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AvTalk Episode 178: Behold the AmeriBoom!

On this week’s episode of AvTalk, Brett Snyder from Crankyflier joins us to discuss his analysis of American Airlines’ order for up to 60 of Boom’s supersonic jets. Plus, big moves by US regional airlines, Aha! declares bankruptcy, and Happy Airways wants you to help get them off the ground.

Air Wisconsin moving to American

American Airlines has contracted regional carrier Air Wisconsin for up to 60 CRJ-200s beginning in March 2023. This is a big switch for Air Wisconsin, which currently operates for United Airlines out of their Chicago and Washington-Dulles hubs.


CommutAir is giving its pilots substantial pay increases. Both first officers and captains will receive base pay raises as well as yearly bonuses.

Oh no Aha!

ExpressJet, which had been operating as Aha! declared bankruptcy this week, ceasing all operations less than a year after starting service.

Schiphol launches compensation scheme

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport will provide compensation to passengers who were affected by  the airport’s operational difficulties between April and August.

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi’s about face

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will no longer resume flights to Moscow, citing “industry supply chain issues.”

AmeriBoom with Brett Snyder

What is American Airlines planning to do with all the supersonic jets it just ordered? Brett Snyder from Crankyflier joins us to break down what they want to do versus what they can do. You can read his original article on the topic here.

Delta’s black sheep 767

Ghana banned a Delta 767. Not all of them. Not the airline. Just a single 767-300.

Malaysia Airlines orders A330neo

Malaysia Airlines will replace its fleet of ageing A330s with fresh A330neos.

Alaska Airlines 737 cowling doors come off

The engine cowling doors came off an Alaska Airlines 737 coming out of Seattle earlier this week.

Happy Airways wants you

Happy Airways wants you(r money). The hopeful airline is launching crowdfunding opportunities. And a lottery.

KLM conundrum clarity

Someone from KLM took pity on us and got an answer to why the Amsterdam-Doha flights will make a stop in Dubai on the way home.

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