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What we know about the new strain of COVID in the U.K.

5 Things

02:22 min | 4 months ago

What we know about the new strain of COVID in the U.K.

"A new strain of the corona virus continues to spread through the united kingdom. A number of countries have temporarily banned travel from the uk including canada france and germany among others. But the us has not for now. New york governor. Andrew cuomo has advocated a travel ban. And he said monday that travelers from the uk to his state should at least be required to test negative before flying. Their one hundred twenty countries require the uk travelers that received a negative test before they get on the plane in the uk. One hundred twenty countries and the united states has done nothing. There are three airlines that come from the uk a fly into our airports. Our airports are run by the port authority of new york new jersey the three airlines british airways delta and virgin atlantic. They daily bringing seven several thousand passengers per day. I am asking those airlines to add new york state to the list of the one hundred twenty countries that require tests before the flights leave the uk. The head of the us government's operation warp speed. Said monday that more information is needed before knowing for sure if the uk strain is more transmissible he said quote. I think scientifically to date. There is no hard evidence that this virus is actually more transmissible on quote. He added that there is clear evidence that there is more of it in the population. Us surgeon general. Dr jerome adams said the. Us needs more information viruses. Mutate what they did to which of the virus which causes covid nineteen nine mutated dozen times already this year. That doesn't mean it's more dangerous. It doesn't mean it's more contagious. So we're working with the whol. Working with the cdc working with the uk to figure out Whether this new strain of virus going to behave any differently. But i just talked to dr collins who heads the national institutes of health so far. Nothing looks like it's going to change the effectiveness of this vaccine Number one and number two even if there is a mutation at some point which changes the effectiveness. It'll be just like the seasonal flu vaccine that we know how to tweak.

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What we know about the new strain of COVID in the U.K.

5 Things

02:22 min | 4 months ago

What we know about the new strain of COVID in the U.K.

"A new strain of the corona virus continues to spread through the united kingdom. A number of countries have temporarily banned travel from the uk including canada france and germany among others. But the us has not for now. New york governor. Andrew cuomo has advocated a travel ban. And he said monday that travelers from the uk to his state should at least be required to test negative before flying. Their one hundred twenty countries require the uk travelers that received a negative test before they get on the plane in the uk. One hundred twenty countries and the united states has done nothing. There are three airlines that come from the uk a fly into our airports. Our airports are run by the port authority of new york new jersey the three airlines british airways delta and virgin atlantic. They daily bringing seven several thousand passengers per day. I am asking those airlines to add new york state to the list of the one hundred twenty countries that require tests before the flights leave the uk. The head of the us government's operation warp speed. Said monday that more information is needed before knowing for sure if the uk strain is more transmissible he said quote. I think scientifically to date. There is no hard evidence that this virus is actually more transmissible on quote. He added that there is clear evidence that there is more of it in the population. Us surgeon general. Dr jerome adams said the. Us needs more information viruses. Mutate what they did to which of the virus which causes covid nineteen nine mutated dozen times already this year. That doesn't mean it's more dangerous. It doesn't mean it's more contagious. So we're working with the whol. Working with the cdc working with the uk to figure out Whether this new strain of virus going to behave any differently. But i just talked to dr collins who heads the national institutes of health so far. Nothing looks like it's going to change the effectiveness of this vaccine Number one and number two even if there is a mutation at some point which changes the effectiveness. It'll be just like the seasonal flu vaccine that we know how to tweak.

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Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy as airline woes mount

Todd and Don

00:24 sec | 9 months ago

Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy as airline woes mount

"Another airline has found for bankruptcy. As this thiss pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the travel industry. Virgin Atlantic. The airline founded by billionaire Richard Branson, filed Chapter 15 bankruptcy yesterday in New York. More than 3500 staff. They were laid off yesterday, and some experts predict the air travel industry will not fully recover until late 2020

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Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy in hammer

Doug Stephan

00:33 sec | 9 months ago

Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy in hammer

"Virgin Atlantic airline of seeking protection from creditors as it tries to survive the pandemic, Michaels tells more. The UK based airline filed for help Tuesday and U. S federal bankruptcy Court in New York. A spokeswoman for Virgin Atlantic cast the bankruptcy filing as part of a court process to carry out a restructuring plan that the airline announced last month. The airline hopes to emerge from the restructuring in September. Virgin Atlantic is the latest airline tow wind up in court because of the financial harm from the Corona virus outbreak.

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Fleet retirements spreading far and wide

AvTalk - Aviation Podcast

10:07 min | 1 year ago

Fleet retirements spreading far and wide

"Some things are happening a lot of great things. Unfortunately we continue with the theme such as it is in our corn teen state so phase. One of all of this was figuring out what the hell was going on that lasted. I think I WANNA say early. To mid March into April. It was back when we still had a chance of tracking what the Hell is going right. And then April turned into service reductions or finalizing service reductions making them more less ad hoc hall say and figuring out how airlines. We're going to operate in this new environment and then dealing with how to do. We continue to operate these cities. Do we continue to operate these aircraft and things like that and now that airlines have had some time near on two months to SESA situation a lot of airlines have started saying aircraft that where on the way out that we were considering possibly not having flypast date are gone? And the latest. Today is the Virgin. Atlantic fleet is shrinking measurably as the seven. Four seven are gone. They will not fly again. They're parked and they will not be returning and actually that is a bit more than just a seven four Sevens Virgin Atlantic is in dire straits at this point and they have withdrawn from London Gatwick Airport entirely at this point. It will keep the thoughts in hope that when demand picks back up it will resume flights at Gatwick. But who knows when that is? It may or May Not Happen Virgin Atlantic may or may not be airline in a year. I hope it is but we shall see but for now any of those fights that still operate will be operated out of Heathrow instead of Gatwick and don't be a I believe the other day is also said they're axing service from Gatwick so Gatwick not looking too good right now. Is it no? It's not an version saying they'll keep the slots is dependent on whether or not they're allowed to keep those slots so I think that'll be something interesting to watch whether or not that puts be a in a position to maybe get a better deal out of it or if anyone else wants to met jet blue once upon a time would have paid a princely sum for those thoughts but M- assuming those transatlantic desires are no more but we will see in at the same time virgin reaffirmed that it will be retiring. It's eight hundred thirty two hundred that I believe it acquired from the demise of Air Berlin in twenty twenty two as planned. So that's what a ten eleven aircraft headed out. Sizeable Chunk never small fleet and seven immediately. So that's pretty a pretty big drop off and then there's what happened at American. Were pretty much. If it was an older aircraft is grounded indefinitely and permanently retired. Gone are the seven. Six Sevens gone are the seven five seven. Jason I are actually looking into purchasing one. Beer can go on exactly gone. Are the nineties and gone are the CR J two hundreds operated by PSA? So that's another sizable chunk. Yeah none of. This is particularly surprising. The seven six seven fives and Iwo Ninety S. We're all slated to be retired sooner rather than later within the next year or two. Actually I believe we're missing the eighth HR thirty three hundred from this lists. Yes let's see. I wanted to be missing one and we'd get yelled at if we forgot it. So it's seven seven seven five seventy one ninety eighth three thirty three hundred not the two hundred and the CR J two hundred so those were all especially the ninety s and eighty three threes. Those were rumored for years now to be retired but now we finally know for sure those will be parked and almost certainly will not fly again as passenger aircraft. I would say the very good chance. Seven six get a new lease on life as freighters the seven. Fives have no idea. The nineties are interesting. They weren't that but American. Just had no place in. Its fleet for them. So what might happen to though? I do not know some. You went ninety S. The nineties are far too young to join the Pech mortar fleet. I mean we don't really look at anything beyond debates at this point. I look forward to the introduction of this seven to seventy or fleet one day one day. We'll get there. Were still a four engined for all as I like to say interesting so yeah American also recently last year. If you listened to the podcast you know that they retired the the mad dog the eighties with a huge amount of fanfare out in. Roswell these aircraft will not be getting such a party or celebratory retirement. Unfortunately the the tone this year is a bit different Disney it. It's a single line in a press release is what it is and maybe that's okay these days. I don't know there will be no party. Just a somber press release. Meanwhile north of the border up in Canada Eric Cannata will be retiring. Seventy nine aircraft including the seven six seven eight three nine thousand nine hundred and the e one ninety all of which are out. Oh no fleet immediately. Love No love for the ninety. Well no I don't know if the seven six seven in the eighth nineteen out in Malibu just ninety out immediately yours is unclear to me is being reduced anyway and yeah but this is particularly interesting because the seven six seven is rouges. Only wide-body aircraft rouges Air Canada's low costs unit so this affects rouge pretty hard. The bulk of its fleet is eight hundred. Nine thousand nine hundred seven six seven. They also have some three thousand three twenty ones but this will leave. Air Canada without a wide body fleet to operates mid haul and long haul flights especially transatlantic. So I don't know what happens to rouge in the future. Does it limit to just North American flights and the Caribbean? Or what? Well I think two things one. I'm not sure that the seven six seven hundred nineteen phase out effects rouge entirely. Oh it does that. It's that literally. Okay if you add the numbers up it is every facet. Every three nineteen equals Air Canada. Plus ruse got it so in that case. Here's what I say to you. Air Canada said that they're going into hibernation mode for three years. I mean they've been not terribly optimistic. Run off with. I mean but I think it's going to serve him. Well I really do. I think it's going to serve them. Well they're coming out with their. I forget what they branded it but cleaning promise and how they're sanitizing the yeah. Yeah and so. I think that in these times perhaps pessimism is warranted. If not only because it's probably a more accurate sentiment but I think that it sets you up for being pleasantly so I would much rather be pleasantly surprised that I have to bring more planes back from the desert than I didn't put enough planes into the desert and now I'm a very curious position. Yeah we'll see what happens. Nobody knows every crystal ball is pretty fuzzy at this point. I mean I think at this point that have all been taken smashed on the floor. I think they're parked out in the bone yard parked at crystal balls out in the desert. A boy anyway in the rundown fleet retirements sustained north. Yeah this is not a huge surprise. Alaska Airlines has decided it will not bring back the eight nine teens. It acquired from Virgin America which it never really wanted in the first place. They never refurbish those aircraft. They were actually still sporting the Virgin America Interior. Those are parked and will not be fine under the brand ever again. Hopefully somebody picks those up one day someone will perhaps explain to me and we can do this on the podcast. Or if anyone just wants to write an email to podcasts two four dot com I will spring for a meal or something if anyone can convincingly explain to me why Alaska Bought Virgin to screw jet blue route network. I mean that just enough reason. It was a fleet. It didn't want interior product. It did not want employees did not want really just wanted to make sure jet blue did not get all of the above guy. Yes so yeah. That's the three hundred are gone but that was probably going to happen regardless and then last but not least I think gun laws. Were missing anything right now. In the last two weeks Qantas Seven. Four seven will not be returning to the skies nor will some of the eight hundred eighty s probably. Maybe they've stopped the refurbishment process on the a three eighty. So there were six done and six to go. They've parked a few the a three eighty S. And so how many of those come back and when nobody knows nope but the seven four seven are in fact done for. That was rumored to be happening when they did there. I think the fly by on their last commercial flight with it that actually had passengers but it will not be coming back so and those were the special seven four seven. Four hundred ers were unique to Qantas. Yeah I mean. None of this is surprising. No but that also means that's the end of an aircraft type. Yeah worlds ahead and thought about it. Take that so. That's the first. It's not just Qantas grounding the seven four seven four hundred. Er they were the only airline that ever had that. So unless some other airline that Baltia maybe picks up four hundred Er. That's it that Avatar Avatar hats right. So I'M GONNA go.

