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"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

Dots, Lines & Destinations

05:38 min | Last week

"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

"Our shower I need to shower anyways. I'll just shower. That's how I'M GONNA I'M GONNA melt to death. I'll just shower. Definitely going to be sweating by the time this episode is. You're listening to dots, lines and destinations travel podcast with host. Stephen Seagraves Foss Moon and Seth Miller. Hello and welcome to episode three hundred and one of DOTS, lines and destinations I'm Steven. seagraves joined by Seth Miller and Fayza Mood Gentlemen. How are you? Hot. who'll fortunately air conditioning. I have air conditioning just not in my office, and even if I did have air conditioning, my office, it would be too loud for Stephen to. I think what you need to do. Is You need to get one of those you know a window units, not a window unit, but like one of the ones that's like an internal, just like vint, the outside a split duck system. Yeah, yeah, there, you go! A MINI SPLIT? Many split okay. I also live in New Hampshire where you're not really supposed to need air conditioning, but it was over one hundred years. Global warming. You joke, but it's real so I'm not joking. Now it's. I actually played hooky today and went out on the beach instead of working, because it was too disgusting outside otherwise. Yeah, yeah. We've done that a few times here import on his when it gets too hot, you just make beeline for the beach. Too Hot and Portland's like eighty three. Anything over seventy nine. We've actually had in the nineties the last couple of days. You know we're getting up there, so. and. It was fifty two at the coast. That's better. Yeah so anyway. Let's talk about longest travel as some followup from our last show, which was a live show with video and listeners. If you missed it, you can catch it on Youtube. It's there. If you want just the audio, it's applauded that is that's own podcast so. But Seth you. You actually got a tip on twitter that. There's actually a company that specializes in long distance train travel. Yeah, it's interesting you know from what I can tell A. It's not owning lush, so tell us very little by They've got a pretty cool instagram account, and it's seems to be a travel agency focused on putting together a long distance train trips so. I know people who have done like the Siberian on their own instead of the tour and things like that and there's a lot of resources online to help with that, but if you want something sort of in the middle, or there's a different type of. Path, you WANNA. Take you want someone to help you pick cities to stop and along the way and the right trains to take between them. It seems like a good option to sort of split the difference between. Being a part of a tour group and full diy. Yeah Yeah, yeah, it does seem kind of a little overwhelming. When you look at some of the long distance train travel even in China that you've done. To do that on your own or to do that without any kind of help to book because there's not always readily available websites and easy places that were used to as Westerners to to book train travel. Yeah, and even even the Chinese train travel stuff, and there's a lot of the gears. Manatee Sixty one hundred is great for train stuff, but even there it's like Oh. These are the train seats in the two different types for the overnight trains between Shanghai and Beijing, and it took me going out and asking around and doing a lot of digging to find people local who actually knew which were running wearing when? I'm to try to get the better seats. which did not work, but. So, there's is there is there is a benefit to using A. Travel agent for some of the stuff it. Just sort of think about like the amount of time and energy. We've put into learning things about airplanes and traveling airlines and. How most people shouldn't do that because it's terrible use of time. Speak for yourself seriously. I I think most people shouldn't I think we're stupid and crazy, and whatever and we can, but I think most people shouldn't. Watching what this podcast! A Now? Seriously think that a lot of ways there. There's a lot of good reasons to try the other types of. Things if you will ends up, getting help isn't a bad thing all this. Make sense I'm wondering when you talk about. Train travel in. Say Your trip in in Vietnam. You took it a drink. It's pretty standard trip right like because it's. It is one train that travels the entire length. From south to north of North to south of Vietnam Right. Was it fairly simple to book? Trying to remember now. How did I think so, but there was I think that was one that still required like a third party website because the direct booking wasn't really feasible. Remember correctly there was. There was definitely some quirks to it. And I ended up just booking me and Jason together on a single ticket, because we wanted to make sure that we actually you know both got seats and everything. Yeah. So also, it was a it was a gorgeous views, but a shitty train. I've actually had friends. You know you guys. I've seen I've gone back and watched now I think I've talked about this the show I've gone back and watched some episodes of the amazing race, some old seasons of it and there's actually one where they travel by train on the overnight train in Vietnam, and it doesn't look any different than your pictures, and this was filmed in two thousand one so. I.

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"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

Dots, Lines & Destinations

05:47 min | 2 months ago

"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

"I'm Steven seagraves joined by Foster Yeoman. It's been. It's been a rough few days. I think that's hundred thousand corona virus deaths and George Floyd's murder. I think it's been stressful week. Putting it. To work in the middle of all that I don't know. Yeah exactly and watch a launch rocket during all this. fulltime work fulltime work, so I think the first thing we want to talk about. Is there some actually cool news in the aviation world? Magnet X has helped build the first or the largest all electric Cessna two eight. Yeah, appraising, so this is this company. They did a similar thing on one of the smaller planes sea plane. also I also been assessment like hope. Is there a one seventy two megan does. Potter that the civil the. Sentences. By anyways I'm bad when you get to small flying. Sorry They a plan that they converted into they take out the gas motor or gas engine and put an electric motor, a bunch of batteries, and the did a flight. I WANNA say back in November ish on the plane and then last week they did they put it to away on land. Had it fly? Out about near Moses Lake. Wow Yeah. I don't remember how long it was up for, but it was a significant period of time. This wasn't like thirty seconds. Look, we got off the ground. It was a real flight, so. It's super cool seeing that. Come to live just the electrification Massive work yet still to do to get battery life to where can yeah thirty minute test flight get better where they can fly longer periods and have room for passengers inside, not just batteries, but. It's super cool to see this coming to life. Batteries batteries tend to be very dense and heavier, the heavier or lighter than fuel I believe purse like there's a there's a metric per horse, power or something I'm not sure what the unit is that they measure the the power in. Their heavier. I'm not certain on interesting. Yeah, they're concerned about the volatility of the batteries. I'm sure there's lots of concerns. Are. They're not using the same lithium ion batteries. If I remember correctly like it's not the ones that have been the seventy seven the car on fire, they have a different chemical makeup. That's supposed to be better. Vapor but but like you know like. I mean the realm of cars. Most fire departments around the country I told if you could get to let's fire, just let her. 'cause you. You know counterpoint like Jeddah is also flammable. It is, but it's more kerosene baso, while it's flammable at the lower longer heat, yeah! Absolutely I mean I, guess. I don't know I guess they thought on. That would be. If there's a plane catches fire with batteries in it also and try to make an emergency landing same as a one with Jeddah and you evacuate the ball, and I don't know. How you know I, don't know what the risk factors are. If one's really better or worse than the other. And it was A to. DHCP to beaver that was her out of non-converted was converted to electric. Yeah, so it's just really cool to see that you know especially when you think like Airbus and. Rolls. Royce were supposedly didn't make the force at one of the engines on a B. One, forty, six, metric, an electric motor, and you know when they announced the project, three or four years ago was supposed to fly this year in a couple of weeks ago. Post Kovin crash but not. An too far into it. They're like yeah in the reminders not do that anymore. And it was you know they they? They were calling it a success. Look, we lots of new control systems and Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah but never got to the point that they were really ready to fly it. and sort of claimed victory. Even they never did the thing they promised, but these other smaller players are actually on it. I think it's pretty cool. Do, you think. Like for something like this like A. Great I think we talked about it last show a great cargo plane for little hops so between you know between little little airports, two major, they can unload their cargo be put on Fedex or something This seems like a great use of electric airplane. Right for forty five minutes lights if they can get it to that. Yeah! You'd probably want around trip battery. In that case, although maybe not I mean you've got I especially if you're just doing cargo if they end up with a box that looks like it's got batteries and it looks like all the other cargo go. Off in the first one on, and there's you know somewhere in the office that you plug it in, and you've got it ready for tomorrow's flight. Yeah, especially on a one a day kind of thing, if almost argue, it's better not to have to bring back to the hub but yes, absolutely I mean the the seaplane plane was with Kenmore I. Think Kamara, up in northwest also, and they're. They're looking at them for real passenger service or they want to be there. They do a lot of short flights and electric isn't going to be ready for you know we're not have batteries capacity in density and whatnot ready to go longer flights for some time. The shorter ones it seems like it's on five. I guess that answers, the question of which is denser from our perspective. The batteries would way more than the fuel without the wings. They aren't as good. Or maybe or maybe just that you can't burn them off. Well you're right. That's the thing right. You don't get lighter as you go further. And that's one of the fundamentals of how manage their plans to go further and further distances right because they know it gets lighter as was fort, but the other challenge that I possibly would be I'm not really sure he'd be able to stuff batteries in the wings, so then you're taking away few. Slash space.

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Wheres the stop button??

Dots, Lines & Destinations

06:24 min | 2 months ago

Wheres the stop button??

