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DALLAS & BOSTON – Your Airways Podcast duo continue their coverage of the Q4 and FY 2016 earnings reports for American Airlines (2:25), Southwest Airlines (18:42) and JetBlue (28:18). Extending beyond the usual humdrum of strong earnings, the pair analyze and dissect attributes unique to each airline, and baseline them against broader trends in the industry, to create their interpretation of revenue forecasts, Wall Street reactions, and potential customer perceptions.

For the route gurus, Vinay and R infused the normal Network Beat segment into the main episode, conducting rapid fire commentary on new route developments (36:10) like Air India to Washington, Finnair’s A340 retirement, Aer Lingus to Las Vegas, Frontier’s growth in Cincinnati and Cleveland, and more. Bonus points for anyone who gets the titular reference (let us know in the comments below).

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 US 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! For a limited time only, if you write a review and shoot us an email with a screenshot of your review, you’ll be able to pick a topic for R and I to cover on the podcast. This topic can be aviation-related or something completely off topic (our love lives, however, are off limits).

As we evolve the format of this new Airways feature, we would love your feedback as we look to find the optimal mix. 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.