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Coronavirus and the impact on airline industry

Monocle 24: The Globalist

04:30 min | 1 year ago

Coronavirus and the impact on airline industry

"Not looking good for Virgin Atlantic. Yes so they announced yes to that. Cutting third of the workforce lots more than three thousand jobs. They've also said that they're going to be exiting Gatwick. Which has been its London base for thirty five years? They are still maintaining that base up in Manchester And this company had already actually been struggling with profitability for several years. So it's perhaps not surprising that they're really facing issues now. The government refused to Baylor saying that I haven't looked hard enough. Other investors elsewhere in the line is basically said that it's now fighting for its survival and that more measures might have to be introduced in the coming months and years and I think the story shows a few things it really shows that the week affirms a feeling the effects fast in an industry aviation industry which is struggling as a whole. And then there's also the knock on effect on airports Gatwick received a COUPLA recently. Be a Saturday causing flights out of their needs. Airports really depend on airlines for these lucrative slots so this is going to be a big problem to several people up and down the chain but there is good news for Wizar- Yes a Wiza- which is one of the airlines which has proved surprisingly buoyant. They managed to keep a large amount of cash surplus which has helped to tide them over during this crisis. And they're actually already. They've already resumed. Flights from Luton to some eastern European countries mainly bringing the seasonal farmworkers for example they brought over about hundred people lost Friday and they will announce that they're going to be resuming flights to Greece and Portugal from around June July to start tentatively taking holidaymakers abroad. They said that they will stop obviously wearing gloves. And now handout mosques to people that they haven't said that they'll be keeping that middle aisle seat free If if there is enough demand to finit they said that there just isn't evidence that that will reduce the risk of Jumps being spread. I mean we're seeing lots of airlines for instance. Klm saying that That they will be saying that. Mosque wearing is absolutely mandatory. But it's hard to see Without that middle seat being taken out how social distance thing. An and virus control can happen on aeroplanes effectively. Yeah I completely agree I mean on one hand. You are just got your. You have people in fairly close quarters in an airplane. The airplanes not going to be redesigned overnight people all within a mutual two of each other. Anyway I think a lot of it will center around. Different cleaning. Practices was the not going to have the magazine. For example so fewer and fewer touch points for people to transmit things and regular cleaning processes and staff updated on those sort of procedures Right well with the with airlines ca beginning to fly again. Airbnb is seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. Tell us more about that. Yes this is an interesting one because AIRBNB They started out their financials. And it's not looking great actually for the company that cussing about twenty five percent of the workforce and their revenues predicted to hard this year. So that's sir drop of about two billion. And but they have said that they they're starting to see a tends to rise in domestic booking so obviously international travel is still looking shaky and wizards one of the few people and Kalamazoo said to start offering this flights but in places like Denmark and the Netherlands. For example people are starting to look into kings and make bookings to travel and holiday within their own country. And I think this ties in with a trend that we're going to be seeing a lot sort of rise of the staycationing this year as people pass aren't quite sure if they're ready to get on a flight or take an international holiday but they do still want to have a break they do still want to get away from from home so this this works with something that airbnb has already been seeing in China which is obviously ahead of the curve a bit from Europe where people are starting to travel domestically and take holidays within the country. Those name quite a little publicity around the fact that there are very cheap. Airfares out there at the moment. And also very cheap hotel bookings But it comes down to what the insurance policy is because we can book holidays abroad or indeed at home But we may very well may have to cancel them exactly. I think there's still so much uncertainty for people you know. I think people are desperate for holiday. It's been it's been really difficult. Few months vote for Europeans and for people all over the world. But it's just not clear whether for example be another spike in cases in your home country or the country where you're going to whether there's lockdown measures will change we'll more travel bans be brought in so. I think people are still waiting to see how things pan out in the next few months.

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In push for normalcy, industries, nations test the waters

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 1 year ago

In push for normalcy, industries, nations test the waters

"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting corona virus related job losses will continue into the fourth quarter the ripple effects for businesses from the corona virus shut downs will be felt at least into early fall United Airlines plans deep cuts in October in a memo United says it plans to cut thirty percent of its pilots at least thirty percent of management and administrative staff the cuts will come in October because under terms of the five billion dollars it accepted in federal virus relief aid United can't lay off employees through September Norwegian cruise line says it has substantial doubt it will be able to stay in business without new funding or terms of debt virgin Atlantic plans to cut over three thousand jobs and end up operations at London's Gatwick airport hi Mike Ross deal

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In push for normalcy, industries, nations test the waters

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 1 year ago

In push for normalcy, industries, nations test the waters

"The ripple effects for businesses from the corona virus shut downs will be felt at least into early fall United Airlines plans deep cuts in October in a memo United says it plans to cut thirty percent of its pilots at least thirty percent of management and administrative staff the cuts will come in October because under terms of the five billion dollars it accepted in federal virus relief aid United can't lay off employees through September Norwegian cruise line says it has substantial doubt it will be able to stay in business without new funding or terms of debt virgin Atlantic plans to cut over three thousand jobs and end up operations at London's Gatwick airport hi Mike Ross deal

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Jobless UK flight attendants asked to work as medical staff

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

Jobless UK flight attendants asked to work as medical staff

"Britain's health service once a long cabin crew who've been laid off during the pandemic to go to a contemporary new hospitals being built to treat could be nineteen patients manages say easyjet and virgin Atlantic or writing off thousands of stock some with first aid training so it would be good if they could work hospitals being built inside convention centers in London Birmingham and Manchester the NHS wants the workers to perform support roles under the supervision of doctors and nurses Charles de Ledesma London

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A Quick Trip to Israel and Travel Goals for 2020

Talking Points

03:00 min | 1 year ago

A Quick Trip to Israel and Travel Goals for 2020

"Hi. Hi My name's Nicky Kelvin. I'm Derek content the point sky UK. And I'm with my very good friend. Hi I'm Laurie now. I am senior writer for the point sky and the points so laurie and I very special trip together. This year where the Ba- go Israel for like it felt it was quite long actually ears as really about about ten days. I think like this and we made lots of content. We did lots of stuff and we thought we'd just talk through a couple of the places that we win and Laurie Lori is a queen of Hertel reviews and we reviewed a few places in Ivo State a few extra places best some great points and miles options for staying in Israel Say if you want to hop up fantastic experience you count. Why did we talk about Jerusalem the Waldorf? It's a beautiful towel. Unfortunately they don't have a cool but if it's cooler weather other should definitely stay there. Great Redemption and Jerusalem is beautiful and I was very surprised that it's actually only a very short triple Tel Aviv. You could make a day trip but then you wouldn't be able to stay at the waldorf-astoria I said to the King David on it was quite spectacular old. It was once British headquarters when they had the mandate in Palestine. And it's very historical with pool so I liked it but no points options absolutely so nicky you go into twenty twenty sort of new decade. What are your travel goals? Do you have any advice for travelers. Going Twenty twenty trouble goal of mine actually is maybe think about. This is spend your points miles. I am actually a hoarder and I need to get rid of them. I've got loads of Virgin Atlantic flying club. Miles I've got my eyes set on Ashley in a in a first-class redemption using those hall to get is possible. I think I've got over half a million miles up in different programs. I need to spend those babies attention. Attention Nikki Kelvin. Is Points Order. Denying it actually quickly. Let's talk about our best redemption. The ex I think any points this year since you have so many Ah spent points yes. I spent a big chunk. Something really amazing. I have the best light my entire life literally. I flew from Singapore two zero on the new Singapore oppose suites. So they fly the new suites zero every day. They fly one of the full flights a day to London. But it's hard to get visibility and I was the only person in the sweets out the six suites on this whole crew just for me and they made me a big double bed up. gave me a double sweet and it was best fly of my life and I used hundred twenty five thousand Chris. Fly Malls transferred connects and nineteen pounds. Tux and also included business cost connection from body to Singapore. While I don't know if my top stat but I used seven thousand American advantage miles to fly on Qatar in business cost to Thailand via Doha from Madrid and it was really incredible. Unfortunately it wasn't Q.. Sweets tweets but I think their business houses phenomenal regardless knows a very special experience. Nuts two thousand nineteen from lorries. Ainhoa and Sweet Nikki