"I'm Steven Seagraves. Joined by Seth Miller and foss mood. Hey guys hey so. It's a lovely Tuesday afternoon. We're recording this earlier than normal. Actually know what day of the week it is. I keep track an end. You know we have to record the show earlier. Because Seth is turning into a GRANDPA and Sunday starting to starting to do woodworking and go to bed early trump would it becomes a teacher just random side story about shop teachers I actually didn't get take shop class in high school. We sort of had one. But I I did a drafting course. Instead which turned out to be very valuable and useful to me later in life and so I'm happy I did it We I was like the last year they did paper drafting with the square and know the arm moving around and doing all by answers really cool on and then learned cad later but separate from that My wife was telling a story last night as we were talking about some of these things and I bought more tools or power tools on having the crap turns out matters a lot but she's timing the story about how she did something in shop class when she was like in middle school and hers wasn't very good but her sister who's a year younger than her came back and it was really good in much straighter lines and this and that and I'm like oh she probably is that the right the right the fence and had it all working correctly. I don't think we had that was like how could you do that? You use a table. Solid data blade without a French. So now you just held it carefully. This that's Super Dangerous. Did have missing finger cystic wait. Why get another kids ever lost fingers in Class? And maybe maybe the shop teacher lost in a different way. I don't know but just from a visual perspective in the image. You're trying to project. I don't see how that's a good idea. Not One of my which teachers told us to tell us how he'd come in on weekends with dead dear to cut them up on the we're GonNa be completely topic here for the first couple of is a friend of mine who lives in the catskills apparently China some stories about their neighbor once the stupid APP Arnold next next next door next door chats or this or that in something. Apparently someone hit a deer inside. Hey you know. Put a message on the side of the road around here. Be careful driving over there and one of the responses was like you just left it there. You didn't do anything else. Which okay fine notified the authorities like you have to tell us family? Apparently like a serious response was like wait. What family someone has to go find the family of the dead deer and let it know that mom dad is dead. I thought I thought I thought you were going to say that. They had told him to go pick it up in. Us The media. It's actually. It's actually a thing you know. I was surprised that they didn't give in where they are and whatnot. But maybe it was. Hey here's where it is if anyone wants to go picking up and eat it. It's only been a couple of hours. Probably Maga's haven't gotten to it yet. I Dunno next door is an entertaining beast. I have not far in my life avoided getting into it and I'd like to keep about if you like to read just just completely nonsense cyncical stuff and crazy neighbors. It is definitely for you. I spent a decent amount of time in my life on twitter quotient. I need man all right. So let's dive into some stories here. the first one is a propublica a article about the. Tsa over a million in ninety five masks even the airports are basically emt and TSA staffing levels down And it really doesn't need one point. Three million in ninety five masks and so this was concerns were raised back in April and You know they were saying we should donate these and people said No. We're not GONNA donate them. We're GONNA WE'RE GONNA keep them Very interesting are the. Tsa agents working at the customer facing roles wearing masks at all I think they are right at the PX. They are okay but like started masks. Not An five sir. I'm pretty sure they're surgical haven't seen in ninety five used as sort of a weird thing with just the whole and ninety five situation at those are the ones that are going to see. A product guarantee knows transmission By what you know when you ask the question like one is the goal of wearing the mask and how much of it are you trying to control? Obviously one hundred percent time for. Everyone doesn't work right because we don't have the supplies and so someone someone wanted. Today is gonNA open up a warehouse in fine wherever the government put like all the ones they hijacked from the states and from everybody else they're going to be stored somewhere but it is kind of weird and it's instead the says that CSS quietly stored many of them in a warehouse near DFW. We're paying for the warehouse space. Yeah so anyway. It's it's it was expected that this would this would last thirty days. That surplus would last thirty days for all of their security officers but did did not account for the decline in the number of officers needed lately so with air down like ninety five percent in the US. I would suspect it would last a lot longer. I would pose the question. They asked you change their staffing levels knowing them. Let's that's a good question I don't know here's the thing though forty days. That's only if you take. What are one point? Three million two hundred forty only thirty two thousand five hundred so that really don't have there's only thirty thousand thirty thousand. Tsa agents working working per day on for some number's higher. I don't know it seems low for sure and also only one master person per day. The lunch break. You gotta put it back on. The in theory is a really bad idea. Of course I've been wearing the same one for three months now so nothing. Maybe maybe some people out there who were flown have seen what the what the. Tsa agents are wearing. Just let us know. Because I mean I've only been once during all this and other than that have been getting updates on their twitter so next up so Cessna has a new plane. The Cessna Sky Career completed. Its first flight this week. New Clean Design Clean Sheet designed aircraft. Pretty Amazing thought it would never happening again. I will say it. Looks like a minivan of the sky. But it's supposed to be more many. It's supposed to be more like the Ford Transit to fifty or three fifty. Oh Yeah Yeah. That's exactly what it is East Sprinter van. Yeah somethings bolted onto top.

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"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

Dots, Lines & Destinations

14:40 min | 2 months ago

"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

"I'm Steven Seagraves. Joined by Seth Miller in Mahmoud gentlemen from the quarantine bunkers. How're you doing still granted? Yeah sets together. Yeah it was going to say is so you're in the power you're not really hunker. Yeah give up there with the gun. I do randomly decide to curse. Does that for no apparent reason? Just scream out obscenities. Is that what you mean or here? That would count more sure in. I had nothing to Hampshire said. Oh man how you guys making out during all this still chugging along during the weekend I broke my eighty S B receiver today. So that's the level. I've gotten to a good Tuesday. Six banks is it working. I think I may need to reclaim it. And it's going to give me a new code or something. I don't know a new. Yeah Yeah sometimes. Sometimes I feel like back when I was broken. His looking at aspirational trips. That's what I feel like now the book and then they don't because you can't I could. I don't know I'm not GONNA go. I realized that I have this Vietnam ticket on cafe. Then I it's still open but now it's in June it's not gonNA happen anymore Because it doesn't look like Hong Kong. Open up the border but at the same time my visa expires for Tom. September it'll be a full year multi entry. Yeah I did because I knew I was going back to get another visa visa on arrival at this point or you just ask them to drop the last leg. That's true that's true it could. The visa expired can just come in Hong Kong. I could see if they do that. They might be willing to cafe cafes being really good during this Yeah so we have a couple of listener questions We'll go with Tom. Schindler's I he. He was thinking that Mileage Bookings on United Metal should count for million miler status. What do you guys think of that? Yes No phosphide. Keep them away. I mean how many how many how many reward flights are you taking on United Metalpha's Doug affecting avoid my only reason for it as a practical one of the goal is to is to in theory reward travel on united and I think the total number of miles anybody is going to redeem as award points versus cash. Tickets is relatively trivial but especially with the with the airline trying to keep more people on local medal for cost reasons. Why not like? Is it really move the needle on how many people bump up million miler status if not does it? Does it not show like a nice little gift back to the consumers? Yeah it's hard to program but they don't give points for it and so they'd have to figure out a new way to sort of system would you say. Would you want? That's easy to do now because your status is no longer by on miles anyways. Just credit the miles. The only thing that will increment is the million mile conquer. You'd have to say the Award Mile Peace Right Credits. award While because it'd be easier at that anyways. Yeah good point on. Would you credit just button? Seton DISTANCE WON'T FAMOUS TENNIS CASH ticket. Right there's more classes Arizona's for no not at the merger would be nice. I think it'd be a nice thing for united to do I can see them doing it. Probably not based on the way things are going Maybe add years. I guess I guess my only other thought barriers. They've had years in office. Never get it but this seems to be good opportunity as they're doing other things like you know. Raising the Partner wants ten percent and removing award charge and things like that it seems like an easy little gift back. I look. I don't really have a problem with it. The only reason I have a problem with this I'd have a hard time burning my miles non-united metal right now. That's a one time I feel safe flying someone other than united. 'cause I'm not missing out anything emotionally. You'd have that problem exactly but I mean the reality is what what's what is it really by you rate. How much how? Many people are burning on united. And how many are you GonNa earn for twenty thousand points if you're looking twenty thousand twenty five thousand Mile Ticket? You're you're going GONNA earn a couple thousand best. Well I mean I think is like would you start booking trips to Singapore and Sydney with miles if if On united middle of this work because he would get to four million mile or a lot faster. No because it's going to cost me like four hundred thousand miles but but you can't hold them you can't. They can't take him with us. I know we can't take them with you before. Two thousand miles is still a lotta miles for fifteen hundred dollar ticket. That's true that's true man. Yeah any other thoughts on that for for our listeners. Enter young had actually mentioned this. We talked about injuries question on the last show. We actually got the question wrong. Sorry Andrew he was actually asking us. There's a theory out there or There's evidence that suggests that Mahane Air. The Iranian airline defied a ban on passenger flights between Tehran and Wuhan And that in turn had a spike in created spiking cases in Iran Did you guys read this story on foreign policy? It's pretty damning It's seems like they be Ryan Civil Aviation Organization Was part of it right so I mean it gets was there an international benefits to one. That's what I don't understand if like if the Iranian government permitted it. Why is this such a big deal if they chose to let that happen? I mean there were plenty of flights pulling people out right nonresidents of China. Repatriating people are those are running so could easily be flagged as that will on January thirty first Iranian government said that all flights were suspended to and from China but there were departure information and rival information out of Khameini Airport Tehran's airport and by Chinese airports shows that flights by Mahan Air continued for another full week including one direct evacuation flight from Milan. So how does someone Public file flight plan with the government and then three months later formats later. It's an issue I think. That's why the Civil Aviation Organization is being called out because they allowed it. Okay so it's not the airline that they're going efforts both because they said Mahoni or shouldn't have flown regardless. Well maybe. The refund was stuck in a queue. Somewhere so the flight cancellation Malvo got stuck. Yeah refunds share somewhere and because like February twentieth air claim that they had only flown cargo. Flights providing humanitarian assistance to China. While all passenger flights has been grounded had been grounded. The tracker data shows the passenger flights. But I mean. Could it be like the united flights where they are cargo flights but running with passenger numbers? Sure thing it's hard to tell It looked like they were regular fleet. Numbers I guess. We seen other carriers run regular flight numbers but no passengers could be. Doesn't China do weird things with flight numbers around for authorisations? I know they have rules about aircraft. Registrations I know right like you have to you. The individual aircraft has to be certified for China Right. There's an Air New Zealand. I think saying a couple months plus years ago where it made it halfway and then turned around and came back because it was a new plane and they hadn't found the paperwork and edit switch. The fasteners to an older plane had already had a work. I do remember that. Yeah. I don't know if the flight numbers China Super Weird about all the registrations registration stuff so it wouldn't surprise me entirely any thoughts on the Sethi. Think like there's GonNa be actual repercussions I mean as part as part of the. What is it the Iranian guard? So I think they're gonNA be repercussions now. Just no no one's GONNA screw who who's GonNa like. Mahane is all of a sudden going to be blacklisted by Europe. Away like you know this I did. They break the rules. Probably does it matter. I mean depends on your definition of matter. But nothing's GonNa come my guess. What do we think of? United's new scissor Guam. It's interesting Serving Chengdu and What is it took chain? Do flights through Guam Taipei Shanghai? I haven't seen Chengdu but maybe be. Oh actually sorry. I just looked. It's doing Narita Chengdu. They were doing. Yeah but they're from Guam they're doing. La San Francisco. Shanghai and Taipei. Wait what where? I haven't seen this yet. Oh Yeah if you go look up the last few days they've been running seven seven ws from L. A. And San Francisco to Guam and then from there to Taipei Shanghai. That's gotta be cargo. Not passenger obvious. Oh yeah yeah okay. That's my announce it I guess better to keep the plains where you've got crew base US territory. I mean this could be indicated. They're getting a little Sketched out around Tokyo or Hong Kong where they were doing some connections. I mean the thing that surprised me about Tokyo's are still going to read not Anita at this point for cargo. That make sense does it. I mean a native still much larger. Alright if it's just if it's just picking up cargo there or going onward somewhere else I think. Most of the cargo carriers though are Rita say for interlining movements and also just wear their crew. They still had previously more options in facilities for a crew base in whatnot at Narita. But I'm guessing they're not inter-lining other cargo carriers you never know fair at but even if not in her life just bulk loaders and the lifts and stuff like I would assume that that stuff and I will also wouldn't be surprised to learn that the Japanese government would prefer the cargo threat. Flight stay at Maria because we need it does have that entire cargo area on the south side of the airport and they have another one like up north on the north side. So it's like the Narita the cargo hub anyway. I had another story here. I wanted to talk about of Janka bankruptcy but not life miles you wrote about this. Chapter Eleven. It's a it's a weird one because it's a Colombian airline that may have Panamanian corporate papers and a an American holding company started on the New York Stock Exchange so yes They've but filed for reorganization protection in New York On Sunday on Tuesday they actually had their unquote day. One Hearing at the in front of the court And issued a release saying or the president of the show and Govinda. They're saying we're very pleased with the prompt approval by the quarterback first motions related employees customers travel agency partners and suppliers among others an important positives afford and supports continuing to operate through this process unquote. They're they're trying to do a pretty quick Sort of reorganize this to get out of some leases and a few other obligations but generally speaking Hoping to continue operations and as far as notes life miles a separate company and and they've taken young itself has taken quite a bit of money from United Right. Yeah United read off a billion dollars in losses. Mouth a million dollar cash investment. I think at one point they were supposed. And so that's the other weird part is united fed the investment to buy out Abramovich effort from or something like that Think remember since I just wrote it He was A. He rescued them out of bankruptcy. A Bolivia national rescue them out of bankruptcy sort of in two thousand and three and helped fund the recovery and then leveraged it with a shit ton of debt to finance Avianca Brazil and some of his other crazy schemes. All of those things started to collapse in was putting the core company at risk united came in essentially put up the cash to stabilize it and was hoping to start a joint venture between Bianca. Copa United through the Americas and things and I guess the joint venture theoretically still happen if the airline is still in business but on there. Well Yeah Yeah. They're all they're all getting rid of local operation in Peru yet so they're shutting down Peru Does the other thing I was going to say about it is. This is one of many bankruptcies Virgin Australia is the obvious obvious other big name that we've seen so far recently. Miami air which is a small smaller charter operator. In the states Actually liquidated or day are still working through. The process terminated all their employees. So which is really sad. They are actually a great charter operation hanging to fly once that was fun. Did they do the Cuban Cuban charters? They did some of those but they also had said they had a sort of configuration. Like sixty seaters seven three seven eight hundred all business class that were Working on it is some sports. Charters incorporate the one I did was a corporate charter to Cayenne French Guiana for rocket launch And so but also the regular sort hundred. Eighty seat can fix that. They use for repatriation flights and other types of things Cuba flights and stuff like that. So of super broad range of things they did. They did running for almost thirty years now in that market just like there are good solid operation. They really were sort of one of the good guys You know I was asking before the show. What do you think about? Us carriers or just carries a general Virgin Australia is on the brink. What about America? Us carriers world cares. What you guys think. Who's WHO's next. I mean there's also South African which is pretty much just about dead. I think Virgin Atlantic of the European carriers will be next. Do you think a they do full like chapter eleven. They look at eight lately. I think they'll end up liquidating. I think they'll try for chapter eleven but they'll end up liquidating and who picks up the pieces Delta. I mean again well. Maybe you who knows like if there's no obligation to use the.

