3 Flight Delay Podcasts & What We Learned From Them
Thursday, July 27th, 2017 in News, Travel Tips
Podcasts are quite wonderful. They talk to you, reassure you, soothe you to sleep and give out great practical advice. In this blog we examine a few travel podcasts and uncover some alternates angles on the world of flight delays. Sit down, strap in and enjoy listening…
Where In The World Is LN
Sometimes, it’s important to hear the personal accounts. Mixing spoken word and sound effects from her environment, LN Lurie runs a great travel podcast about the 100+ locations she has visited. Invariably, some of these adventures have been marred by plane hiccups. In Procrastination & Flight Delays, LN reflects on a week gone awry as one delay after another causes a chain reaction of mishaps. The story is underpinned by a quite startling twist of fate, best told by the author.
With short, digestible podcast episodes, Where In The World Is LN makes for perfect listening while you pack your bags and see to those last-minute travel arrangements.
Listen Online: Procrastination & Flight Delays by LN Lurie
What We Learnt: The butterfly effect brought about by missed flights, and how to haggle with airline vouchers.
Travel Addict TV
The New Zealand broadcaster Dan Lake invites John Murrie, a tutor on aviation at Massey University, to discuss the intricacies of flight delays. The episode dives into the nitty gritty causes of plane problems: who is (and isn’t) responsible, adverse weather and the logistics of how airlines postpone a certain journey. It’s a fascinating listen for those who like the expert’s scoop on issues.
Other episodes in Dan’s podcast include detailed explanations of turbulence, finding cheap flights and the importance of a stopover.
Listen Online: Fog, Weather & Flight Delays by TravelAddict.TV
What We Learnt: Aircraft at Heathrow take off every 80-90 seconds! Talk about running a tight ship.
KGO•810 With Michael Finney
Michael Finney runs a podcast that champions consumer rights. In this episode he interviews Charlie Leocha of Travelers United, an advocacy group that supports passenger rights on everything from baggage fees, fare disclosure and – you guessed it – flight delays. It makes for fascinating listening. Charlie explains how the US Congress are trying to shepherd air traffic control processes, and how Travelers United want to modernise the industry so that it meets a fairer, nonprofit model. He compares the US aviation industry to Canada’s and the United Kingdom’s, and criticises a seemingly backward system.
Listen Online: Michel Finney, July 22 2017
What We Learnt: Many US flight paths are still dictated by routes written during World War 2, thus wasting time, money and resources from American pockets.
So there you have it – 3 podcasts detailing flight delays in very different ways. We go from the personal with LN Lurie, the technical with Dan Lake and the global scale of things with Charlie Leocha’s analysis.