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How to Maximize Points and Miles on Hawaiian Airlines

Talking Points

05:15 min | 1 year ago

How to Maximize Points and Miles on Hawaiian Airlines

"Just had the opportunity to interview Hawaiian Airline's CEO. Peter Ingram Got a really great story and you know makes you feel warm and fuzzy about the airline. Especially since they're celebrating their ninetieth birthday this week but with you I I wanNA talk about tactically. How do you use Hawaiian Airlines miles? How'd you earn them because their product is pretty good these days? But it's not so in order to to redeem especially in business class so let's get into the fundamentals. What are your overall thoughts on the Hawaiian Airlines Loyalty Program? Well generally speaking thing. You know. Hawaiian Airlines since they don't belong to a one of the major alliances they have struck individual partnerships with select carriers. And unfortunately when you compare them to the likes of say in Alaska Airlines there isn't a ton of value to be had there They did just go through an award. Charts adjustments where they shifted not directly to dynamic award pricing. They now have up to eight different tiers of awards so eight different prices that you could find on economy tickets and and some pretty high award rate so there is some value to be had. But it's really important to compare the number of miles you'd need for an award ticket with the actual cash price to make sure it's a a decent redemption in if you want to say you have some Hawaii Miles. How do you top up your account to transfer into what programs transfer into Hawaiian so you can entrance them from American Express membership rewards? That's probably the best option because a actually run transfer bonuses in the past in fact just earlier this year September October they had a twenty five percent. Bonus offer there. If you're sitting on a lot of Mary outbound void points. You can also transfer those. That's traditional three to one ratio. And then you've got five five thousand miles extra for every sixty thousand points that you transfer so those are the two options that you have to kind of top up your Hawaiian account and and I think it is important to note that Marriott transfers can take awhile and what they have. I think one hundred eighty thousand points a day cap which sounds like a lot. But you know when you're only getting twenty thousand for sixty thousand points. That's not a whole lot of point at seventy five thousand Hawaiian miles. If I'm doing the math correctly. Yeah with the bonus yes exactly and you know and when you look at some of their award rates I mean a one way first. Class ticket from the west coast of the United States to Hawaii frequently comes in at eighty thousand and miles. There is a lower tier forty thousand miles but more often than not. It's that eighty thousand miles. So yeah definitely something you want to take a look at the pricing before you commit to the transfer I mean. How much are those tickets? How much is a one way? I cost ticket from. La To Honolulu on their eight three thirty like on average price. Would you say like. Is it worth it to use those eighty thousand for that or are you not really getting much more than one cent per you generally wouldn't be getting a whole lot more than one cent per point you know. Especially if I was looking at the difference between transferring my Amex points I get such value out of Amex point through other transfer partners like British Airways Adios or air candidate Aero Plan. So if you you can find an award at forty thousand miles for first class absolutely positively jumping it. Those are quite rare for eighty thousand. Miles you definitely would wanna look at the pay ticket even if it is a couple thousand dollars to three or four thousand dollars for that ticket That's a lot of miles to use for a what is really early from the West Coast is a relatively short flight. And how is award availibility from their New York to Honolulu competes. JFK Honolulu competes directly with United's Newark McDonald Lulu on a on a seven sixty seven. Although Hawaiians product is way better than the United Seven. Sixty seven in my opinion well on the one hand The the Nice thing is that having these additional tiers of awards is that oftentimes you can find award availability. It's just similar to Delta in that. It's a frequently. Uh Not really affordable. So if you're talking about that low level Forty Thousand Mile Ticket. That's going to be relatively scarce from the east coast if you're talking about JFK. Hey or the the flight from Boston that they launched a recently the next tier amount for a one way first class ticket is one hundred thirty thousand Hawaiian Miles. So that can can really take a lot of your Points away if you're transferring for Marriott or from Amex and if you are going to pay for a ticket does it make sense you know. Say you're GONNA bite like the bullet book. A family of four and first class spending five thousand dollars. Does it make sense to Bank Hawaiian Miles to Hawaiian program. We value their points at what point nine cents disappoint or should you bank those points to partners like Korean or virgin or even jetblue. Yeah I would personally recommend not banking them to Hawaiian the two on the list. That I personally really like would be virgin. Atlantic's flying club or the jetblue trueblue program Virgin Atlantic has some really great partner redemptions Jet Blue is revenue base but flies all over the US. So it's relatively simple program to at least get Kinda mid level value out of I personally would rather there have point sitting in one of those accounts then Hawaiian Miles. That might potentially not get used. Just because they're a war charts aren't truly that

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Thomas Cook Collapses, Leaving Thousands of Travelers Stranded

AvTalk - Aviation Podcast

06:50 min | 1 year ago

Thomas Cook Collapses, Leaving Thousands of Travelers Stranded

"Thomas cook boy gone ways zombie also yeah not quite gone but not not really flying selling tickets no one really knows why it's yeah pardon my french a leseur is gone and adria airways is going going man it it has been a week you know that typical gift from the movie airplane the guy sniffing glue yup it it's it's been that kind of week it's been a very very long week for european airline and everything so from the top thomas cook over the weekend this past weekend the warning bells were starting to the warning bells of bengal offer for quite some time yeah the writing has been on the wall for thomas cook for quite some time and they were hoping to get a last minute deal to the salvage everything i think two hundred million in pounds or euros a much which but unfortunately that did not happen yeah so so the there was a refinancing agreement recapitalization agreement the they had agreed to for nine hundred million pounds and then almost the last minute the banking partners partners that they were working with asked for an additional two hundred million pounds and dow is just too much so come monday at two AM local time thomas cook look UK stopped stopped trading effectively stopped everything stopped everything was was dissolved the airline flights that were in the air continued and the u- united kingdom's civil aviation authority began what they're terming the world's largest peacetime repatriation effort yes so the UK has has a particularly on bankruptcy procedure would basically win a company declares bankruptcy that's all she wrote that's it all activity stops nothing goes on business business comes to a complete close as opposed to the elsewhere in the world like the US said every airline almost every airline has been through a reward our chapter eleven bankruptcy at some point to get their financials and debt in order and they keep operating on but in the UK you declare bankruptcy that's it you're done and it got to the point where it was literally there was a fight in the middle of were about to begin boarding at JFK this was the last flight out of north america for thomas cook for today the bags have been loaded on the plane there was a gate agent they were just about to begin boarding and that's it went out of business no no fight for you yeah i mean in even if it's to the credit of the UK CA they got those folks on a plane with i think what was it a six hour delay the flight was supposed to take off at ten pm for thomas cook and they ended up taking off at four AM which is an annoying delay but no worse than your every now and again norwegian fight i guess so i mean all things considered your airline going out of business typically you don't get to fly home that day on a plane so that was really well done by them in this case they happen to position and atlas air seven four seven four hundred already at JFK i don't know why it took so long to get things going 'cause aircraft there for twelve hours ahead of time but the the mere fact that they got out the same day extremely impressive in the the repatriation efforts by the UK CAS been no less than in a vast array of airlines you may or may not have heard of before did there so there's the ones that are most notable probably league for the virgin atlantic british airways they are putting passengers on their existing flights out of the US putting people into what would have otherwise been empty seats in getting them home for folks in europe there are all sorts of random charter carriers euro-atlantic hi fly develop free bird privilege style danish air transport get jet atlas global olympics which is actually operating an ex monarch eighth hr twenty one as part of the repatriation efforts so there's kind of i don't know what that would unique irony aurigny maybe nouvelair and my personal favorite monolith ero nice i think some of these fights are actually also operated by thomas cook aircraft itself a lot at the peak summer season thomas cook uses are either wet or dry leases aircraft from other airlines paints in their own livery so you'd never know those aircraft flying right so there's two airlines that were that were operating for thomas cook was smart links out of i the leaves estonia and then the other one is avion express and they are both thomas cook liveried lead aircraft but they are operated by their respective airlines and so they've been continuing part of the repatriation efforts i missed in their high fly i think and i apologize for that but there's also the malaysia airlines eight hundred eighty eight three eighties and then the montero they're operating the three forty six hundred which is a former eddie had aircraft ad is a sweet ride for when your airline goes out of business so some folks getting not to put a a light touch on it but some folks are getting a an improved experience somewhat to get home but it's still a terrible situation in in that goes without saying anything about the fact that you know tens of thousands of people are of work but it's been really good to see other airlines and in the UK and train lines and all sorts of service service businesses say if you worked for thomas cook you know were hiring here's a special page tell us what you do what your qualifications are and we'll see if we can bring you over as quickly as possible so that says something we've seen in the past when when an airline goes bankrupt but it's good to see that hopefully a large number folks who who working for the airlines will will find a place somewhere else now really unfortunate or a lot of very very very passionate people working for thomas cook which is a very historic brand the airline wing of the brand may not be the oldest in the world but thomas cook travel is brand itself has a lot of history history and it's really disappointing to see it kind of all evaporate overnight

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Airlines Planning Their Futures With The Possibility Of A Third Runway At Heathrow Airport

Monocle 24: The Globalist

06:24 min | 1 year ago

Airlines Planning Their Futures With The Possibility Of A Third Runway At Heathrow Airport