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The Cheese Soup test

Dots, Lines & Destinations

06:43 min | 2 months ago

The Cheese Soup test

"I'm Steven Seagraves. Joined by Seth Miller in Mahmoud gentlemen from the quarantine bunkers. How're you doing still granted? Yeah sets together. Yeah it was going to say is so you're in the power you're not really hunker. Yeah give up there with the gun. I do randomly decide to curse. Does that for no apparent reason? Just scream out obscenities. Is that what you mean or here? That would count more sure in. I had nothing to Hampshire said. Oh man how you guys making out during all this still chugging along during the weekend I broke my eighty S B receiver today. So that's the level. I've gotten to a good Tuesday. Six banks is it working. I think I may need to reclaim it. And it's going to give me a new code or something. I don't know a new. Yeah Yeah sometimes. Sometimes I feel like back when I was broken. His looking at aspirational trips. That's what I feel like now the book and then they don't because you can't I could. I don't know I'm not GONNA go. I realized that I have this Vietnam ticket on cafe. Then I it's still open but now it's in June it's not gonNA happen anymore Because it doesn't look like Hong Kong. Open up the border but at the same time my visa expires for Tom. September it'll be a full year multi entry. Yeah I did because I knew I was going back to get another visa visa on arrival at this point or you just ask them to drop the last leg. That's true that's true it could. The visa expired can just come in Hong Kong. I could see if they do that. They might be willing to cafe cafes being really good during this Yeah so we have a couple of listener questions We'll go with Tom. Schindler's I he. He was thinking that Mileage Bookings on United Metal should count for million miler status. What do you guys think of that? Yes No phosphide. Keep them away. I mean how many how many how many reward flights are you taking on United Metalpha's Doug affecting avoid my only reason for it as a practical one of the goal is to is to in theory reward travel on united and I think the total number of miles anybody is going to redeem as award points versus cash. Tickets is relatively trivial but especially with the with the airline trying to keep more people on local medal for cost reasons. Why not like? Is it really move the needle on how many people bump up million miler status if not does it? Does it not show like a nice little gift back to the consumers? Yeah it's hard to program but they don't give points for it and so they'd have to figure out a new way to sort of system would you say. Would you want? That's easy to do now because your status is no longer by on miles anyways. Just credit the miles. The only thing that will increment is the million mile conquer. You'd have to say the Award Mile Peace Right Credits. award While because it'd be easier at that anyways. Yeah good point on. Would you credit just button? Seton DISTANCE WON'T FAMOUS TENNIS CASH ticket. Right there's more classes Arizona's for no not at the merger would be nice. I think it'd be a nice thing for united to do I can see them doing it. Probably not based on the way things are going Maybe add years. I guess I guess my only other thought barriers. They've had years in office. Never get it but this seems to be good opportunity as they're doing other things like you know. Raising the Partner wants ten percent and removing award charge and things like that it seems like an easy little gift back. I look. I don't really have a problem with it. The only reason I have a problem with this I'd have a hard time burning my miles non-united metal right now. That's a one time I feel safe flying someone other than united. 'cause I'm not missing out anything emotionally. You'd have that problem exactly but I mean the reality is what what's what is it really by you rate. How much how? Many people are burning on united. And how many are you GonNa earn for twenty thousand points if you're looking twenty thousand twenty five thousand Mile Ticket? You're you're going GONNA earn a couple thousand best. Well I mean I think is like would you start booking trips to Singapore and Sydney with miles if if On united middle of this work because he would get to four million mile or a lot faster. No because it's going to cost me like four hundred thousand miles but but you can't hold them you can't. They can't take him with us. I know we can't take them with you before. Two thousand miles is still a lotta miles for fifteen hundred dollar ticket. That's true that's true man. Yeah any other thoughts on that for for our listeners. Enter young had actually mentioned this. We talked about injuries question on the last show. We actually got the question wrong. Sorry Andrew he was actually asking us. There's a theory out there or There's evidence that suggests that Mahane Air. The Iranian airline defied a ban on passenger flights between Tehran and Wuhan And that in turn had a spike in created spiking cases in Iran Did you guys read this story on foreign policy? It's pretty damning It's seems like they be Ryan Civil Aviation Organization Was part of it right so I mean it gets was there an international benefits to one. That's what I don't understand if like if the Iranian government permitted it. Why is this such a big deal if they chose to let that happen? I mean there were plenty of flights pulling people out right nonresidents of China. Repatriating people are those are running so could easily be flagged as that will on January thirty first Iranian government said that all flights were suspended to and from China but there were departure information and rival information out of Khameini Airport Tehran's airport and by Chinese airports shows that flights by Mahan Air continued for another full week including one direct evacuation flight from Milan. So how does someone Public file flight plan with the government and then three months later formats later. It's an issue I think. That's why the Civil Aviation Organization is being called out because they allowed it. Okay so it's not the airline that they're going efforts both because they said Mahoni or shouldn't have flown regardless.

