Welcome to the eleventh episode of the Airways Podcast.

This week, Airways Senior Business Analyst Vinay Bhaskara and Columnist R discuss why Notre Dame (football) sucks (0:11), the thaw in the Delta – Korean Air relationship (1:51), Hawaiian Airlines planning European expansion and considering the Airbus A380 (11:42), R lyricizes about Hawaii and Vinay is an elitist snob (24:06), Emirates begins charging for seat selection and adding ancillary fees (25:17), Vinay hates everything and wants to see the world burn (34:30), the explosive growth at IndiGo Airlines and SpiceJet (35:02), R hates SpiceJet (43:00), and their weekly short takes (44:00).

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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