"Seven years until the first aircraft are due to be cleared for takeoff on Heathrow's plan third runway and such has been the history of the project this may be an optimistic estimate this does not stop airlines planning for it however not least Virgin Atlantic which has announced that it hopes to use an expanded Heathrow to service eighty eighty four new destinations thirty five of them long-haul including Sydney Lima Calgary Beijing and Buenos Ayres joined with more on this by LS Taylor Asia editor at the aviation analytics firm CERIUM LS seriously. How much mileage is there in an airline planning for what it's going to do with Heathrow's food runway well you could sort of say that Virgin Atlantic really getting out there ahead of the runway and trying to stake a claim for for a number of thoughts that would really been up quite a number of new routes for them and bring a lot of competition to the Heathrow market but you know it's a long way out and there's a lot of water that has to pass under the bridge a before the runway actually gets going and be to make sure that they actually get the slots that they wouldn't eight to operate all these flights. It's a pretty ambitious claim and bold putting it out there but I guess you have to start somewhere and then going hard so is this basically politicking by Virgin Atlantic. They're throwing down a market here very much so and really what they're attacking is the way that slots are allocated Ed. Hey throw the current logic sort of says that when the new runway opens and opens up a bunch of new slots for flights to come in and out is it they'll probably followed. Loyd the same way that they allocated and then that sees British Airways of course control a bit over half the slots there so be has been planning on taking a quite a lion's share of that so we've also saying that other airlines like Easyjet have shown some interest in to Heathrow if those slots became available so that have to pull up quite a coup to get all these additional also they would need to launch all these routes and then there's other things with the agreements between the United Kingdom and other Asian countries with actual slots from the other countries to fly there too so lot to sort out well you invoke the the name of Virgin Atlantic's Great Nemesis British Airways is is this staking of acclaimed by Virgin Atlantic something that should be seen within in the context of rivalry. I think that's a large part of it but the other big driver is that one of the big companies behind Virgin Atlantic apart from Richard Branson his Delta Airlines and since Delta bought a forty nine percent stake in the airline. They've really gone about who expand it and push it into different markets obviously tying up with Delta's network in the United States but Delta also has greg global ambitions and I think what we're seeing a bit here is Delta of pushing virgin to become part of that more global network that they're looking to build you should we therefore Frantisek county new or counterclaim by British Airways or or might they rise loftily above it. Is this one of those rivalries that matters rather all the more to the small participant on the larger one. I think in this one that British Airways again to probably fight back quite what quite strongly on that we've already seen some comments from the parent company. IHOP essentially saying that vision has a number of slots releasing out to other airlines. I want they using those I I think there's going to be very much a scramble on offer win. These thoughts do come available not only with the eye but with other foreign airlines as well who would like to increase capacity to throw so it'll be interesting to see what bonfire emerges at that time. What is the current thinking among airlines on. How likely the third runway actually happening is? I think a lot of airlines are quite hurtful but many airlines have also have been through this process any number of times. I think the third run wise been talked about for certainly as long as I've been in the industry that's been quite a while. Oh and with you politics being the why they are not that I'm any expert on that Boris Johnson of course famously put forward the Boris Laurus oil and alternative to to Heathrow while back so I suspect it might be hard to to get through but the reality is at the same time that Heathrow does need the additional runway needs the capacity and not doing so really hurt the economy of London mean all the things that could still happen to stop it from happening joining not too sure on the specifics at this point in time it it does look like it. It will go ahead but having said that we've been through that a few times before where it's been given the clearest indication that yes everything is going through and then something upsets the plan and it gets pushed further down the road. It's a I wouldn't necessarily rule out that happening again but really it is kind of you could actually passed the crunch point now. we act which this needs to be built. You made a brief allusion their to the current state of British politics and the B word does affect infect almost everything the thing is there any doubt in aviation circles about whether or not the fact of Brexit might have an impact on Heathrow as an important air how or do people just take the for granted as part of the architecture travel it has been something that has caused a bit of angst previously for a lot of airlines and I'm trying to work out how things will work pice brexit world. It seems that that angst is largely been assuaged that most airlines have their structures sit up to to work with you. Have that will work I think it's inevitable that even though brexit could cause some economic disruption that London will still be a city that lots of people will visit. It's going to be a place where people connect between North America through the rest of Europe and Africa and other continents so inevitably Heathrow itself itself. I think still has a a lodge harold apply now. Let's tell thank you for joining us.

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"virgin atlantic" Discussed on AvTalk - Aviation Podcast

AvTalk - Aviation Podcast

03:36 min | 1 year ago

"virgin atlantic" Discussed on AvTalk - Aviation Podcast

"The Pegasus rocket off the the last flying L. Ten eleven so virgin orbit has a former Virgin Atlantic seven four seven that they've modified they put a pylon between the engine number two the fuselage of the aircraft the amount of big rocket there they fly up to altitude. They make a turn they climb a little bit. They make a turn they launched the rocket. The rocket goes up into space and satellite gets you know sent into space so what's really neat is that you can follow the actual launch or in this case the drop of the rocket because they didn't actually launch anything by seeing when they perform the climb and turn maneuver in in the eighty s B signal so I thought that was really yeah when you went. I told me that I mistakenly thought you meant that. The rocket had aid E._S._P._N.. That would have been really cool to. There's always hope there's into space i. I honestly have no idea what would happen if you put a transponder in a rocket but one day I hope to find him and we know that the signal can be picked up way up there. The Lou the Google loon balloons frequently report at what x sixty thousand I think the altitude is I think the the speed would be the limiting factor. I mean we've run into that with like the M wet tracking. What is it virgin? Galactic spaceship to with. 'EM LAP is because the cow it's the speed is calculated rated and the calculations built for commercial aircraft not a rocket ship so it kind of gets thrown off a little bit there but with eighty S B I. I honestly don't know what would happen. Though you're listening from Virgin Orbit please outfit. You're rocket with a D._S._p.. There you go so let's Kinda work our way through some interesting bits of news that happened this weekend last the first being always wear your seat belt when you are flying on an aircraft always always always even if if it's not bumpy bumpy because thirty five people on their way from Vancouver to Sydney ended up in the hospital with varying degrees of injuries because of turbulence that Air Canada flight it encountered passing. I guess just South West of Hawaii. They were on their way to Sydney from Vancouver. They turned around southwest of Hawaiian in landed in Honolulu. So the thirty five folks could get medical treatment but always wear your seat adult yeah. I think there was also an emerson eighty this past week that had a similar incident but I I don't understand why people would not wear their seat belt. I mean if it's unfortunate. If you happen to be going to the lab or whatever went turbulence hit some sucks for you I guess but if you are in your seat where you're damn see Belton along with that when you're taking off or landing keep your damn shoes on something people don't do either. I keep my shoes on for probably depending on how along the flight is the whole flight but if it's like an ultra long haul flight yeah definitely until we get well into the air the last thing you want to be doing is running around the tarmac or the grass between runways without shoes on yeah yeah that that too and wear your seatbelt. Keep your shoes on during important in critical phases of flight and eat your vegetables any vegetables and now anyone listening to the podcast can please get off my lawn. Who else what happened last week? Oh <hes> Delta fourteen twenty five. Oh yeah that happened had an engine issue. Issue is a soft way of putting it turns out.

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Cabin fire forces Virgin Atlantic flight to make emergency landing

Howie Carr

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

Cabin fire forces Virgin Atlantic flight to make emergency landing

"Light what it was like aboard the jetliner that made an emergency landing in Boston Thursday night and what apparently because the Firebird from ABC's David curly Boston firefighters scrambling on to the just landed jetliner the virgin Atlantic flight out of JFK had smoke in the cabin actually the smell that everyone noticed first only ten or one of the two hundred seventeen passengers it was definitely concerning we had no idea what it was those firefighters according to the state found a chartered seat and the melted remains of an external battery charger they say because the fire a fire that the flight crew was able to put out nobody

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Cabin fire forces Virgin Atlantic flight to make emergency landing

The Financial Quarterback

00:25 sec | 1 year ago

Cabin fire forces Virgin Atlantic flight to make emergency landing

"Investigators trying to figure out what sparked a fire on board a plane traveling from JFK airport to London Lisa G. reports the slain was forced to make an emergency landing at Boston's Logan airport in all two hundred and seventeen passengers on board were safely evacuated cops say the fire broke out in the cabin of the virgin Atlantic flight and was quickly extinguished by the crew the fire may have started from a battery pack for a phone

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Jetliner makes emergency landing in Boston due to fire in cabin

Sean Hannity

00:23 sec | 1 year ago

Jetliner makes emergency landing in Boston due to fire in cabin

"Barber an onboard fire forcing the emergency landing of an airliner virgin Atlantic flight one thirty eight from New York to London but an emergency landing in Boston after the crew had to extinguish a fire about ninety minutes after take off Massachusetts state police say in a preliminary investigation the fire was probably started with a battery pack phone charger that caught fire between the seat cushions

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"virgin atlantic" Discussed on Slate Money