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Hoppity hopper

Dots, Lines & Destinations

09:39 min | 3 months ago

Hoppity hopper

"Welcome to episode two hundred eight of DOTS lines and destinations. I'm Steven Seagraves. Joined by Seth Miller doing. I'm doing all right Tired today yet. It's groundhog day here. How you doing again like I said earlier. Yeah it's actually also a little weird for me. Because I think this is my second podcast and third audiovisual recording today. But all nice and there's some topics but I'm GonNa try to say unique an interesting things. This what's What other shows should we listen for your good question? I'm on Ashok this week. Okay which that Flaring or twenty four guys and Inmarsat which is one big flat inactivity and satellite operator companies is doing a online sort of Sort of an all day seminar next Wednesday the twenty ninth talking about all things passenger experience in flight connectivity. But also the news and other developments seating and I'll just all sorts of really interesting stuff sort of replacing Aircraft Interiors not replacing trying to get some similar content produced and we all miss starbucks show in Hamburg the beginning of the month so did a test run of what that video is. GonNa look like so. We can be ready to have something to go for next Wednesday. So it's A. It's been a sick day for me. Post the links in the show notes. Sure I should probably member do that idea. I'll send you a note to remind you assistant producer this week. I like to talk about. I think some of the one of the big ones the Kinda hit the news today on. We're recording this on on Tuesday. The twenty-first April Air Canada is temporarily suspending all transporter flights with the US They had previously cut back to just eleven route from twenty six or so or alone destinations from twenty six But I gotta be. I'm a little surprised they were running still running that many. This goes back to like. Why is North America's still flying planes when no one else is in a lot of ways but that's an interesting point right like why? Why are there so many flights United States? Something I've noticed is like there's a huge number of southwest flights compared to the rest of the carriers. Yes actually just chatting with someone about that literate before we started southwest today ran about thirty five percent of. It's normal schedule where everybody else's Attended twenty and up until now had been running close to fifty and on the one hand. You could say you know. Gosh that some gumption. They've got the spirit Bad Pun. Sorry they're gonNA keep moving no matter what serve customers that need to go Also I think it's stupid also like you know. Post nine eleven. They kept flying their full schedule because they wanted to be there. And yet for the quick bounce back but this is not going to be a quick bounce back and I just don't understand it. Yeah yes I mean your question about Air Canada similar I think they were flying these destinations y. Yeah I mean the borders closed to non-essential travel right. I mean it's not even like we really don't think you should. You gotta go to like a immigration officer and be like no no. This is actually important. Sorry you have to let me in record. We were told if we needed to go to Canada. We need paper on a good day fighting with the Canadian Border Patrol for other people. I've never had promised but I've heard great stories from you and others about the troubles. That can come. Yeah I just I don't get I don't get why anyone WANNA fight with border patrol officers at any level but like pushing your luck on that and so there can't have been that many people like where they are Canadians for the last three weeks. That have been like. Oh I'll just go back on the next flight now. I still got some work to do here. I it just doesn't make sense to me. Yeah Yeah and I don't. I don't think it was close to. Us citizens right so they it. It was like soft close and then became non essential travel closed. Okay so it's sufficiently closed and they just announced yesterday or the day before another day before. Xhosa Sunday but in recent days they just extending that Non Essential non essentials closure for another month. Which is why the flights are finding suspended. Gotcha okay so there's a reason for it but it's It's still weird so it leaves leaves American Delta United Really. The only one's flying to handed I. I'm not sure if WESTJET REPORTER ARE FLYING TRANSLATOR. They started them not. Yeah so and for what? It's worth Canada's now. Also requiring facemask masks of any sort just tired to shoot around your face if you forget one But anything across your face if you're getting on an airplane so interesting but yeah I mean along those. Those there was some there was a united call today right like a town hall or something that they have as their sort of like internal Staff briefing and I mean it's they're running what ten percent load factors right now on ten percent of the schedule. Really Amazing. Yeah so one tenth of what does that. Come out to like one tenth. Not Normal load. Yeah Yeah One. One percent one percent. Which is I mean. It's not I mean it's it's Kinda hard to believe. Yeah and it's and they're not alone. I mean if you look at the numbers that Tsa PUBLISHES EVERY DAY. Like traffic is down ninety. Four percent or whatever. Ninety six percent. They're suggesting that it's a huge. You know that it's there's just skeleton passengers if you look at the numbers it's worse than you think because the scans Con Bembibre concessions stand and other people working at the airport to actually I think those are automated counters of like bodies walking through machines. Not some guy checking things so you know. It's it's a lot of a lot of problems. It's no passenger so like they're really. I actually got a a message from a flight attendant friend. Working Three Twenty noted that forty five passengers on board Amazon in my seat. Because that's like double the load of normal. Yeah I saw a couple of flights. I kinda monitor united flights every now and then. I saw a few flights the other day Denver to Houston was relatively full. Ask hub to hub kind of makes sense but on a mid mid week so strange it there are some you know arguably. I'll say that's good news because the cuts are working. The capacity cuts are coming down. And so you know if you can see us. Thirty to fifty percent full flight today. That represents what would have been three weeks ago ten her five flights that we've all been five to ten percent full and so it's it's better and I don't think we want to some level you wanNA say Gosh. You need the central plains. There can't be anybody on board but that's also stupid and there are reasons. Some people need to travel by air at demean whether it's country to get around and unlike Europe for example like the border between states are vaguely still open in most cases. Yeah or or Florida or Texas I. There's some even actually stuff out though. Yeah that was. That was funny. That I think New Hampshire even has like a sort of please quarantine yourself if you get here policy got so but you know it's. I'm glad that the flights are being cut. I still think that more should be. And we'll see I mean you know but this goes back to why South West someone asks me. Do they have some sort of special deal where they are able to fly them cheaper than everybody else? I don't think that's the case. I just think you know I'll never get an answer session. Sense up into court common. Ask but like high. Why are you doing the stupid thing that no one else is doing? Rarely gets a response that I'm looking for my brother. Yesterday had to fly to Raleigh kind of like last minute from Houston and on a southwest. Flight there's a nonstop at of Hobby to Terrell was on that flight and he was him and another guy. Yeah so right I mean like you had to go so and to be fair in a lot of ways the. Us government is paying for these flights to operate by. That's the argument you can make. As they've they're covering payroll costs are seventy percent of payroll costs of which thirty percent is alone in ten percent comes back in. Warren's so fifty percent of payroll costs which maybe is in the end. Fuzzy math is fifteen to twenty percent of the full cost of Ryan the flight but the federal government is subsidized now pressures flights to make sure that people can get around because the US government recognizes that that has to happen and doesn't want to deal with another million people on employment and with no health. Insurance I think the I mean speaking speaking of like non-full planes. You actually posted a story about a new seating options and it's the in Anyang seating option. Yeah it's bizarre it's obvio- interiors is the name of the company and there. They are normal seating provider there Celsius two airlines like they're not sort of supermassive or bigger. They're not the biggest by any stretch. They're like Certainly top five and they're known for doing some creative things from time to time. And they've designed the product that is the middle seat for a single-aisle planes three three but the middle seat faces backwards. And they're sort of like a wavy divider between everybody so everybody has their own armrest got walled. Lean against instead of your neighbor. Obviously in the same space you'd have some issues of the cushion getting a little narrower which some people complain about There's concerns about like staring at your neighbor. Which is also an issue with everything else. Like that. Sort of from facing thing right. No one likes the vehicle for that same problem except in this case you can't lie down and put up divide or you're just staring at them you know. Some people are inclined and from what they wrote on the press release. It sounds like it's an articulated recline so like the Pan sides forward rather than the seat going back. He lose knee room during their Klein. Which people wouldn't like it? There's a lot of problems with it but it does sort of solve some solution Some provide some solutions. That was terrible senator There's a lot of problems with it but it also offers solutions. Yeah good editor. I would just fix that. And so you know it's interesting to me. I think it's a good conversation point but I don't think it'll overfly so I don't know

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"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

Dots, Lines & Destinations

10:22 min | 4 months ago

"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

"Two hundred eighty five of DOTS lines and destinations. I'm Steven Seagraves. Joined by Seth Miller and Fayza Mood Gentlemen. How are you doing? Well Yeah are you. I'm feeling a little better. Not One hundred percent. But I'm getting there. Just good this. This episode is being recorded solely with your right year. Yes yes so. I have no since of Stereo should we? Should we record him on? Then that's what it feels like the spoiler alert. They're all mono gotta time production and that's where they always end. We should edit this so stevens voice only comes. I left to come out of the right now. The problem is I can't do that. You can do that man. Let's let's think that'd be mean to our listeners. Think it'd be really peel off for sure A. Let's just start off by talking about what we're doing to fill our time. I'm working from home Seth I'm guessing you are as well and I got a call at work call today and so I was like. Oh so you know how you adjusting us in that. You're going to work. I always work from home did I. And I actually don't even go out on a normal day anyways this really has to say it hasn't affected me because it definitely has but on a day-to-day basis. My experience is very very similar. To what normally as I don't go to the gym I was GonNa say how can affect you in your navy reporter. Well right I mean mentally. I'm a disaster but physically. I'm sitting in the same place. I would have been anyways this weekend though normally would be on my way to Hamburg Aircraft Interiors Expo that has postponed slash canceled. I think it will actually cancelled but they admitted that That was supposedly Friday. Actually somewhat pleasantly surprised. I was able to D M American Airlines and British Airways cancelled. The flight was booked on the American and American process. The refund. They. I want me to go. Do it myself And the American process for getting a refund on their website is crap but when I went click the button is. We're sorry you can't cancel this ticket online. Ibm's him back and last night. That took care of it for me and this morning got back in touch with me told me is getting one hundred thirty two euros refunded calls. That make you feel Stephen. That's the opposite experience of united. Yes I mean at this point. I think I'm just going to file a charge. Back in right at the OT complaint wasn't what our friends at the exact same issue five tickets United Future Refunds Fry Open disputes and FAU DOT complaint if they even had chesser columbine. But if I have issues. I do the exact same thing. So here's a question for you guys. Because I believe it or not. In a similar scenario scenario my ticket home from Hamburg was an SAS operated reward issued by united and again. That's flights aren't operating. So they're gonNA is. This is just an award ticket. At worst I pay seventy five dollar redeposit. Fina get my points back. But they've canceled the flights in theory in any other scenario the the points would just get refunded for free. I can obviously issue a charge back for the taxes which were not insignificantly than Europe. But do you think stand a chance of getting my points for free or just assume? I'M GONNA pay the five dollars and have not combined until dollars you'll be able to do without the Without the thing is they're dragging their feet on refund simply because they don't want they want to hold onto the cash right so their latest policy is they will. Your ticket will stay OPEN FOR YEAR. And then they will process a refund for you right. Which assuming they're in business assuming they're in business. I mean I would hope that. If the government doesn't give these airlines a lifeline that part of those stipulations they can play stupid games. This is just ridiculous. I had a a friend asking me. His parents were supposed to go. This pet last Wednesday supposed to be on the united nonstop to Cape Town and then from there to Singapore on Swiss and then home if you or whatever and then back to the states and was asking me you know how to get out of it. Essentially we've been going back and forth like a month trying to help him out on that and Donna Mile. Just wait. Just wait. Just wait as the rules as more and more cancels things will get better for you and he eventually got to the point where they took a voucher because I think the united out athletes still operated even though this we're canceled at that point but he said his his parents. His parents were concerned that the vouchers would be nullified in a bankruptcy. I would be too I. It's a fairly assumption is it? I've thinking back of other airline bankruptcy. I don't remember that being something that they went after as far as assets they haven't but there's nothing asserted that they won't. I mean this might be more dire than anything else. They've had to go through in the past we. We are certainly unprecedented in unprecedented Era The industry. But I feel like I feel like I get I get. Why United's trying to do it. I think that they're doing it in the wrong way. Like you know. If American like American said to us they cancelled your flight. They're going to refund the. There's no reason. United should be like. Oh well we're GONNA keep your money and you're gonNA get a certificate for that case like Eve. In my case I would say my cases the like the extreme in maybe so mine is they delayed thirty two hours and basically making me leave a day early to to make connections. Chicago incidents Thirty two hours. And I like that may be a scenario where it's inconvenient for me. I could see cancelling it and keeping a credit. I don't like it. I think it's wrong but I think cancellation of a flight is more important than than my scenario. You know what I mean like. Think it's more. It's more useful for that person to get a refund in comparison to me so I don't know I just. It's disappointing that united to doing it. This way You know just actually has a flight scheduled for Wednesday that she's supposed to Austin she's not going to take the trip but I mean there's four people on the plane and amazed. I'm amazed Alaskan cancelled. It was actually talking to someone earlier today. Alaska of all the US carriers. Alaska Airlines has reduced. Its schedule. The least yeah which is really strange to me If you WANNA put on your foil hat and go for a fun ride. One of the arguments was. Maybe they want bankruptcy to undo the mess they made with the Virgin America by how might be a little bit extreme. But yeah it's really interesting how little they've adjusted their schedules Compared to obviously the big the biggest airlines Delta American united have cut massive chunks. But a lot of that international and international that Alaska never did anyways but domestic loads crater. Like jetblue is doing whether calling rolling cancellations where a day or two before the flight. If the loads are too low. They're just canceling. The trips. Reminded one hundred one hundred fifty of the eight hundred flights a day. They're doing that too now because they literally I mean. These aren't flights with single. Digit numbers of passengers. And I've pilot friend of mine. They're posted on Instagram of thirteen souls. Onboard for crew was ninety four crew nine passengers. Which is you have to cancel it. I would think a one off whatever maybe not but this is not a one off. This is the new regular. Yeah and like. That's the thing with justice flights. Like if they really wanted to they could cancel her flights and re Booker via Seattle or San Jose City And maybe put more people in planes but from what I've seen is just been masking insulations on her plate where Whitley were full. 'cause it's break here and no one's traveling now so these are all regional flights This is Portland Austin. Non-south is one seventy five thousand guys. No no it's it's not to Airbus seven seven. Three nine on the way back doesn't do anything at the regional contracts. It's it's the hipster expresses usually full. Well you know what's funny? Obsessed mention keep to honor their nose. Looking Newer Capetown is going out empty. Capetown Newark is coming back full. Everybody's evacuating Africa. Yeah it's crazy. Well that would cause I was wondering why they're running that play all the way through the end of the schedule and they cancelled everything else. I started looking at the loads mccaw. That makes more sense. Yeah there's a lot of very symmetrical loads right now Someone was saying the China Southern puts three eighties back on L. A. X. Three times a week now for those you worry that the eighties never fly again. At least for the very short period of time China Southern brought back by apparently the the SCUTTLEBUTT is empty coming into L. A. And full gone out with three Patriots Knees China as well so take with a grain of salt. It was shared by someone who is a Chinese national by suggesting that the Chinese of the United States are fearful especially in Los Angeles area. If you're full of the medical system WANNA get back to China where they think they'll be treated better. I think at this point China's probably the safest China or South Korea Safest PLACES TO BE. Certainly the most skilled incompetent in dealing with the situation. Exactly I I did find it interesting. That Singapore has now banned even transit passengers. I mean that's kind. I mean that's a. That's a new one for me now. There's a lot of countries doing now Part of that is they're they're not allowing entry of non residence and as flights are being canceled and operations are going to how they don't want to get stuck with someone who is now living in the airport so we had a listener question. It's actually multiple questions inside of inside of giant question. It's from so manton twenty four Christopher souls if I said your name right Chris He was asked about different transit systems in the world and and favored in different places or the best by the region so Just transit systems in general. I guess we could talk about Seth you have any thoughts on your favorite transit system. I always you know there's maybe false. Start on that idea answer I really liked the Tokyo metro system. Because it's super convenient for getting around and goes everywhere and it's very reliable and clean and relatively easy to navigate. They've got good sign of car. Do you want to be in based station? You're going to further stairs. Are going to be all sorts of like quirky little things like that. That are super useful which exit you WANNA use which which car to ride in front or back which we have in New York City. Something have to learn over time and it is very challenging. The counterpoint to that is that fair system in Japan in Tokyo is very difficult because all of its variable fair based on the station..

