics covered:Public vs. private airports, which works better?Update on the Sriwajaya 737-500 crashUnited Airlines 4th quarter resultsIATA Travel Pass may streamline COVID19 travel documentationListen all the way to the end where Francis and Doug do a role play of Drew's favorite scene in the move airport 1970. See the actual scene here:https://youtu.be/I6NoWweYJw4Join the conversation at www.nexttripnetwork.com
32 minutes | a month ago
Boarding Pass 060: Simulator Stories
Doug and Drew live on location... in Camden, NJ! Despite the winter winds, it was actually a great recording location. In this episode:- Doug's unexpected work trip to the East Coast- Delta is the first airline to report 2020 annual numbers, have they turned a corner?- Norwegian pulls the plug on low-cost long-haul flying in a bid to save the company- Best NFL charters of the weekend- Simulator training for flight crewsHonorable mention: we recorded a segment on Southwest Airlines celebrating its 50th anniversary this week, but the winds made the entire segment unintelligible and unusable. Hopefully we can circle back to it and re-record in an upcoming episode because there was a lot of great information discussed. Congrats Southwest - here's to another successful 50 years (and more)!www.nexttripnetwork.com
49 minutes | 2 months ago
Boarding Pass 059: Dogs on a Plane
VIP Guest Justin Yarbrough joins us to talk about his Runway Girl Network article about changes in airline emotional support and service animal acceptance. We discuss a poll one of listeners Ryan posted on Twitter about where to sit on a 777-200, and our own poll, asking you which of this month’s football charters you would fly on. (Spoiler alert, always bet on the 747). Topics discussed:Will any of the Big 4 (United, American, Delta, Southwest) merge in 2021Sriwajaya flight 182 crash Doug and Drew’s guest appearance on the Non-Rev Lounge Podcast
38 minutes | 2 months ago
Boarding Pass 058: No GPS? No Problem...
Doug and Drew have their first episode of 2021 with a look at their last flights and a forward look at an airline traffic recovery. Drew gets to talk about his concern about eyebrow windows on older planes and Doug tells us all the ways he can navigate without using a sextant and the stars. Topics discussed:Drop in traffic in 2019Domestic Asian routes are busiestOnly 21 A380's currently in serviceRyanair CEO talks about growth opportunities with airlines dropping serviceSome airlines are buying planes in preparation for a surge GPS, INU, and radio beacon navigation systemsVisit our website for pictures and more:www.nexttripnetwork.com
49 minutes | 2 months ago
2020 New Year's Eve Extra Section
Doug and Drew usher out 2020 by reminiscing about nostalgic AvGeek trips from decades past on planes no longer in service.
46 minutes | 2 months ago
Boarding Pass 057: SeaTac, MRJ, and 2021 Predictions
BoardingPass 57 is live with VIP Guest Isaac Alexander, Editor in Chief of aviation and space news outlet Jet City Star. We get Isaac's in depth analysis of Mitsubishi's MRJ90 Space Jet program and his overview of SeaTac airport. Isaac makes some bold 2021 predictions with us which we'll revisit 12 months from now. Other topics on this episode:- Alaska 737 MAX order - a much needed shot in the arm for Boeing- Canada imposes fines for anti-maskers- Congress approves $15 billion aid for the airlines... too little too late? Join the conversation!
27 minutes | 2 months ago
2020 Christmas Extra Section
Merry Christmas and happy holidays from us to you! Enjoy this bonus AvGeek episode. We'll be back with our normal format on Monday.
49 minutes | 2 months ago
Boarding Pass 056: Winter is Here
Doug and Drew are back for another On Time Departure of the The Next Trip. This week was rough with passenger loads rising before the Christmas holiday. Add in East Coast snow storm Gail and we have an airline irregular operation on top of the holiday rush. Just perfect!We also discuss:- the Great Conjunction- aircraft safety issues as they come out of storage- will business traffic come back?- improved airline satisfaction during pandemic- JAL offering customers the ability to NOT have a meal- Doug and Drew talk about their experience with deicing and delays
63 minutes | 2 months ago
Boarding Pass 055: You Get Paid to do This?!?