Slate Money

04:17 min | 2 years ago

"virgin atlantic" Discussed on Slate Money

"Okay. Let's talk about Kaban youthful companies, which is one of my bets Nwe every so often, we'll see some PS done from news corps, Virgin Atlantic, or, you know, one of these big companies saying, we have been Cobbing usual for five years. But you are an airline, how is it possible for an airline to become a neutral? You us viewing of an into the app that is what you do. And then you look into it, and it turns out that they don't call neutral tool. They are spewing carbon into the but then what they do is they go off in basically by papal indulgence. They go up to the to the pope and write him and check. And he says you are absolved full of your carbons, except for it doesn't actually happen from the pope. It happens from all of these weird nonprofit selling carbon offsets, and now we have a magnificent really. Solidly reported in exhaustive piece in propublica looking into this whole business of goblin offsets, and basically saying, yes, or no and even more inconvenient truth is the. And then and then there's this line thing if you look at all of the carbon offset plans that have been for the past fifteen years, or however long they've been going, and you graded them you would have to give them all an F like not one of them, his works. She focuses specifically on offsets you buy to prevent deforestation and she liked deeply looks at what's happened in I think, in Brazil, and also in Cambodia where companies and governments pay money to keep the forest intact, and then they go and do all kinds of like Nadi things to release more CO two into the air and she found just like it didn't work the. The whole idea of there is a forest and we need the forest to help, you know, absorb carbon dioxide, and that's great. But then, like, what happens is the Virgin, Atlantic in a bunch of covenant to the, and some person who owns the forest can say, well, we can offset that Cobb and by not cutting down the forest seems completely dissolved me, I think that there is a logic to the argument that people in developing nations are rational people who are going to do what is in their economic best interest to do. And if you don't try to change this economic incentives in any way, it's very challenging to think of why someone's gonna say, like, well, I can make so much more money with cattle than I can with, you know, like getting rubber out of these two. And this is this is why the woman who wrote this piece of propublica, while running into such incredible Anga from the carbon offsets crowd, all of whom agreed that the Kabanov that's not working an old. Of whom Bensaid, but uconn. Right. This story and what we have to do is been many, many more billions than we already have in this market because, ultimately, it's the best hope we have to prevent the forestation is to basically bribe people to not deforest, and I am sympathetic to that argument, except that at some point, you have to just say, if something has never worked. You have to lose a certain amount of faith that it might work in the future. Yeah, I mean, I think that in general, I think if a program doesn't work saying, well, if we throw more money into it, it does not have a fantastic track record. But I will say if you look at some of the articles that she was linking to I think the outcome of some of these programs is a little less straightforward than she makes it appear in the article. None of them have been fantastic successes, this is clear. But I do think the argument, it's very hard to late the effect when you have many many, many different things. Hap-. Winning in this entire high. She her point that, you know, if you pay people to not deforest in area, a, they'll just wind up taking the money in deforesting in area, b instead, speaking to you have post environmental reporter, Alex Calvin, and he was just like doing carbon offsets instead of going hundred percent. Renewable is bullshit, like we're past the point even if offsets worked which as article outlines pretty well, that it's hard to make them work. They don't work even if they did work. It's not gonna be enough like the UN said, you know, we have to scale back emissions by at least forty five percent by twenty thirty and we're not going to get there with offsets..

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Bouncing Back from Rejection

WorkLife with Adam Grant

06:09 min | 2 years ago

Bouncing Back from Rejection

"Was just starting my career. I knew that to one day get tenure I had to be productive publish or perish. So early in grad school, I started submitting research papers to top journals the first one got rejected. So did the second experts in my own field were telling me that my work was not good enough. I wondered if I should drop out I've been working on a third paper. So I decided to give it one more shot. I spent months perfecting, it got feedback from more than a dozen leading thinkers and shipped it to our premier journal with that one got rejected too. Emailed the editor and asked if I could have another chance he said no that afternoon. In adviser told me to put it away in a drawer for six months and come back to it. Once the painted faded. I was appalled by didn't want to be the kind of person who couldn't face rejection. So I did the opposite. I spent the next three days at my desk in my pajamas subsisting on Robin noodles and take. I wrote the paper and send it back in the editor replied with four words. Dear Adam you win. A few months later. I had my first publication in a prestigious journal, the editor told me he didn't give me a second chance because he believed in my work. He gave me a chance because he saw me accept rejection. And then use it to improve my work. I ended up publishing plenty of papers. And getting tenure the make your name in the field hasn't really helped. We submit papers anonymously for blind review. And I still get rejected all the time. I've already had two papers rejected this year. One reviewer even wrote you should go back and read the work of Adam grant, dude, I am Adam grant. They're different ways to cope with rejection that can help you get through it. But they're also techniques for handling rejection that can actually make you stronger. In case. It's not clear yet. I'm Adam grant, and this is work life my podcast with Ted. I'm an organizational psychologist study how to make work not sucked in this show, inviting myself inside the minds of some truly unusual people they've mastered. Something I wish everyone knew about work. Today rejection and how it's possible to not just bounce back but bounce forward. Thanks to Hilton. I sponsor in this episode. I moved my entire life across to Manhattan, and I didn't know a soul on the east coast and I- maxed out every single credit cod. Move into my I should he hot sweaty apartment in Manhattan and showed up for work serve. Rob o'hagan was in her mid twenty s she's a native New Zealander and coming from a country where there are far more sheep than people. She'd always wanted to travel. She just landed her dream job in marketing for Virgin Atlantic. She jumped at the chance to work for her idol when I was in college, Richard Branson, and the regional vision ale lines had really ascended, and he just represented such a incredibly awesome anti-establishment view that I just personally really connected with and it didn't take long before Sarah was making waves at virgin, she pitched an ad campaign to Sir Richard himself. And it was a huge. Success? I just thought this is amazing. I can do no wrong. My career's just off to the races. How awesome is this? That campaign led to a big promotion to lead marketing for virgins music division in LA. So I take the job thinking that. I am the shit at this point, you know, I sort of stolman through the door like I've been hanging out with Richard braids. And here I am. This is going to be amazing and a year into it almost a year to the day. I walked into the office. And I still remember sitting down my coffee and popping up my computer. And there was a phone call that said, I should go to my boss's office. You know, when your boss, and your boss's, boss and HR is sitting in the room that it's it's not going to be good. There was no discussion of why it was happening. It was just your job is eliminated. You are getting one week severance pay and a one way ticket back to New Zealand because we have to get rid of your visa in other words, Arab legation to send you out of this country. That's how bad you. And I remember like being an absolute shock. I still get sort of pains bangs. I he remembering walking through this fucking office with everybody sitting at the desks, and as I'm walking out they like little prairie dogs with their heads popping over the tops of the cubes going who is this. And why is this loser? Being matched out of the office. And it's a just horrific feeling of I dunno you feel like a criminal rejection. It leaves us feeling incompetent and worthless. The pain of rejection often gets explained in terms of evolution in prehistoric times. If being rejected didn't bother you. You could end up on your own with no food and no group to protect you from being mauled by a tiger. Which would make it awfully difficult to pass on your genes. Even though rejection rarely has life or death consequences today. We're still wired to have those intense. Reactions neuro-scientists argue that rejection actually causes physical pain. There's a great demonstration of this in a cruel online game called cyber ball under computer screen, you're tossing a ball around with a few other players like a game of catch. But after a little while the other players suddenly stopped passing the ball to you. You've been excluded rejected by the rest of the grip. How would you feel? To find out neuroscientists scan

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"virgin atlantic" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

02:37 min | 2 years ago

"virgin atlantic" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"Commercial aviation experience a career which started on the original Virgin Atlantic cabin crew, which she worked closely with Richard Brunson. Who remains a friend an a mentor his part of the compensation? My father was an architect by trade. He loved aircraft myong-koo Scotney, the red arrows, my father hates that. I was to be boy and four I had already sort of play pen of airplanes that we're before me does house say there was sort of ingest fascination for young age, but very much, but my father was his connection to air. Plains if anything at all he came from the design side, he was by trade, and if I design a he had a huge interest in the design and the engineering of an Akra of combined with my uncle being scored need, the red arrows was very much kind of driven sue greater degree by that. And you're sort of dragged along to airshows if if I'm not around. Yeah. I was taken to big and hill was any five miles. Mouse say we were big in hill Mace weekends when the shame my father also take me instead of at a plane spotting so yes, absolutely covered Mesa the Shays. And again, my uncle when he was in the red arrows fascinating, I wanna just fast forward a bit to learn about how you actually got into the world of of working in aviation because that was with virgin how did that come about? Well, it was interesting she because from young age I always wanted to to travel that was inherent young age. And so I had to the prior to joining virgin traveled to America as a nanny or a pay in the US. And I think that had give me this great desire to kind of each other countries in the planet, and I started to ply for jobs within the end nine center, which was a lot harder. Most. I think there were I went for Levin interviews before getting my first one pursuant Airways, which I was there for six months and then on non sex thereafter. And you report of the original version cabin cours. Yeah. I gained back a long time. Yes. I was on the original virgin girls say game back to when it was an it's really embryonic days when it just started. They exciting times which it had kind of hit the market by storm by recreating an airline with a different format. He spoke blue sky thinking and see the service into she every process of booking and everything else..

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"virgin atlantic" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:13 min | 2 years ago

"virgin atlantic" Discussed on KCRW

"Some prominent scientists and bioethicists are calling for a global moratorium on babies created using gene editing methods as NPR health correspondent, rob Steiner reports the calls aimed at preventing anymore. Scientists from misusing powerful new gene editing technologies. A scientists in China stunned the world last year when he announced he had created the world's first, gene edited babies, so eighteen scientists and bioethicists from seven countries are saying a moratorium is urgently needed to try to prevent any more scientists from going rogue, it's important to draw attention to the fact that nobody thinks we should be doing it. That's Eric Lander who runs the road, instituted MIT and Harvard, and some sense simply using the m word moratorium, it's time to use it. We all believe that we shouldn't be going forward and starting off by saying, we should have a moratorium brings important clarity. To the thing. The group says any nation that doesn't already prohibit genetically babies should declare a moratorium perhaps for five years. So the world can figure out how to proceed scientists need time to do more research to see food ever be possible to safely make gene edited babies and society needs time to debate whether anyone should and under what circumstances deciding should we be reshaping the human genetic code requires a water, really careful faud. Can it be done safely, but they're much deeper questions about is there a broad societal consensus in countries to use it at all? And if so for what purposes any country that might eventually decide to allow scientists to create genetic babies should give the public lots of advance notice. The group says maybe two years to debate such a momentous move the call for moratorium is being welcomed by many scientists and bioethicists Francis Collins heads to National Institute. Roots of health, the philosophical and theological consequences of rewriting our own instruction book are sufficiently major that somebody like me who generally as opposed to the idea of moratoriums feels that it's time to stop and look very carefully at the pros and cons and make a worldwide decision. Not to go forward until we have more information, but others while agreeing it's far too premature for anyone to try to make genetically babies right now worry about using the word moratorium, George dailies, the dean of the Harvard Medical School. I'm concerned a moratorium complicates future discussions rather than clarifies them. How long should a moratorium last man who gets to decide how? And when to rescind a moratorium is such a call going to prompt even more restrictive attempts to legislate, the science and prohibit any future clinical work, and maybe prevent the use of gene editing to treat and prevent terrible diseases. Some even worry moratorium would. Backfire and just drive rogue. Scientists deeper underground, rob Stein, NPR news. It's all things considered KCRW sponsors include Virgin Atlantic providing over three hundred hours of onboard, entertainment, fully flatbeds and afternoon tea. Virgin Atlantic offers daily nonstop.