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Filling the gaps

Dots, Lines & Destinations

09:11 min | 4 months ago

Filling the gaps

"I'm Steven Seagraves. Joined by Seth Miller and Fayza Mood Gentlemen. How are you doing? Well Yeah are you. I'm feeling a little better. Not One hundred percent. But I'm getting there. Just good this. This episode is being recorded solely with your right year. Yes yes so. I have no since of Stereo should we? Should we record him on? Then that's what it feels like the spoiler alert. They're all mono gotta time production and that's where they always end. We should edit this so stevens voice only comes. I left to come out of the right now. The problem is I can't do that. You can do that man. Let's let's think that'd be mean to our listeners. Think it'd be really peel off for sure A. Let's just start off by talking about what we're doing to fill our time. I'm working from home Seth I'm guessing you are as well and I got a call at work call today and so I was like. Oh so you know how you adjusting us in that. You're going to work. I always work from home did I. And I actually don't even go out on a normal day anyways this really has to say it hasn't affected me because it definitely has but on a day-to-day basis. My experience is very very similar. To what normally as I don't go to the gym I was GonNa say how can affect you in your navy reporter. Well right I mean mentally. I'm a disaster but physically. I'm sitting in the same place. I would have been anyways this weekend though normally would be on my way to Hamburg Aircraft Interiors Expo that has postponed slash canceled. I think it will actually cancelled but they admitted that That was supposedly Friday. Actually somewhat pleasantly surprised. I was able to D M American Airlines and British Airways cancelled. The flight was booked on the American and American process. The refund. They. I want me to go. Do it myself And the American process for getting a refund on their website is crap but when I went click the button is. We're sorry you can't cancel this ticket online. Ibm's him back and last night. That took care of it for me and this morning got back in touch with me told me is getting one hundred thirty two euros refunded calls. That make you feel Stephen. That's the opposite experience of united. Yes I mean at this point. I think I'm just going to file a charge. Back in right at the OT complaint wasn't what our friends at the exact same issue five tickets United Future Refunds Fry Open disputes and FAU DOT complaint if they even had chesser columbine. But if I have issues. I do the exact same thing. So here's a question for you guys. Because I believe it or not. In a similar scenario scenario my ticket home from Hamburg was an SAS operated reward issued by united and again. That's flights aren't operating. So they're gonNA is. This is just an award ticket. At worst I pay seventy five dollar redeposit. Fina get my points back. But they've canceled the flights in theory in any other scenario the the points would just get refunded for free. I can obviously issue a charge back for the taxes which were not insignificantly than Europe. But do you think stand a chance of getting my points for free or just assume? I'M GONNA pay the five dollars and have not combined until dollars you'll be able to do without the Without the thing is they're dragging their feet on refund simply because they don't want they want to hold onto the cash right so their latest policy is they will. Your ticket will stay OPEN FOR YEAR. And then they will process a refund for you right. Which assuming they're in business assuming they're in business. I mean I would hope that. If the government doesn't give these airlines a lifeline that part of those stipulations they can play stupid games. This is just ridiculous. I had a a friend asking me. His parents were supposed to go. This pet last Wednesday supposed to be on the united nonstop to Cape Town and then from there to Singapore on Swiss and then home if you or whatever and then back to the states and was asking me you know how to get out of it. Essentially we've been going back and forth like a month trying to help him out on that and Donna Mile. Just wait. Just wait. Just wait as the rules as more and more cancels things will get better for you and he eventually got to the point where they took a voucher because I think the united out athletes still operated even though this we're canceled at that point but he said his his parents. His parents were concerned that the vouchers would be nullified in a bankruptcy. I would be too I. It's a fairly assumption is it? I've thinking back of other airline bankruptcy. I don't remember that being something that they went after as far as assets they haven't but there's nothing asserted that they won't. I mean this might be more dire than anything else. They've had to go through in the past we. We are certainly unprecedented in unprecedented Era The industry. But I feel like I feel like I get I get. Why United's trying to do it. I think that they're doing it in the wrong way. Like you know. If American like American said to us they cancelled your flight. They're going to refund the. There's no reason. United should be like. Oh well we're GONNA keep your money and you're gonNA get a certificate for that case like Eve. In my case I would say my cases the like the extreme in maybe so mine is they delayed thirty two hours and basically making me leave a day early to to make connections. Chicago incidents Thirty two hours. And I like that may be a scenario where it's inconvenient for me. I could see cancelling it and keeping a credit. I don't like it. I think it's wrong but I think cancellation of a flight is more important than than my scenario. You know what I mean like. Think it's more. It's more useful for that person to get a refund in comparison to me so I don't know I just. It's disappointing that united to doing it. This way You know just actually has a flight scheduled for Wednesday that she's supposed to Austin she's not going to take the trip but I mean there's four people on the plane and amazed. I'm amazed Alaskan cancelled. It was actually talking to someone earlier today. Alaska of all the US carriers. Alaska Airlines has reduced. Its schedule. The least yeah which is really strange to me If you WANNA put on your foil hat and go for a fun ride. One of the arguments was. Maybe they want bankruptcy to undo the mess they made with the Virgin America by how might be a little bit extreme. But yeah it's really interesting how little they've adjusted their schedules Compared to obviously the big the biggest airlines Delta American united have cut massive chunks. But a lot of that international and international that Alaska never did anyways but domestic loads crater. Like jetblue is doing whether calling rolling cancellations where a day or two before the flight. If the loads are too low. They're just canceling. The trips. Reminded one hundred one hundred fifty of the eight hundred flights a day. They're doing that too now because they literally I mean. These aren't flights with single. Digit numbers of passengers. And I've pilot friend of mine. They're posted on Instagram of thirteen souls. Onboard for crew was ninety four crew nine passengers. Which is you have to cancel it. I would think a one off whatever maybe not but this is not a one off. This is the new regular. Yeah and like. That's the thing with justice flights. Like if they really wanted to they could cancel her flights and re Booker via Seattle or San Jose City And maybe put more people in planes but from what I've seen is just been masking insulations on her plate where Whitley were full. 'cause it's break here and no one's traveling now so these are all regional flights This is Portland Austin. Non-south is one seventy five thousand guys. No no it's it's not to Airbus seven seven. Three nine on the way back doesn't do anything at the regional contracts. It's it's the hipster expresses usually full. Well you know what's funny? Obsessed mention keep to honor their nose. Looking Newer Capetown is going out empty. Capetown Newark is coming back full. Everybody's evacuating Africa. Yeah it's crazy. Well that would cause I was wondering why they're running that play all the way through the end of the schedule and they cancelled everything else. I started looking at the loads mccaw. That makes more sense. Yeah there's a lot of very symmetrical loads right now Someone was saying the China Southern puts three eighties back on L. A. X. Three times a week now for those you worry that the eighties never fly again. At least for the very short period of time China Southern brought back by apparently the the SCUTTLEBUTT is empty coming into L. A. And full gone out with three Patriots Knees China as well so take with a grain of salt. It was shared by someone who is a Chinese national by suggesting that the Chinese of the United States are fearful especially in Los Angeles area. If you're full of the medical system WANNA get back to China where they think they'll be treated better. I think at this point China's probably the safest China or South Korea Safest PLACES TO BE. Certainly the most skilled incompetent in dealing with the situation. Exactly I I did find it interesting. That Singapore has now banned even transit passengers. I mean that's kind. I mean that's a. That's a new one for me now. There's a lot of countries doing now Part of that is they're they're not allowing entry of non residence and as flights are being canceled and operations are going to how they don't want to get stuck with someone who is now living in the airport

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"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

Dots, Lines & Destinations

04:02 min | 10 months ago

"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

"Aw I mean we can talk at length about contemplate new Pi yeah come on nothing nothing from Toronto I was saying my Juke Oh it was great we can talk link I got I got grapes Vase Maroon and Seth Miller Hello and welcome to episode two hundred and sixty five dot signs destinations I'm Steven seagraves today it was a one-way hike which is awkward because we drove to the far into the trail and then like hike back home but then what you do with your car now I had to go back and get it that's Iran I'm back like you couldn't have like hiked out and then back to your shirt I mean it's a trail it wasn't like took off road rage and well site the jog I did back was on the same trail catches platelets added the return half of the faster than the outbound okay I got you but I don't like running so that was an interesting choice of mine but I did it you explain this hike is like me how would you do that I was like well because I want to go to Vietnam anyway but you'd make another trip so yes I get another trip that's one of those funny like conversations yeah the people who don't travel a lot to like you're doing it twice yeah oh man so as far as stories that we don't have a ton we've got enough to cover a good forty five minutes I up is Delta sky miles select since this and you know a little bit about it and I think in rents what is this they announced it I guess last Wednesday or Thursday Thursday right after United's earnings call led some people to think that that's you know on purpose to distract from united earnings call I think that's probably not accurate I basically it's a new subscription option within the sky miles program and a rather than just like Elvis thing that gave a fancy name called Sky Mile select and so for fifty nine dollars you get eight drink coupons and priority make priority boarding in Maine in group one our main cabin group wine which is in Delta's infinite wisdom of boarding groups structures the seventh born group but the first one that has a number ended and uses the number one just I'm just not even gonna I gonNA put numbers in boarding groups start at one because that's how people can't anyway putting that aside it's you get a full year of forty group on access which is basically the same as if you had the gold platinum reserve credit card with Amex okay let's get drinks jets and you don't you don't get the other benefits that credit cards offer with bonus points and this and that but it's an it's an interesting concept to me what I see it falling is if you look at what the airlines have done lately with their loyalty programs and sort of the idea of making everything an answer Larry fee they've unbundled all of their fares and unbundled all the services and.

