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The Qantas Resurgence [Podcast #10]

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The Qantas Resurgence [Podcast #10]

The Qantas Resurgence [Podcast #10]
September 21
15:20 2016

Welcome to the tenth episode of the Airways Podcast.

This week, Airways Senior Business Analyst Vinay Bhaskara and Columnist R cover a variety of topics discussing the weather in Boston and Dallas and Boston vs. Chicago (0:15), Qantas’ record net pre-tax quarter for fiscal year 2015-16 (2:52), the problems facing South African Airways (18:29), American Airlines retires 20 McDonnell Douglas MD-80s on a single day (29:32), British Airways cuts back on service (37:27), their weekly short takes and R hates Binghamton (47:02).

To recap, the idea behind this podcast is to do a weekly deep-dive into three or four important aviation stories or trends, with a particular focus on aerospace and the U.S. airline industry.

This is not a news podcast (in fact almost everything we cover will have been written about on the site by the time we discuss it) but rather one focused on in-depth analysis and assessment.

In addition to playing the episode on this page, you can also subscribe to our RSS feed. We are now live on SoundCloud as well as iTunes, Google Play Music, and iHeartRadio.

If you do listen to the podcast via ITunes or even if you don’t, please write us a review. That’s the best way to get more people to listen to our show!

As we evolve the format of this new Airways feature, we would love your feedback as we look to find the optimal mix. And for now, consider this “Podcast Unplugged”. We’ll be adding production value enhancements as we move forward, in addition to special guests and contributors.

Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below or directly via email.


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  1. Phoenix
    Phoenix September 21, 20:39

    On the technical side: Vinay please speak directly into your mic with a consistent volume, or find some way of equalizing your volume levels. For whatever reason Rohan came out so much clearer and louder I had to turn down my volume whenever Rohan spoke, and turn my volume up whenever you spoke (Vinay). Rather off-putting.

    In terms of content: sad to see we’re still dealing with political interference in our airlines when it’s clearly not in their best interests. A healthy SAA should be in South Africa’s priority! I don’t think this situation is what Nelson Mandela died for…. (half-sarcasm)

    As for BA unbundling, as you guys noted the rise of the Ryanairs and Easyjets forced their hand, along with the wider trend of airline unbundling in the US, even in the Middle East (there are rumors of Emirates charging for advance seat selection). Yes it will affect the back-of-the-bus fliers most, but it will be interesting to see if and how this affects their famed First Class/Club World.

    Looking forward to more!

  2. Rohan Anand
    Rohan Anand September 22, 12:31

    Thanks for the feedback, Phoenix. We really appreciate your commentary.

    Vinay and I will discuss investing in more sound (no pun intended) technical equipment. As you probably know, this is a labor of love right now and we both are recording virtually from Boston and Dallas, respectively.

    We’ll work to get something synced very soon 🙂


  3. Phoenix
    Phoenix September 23, 20:45

    Hi Rohan. Definitely do it! You two are great speakers and the content is so strong, I can definitely tell how much love you two put into each and every podcast.

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