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"virgin atlantic" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

01:45 min | 2 years ago

"virgin atlantic" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"In North Dakota. Twenty five till warmer weather returns to a number of places today. Accuweather dot com. Meteorologist Heather zehr is at the national weather map temperatures will continue to moderate over the northern plains. In fact, we're going to be getting a lot more of Montana at least getting up into the twenty for today and much of the state may be able to achieve at least low thirties will be above the freezing Mark across southern portions of that state and all through the western half as well except in the highest elevations in those areas, there can be a little bit of snow, and in fact, still we are looking at some snow in the highest elevations in the west especially the north west. Although it's not going to be too heavy for the most part generally less than six inches. The cold is still going to be worst from the Dakotas eastward looking at teens for highs across both north and South Dakota and over into Minnesota much was contin starting to get back into the twenties. Now, the P of Michigan. In is also mostly going to make it into the twenty s a few high teens as well. So that's where the worst of the cold will be for today. And it's not as deep or as brutal as it has been the cold is also going to continue to ease over New England temperatures there, however are going to be perhaps not as low as in some cases, the wind is still going to be continuing to blow and we are still running below normal. All the way down through the central portion of the country will have highs below normal all the way down into the Carolinas and the Tennessee valley and into places like northeastern Oklahoma that we are moderating quite a bit across the rest of Oklahoma and Texas that's the nation's weather on AccuWeather dot com meteorologist Heather zehr. Virgin Atlantic has dropped a.

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Passengers, crew on Virgin Atlantic flight briefly quarantined due to illness

Michael Medved

00:37 sec | 2 years ago

Passengers, crew on Virgin Atlantic flight briefly quarantined due to illness

"Virgin Atlantic says all passengers and crew what a charter flight from Barbados to London have been put into quarantine because of illness. Fears staf say the quarantine measure was necessary. After a number of customers had reported feeling unwell on board then on arrival. The passengers and crew were immediately taken to a reception centre got the capital for medical assessment. One traveller tweeted that the passengers been on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. And that it was believed the illness originated on the ship. I'm not on the plane. He said the sickness appear to involve a bad cough and possible chest infection, the airline says it's conducting a probe

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"virgin atlantic" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

02:10 min | 2 years ago

"virgin atlantic" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"MTA had vowed to inspect all the seven lines elevated track after the previous incident. No injuries reported in either this case or the one two weeks ago, that's James flippin with that report. But there's more bad news for the metropolitan transit authority. A one year old baby was found riding alone on the subway. Details from rob Dawson police say the baby was in a stroller with his caretaker by the caretaker had a medical problem and was removed from the train at the ninety six street station. Someone forgot to get the baby out the train to stash crazy lists. Wow. I can't imagine that kiss a mall. Huge probably freaking out. I would freak out in that predicament. Like, where's my kid? Would happen. The baby traveled to Penn station, New York alone before police got him the baby wasn't harmed. Well, from the rails to the sees some terrifying moments on a cruise ship when a one hundred fifteen mile an hour gusts tip the massive vessel, injuring dozens of passengers at least eight of them were taken to the hospital. Friends hither men and real cook say they were petrified as shifts began to tilt screaming crying. Cook says she begin helping medical staff on board with the injured one hundred crew members as well as members on the ship anything from broken bones lacerations at least eight passengers hospitalized seem taken off the ship on stretchers to waiting. Back to the ship arrived in fort Canaveral Monday. That's ABC's Victor oquendo reporting from port Canaveral Florida. And passengers and crew on a flight from Barbados to London will be quarantined everyone on that. Virgin Atlantic flight is under medical assessment due to a widespread illness on board on passenger tweeted that there was a bad cough and a possible chest infection among many of the passengers it's believed the illness originated on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. Since most of the passengers on that flight had come from that cruise ship. Virgin Atlantic says, it will be conducting a full investigation five fifty on this Wednesday. We'll check traffic and weather next. Be you have three ex wives and your current trophy wife.

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"virgin atlantic" Discussed on Talking Points

Talking Points

02:58 min | 2 years ago

"virgin atlantic" Discussed on Talking Points

"Maybe. So there's no more landing slots, but there's plenty of points. Right. So it'll be really interesting. I don't think he's partner shorts have a chance of surviving. I'm really frayed that fuel surcharges you're going to be instituted. And I'm just more curious about that. Crazy math. They have to do these points are really going to be used a cross all seventy plus companies divergent product devalued. How are they gonna do that where it maintains his value or as to Richard said, the points just schools a product, I don't know really curious look at it. But my hopes are not high, and if you need to change or cancel virgin awards, they make it easy or their fees. And then they make it very easy. Actually last year. I found. Pretty excited about to business class seats from Auckland to Los Angeles. And you sixty thousand five hundred miles to book from my wife, and I it was fifty dollars to get the miles back per year. And I know one decent use or is it up grading on Virgin Atlantic like buying premium economy and. You heard quite a quite a bit of reader feedback on this. I've actually never tried it typically upgrading these days overture, you'd have to fly them, I, but I can't pay this surcharge day Gilman. But I think they do have some good deals they fly to Atlanta every day. So I just need to kind of suck it up and by a cash ticket. I've heard that upgrading can be a really good deal. I keep hearing that using Virgin Atlantic miles to grade on delta, there's like some murmurs of this that I have to go if you listening to this. And and you know, what I'm talking about like a secret sauce that some Dilts medallions don't want people to know. So I'm going to go and research that but this share and all the secrets today, Richard. I think no these are secret. Richard has a secret Facebook group for travel hackers and I'm not allowed in it. Yes, there's things out there. But I think of grading is variable you, I think premium economy is a great way to fly across the Atlantic. Especially if you're going overnight and the flight six or seven hours in the winter or shorter with some great wins. I think they do have a good value of upgrading. And I'm going to go and research still to upgrading Richard any final thoughts on virgin, and what people need to know to get the most value out of them over arching thought about virgins. This is personified -cation of what else is out there just like this with other programs that you don't know about. There are several examples we read about them all the time. This is really what I like the door about. But when you think there's a currency. That's no good. I challenge you to look at that partner section of these programs and really Dillwyn to head new idea that I could fly Oman Air to the Middle East from Europe for absolutely no, eighty miles. I had no idea that I could fly LL from the east coast to Tel Aviv using Qantas points at every. Everybody says, we're worthless. Like, you need to go and look at these programs because there's no way you knew everything that's out there. Our readers, correct flying a first back London JFK. And I it's that's the best way to cross or go non stop to London, in my opinion, especially with the flagship lounges. And I was like, yeah. You seventy thousand Alaska miles..

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"virgin atlantic" Discussed on Talking Points

Talking Points

03:47 min | 2 years ago

"virgin atlantic" Discussed on Talking Points

"Flight. I just did it last week. From multiple routes out of Atlanta. And is there four or five days out of a month in the summer? So if you can pick vacation days it happens. But the problem with reason the value is so what do we value them? Now. I think either one four one five is what I see. Now you can easily get three four five. Yeah. Crazy amounts out of it. But you gotta be. More expert level. You gotta be an expert level yet another this even exists. And then you've got to be able to be flexible enough to catch those those travel dates so one point five right now. You know, it's even hard to even go that loaf. I if I'm redeeming Virgin Atlantic miles Dagenham, I'm getting two and a half years and said this minimum just for domestic sigma your. I mean, I think we often overlook the domestic side, we always thinking, I know, I always think internationally, but most people are traveling domestically and didn't guy. Delta wants thirty thousands. Come. I was planning New York City tells pricings while twelve thousand five hundred virgin laying while so it's like every time is where I'm going to make it happen. So probably one of the most exciting things about virgin virgin, galactic, server cheered. He thinks he's going to be going to space safely next year in two thousand nineteen currently seven hundred fifty people signed up for galactic, they paused the list. But I think I'm going to join it once it reopens, can you? Redeem I remember at the beginning they allowed you to redeem for dick, right? Is that still on there? So there two now two ways to rename miles towards potential spaceflight. I is flooding code members. Can redeem two hundred thousand miles flames Virgin Atlantic. So you can't transfer. In from transfer partner. Cobra in accord, you get a fly two hundred thousand buttons seat miles as we say, and you get a ten percent discount on the standard fare for sub orbital flight. And then the second way is they're going to have a raffle for flying club members who enter this with two million flying miles, and you're going to get a free trip with virgin, galactic. Now, all two million miles must be but in seat flown miles. Thank you deem. So for your chance at winning spaceflight two million in seed flying club miles was virgin galactic now has verge. How is virgin been devalued recently, or where do you see the program going in twenty nineteen right? So the new program coming online next year by the former gentleman who created views. I believe some of the comments made by Sir, Richard Branson in your interview where he talked about we wanna make the points just as cool as his products. Are we gave gives me hope? But until you man, anytime we. A program change or enhancement over the last three or four years through rarely any good news with it. And when it comes back to us, the firm believer in the fuel surcharge and another UK airline here. I'm I'm worried about two things these partner charts. I don't think you're going to survive this this program. He said we want people take flying club miles or the future of the program points in miles and redeem it for trains. Redeem it for. The virgin fest the new festival doing the cruise line. So this complicated. Math. How do you take? How do you create? How you fabricate or currency that says people who spend X amount on plane tickets is worth X amount on a cruise ten that's really complicated things. Interesting to yet. Because then I mean, the value. I mean loyalty points in general are filling seats up very well may have gone empty or cruise ships. And then they're spending on the cruise on other things that make money. So I think it's interesting. But yeah, I mean, I think in general most currencies they need to make them more liquid gives us more options to redeem them because there's just so many trillions of new points a year from credit cards in the US alone. Not that many new flights right capacity increases by one or two percent..