VIP Guest Tom Pallini, transportation writer for the Business Insider, joins us for a fun and information filled episode! Tom tells us how he got into aviation and shares his avgeek pilgrimage to Maho Beach in St. Maarten for airplane spotting. Doug and Drew then go through a litany of topics including a few of Tom's recent articles.:The things flight attendants say Remembering Chuck YeagerPfizer vaccine deliveries startHawaiian adding flights to the mainland in 2021Jetblue's refreshed Mint premium A321XLR vs old British Airways Club WorldAirline lounges during COVID19We end the show talking about United's return to JFK and Doug and Drew's plans to join Tom on the first departure. Comment on this episode and join the conversation at:www.nexttripnetwork.com
63 minutes | 3 months ago
Boarding Pass 054: Drew Finally Gets on an MD-95
Drew flies Delta (specifically the MD-95)!Thanksgiving TSA numbersAirline cash burn climbing againSouthwest announces possible furloughs737 MAX topicsRyanair places new orderGOL to operate first MAX flights in the worldWill Delta order the MAXWhat should the plane be called?U.K. approves first use of COVID vaccineAA getting rid of high-premium A321T?Ops topic: takeoff power
44 minutes | 3 months ago
Boarding Pass 053: Zoom WILL NOT Replace Travel
Doug and Drew talk about record TSA checkpoint traffic during the Thanksgiving travel week despite health warnings. They discuss other positive news stories including Delta avoiding pilot layoffs, IATA working on a “Health Passport” to open up international travel, and United starting charter flights to transport vaccines. Hear our thoughts on our recent domestic widebody flights and your responses on whether you would take the vaccine as soon as it’s available. Don’t miss Doug’s aviation nightmare dream and Drew’s question on which one airline perk we’d keep if we had to choose. “Not without my…”Comment on this episode atwww.nexttripnetwork.com or follow us on Twitter at @nexttrippodcast
50 minutes | 3 months ago
Boarding Pass 052: Turning a Corner?
Are we turning the corner? The virus is still raging around the world but two vaccines are about to be approved and we may be on our way back to the “old normal”. Doug and Drew discuss several positive stories this week:TSA numbers are gradually risingThe 737 MAX recertification QANTAS turns 100Korean plans to buy AsianaWe end with some day job deicing stories with Doug laughing at Drew’s deice coordinator names. Spoiler alert, take IceMan before all that’s left is Snowflake.
51 minutes | 3 months ago
Boarding Pass 051: Beech 99s, Backed up Lavs, and Boeing 777s - A Pilot's Journey
Doug and Drew are joined by Paul who just retired after flying everything from the Piper Warrior to the Boeing 777. We discuss our thoughts on the vaccine announcement and how it will affect aviation and our choice for the most iconic airplane/airline combination. Paul then regales us with stories from his aviation career including:- Bringing a Bonanza back to life- What does a 2nd officer do- Airbus or Boeing, which did he prefer- Crew rest on a transatlantic flight- What do you do when lavatories fail in flightFasten your seatbelt for several ups and downs on this episode!
49 minutes | 4 months ago
Boarding Pass 050: A New Network
Doug and Drew are excited to be doing our 50th episode almost a year after we started. We always say this is your show and for our 50th we invited 3 of our listeners to join us in some avgeek fun. In this episode we:Choose our favorite widebodyDebate our favorite liveriesShare our favorite aviation experiences Join the conversation! Send us comments at:https://www.nexttripnetwork.com/
47 minutes | 4 months ago
Boarding Pass 049: Delta 777 Sendoff
Doug regales us with his story about his trip on Delta’s final revenue 777 flight from JFK to LAX on Saturday. We talk about American Airlines putting the 737Max on the schedule this year and their plans to make passengers feel comfortable about flying on it. Find out what our listeners thought about the chances of it flying this yearCan the aviation industry be carbon neutral by 2050? The EU thinks so. Hear our thoughtsDoug and Drew’s Halloween costumes were the Incredibles and the Brawny Man (cough) Village People.
55 minutes | 4 months ago
Boarding Pass 048: A TRUE 757 Replacement?
We're joined by a return VIP guest, fringe avgeek, and frequent flier, Dale. He just happens to be Doug's dad too! We go over several topics on this high energy episode:Updates on US Airline losses and daily cash burnDragonair out. Flybe back in?AA puts 737Max back on the schedule for DecemberBoeing looking at new 757-size aircraftDale asks about how airlines get international overflight approval
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