Wheels Up! Podcast

Wheels Up! Podcast

Do you know the proper way to complain if you have a bad experience with an airline? Do you know why not to drink coffee or tea on your next flight? And what do you need to know about flying with a companion or emotional support animal? This is Mark Robertson and in my new podcast, Wheels Up, I’ll be talking with iheart radio’s airline expert Jay Ratliff about things you should know…and go into some of the more unusual stories of the airline industry. Find wheels up on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts.

Episodes

November 2, 2020 25 min
A woman's refusal to remove her hat which contained a four letter word got the Delta Captain to give her an ultimatum: remove the hat or get off the flight. How did that end? In addition to that, why did Southwest Airlines expand into 3 cities after losing over a billlion dollars in the third quarter?
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A woman on her way for medical treatment put on a more protective mask but crew on Alaskan Airlines insisted she wear a cloth mask instead. And the Captain of an American Airlines flight removed from service for making his first officer wear a mask! Honest.
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When you lose your job you can be bitter and sarcastic, but this flight attendant's final flight was the exact opposite! And she is a small portion of the number of employees who may be furloughed from the airlines.
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Southwest removes a parent when her toddler eats too slowly. Also find out about "the flight to nowehre' which sold out in ten minutes!
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iHeart Airline analyst Jay Ratliff on what we've learned about airline safety since 9/11. Also: a man wearing a jet back flying over Los Angeles Airport, a wing walker because the plane is too hot, and an Air Marshall gets blowback for a mask he wears on a flight.
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In this update on what's happening in the skies, we talk about testing airline staffs, what happens to items and money you leave behind at TSA, and would you believe they still use FLOPPY DISCS for some critical airline updates?
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Our podcast focusing on the unusual stories and news from the airlines, airports, employees and passengers. In this episode: supersonic transport, airline cutbacks, and how the reduction in commercial flights impacts weather predictions.
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So what happens if you don't wear a mask on an airplane? And why are airlines suspending sales of alcohol? That and more in this installment of "Wheels Up!"
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How close to "normal" are the airlines getting in terms of paying passengers and stock prices? Surprisingly close!
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The TSA says the passenger count is going up...but how much are the airlines still losing on a daily basis? And if you want true luxury there's an airline for you!
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Passengers have posted pictures of their flights showing no empty seats. So why don't airlines have to socially distance? And will we at some point have to show up 4 hours before our flight? That and more in this episode of Wheels Up!
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How the Coronavirus pandemic is affecting air travel and a new device that can disinfect a plane in minutes.
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Coronavirus And The Travel Industry: what you should know about air and cruse travel.
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Not only do we follow up on the story that won't die--the woman who recorded the man behind her pounding her seat-back because she reclined, we also talk about the danger of charging your mobile device at an airport charging station.
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February 13, 2020 21 min
Passengers making the flying experience less than pleasant. Should we eliminate reclining seats in coach? And saving money when flying first class!
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Jay Ratliff, iHeart's Airline Expert joins me to talk about challenges the coronavirus creates for airlines and also the possible changes for service animals on domestic flights
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This week we talk about when to expect an airline to give you a refund, a hotel stay, or other remuneration for an issue you encounter on your flight. And what about someone's bare foot on your armrest?
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Among the things we discuss: flying with an emotional support goldfish, why you should never drink the water on a plane, and will you be treated differently if you dress up for your flight?
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November 4, 2019 20 min
iHeart Airline Expert Jay Ratliff on how to get the best rates during holiday travel, how airlines let you know they have just opened up a special rate, plus tips on checking in, selecting the best seat, tracking your flight, and what if your bag does not arrive at your destination. Jay also tells you the best way to complain if you have a bad experience with an airline.
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October 30, 2019 28 sec
Do you know the proper way to complain if you have a bad experience with an airline? Do you know why not to drink coffee or tea on your next flight? And what do you need to know about flying with a companion or emotional support animal? This is Mark Robertson and in my new podcast, Wheels Up, I’ll be talking with iheart radio’s airline expert Jay Ratliff about things you should know…and go into some of the more unusual stories of t...
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