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Cranky Talk

A show about the ins and outs of aviation and travel, from interviews with industry leaders to deep dives on a range of travel topics.

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A show about the ins and outs of aviation and travel, from interviews with industry leaders to deep dives on a range of travel topics.

Cranky Talk: What Would Cranky Airlines Look Like?

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What if Brett started an airline? A lucky raffle winner got to pick our podcast topic this week, and he wanted to know what Brett would do if he started an airline...spoiler, he wouldn't! Thanks to our guest Nick for being a great sport and an even better co-host this week! 

Thanks to our sponsor BetterHelp! Right now, BetterHelp is giving Cranky Talk listeners 10% off their first month! Just go to betterhelp.com/cranky and you can be up and running with a therapist within 48 hours.

Thanks to The Airchive for sponsoring this week's trivia segment! 

Jun 10 2021

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Cranky Talk: The Big Airplane Demise

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Big airplanes are going away. Brett goes over why the jumbos came to be and why they're going away. 

Thanks to our sponsor BetterHelp! Right now, BetterHelp is giving Cranky Talk listeners 10% off their first month! Just go to betterhelp.com/cranky and you can be up and running with a therapist within 48 hours.

Thanks to The Airchive for sponsoring this week's trivia segment! 

May 27 2021

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The Cranky Flier Interview #22: Landline Co-Founder and CEO David Sunde

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Pop quiz: What kind of airline has dreams of being a regional operator but has no interest in actually operating airplanes? The answer: Landline.

The co-founder and CEO of the "airline," David Sunde, has a background in airline networks, and his team is building a regional feeder that won't fly a single airplane. Anything else, however, is fair game. It's all about multi-modal, and so far Landline's fleet of vehicles ranging from private cars to buses feeds Sun Country's hub in Minneapolis/St Paul and United's hub in Denver.

Hasn't this been tried before? Sure, but as you've probably heard before, this is different. This time, it really does seem to be, and the exciting stuff hasn't even happened yet.

Come join me for this episode of The Cranky Flier Interview presented by Ontario International Airport, a half hour chat with David about everything from putting an airport at Disneyland to clearing security before you even get on the bus.

May 20 2021

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Cranky Talk: New Airlines on the Block

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New airlines will be coming to an airport nearish to you soon! Maybe! Brett breaks down three new airlines entering the market this spring and summer and Dave asks questions. 

Thanks to our sponsor BetterHelp! Right now, BetterHelp is giving Cranky Talk listeners 10% off their first month! Just go to betterhelp.com/cranky and you can be up and running with a therapist within 48 hours.

Thanks to The Airchive for sponsoring this week's trivia segment! 

May 13 2021

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Cranky Talk: JetAmerAlaska Partners In The Sky!

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American, Alaska, and JetBlue have partnered! What does it all mean? Brett has answers. 

Thanks to our sponsor BetterHelp! Right now, BetterHelp is giving Cranky Talk listeners 10% off their first month! Just go to betterhelp.com/cranky and you can be up and running with a therapist within 48 hours.

Apr 29 2021

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Cranky Talk: Summer Travel Guessing Game

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Airlines are guessing where Americans are going to want to travel this summer, and Brett has the data to back it up. Brett bores Dave with all the domestic airport data he got ahold of. 

Apr 15 2021

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The Cranky Flier Interview #21: Viva Air CEO Felix Antelo

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I spoke with Viva Air CEO Felix Antelo about his plans to grow Viva -- which is primarily operating in Colombia and Peru -- coming out of the pandemic.  There is much to come.

Thanks to our presenting sponsor, Ontario International Airport.

Apr 13 2021

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Cranky Talk: Returning From Abroad in the Time of COVID

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During the break, Brett went to Mexico...and then came back. He walks through his experience dealing with the new COVID rules and regulations. 

Apr 01 2021

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Cranky Talk: The Great 2020 Air Travel Consumer Report Breakdown

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Brett really wanted to turn back time to 2020....so we did. Brett goes over the recently released Air Travel Consumer Report for 2020. 

Mar 04 2021

19mins

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The Cranky Flier Interview #20: Avianca CEO Anko van der Werff

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Join me as I talk to Avianca CEO Anko van der Werff about what he's been doing since he arrived to fix the airline in 2019. Now bankrupt during the pandemic, Anko is undeterred from executing his plan.

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Feb 25 2021

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Cranky Talk: Have COVID Passport, Will Travel...Maybe

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With all the news around vaccine or COVID passports floating around, Brett breaks it all down. 

Be sure to subscribe to the Cranky Daily for your daily airline industry news! 

Feb 18 2021

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Cranky Talk: How COVID is Impacting Airline Schedules

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This week, Brett goes on a deep dive on how COVID has made an impact on schedule changes.

Feb 04 2021

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Cranky Talk: The One About the MAX

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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! 

Jan 21 2021

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Cranky Talk: How Airlines Are Distributing Vaccines

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On this episode, Brett talks about how airlines are helping distribute the COVID vaccines all around the country. 

Thanks to our sponsor, Turbulence Forecast! 

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Jan 07 2021

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Cranky Talk: The Cranky Talk Holiday Special

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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! 

Dec 24 2020

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Cranky Talk: COVID Testing and the Airlines

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Brett breaks down how airlines are using COVID testing to get people traveling again. 

Thanks to our sponsor Turbulence Forecast!

Dec 10 2020

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Cranky Talk: Thanksgiving Mailbag Special

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You asked, we answered! Brett answers your questions on the impact of COVID across the industry.

Thanks to our sponsor Turbulence Forecast

Nov 26 2020

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Cranky Talk: Brett Went to Hawaii

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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! 

Nov 12 2020

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The Cranky Flier Interview #19: Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO Peter Ingram

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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.

Nov 05 2020

29mins

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Cranky Talk: Traveler Safety Part 2

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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

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Thanks to our sponsor, Turbulence Forecast!

Oct 29 2020

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