Episode 104 – Bits and Pieces II

The guys were off enjoying the 4th of July holiday, but still managed to assemble an episode without actually speaking to each other.

Dan and Courtney provide a little airline industry news and commentary, and Rob has an announcement about AirVenture 2010. David brings us some interviews he recorded at Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s World War II Commemorative Weekend. (See David’s photos below!) Steve and Grant from the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast have their Australia Desk report. (That’s Anthony with “the voice.”)

We’ll return next week with a regular episode and an exciting guest.

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Opening and closing music is provided by Brother Love from the Album Of The Year CD. You can find his great music at http://www.brotherloverocks.com/.

7 thoughts on “Episode 104 – Bits and Pieces II

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  2. Simon McGreevy

    Another great podcast, on these economically gloomey days your show gives me something to smile about. Keep up the good work.

    I’m a avid Flight Simmer on VATSIM, would be good if you had a show with someone from VATSIM talking about the connections with real and virtual avaition worlds.

    Simon, Belfast Northern Ireland

  3. Max Flight

    Simon: We’re happy the show brings a smile to your face. It has the same effect on us as well!

    I like your VATSIM guest idea! We’ll have to hunt around for an interesting guest, but if anyone has a guest suggestion please pass the name along to us at thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com.



  4. Max Flight

    [We received this amusing email…]

    Dear Dissatisfied Flyer,

    Regarding your concerns, it is obvious that you have very little understanding of a Low Cost airline’s point of view.

    Low cost airlines have to squeeze you for cash because we have mouths to feed. We don’t call them “hidden fees”, preferring the term “Surcharge for Low Awareness Passengers,” or SLAPs. You should not be surprised if we slap a few extra charges on you from time to time.

    For example, it would have been clear that your will bag will not be returned at your destination if you have not paid the “bag recovery surcharge.” This is clearly explained on page 36 of our Terms of Carriage, available at our website. As you elected to not pay this surcharge, instead purchasing an “inflight toilet usage coupon,” we cannot be held responsible for the non-return of your luggage.

    At OUR airline we take your concerns seriously. If this email has not answered your question please visit our online complaints department and tell our customer service representative all about it.

    Robert E. Coli
    CEO Thromby Air – Lowest of the Low

  5. Ken Stringer

    Great commentary on the recent sale of the Regionals. From your discussion, I get the impression that Pinnacle got the sweeter deal. I wonder if the long time friendship between Richard Anderson and Phil Trenary played any part in that? The forms often make mention of how these two are golfing buddies and Anderson seems to throw a lot favors toward Pinnacle.

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