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"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

Dots, Lines & Destinations

03:40 min | 1 year ago

"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

"Destinations travel podcast with host Stephen Seagraves vase moon and Seth Miller hello and welcome to episode two hundred and fifty three dots lines in destinations. I'm Steven seagraves today joined by Seth Miller how you doing Mr Miller. I'm doing very well. How are you all right? Stay in cool in Sweaty New York. That's probably just means you finally got a hotel room with working air conditioner this way it does does it does mean that I had it down way down low. Let's just kick things right off with kind of big news today. We're recording this on Monday. The the twenty ninth of July United is investing heavily in clear and giving discounts to elite members. Yeah it's so Delta bought something like ten percent. I think a few years ago when clear was I think probably approaching its second bankruptcy and as part of that there was a strong marketing push <hes> everything from I think in the back of sky magazine this week this month. There's like a one of the cycle road warrior Bingo like check off the ones you've got one of the things is do you have a clearer membership right and they they do lots of things to promote the program and so there's been ended his help in addition to promoting it to all their trap all the people on the airline. They also had a deal where you got topped. Here's get it for free <hes> other tiers get it at a discount. I don't know there's a little bit of annoying. People got a little annoyed earlier. This year. I think March or April <hes> the discount got decreased but it's still somewhere in the model say forty forty percents off range. Okay my rough. Math Enzo United has decided to join that Party so strategic investment is the way it was termed <hes> they did not disclose the financial details did ask I was told to pound sand such as life <hes> so I started calling for awards business award space. It's the same idea you just you you talking to different group at the airline <hes> not air professional nice out but clearly that wasn't a detail they were gonNA include are included release but yeah so there. There's a strategic investment so that's partly money and partly and it's an equity investments they do become part owner and part of it is pushing <hes> the are. I'm not pushing but enabling access at a bunch of the hubs and so I think they said like Denver Dulles in one other already had clear lanes and they're gonNA make sure that Houston based in Newark get clear by the next couple of months and then our end of the summer or next month I forget which one they said and then <hes> they are working very hard to help clear get access at o'hare or something weird like that the phrasing about the air thing and the release was weird but I think I think the other I think San Francisco hasn't think so okay so I think you're right <hes> so yeah. It's I think it's good in some ways. It's nice to have the option Yada Yada Yada. It's good that airlines are investing in things that make travel easier for their customers. I think clear is Kinda stupid but yeah I mean it kind of just bumps. You straight like you. You skip the check right or you go to the front of the I._D.. Check he go. You get just asked the I._D.. checker yeah so it doesn't get past security or anything you still go to the <unk> savings exits the equivalent of showing your boarding pass in idea you just use a retinal scan to do it and elites get this the one case global services get this for free. There's discounts for everyone down to gentle member yeah and it's I wasn't one of the interesting things and <unk> sort of how much do airlines look at loyalty in what what not all of the silver gold and platinum.

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"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

Dots, Lines & Destinations

02:38 min | 1 year ago

"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

"I'm Steven seagraves today with Seth Miller Mesa Stephen How you doing I'm good. I'm good at certain pauses in the car driving so we're we're by ourselves today. We're going to practice safe motor vehicle operation and not expect him to join us. I was GONNA have him call in but <HES> I don't know if I can get his rage and make it handsfree so <hes> I don't how can forces rate. I mean he's sort of part of this. Are we paying him and I don't know these things because that's because I thought I controlled the main thing that doesn't exist. He's been chilling credit cards on the side the <hes> let's speaking of Pakistanis. Let's talk about Pakistan ears. You know Stephen Steps at two hundred fifty one. There's been a few others in there and this may be the worst intro we've ever done. Really you think so why so that was that was a good transition. It's an excellent segue gas speaking Pakistanis. Hey He's Pakistani factually accurate in every sense he he talks about it frequently yeah and so I'm just saying Wayne Fair Enough Foss. Please don't kill me so Pakistani. Airspace is back open yeah. This is wild so Jason Rabinowitz whose guests at the show under the show reported about this <hes> <hes> another mutual friend of his and I actually shared it earlier who helped who lives in actually he lives in London but his Pakistani and sort of is a journalist is focused on that airspace in that part of the world but basically since February of this year right around on the time where there was a bit of a skirmish over Kashmir literally over Kashmir like physically bobbitt on the airspace between the Pakistan Indian Air Force's most Pakistani airspace has been closed and initially it was sort of like Oh we're closing because there might be a war and we need air force operate without worrying about Martha planes and then it became very clear that there wasn't going to be a war and a lot of questions about what the pictures of plane shot down really were and things like that but whatever and but then like they kept the airspace closed and it was supposed to be for forty eight hours and then it was a week and it's it's literally until now months it ended up being the airspace being closed and Pakistani airspace is used for a lot of flights from India to Europe and North America. It's used for flights other flights crossed that airspaces well from like Qatar to <hes> China and the R. M. Do by any of the Middle Eastern carriers to China would go you typical often go through that airspace so it's is actually very busy airspace and when another chances <music> airlines pay to US airspace right..

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"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

Dots, Lines & Destinations

02:09 min | 1 year ago

"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

"Welcome to episode two hundred and forty eight of dots lines in destinations. I'm Steven Seagraves today joined by FOSS moon. Good. Seth is on his way to the Paris air show. And because we're jealous recording with them. Any five Saint Martin, Saint Martin to Paris on June. I think as long as before it disappears. Yes. That's why he got it. He wanted to wanted to make sure you got that line and carrier, I think he said he's going to give us a full review when he gets back. So looking forward to that. It was Jud. It was basic. We said he wasn't business class. I'm interested. It's doesn't mean it wasn't basic now. Yeah. True. I think I tweet from him that they don't have a lounge at Saint Martin's. They gave twenty dollars to all the passengers bought a mini bottle of champagne. Yep. See what we got today. So Phoenix is talking about an expansion, and I, I can't remember the number on this, but they wanted something like they're five point seven billion in over twenty years to double, the capacity of Phoenix international airport, and the best part, the best part is that they want to have bus gates. Have people forgotten how it gets in the general clientele of people filing out of Unix, the good old US Airways days. I miss them. Yeah. But it's just the age demographic is well could you imagine how do you get the thirty wheelchairs on a bus? Maybe they'll just have specialized buses just chairs it may be literally member like the most agrees wheelchair situation over. So I this was it need Phoenix as I it was a three nineteen hundred three twenty bacne America West as counted twenty several chairs for an aid, and they go inbound that you're going to say outbound if you're on that flight, they miraculously all started walking. That was the thing like if this was the inbound. I can't imagine how many there were on the ballot. What's funny, is that they call for the wheelchair at the destination based on your requested the organization. So I wonder how many did walk off. I actually don't think many walked off because I want to play it on, like load. And that's how I was counting on me. We'll just come out. I mean, this is.

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"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

Dots, Lines & Destinations

03:21 min | 1 year ago

"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

"Hello, and welcome to episode two hundred and forty five dots lines in destinations. I'm Steven Seagraves today, joined by Steph and fos guys. Hey, gonna pay. How you doing doing? All right. Doesn't place. It's good. It's good not to get some soundproofing. But it's good. We're liking it still in some boxes. But we're, we're getting out of you didn't have any random of our listener show up like knock on the door, right? No, no, no one. Don't show up. Okay. We did have a neighbor show up randomly in like berate are not taking care of the plants in the first week that we've been here. So. Really? The Portland man. Not not. Hello. Welcome to the neighborhood hellos. You didn't take care of your stuff that you mentioned that you're gonna take him out. Replacing with paver stones did tell Jess was like you should just them. We like doing zero escaping like we're we're just gonna let the yard Grover. No. The terms were making it a meadow. Yeah. This will be a meadow watch for the snakes. So are you guys doing? It's Memorial Day weekend. We're recording this on Monday. Yeah. Y'all. Back and getting packed got a couple of weeks of excitement coming where you headed soul. This weekend. Coming with. Yeah. So you I have been talking about some of the food. Sorta looking for markets, the markets installs and stuff like that. We'd be in all of a sudden, that's relevant again, because I gotta figure out where we've been that was good says take some new guys have never been there before local. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, the fish market, of course, is the place to go. So Mark was, but we also do we did that night market with the hand-rolled noodles and stuff that I really hope we can find again. It's also were staying in gang. This time a little further away, which is a little further away from that stuff. I don't know if it's gonna be worth schlepping back into town for it, and how jet lag people are going to be as part of this. How long you there four nights these amount time. Yeah. And going day early so that for two reasons, one the nonstop flight to Seoul from Boston doesn't fly everyday. So in order to get that instead of a random connection I needed to shift my schedule, but also because I have the extra day me and Jason Rabinowitz airline flyer has been on the show. A bunch had decided to go down to Jeju island, which sold him. Boda judge Weiland is the busiest air route in the world. Oh, yeah. Do they still fly the fours on that route? I didn't see it. But we also. Were limited in the times, we could go we're trying to go. We have unprotected connection landing it in John, and leaving from Gimpo three hours later. So I had a little fast and loose with reality there, but it should work. Hey, I just remember when we were trying to get to inch on on, you're like, oh, it'll be fine. And then we got on the wrong train that was fun. It was fine. We show up as they were closing check in. Not after they closed. Easy. What do we on the wrong trainers that one where like the trains, weren't running right on one where like the train wasn't running, and we had to switch and then take a local into this, and that, and it was not. I think I think it was that case like we got on we realised. Oh, they weren't running express to Seoul to, in China anymore, and we had to take a car to further station, sad. Yeah. There's a little bit mess. Anyway, Air New Zealand is taking seventy seven dash tens that's their decided choice to replace the seven seven twos. Their, their Boeing triple seven to hundreds are. Are you guys apprised by this? We know argue seventy seven dash nine shop..