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"virgin atlantic" Discussed on Talking Points

Talking Points

02:53 min | 2 years ago

"virgin atlantic" Discussed on Talking Points

"Year from across to Dulles, and it was awesome. You need to excuse. They bounce enforcement between the old one in one thousand round trip. Twenty five thousand miles one way. Business costs across the Atlantic. Right. Beats the other what I thought was the best which is right here in New York to Casablanca on rural Morocco for forty four thousand hundred miles. We can almost cut in half and fly Dafur in business for twenty five thousand miles. She wouldn't fly Konami, it's only five thousand miles list. So it's only five thousand miles. Give it doesn't have lists. So nobody do that go and splurge and fly because to Africa quite a bit in any any of those non stop s- Africa are huge hugely expensive to buy. So that could be even if you have to buy redeem to get to Senegal, and then buy separate tickets once you're there that could save a ton of money. Some really interesting fifth again a gun into the USA a believe they fly accurate JFK, not just Dulles still. So for some reason that is way expensive compared to fly into Singapore. One hundred and ten thousand round trip instead of fifty thousand round trip why nobody knows I would love to meet the people who wrote this. And then South Africa USA, so JFK down Johannesburg, seventy five thousand miles one way and business class a great deal. Great deal a little bit older product, which you. And we're not sure what's going to happen with South African Airways in the future. But maybe getting bailed out there's no plans to have another aircraft that has that range on that route. So, but if you wanna go nonstop, and you have flown that the nonstop is really nice to to fourteen hours JFK to Joe Berg the way back suck. So because they they stop in Senegal on the way back to Joe works at the headwinds are too much. They have to refuel, and you have to get off the plane in the middle of the night. It's a pain in the book. But. So any other sweet spots if you wanna fly Singapore Airlines first class for Red Eye. So Singapore Tokyo is going to be fifty thousand miles one way first class first class first class. I'm not kidding. You can do that. Right here, the handy dandy chart, so every partner except for delta has a spin miles award short on Virgin Atlantic website. Delta does not if you go to the delta porter site. It just has what flights from the US to the UK are going to cost and you're going to see the huge fuel surcharge, which for some reason, or the reason a lot of people ignored this for so long that just doesn't apply to routes besides the UK so flying delta to the UK from US bad deal flying delta to the rest of Europe or Asia. Great deal. Remember that? And you're not gonna see an award chart also not every single delta route is searchable online. You're going to have to call and get the prices, but they're extremely reasonable. I booked Rio to Atlanta nonstop for twenty thousand five hundred miles back in February economy economy, but. Still feel platinum getting economy comfort. So we can book with your virgin miles in your platinum sky miles to get the best deals..

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"virgin atlantic" Discussed on Talking Points

Talking Points

03:21 min | 2 years ago

"virgin atlantic" Discussed on Talking Points

"Next up. We've got one of teepee PG's longest writing contributors and all around points expert, Richard Kerr, Richard thanks for joining us. He get any better than this. I mean, you're in the same podcast episode of, sir. Richard branson? He's a pretty cool guy, isn't he? Yeah. He's a great namesake really needed me to you know, we've got pretty high level with him. Obviously, he's a CEO of seventy plus different. Virgin companies. I did try to get out of him about whether virgins going to put new seats in and he basically told me to cut my legs off. So let's really dig deep into virgins flying club. There frequent flyer program. First off, even if people don't fly Virgin Atlantic. How can they accrue those points so incredibly easy to accrue? So they're transfer partners of almost everybody. I think even including Diners Club for any legacy cardholders out there, and they also have the make of America co branded car which routinely offers ninety one hundred thousand sign of boats. Boy son does require a little bit of spin significance. Been actually but transferred mix transfer city transfer ultimate rewards or get the coober ended cord, and you can very quickly have a sizable Virgin Atlantic belts. Now. What I find interesting is. You've used virgin miles a ton. But you've never actually flown on virgin, no man, they want the fuel surcharges, right? Just like any good British airline the fuel surcharges to fly their own product. And like any good points expert? You're you hate spinning cash out of pocket. So I tell you what it virtually lake was including by myself was far too overlooked until about eighteen months ago. You looked at it you use their online booking engine having no clue that it actually showed some partner availability. So the fuel surcharges, and you wrote the program off, and that's kind of what the the beat was through the blog role for a long time is that with the casual article, but it's they don't pay too much attention to this. And so let's just dive right in. So virgin is not a member of any alliance. But let's talk about their partners. If you could put their partners into three lists the partner. You love to US Virgin miles on the ones that can be good deals and in the ones that you would not recommend. Yes. So they're on top of airlines. There are some good virgin partners. That are not flight sees with so go into the airline partners. You should not spin miles with Hawaiian airlines. You should not spin miles on SAS Scandinavian air service. You should not spend with Jet Airways. And why is that just high just way too many miles? I'll tell you if you're not familiar with these partner charts. Go take a look, I'm not sure who wrote them. I'm not sure what intern virgin hired to put these together they're nonsensical. We're going to go through some of these examples where you're going to think that you misheard us the numbers us. They are going to be correct. So avoid those airlines, and then you need to look to us absolutely delta. If you're gonna be travel inter Asia he needed to look at Singapore. If you want to go see New Zealand or the specific for an insanely cheap number miles in businesses economy, you need to use Air New Zealand, use miles on Air New Zealand, South African virgin, Australia or all great redemption opportunities, depending on the route that you wanna fly around the world. So let's talk own upon a and as one of the top Asian carriers. I've flown first class on their Star Wars jet great airline and even business class. Decorate Japanese service and food. What are the sweet spots redeeming with them? Yup. It's going to be. Japan to central and eastern U S..

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"virgin atlantic" Discussed on Talking Points

Talking Points

03:08 min | 2 years ago

"virgin atlantic" Discussed on Talking Points

"And so what we've got to do is make sure they we have points as as good as the airline. So they can Goodell using points. So I know you tried to buy I never got to fly that concrete. We actually have seats in our office. My office chairs from the Air, France Concorde, they wouldn't sell them to you. Do you ever think we'll see a another concrete in the air? Even though you're part of the group that is trying to get one of them back up air worthy or supersonic commercial travellers at feasible, you think. Well, one of the reasons who ended to space travel was to be able to develop. A space plane that could be expanded. And then turned into a point point. Spaceship? We'll be traveling three times the speed of sound into space in the next few weeks. Well, you hear that boom from earth like over the desert. You shouldn't care it. I think but it's. Straight out. And I don't think you'll get you'll hear the boom that was but. But. But once we achieved a dream of putting people into space than putting people helping people traveled punked pointed tremendous speeds is something that bet you would love to accomplish what's the actual from consumer perspective. Like with virgin, galactic. What needs to happen before? There are frequent trips in that seven hundred person waiting lists action moving so as I say where they days. That many that many weeks away from being in space. It'll be something like four ram trivia. And. Ben. And then we'll oversee an number of test lights than. In the first half of next year. I'll get into space, and then we'll move the whole operation to New Mexico where we have a beautiful space port, and then we'll start taking people into space. And so for people today who have some cash to burn you. Can you can't sign up for virgin galactic today? Yeah. We we have froze the signing up at seven hundred and fifty people we once we've actually been into space. We're going to open up a gain. And so, you know, a month OT's time, keep your eyes open. What's this case? No pun intended are some final rapid fire questions. Are you a window or I'll see guy? I love the window. I love the watching the new the nights out of undeclared. I just saw them going to Tokyo reason it was out of this world best meal you've ever had on an airplane. I think it was at the at the bar on the Virgin Atlantic flight going to take you. Japanese food and the nice thing about that. You can't go. Get outta. Yes. He can get into the barn told people. Yeah. Final. So you inspire a lot of people, especially we've got a lot of questions from young people. So I know it's hard to whittle down to one piece of advice. But to a young person looking to get into aviation or even entrepreneurship,.

