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.



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