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"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

Dots, Lines & Destinations

01:55 min | 1 year ago

"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

"Vase, moon and said, Miller. Welcome to episode two hundred and forty three of dots lines in destinations. I'm Steven Seagraves joined by the full crew. Seth and fostering. Hey guys, how're you doing? We kind of did this last minute, like jumped on the phone to do the show. So you're talking on the phone. Yeah. Yeah. It's a rotary phone. Oh, did you watch video and read it the other day about the kids with rotary phone? No. They like trying to figure out how to use it. Yeah. Somebody decided to play kid prank onto like teenage kids on how to get them to use the rotary phone ended his historic. Okay. I will. So I think the big news this week kind of blends in with a question we had from a listener been had asked the question. What makes good airline leadership? And the reason I think this is a good question for this week is delta has some internal ads, that they're giving employees and showing employee's that say, oh, your money for your union dues could be so much better spent on such and such one case it was like video games or a night at the big game like football football game something. And I think let's talk about that first, and then we'll get to two bins question. I think it's this is a terrible move by delta. Like the optics are awful. So the optics are bad, but it's also hundred percent to how this sort of thing happens every time in every industry everywhere. Yeah. Like how how unions are busted you mean? Well, the flight attendants that comes around the flight attendants are trying to unionize. And if we remember back the delta flight attendants were historically not unique. In, in north west war during the merger they voted, and the delta flight attendant group was bigger, and so they remain non unionized, and now we're to the point where, you know, I am the international association, machinists, I guess, is trying to organize the delta flight attendants and not surprisingly, delta management, does not want that to happen. They will blame it on any number of things..

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"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

Dots, Lines & Destinations

01:41 min | 1 year ago

"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

"It to eleven. You're listening to dots lines and destinations travel podcast with host St. grapes, vase moon and Seth Miller. Welcome to episode two hundred and forty one of dots lines and destinations. I'm Steven Seagraves joined by falls and Seth today. And before we begin guys, we just have to tell Mr Fischler, we apologize that. There was no upset last week. We do deeply regret the incident Syria policies for the deepest part of our hearts. Yes. Yes. We'll send you a certificate. For frigid inconvenience dope to do better next time. This count as next time that we're hoping to better just wanted to what the expectation. Yeah. I'm gonna go with this next time. God the pressure for this week's episode just went up a huge level. I don't know what kind of strategic are gonna give them. I can all United Easter eggs. And then I was gonna give him a drink drink to get from the continental days. Old United drink chips. If we want to give him about, you know, they still they still take ones they do. He doesn't he doesn't drink. So this might be even funnier than you think. But we didn't have show last week. We were all it was pretty it was pretty chaotic week for I think for all of us. So we apologize. And but anyway, let's get started United has introduced a new livery and on top of that they announced a new route almost a week and a half ago. Right. And they're going to start flying newer Capetown this summer or this fall, actually and sober. I think oh is it that late? I thought started. Nets winter seasonal or northern winter seasonal it's designed to take advantage of sort of holiday traffic headed to Cape count over our winter their summer. So let's talk about that for a little bit seventy seven dash nine..

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"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

Dots, Lines & Destinations

04:23 min | 1 year ago

"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

"Welcome to dot signs destinations episode two hundred twenty one I'm Steven Seagraves joined by the full crudity, Seth and Fasel. I got. Do are you a week for the first time in a long time? My Howdy is actually topically relevant. I mean, the south in Tennessee right now, severely the south. Don't even. Confederate flags on markets for monuments in downtown. You're gonna tell them that they lost get over it. I am mostly just biting my tongue. But I at times you want to tell them that. Oh, I want to all of the. I'm just choosing to. Do you guys have a good thanksgiving? You're in Sudan, weren't you? I was I was thanksgiving coming back. Long trip. It's a long trip. Knits makes it even longer. If you have a twelve hour layover in Doha, then you to connections. See is that is that better or worse than like the nonstop Singapore to Newark. You know, I would say it is probably worse with the extended relievers. If you're flew straight through what you've been have here. Yes. Yes. Even with the creepy bear, even with the creepy. Even with the creepy bear. I mean, I mean on the way out the return was far better than the outbound. The outbound we completely hosing United's inability to manage operations in that small little stormy got the I know storm storm the pre storm the one that, you know, the wait until ten pm tonight before it issue whether waiver and my personal favorite was in the morning. Like you look at the swath of storm. It starts, you know, it definitely was like DC all the way south like Atlanta, all the way west to like, Tennessee and Ohio. I'm sitting here going how is this not impacting the operations because at that point they and cancelled or delayed. So I think they might need some new forecasters. Did you end up actually making? I know you're flight out of out of Newark to London was crazy related. You can make your connections. Oh, barely so to unites credit one amazingly positive thing. They did was we landed Heathrow. And they had booked us on the BA flight and not the next AS FICO. The next says fight would have caused us to miss our onward flight. But the fight got us to Stockholm in time while they booked us on that had meal vouchers ready to go. Did you explicit? Did you proactively say, hey, we've got another point we need to do this. Or did you don't just they just automatically even on a even on mileage tickets to pushed us to be which I was amazed. So. It was sold out. I I don't I didn't even look I didn't even I couldn't even. The person the mouse. Yeah, exactly. I'm like, I'm taking it don't I I had booked obviously, redemption. And so I had to cancel that knife to go fight for my points. But that's a band issue. Of course, get to stop the fight runs a little late 'cause teeth row. Get stock home arrive in to you have to get the five and you have to take care Lund. Expresso you go downstairs you wait, ten minutes. Take the train to get over to five to find all the counters for cut are closed and gun, and we weren't able to get mobile boarding passes. We checked in but no mobile boarding passes. So it's like, okay. No one's here. Try try to find someone knows that I happen to notice someone's at the SAS ticket desk who also does the cutter ground servicing. Explains situation to them. She calls mix if you call. So the gate says gustin over the counter summit will be here with you debris boarding passes, polka gentlemen shows. Boy, that's a leap affair, gentlemen. Shows up a little bit later boarding passes in hand go through security getting page as I'm walking to the gate all worked out pretty well. Doha? I have to say it was my first experience QC's Fidel product, I understand the hype. It is definitely an amazing product. I like the onboard service. I mean, I really think they've got it. Nice and polish. I actually think it's better than ever. Did you got the numbers business class? Yes. Did you guys have a pair together? Yes. In the middle section whatever like to pacing same way with divided down. Not facing. It was next each other on the outbound and there was front back on the on the second flight. Okay. But what the divider down your I feel like with each other on the plane..

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"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

Dots, Lines & Destinations

02:50 min | 1 year ago

"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

"Welcome to episode two hundred seventeen dots lines in destinations. I'm Steven Seagraves. Joined today by Seth Miller in Hong Kong, and we have a we have a producer in the room. Today are Steve's here with us where he refuses to our microphone though. So that's gonna be awkward. We need to be produce. Overlooking watching the ferries go back and forth was his Fe. We're looking at here shirts does not cause I've got that wrong. Last night on the Twitter's got pretty mad of Victoria harbor, but it's like the western bit out towards the airport and whatnot. Yeah. We're in west Kowloon would call the w hotel actually less inconvenient than I thought. It was both being on from where it is on the transit lines. And also, you know, these are nice to get the room with the water view yet. Pretty cool. Yeah. It's pretty cool. It's the. We're on the scene for Steve you're on thirty third of the he's a little bit of by he nods. Affirmative. Yes. But at school in the ad bridge going up the airport, but that's not the new fancy fan bridge. No. But we did see that coming in. Did you yet record close down part of like one of the paths near the airport to make that happen yet? The saying that this evening. Yeah. 'cause I took the train enough. Okay. Yeah. I actually I stayed at them Nira moon, which is a design collection hotel in Hong Kong on hung island sort of over in the one CHAI neighborhoods a little east ish from central and they made a very strong points. Remind me that they are a design collection hotels. So they don't do all of the benefits of the Starwood Marriott programs in Marriott program. And I did not bother to ask which ones I was not getting because it just seemed pedantic. Yeah. And I got my bonus points, but not free breakfast or something like that. I also got an upgrade AS Roma's pretty nice. It's actually not nearly the same picture window factors guys have here. But I still could see out the water, and and unlike the neighbor. Yeah. Little little the dumping place. We went to this afternoon's. Yes. That was a I'll put the name of it in the Lincoln the notes because I can't get something. Something Shanghai dumpling something that someone on Twitter recommend to Mesa. Thank you for that. Yet, your dear followers. Yeah. We had some soup dumpling this afternoon. I actually had to orders of them yesterday waiting for you guys to get here. So what are we doing here? I guess is the question. I'm just here for the dumplings. I came to the food states in the company. I think is what I told somebody. Yeah. But you guys inferior on mileage runs sort of. But not really. But maybe I mean, it was a good p fair from Raleigh in from Las Vegas to Beijing. Yup. And has a just a connection he hasn't even to atop proper stop over in Hong Kong her I guess, technically like twenty two hours twenty two hours yet does that Rexy twenty hours more coffee. Maximize the Hong Kong portion of it and then are doing like another sixteen in Beijing. And then continuing back. Doing this in the middle of our podcast. All this noise..

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"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

Dots, Lines & Destinations

03:00 min | 1 year ago

"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

"Moon and said Miller. Welcome to episode two hundred sixteen of dots lines in destinations. I'm Steven Seagraves today joined by falls and Seth hey, guys. Are there are you doing it Sunday recording this on Sunday, and it is a glorious day here? I think Seth had a windstorm incredibly beautiful like mid forties to low fifties. Bright blue skies. But the winds actually jumping our lines. We lost our our. So at least you're here now. Yeah. And I wear falls is I actually at home. It is very windy here as well. We've been getting nasty wins for the last two days. So I'm sure that Newark's had like thirty percent capacity. Just holding all inbound arrivals over eastern Pennsylvania anything with under hundred eighty seats or not getting into. So we have a story about American investing one point six billion dollars at LAX. I think that kind of leads the news and this was posted on their website. And they're gonna reimagined in their words terminal terminals, foreign five at LAX. And one this is a ton of money. It's kind of like what we talked about JFK and the investment that the state and the city in the port authority one to invest there. But this is the airline investing this along with Los Angeles world airports. So I mean, the fact that they were going to read you the terminals isn't really news. It's been talked about a little bit that there, and it's it is it's joint investment much. Like, many of these projects are I think I think that's exciting here to me is that they've actually find the start and it is a big project. I mean this needs to happen. We know that dealt is going to do a huge investment in terminal two-three by whatever experience over there and try to link them better. And we arranged the gate and it's going to connect over to eventually. And I think when that's done all of LAX is connected behind security again except terminal one as one still disconnected. Okay. And it was still an island of its own. And is it just as spirit of their to that spirit was in. The island of misfit toys known determine will five didn't realize that. Shift. Yeah. I thought all the low cost carriers to five interesting. Okay. I like I like this. Because now you'll be able to go. I mean, you can do it today. Right. You can connect from four to t bit right? It's right. And then eight to keep it has already connected yet. And now you'll be able to get from four five to te- bit from that other side of the report two three two three. That's what I meant. Sorry. And so basically, you're all connected. I mean, that's kind of awesome. Well, I guess that's the two three is part of the delta renovation has nothing to do the renovation. But the the the question that comes up is what can you do with a one point six billion dollars? When you don't get any more real estate. The buildings. Aren't you can't really shift change the buildings that much?.

