The Airline Weekly Lounge Podcast

Interviews

Captain Theresa Claiborne Interview

Captain Theresa Claiborne was the first black female pilot in the United States Air Force and joined United Airlines as its second-ever black female pilot. Last month, she retired from…

American Airlines and Southeast Asia

In part one of this week's specially extended episode, Gordon Smith and Jay Shabat discuss a dramatic few days at American Airlines. In part two, attention turns to Southeast Asia…
Low-Cost Airlines

Ryanair and U.S. Summer Trends

In part one of this Airline Weekly Lounge podcast, Gordon Smith and Jay Shabat discuss the latest earnings from low-cost giant Ryanair. In part two, our focus turns to the…
Middle East

Emirates Earnings and Booming Brazil

In part one of this week's Airline Weekly Lounge Podcast, Gordon Smith and Jay Shabat discuss Emirates' record-breaking results and ask how long these good times can last. In part…
North America

Spirit Airlines and a Japanese Update

Gordon Smith and Jay Shabat explore two big topics in this week's episode. In part one, we examine what Spirit Airlines' Q1 numbers mean for the future direction of the…
Europe

Euro-Things

In this week's episode, Gordon Smith and Jay Shabat take a deep-dive into the latest earnings from carriers across the European continent. From airline supergroups to more niche Nordic players,…
North America

JetBlue and Volaris In Focus

With earnings season well underway, Gordon Smith and Jay Shabat examine the key trends and finer details from JetBlue and Volaris - two of the largest low-cost carriers in the…
North America

United’s Fascinating First Quarter

Fresh out of United's Q1 earnings call, Gordon Smith and Jay Shabat discuss the headline numbers and critical trends facing the U.S. carrier. Don't forget, you can find a full…
Delta Air Lines

Why Delta’s Flying High

In this week's episode, Gordon Smith and Jay Shabat dig into Delta's latest earnings report to find out what's making the U.S. carrier one of the industry's biggest success stories.…
Low-Cost Airlines

Low-Cost, Long-Haul Challenges

In this week's episode of the Airline Weekly Lounge, Gordon Smith is joined by Ashab Rizvi from Skift Research to discuss the key findings from a new report into the…