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"virgin atlantic" Discussed on Talking Points

Talking Points

04:42 min | 2 years ago

"virgin atlantic" Discussed on Talking Points

"Thank you today was a big day you received your Hollywood walk of fame star. How did that feel today? I I it's it's a delightful on accolade. And I think getting it outside the Guinness world records museum is quite fun. Because I spend quite a low of my life trying to break world records, and I didn't I didn't kill myself. I know some of the stories are quite harrowing. Are you officially done with any crazy journeys or is the next? I don't think financially because I I'm I'm known as doctor. Yes, then I can't resist somebody has an a shattering challenge. That's likely. I'll say, yes. But by next rate will be into space, and that that I will note do until we've got the spaceship absolutely inside. And safe core excited, we're going to talk a little bit about virgin galactic at the end. But today, we just want to talk a little bit about so music. You've had a long history with the label and today, you're announcing virgin festivals and getting back into that live music experience. What's different about virgin virgin fest? Basically what we're what we're going to try to do with in. This is make it, you know, obviously, great music, but people are not always gonna like what's on stage. When when they're at the festival, so we're going to surprise. Is people with lots of wonderful things going on in the festival said if you're not enjoying the music, you can do something else. And we're going to also make sure that the things that we know you about festivals the quality of the toilets. I was just going to say. A really nice as you're going to have TOTO toilets from Japan shipped in just it. It's a simple thing. We'll we'll end up there. Once twice Mets you on a pest, maybe three or four times. And so but little getting virgin prizes as you know, getting little details. Right. And they're important. So the first festival we can expect to see in two thousand nineteen can you give any any hints about where it would be in the US or the action. I think that will start from the west coast, and and see how it goes. And then. Yeah. Yeah. And then maybe. Go to the east coast, and then Marica and speaking of expansion across America. So we're sad at the points guy to see the virgin America brand get gobbled up. But that's not the last we're going to see in the travel industry. So I'm super excited. I'm not a cruiser myself. And I love when you say that your new virgin voyages. It's not cruising. It's a voyage. What winning virgin voyage is going to take off and what can consumers expect? Well, I was sad about America. I didn't actually own a hundred percent of the company was crazy. It it sold, and I was very very sad to see Alaska, just destroying what was the great company instead of saying, wow. We bought this great company that it was bizarre. But anyway, they virgin villages. I've never been on a cruise ship. I've never wanted to go on a ship. So I thought let's get a blank sheet of paper and try to create the kind of cruise ship that myself, and my friends would love to go on. And we got all the best designers and innovators from across the various budgen companies and these beautiful cruise ships have been built in Italy where hopefully hopefully in a mate, the kind of cruise ship wanna get even if you go into the pool. So in terms of entertainment a little bit more than a hokey cabaret act at night. I we've got beautiful than music holes dons dons places and cinemas, and we have no buffets where an and again discharged to think of all the things that Cruces cruise. and get get them, right? Excited to try them out because I myself am not onto tie on a cruise ship. I'm six seven on a recent conference that stood out the crown of my head smashed into the exit sign so. I'm sitting here looking. Okay. So I'm a plane. Geek, you're playing gig. I love the story about you. And Virgin Atlantic. You calling up Boeing and just getting seven forty seven. And I love so the Queen of the skies. She's a beauty the seven forty eight three eighty I love the it's the quietest plane in the sky. I feel small on it. And I loved reading in your book when you went for the Naga Romansch of eight three eighty that. You have plans for the Virgin Atlantic eight.

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"virgin atlantic" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

02:42 min | 3 years ago

"virgin atlantic" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"Frisia and virgin virgin atlantic radio richard branson the guy that's into the space stuff in the airlines and apparently he wants to get into cruise ships now virgin voyages which will be a richard branson's new cruise line they've unveiled plans for their first of three ships number one which will set sail from miami to the caribbean in twenty twenty they saying as an adult only ship that's designed to attract people who've never been on a cruise before cruising the fastest growing segment of the vacation industry according to the cruise line association this year in two thousand eighteen twenty seven point two million passengers are expected to take a cruise it was twenty five point eight last year since only three percent of people in north america have been on a cruise they believe there's a lot of room for growth all said and done virgin plans to invest two point five billion dollars in building the three ships the first ship features a futuristic lounge private vip deck laboratory themed restaurant a rooftop terrorists that claims to have the largest day bed at sea not really they're not giving sizes i mean they've got a photograph but you can't really tell from the picture how big the ship is how many passengers it's going to accommodate and things like that like most of the most of his ventures are all can to lean toward the high end right the expensive side for the the lifestyles of the rich and famous but that that wouldn't really fit into the people who've never been on a cruise before the the artist's depiction looks like a pretty cool looking ship futuristic looking is all right back to playboy yeah thanks again watch your email i gave that a fixture that licensed allow tricky so you get a look at that yeah one is up here but no.

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"virgin atlantic" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM

KUGN 590 AM

02:07 min | 3 years ago

"virgin atlantic" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM

"Most viewed a state of the union since two thousand and ten and it brings up an interesting conversation now about how ratings numbers are calculated i was looking at a couple of different analysts who said while forty six million viewers wasn't the most you'd see if the union it's a kind of a sign of how we don't really count in people who've you on social media platforms arms people who are streaming and watching it on their devices that sort of thing and it may be a broader sense how we're going to start calculating ratings in the future not just for political stuff but just in general because there's so many alternative ways now to get media that they're not all being counted when they give you the television ratings than if interesting varieties yeah you have the whole landscape is changing above people watch listen and what they hear too i think in the same breath all right so there's one item what else city together it's hot are virgin atlantic is trending today the airline this kind of freaks me out a little bit they're offering a love sweets on new york flights did you hear about this yards the london virgin atlantic says it's going to feature loves merger on that route or the the domestic virgin which is now really alaska air right well this is going to be island some of their new yorkbound jets add their only on the airbus a3 thirty so on the big planes will be joining the fleet in march they haven't even launched yet but along with other seating arrangements these love seats are ideal for dual dining watching movies together catching up out of work the seats are located in the center of the cabinet and it's sort of a revamped upperclass seating arrangement that also includes freedom sweets and extra private corner sweet and say the jets uprona am i the only one who finds that a little ironic that virgin is the one offering love seats very good all right atlantic this is not virgin ameritrade virgin atlantic is going to be as natal as a survey england's to new york boston san francisco in barbados now at the private corner suites will include free wi fi messaging and a barista style coffee menu.

"virgin atlantic" Discussed on Kickass News

Kickass News

02:04 min | 3 years ago

"virgin atlantic" Discussed on Kickass News

"Don't tried to just do don't don't don't do anything average and then where we've created the best we've always succeeded tin you to do now yeah and you mentioned the speed with which he started up these companies and how most people in business thank it takes about a year to get a company up and running you like to move much faster than that is the attitude if there's a chance we're gonna make mistakes let's get him over with quickly neither move on or emirate it it it's always difficult to uh to knock something on the head but it's much better to do it quickly said it doesn't end up damaging the other companies you for many set up but imagine slights try things i mean like with virgin atlantic off assailant we literally tried with one secondhand 747 um if people haven't light it we would have not sit on the head as it was we've now got three airlines three hundred planes around the world and and it went from one thousand to three hundred so so yet trying things out is a good idea you were disrupting industries before anyone even use the term disruptor particularly with virgin atlantic taking on b a in one of probably your most public david versus goliath battles is that the victory that you relished the most i talk about a number of similar victories run in the book the and i'm in it british airways tried to drive us out of business and and we took them to court and we won the biggest libel damages in history and it happened to be christmas time in which is distributed them to la stuff equally quit christmas that became known as the british airways christmas bonus them and and it was a it was if ready ready ready ready happy moment for seoul on those and another soria telling the book when.

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"virgin atlantic" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:57 min | 3 years ago

"virgin atlantic" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"What places an ability to utilize more value being loyal oil virgin atlantic customer rent and doing so with airlines that actually collectively do a great job for take take care of customers us isn't it of course silver regulate this thing muslims with this if we were talking about a regulatory environment obviously this isn't a regular it regulatory environment where it could happen and more importantly actually the thing that all of the carriers who expressed interest in virtual annex delta air france klm value virtual lennick because of what we bring us the virgin atlantic billy to compete here in the uk the way we take care of customers and the way customers feel when they flower airline i don't think you ever see emerging that these kinds of airlines even in that kind of a scenario because the virgin brand and that virgin's experience is something those other allies want to be part of your business well it's very disruptive back in the 80s but luckily remain so in some cases that business joeri and he's being disrupted right now by low cost longhaul but chunk of you'll be the answer in many cases is they they stimulated market by offering very low fare so we compete with the low for carriers by taking great care customers and by doing it in a very virgin atlantic sort of away with a different style or coolness factor that that customers really really value in even when we're competing with some lowcost carriers what we seek we actually see our loads being relatively the same so they may be taking some traffic but it's also growing the pa so we compete with them on price and then we try and offer some of the customs will buy it so they have a good reason to choose us we like thing a why wouldn't you price the try and play that game only or only only that makes we're not always identical in some cases we are but in all cases we think we offer a proposition that customers will love we think that they can get a price and.

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"virgin atlantic" Discussed on Analog(ue)

Analog(ue)

01:57 min | 3 years ago

"virgin atlantic" Discussed on Analog(ue)

"A heathrow okay the rest apple as an injury losing their it they're not good oh say terminal three internal five a really good the rest of it not so much terminal five is the best dulles i only like terminal three because because i fly so much i am um i'm a gold member of virgin atlantic that let go the malls program and plus i got a virgin atlantic credit card and we bowl of our big house purchases on that konta get me more miles so nice i'm in there like they gold things so i get to go to the lounge in the virgin lounges amazing so that's one of the reasons i love it seared gold virgin that gets to go to the virgin lounge yet cool so that's one of the reasons the i love uh terminal three so any this is who resist a complete aside we're we're already in the way it's so i'm i'm going i'm walking from uh the lounge to the uh uh to the gate and i see a guy who has three tom been bags uh that's my counter i right there and i was that was exactly what i thought i was like one i was thinking to myself helena of his this guy going to get three bags yet like one on his back was holding these two big ones i'm not really sure but completely packed seems have house you can get those on the plane like go idea how he's going to get three pieces a hand luggage on the plane but he's going for and they will like fit to bus and i was thinking to myself at the time i was like there is a strong chance that there is like some kind of crossover here like if he's using tom been bags were probably not that many degrees the separation of church other so could have been me you never know so where we go to the airport and we will not the epa the gate the gate and we're in one of the worst gates i hate these gates right where you stand in line right and then you just go into another room.

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