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"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

Dots, Lines & Destinations

03:54 min | 1 year ago

"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

"Podcast with host Stephen Seagraves vase, moon and Seth Miller. It is episode, two hundred fourteen dots lines in destinations. I'm Steven Seagraves today joined by the full crew, Seth and fuzz. Hey, guys either how you doing. I'm doing all right, doing all right. Getting over a cold. Do you gotta get over that quickly? Because we gotta China trip to, you know, I know. I know I got a flu shot so I didn't get the flu, but like what's his name? The comedian says, once you get a flu shot, you always have the coal, but you never get the flu because you always have coal. So. This point, it's true. Anyway, big story in Boston. I actually booked on the inaugural of this Lufthansa's starting Frankford Austin, I guess to give giant middle finger to Condor. I don't know Conrad cancel their up there. Yeah, as of the same day. So did they have an agreement you think that like, hey, listen up, why don't you guys take it? We got some business traffic that they actually won't lie flat seats and you guys do it. We'll be, we'll be fine. You know, they might be, you know, in place might be adding Frankfort. San Jose? No. Oh, yeah. Because Lufthansa's dropping San Jose day for me Condor looked onto used to be like partnered and coordinated and whatnot. They are not anymore condors. Now, part of the Thomas Cook group, I think, yes, Yep. Back in the day. I could've seen it being sort of in-kind agreement like that, but not anymore Condor still use miles or more. I think he might we're, I don't know. There were always all that stuff is always just weird to me how it all played together and they are actually all right. So yeah, but they're not owned by Lufthansa anymore. Yeah, that's the that is the truth. So that this flight Fayza are actually booked on Frankfort Austen book done Austin Frankford, which actually I'm kind of excited about. I haven't been, you know, do you think there will be a big party like, you know, as much as Germans had a party, I'm afraid we might walk into a gate area with people with sands pants. I've had some decent parties with Tonga for new routes into events like that. And being being Frankfort, you know, I can see them doing maybe it's small, but something I just need to highlight something Stephen book this without being provoked or encourage and told me about it. Wow. I found rewards base. I said, you know, let's just doing when I got to lose. I like Austin. I like Frankford. So anyway. So I guess my question is, does this, do you think this is driven by demand in Austin, Austin, growing city, of course, but is it or is it more of a technology sector necessity, needing connections to say India and things and where people don't want one stop in Houston, they'd rather one-stop in in somewhere in Europe while you can't one-stop through Houston to India. True, but you can stop, I guess, eastern Europe, maybe that's about it. Middle East as you could get as far as Dubai in Doha, it's it's better onward connections, right? I mean, you you have way more options from Frankfurt to Asia. You know whether south East Asia or East Asian subcontinent or the Middle East or other parts of Europe if you get most the way to Europe or you know, if you get to Europe first versus trying to somewhere North America. And I do think, you know, Austin is growing tech only. No, but I think that you know that's going to be part of the higher demand. I think the reality is Austin is the city is growing. It needs more connectivity and left on left clearly seen the success be as had, and they're probably trying to mimic some extent to that. With the joint venture. Remember this is going to be part of the Star Alliance, a plus plus joint ventures. They got Air Canada and United also in on it in terms of sharing costs in profits. It's gonna. They'll be able to push more people more places..

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"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

Dots, Lines & Destinations

04:26 min | 2 years ago

"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

"Stephen Seagraves vase, moon and said, Miller. Welcome to dots lines in destinations episode, two hundred, twelve. I'm Steven Seagraves today joined by Osmond moon. Seth is not with us today. He's actually at a conference in Boston, and so it's just you and I- airline interiors expo. Is that what it is? I know it's passenger experience expo, apex, that's well. Sorry. It's one of these them when my buddy went and he's like, I'm going to airline interiors. Okay, that's that's in Hamburg. I think you're right. They're all it's all blur. Even though I've never been tenure of them all runs together. But I couldn't. Oh, you could make it up. So you're not going to go tomorrow. Now, darn. So we had some follow up from last week, so and I talked last week about the United orange changes and how this was coming and it's come and gone. Now in the changes are in place. It's fair to say it's come and gone. It seems like some stations haven't gotten the memo yet. Okay. So you have you experienced any boarding yet? I have. It's United. It's consistently inconsistent. Yeah. I think the one k. the call for one ks is a mess. I love. I am fully supportive and I love the concept of it. It's going to take some time to read just passenger behavior part of the challenges on one of my flights. One k. all group unsorted walking. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. It's like they need to say no, no, not group one. Yes. One. Why think that's where where they might be better suited is one hundred thousand flyer. One k. saying calling one hundred thousand in that leases, people don't because most are just not up at the want to hear the number and then they go, yeah, I feel like I feel like the lining up in the boarding lines should be just like, hey, have seat. We're not boarding yet when we start boarding when your group is called, please make your way to the lines. I think they knew reiterate that because I'm in line like I normally am and then there's people just blocking the entire boarding area. So it doesn't matter that they call one k. I still can't get up to the front doesn't it doesn't matter. But you shouldn't have to be in the line. You should be able to go in the bypass lane, did yeses and stuff, but what's the bypassing like now the only two lines it's like one into where's the bypass more and more gates affair for they've been. I saw it in Houston. I know this is a case of Newark, the next. The podium is not aligned. Line goes around the corner. So are you saying like up next to the podium is where you go? Yeah, just walk up to the podium. Okay. Basically, for when you're looking at the boarding door, the lines are Jimmy sneaking to the left or the right from the door. The not coming out from the door. You just walk straight to the door, don't you? Okay. I'll try it. Try to fly on Monday like you'll own the place. I'm interested to see how it goes at some of these outstations like a client from Portland Monday. So we'll see. We'll see how it goes. What was that? Portland isn't a regional station yet almost getting there. There was kansin. Okay. Talk about that. So in some news, this is kind of an older story, but there was an Air, India, seven, seven, three hundred that handsome serious issues a coming into JFK. And this was trying to think this was during the there's a big thing of weather in New York. And so this was not to very recent. So what happened was they were coming in everything seemed normal. And as they were making the approach, they asked the ask to go, you know, to to be taken out of sequence to work out some issues and they weren't able to establish themselves on the localize. Every time the plane navigation system would try to lock onto localize. The thing that the basically homes in helps you land gives you a kind of a vertical and horizontal navigation piece in low visibility. You can tell where the runway is. It wouldn't lock on to that to that piece of equipment and should be noted ceilings, six hundred seventy feet this day and they were dropping down to two hundred and some places..

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"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

Dots, Lines & Destinations

03:54 min | 2 years ago

"steven seagraves" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations

"Uh. How big will the mortgage to be on these twenty two. You're listening to dots lines and destinations travel podcast with host Stephen Seagraves vase, moon and said, Miller. It is absolutely two hundred nine of Dotson destination. I'm Steven Seagraves and today we got the whole Karoo Seth Anfossi guys. Hello? How and Seth is in London today I am in London today. I'm in London all week. When was lives. I'll still be in London fresh off and Elsie flight. Yeah, it was nice. I like this jump right into that. Like how was Premera air? You know, it was fine it by. Don't have anything, especially great to save out at a headed. Nothing negative to say about it. I got on the plane. I got my seat, but my bag in the overhead fell asleep. I landed, they negatives. They made a, we're going to be landing soon announcement an hour before arrival into London, which on a plate from Boston is basically like two hours nets. It of six hour flight. Go. I thought that was included the duty free bitch, which I think there should be a law out on, you know, banning duty free and quite hard pitches on Red Eye flights, but. I wish to could span across all sites. I'm going to start with what I think is reasonable, accessible, justifiable grow from there. I gotta make let me too, but you know the by up, right? Like you bought up to their premium class? I did. So it was interesting. I had. We had some friends visiting in New Hampshire this weekend, and she was leaving on an earlier flight and there's the bus. So I took the bus down with hers, save trip, the bus station, this and that. And I got to the report at like four, I think, or thirty for nine thirty flight and they don't open check in until two hours. Prior are three hours prior, and there's no online check in. So I had two hours to kill waiting to get a boarding pass for the other security in Aloun during the terminal food or any of these things. So at least there's one restaurant outside security, terminally at Logan, which is nice. But I was literally sitting there waiting waiting waiting 'em at one point, a woman was clearly lost. Came up his I in broken Portuguese English. Trying to say, I need to go to tack, not too. Cesar airline, but she had a print governments airlines on two hundred police officer what you do in the guys like, I don't know what to do with you. And I finally sort of understood what she said. I know where she's gonna. I'll take this. I walked over there dumped at the tap panics in a different terminal, and I walked back and I still had like ninety minutes to kill and the only power I could find was the like airport information desk. And so I'm standing at the information dust in the middle of Logan, terminally, and people keep coming up and asking, where's the check in for bureau? And there isn't any idea, but there's level and so no, you to me like the first person. I didn't understand the second, like where you flying arsenal. Oh, that's that's less other sign over here was pointing over that way to this to this one in like I literally started dispatching people and sending them everywhere that needed to be, which was amusing many ways. I'm surprised that people eating formation. It was like one every five, ten minutes in the ninety minutes. I stood there easily helped ten different people didn't realize bureau, stop flying mainline to they should have the Madrid flight. Maybe it was earlier was gone. I took the Madrid flight from them at one point mainlines I don't know out of Austin by it. It was really funny as a couple who sorta standing next to the counter trying to find their gate wondering what was going on, not paying attention, but watching the do this and. Omens started laughing. She's like, you wanna help me to looking for delta flight to Amsterdam like here in the room building in your Mr.. Check in. What am I? Yes, sir. Yelling at her boyfriend in whatever language wasn't English speaking of. She's plenty of English. So young at him in their native language in case we need to go up..

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