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Wheels Up! Podcast
15 minutes | a month ago
Episode 23: He lived at O'Hare Airport for 3 months without being detected!
"Wheels Up!" focuses on the offbeat and unusual stories coming from the airline industry and the people who work there. We also seek to make you a savvy and happy traveler. In this installment: a man lives at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport for 3 months...without being found out. American Airlines starts a subscrption wine service. And a plane's tire lands in a Chicago family's yard!
29 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 22: MAGA Chant on plane gets the pilot's attention
Go behind the scenes of the latest stories from the airlines, the planes, the airports, and the people who work there. Today: when passengers wearing pro-Trump gear start chanting, the pilot intervenes. Will airlines require a vaccination before you fly? No emotional support animals on planes. And a plane hits a hot air balloon before landing!
25 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 21: Turning a Delta bathroom into a steakhouse, a passenger cooks a steak during a flight!
In this episode, a passenger on a Delta flight attempts to cook a steak in the bathroom and posts the video online. Also the Department of Transportation puts its foot down: an emotional support animal is NOT a service animal.
24 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 20: No Ticket? It didn't stop her from flying--21 TIMES!
In this installment: a woman who managed to get through security and board a plane 21 times WITHOUT A TICKET! Also a bad day for a bear at the runway of Alaska Airlines. And an airline auction--from planes to salt & pepper shakers!
25 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 19: Why a woman's hat ticked off a Delta Captain and almost got her kicked off the flight.
A woman's refusal to remove her hat which contained a four letter word got the Delta Captain to give her an ultimatum: remove the hat or get off the flight. How did that end? In addition to that, why did Southwest Airlines expand into 3 cities after losing over a billlion dollars in the third quarter?
24 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 18: Why a woman with a mask was removed from an Alaskan Airlines flight
A woman on her way for medical treatment put on a more protective mask but crew on Alaskan Airlines insisted she wear a cloth mask instead. And the Captain of an American Airlines flight removed from service for making his first officer wear a mask! Honest.
22 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 17: A furloughed flight attendant gives her passengers A Classy Goodbye
When you lose your job you can be bitter and sarcastic, but this flight attendant's final flight was the exact opposite! And she is a small portion of the number of employees who may be furloughed from the airlines.
21 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 16: Which airline booted a parent because her child was eating too slowly?
Southwest removes a parent when her toddler eats too slowly. Also find out about "the flight to nowehre' which sold out in ten minutes!
29 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 15: On the 19th anniversary of 9/11 attacks are we safer now than before?
iHeart Airline analyst Jay Ratliff on what we've learned about airline safety since 9/11. Also: a man wearing a jet back flying over Los Angeles Airport, a wing walker because the plane is too hot, and an Air Marshall gets blowback for a mask he wears on a flight.
20 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 14: Why airlines are holding back refunds they owe their passengers
In this update on what's happening in the skies, we talk about testing airline staffs, what happens to items and money you leave behind at TSA, and would you believe they still use FLOPPY DISCS for some critical airline updates?
18 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 13: Supersonic transport may be one step closer! And airlines threaten to cut staff.
Our podcast focusing on the unusual stories and news from the airlines, airports, employees and passengers. In this episode: supersonic transport, airline cutbacks, and how the reduction in commercial flights impacts weather predictions.
24 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 12: Why isn't the government mandating masks on airplanes?
So what happens if you don't wear a mask on an airplane? And why are airlines suspending sales of alcohol? That and more in this installment of "Wheels Up!"
20 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 11: How close to normal are the airlines getting? The answer may surprise you.
How close to "normal" are the airlines getting in terms of paying passengers and stock prices? Surprisingly close!
22 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 10: Are things on our airlines improving?
The TSA says the passenger count is going up...but how much are the airlines still losing on a daily basis? And if you want true luxury there's an airline for you!
25 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 9: Why don't airlines have to observe social distancing?
Passengers have posted pictures of their flights showing no empty seats. So why don't airlines have to socially distance? And will we at some point have to show up 4 hours before our flight? That and more in this episode of Wheels Up!
25 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 8: How the Coronavirus pandemic is affecting air travel
How the Coronavirus pandemic is affecting air travel and a new device that can disinfect a plane in minutes.
23 minutes | a year ago
Episode 7: Coronavirus And The Travel Industry
Coronavirus And The Travel Industry: what you should know about air and cruse travel.
21 minutes | a year ago
Episode 6: The Saga of the Reclining Airplane Seats
Not only do we follow up on the story that won't die--the woman who recorded the man behind her pounding her seat-back because she reclined, we also talk about the danger of charging your mobile device at an airport charging station.
21 minutes | a year ago
Episode 5: Passengers Behaving Badly
Passengers making the flying experience less than pleasant. Should we eliminate reclining seats in coach? And saving money when flying first class!
19 minutes | a year ago
Episode 4: CoronaVirus challenges airlines and new rules on service animals.
Jay Ratliff, iHeart's Airline Expert joins me to talk about challenges the coronavirus creates for airlines and also the possible changes for service animals on domestic flights
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