Travel Tales from the #nerdbirds
Travel Tales from the #nerdbirdsJul 27, 2023
Pilot Sarah's Retirement Flight: From Paper Airplanes to Water Cannons (#170)
Pilot Sarah retired as a commercial airline pilot in January and reflects on her final flight -- "a wedding and a funeral on the same day" -- complete with rolling delays, paper airplanes, water cannons, and heartfelt tributes. She and co-host Rachel also chat about what happens during retirement flights, and changes in an industry with a pilot shortage.
Cheeky Air India Design & Airport Art Musings (#169)
As a nod to our (not-so-former?) Design Series episodes, #nerdbirds Brendan and Rachel discuss an exhibit of Air India's award-winning vintage Maharaja posters at Poster House in NYC, and share interesting art finds during a recent San Francisco airport field trip.
Spontaneous Antarctica & Expert Cruise Advice (#168)
What happens when 27-time Disney Cruiser Sebastian and first-time "it's-not-a-cruise-it's-an-expedition-ship" Rachel record an episode? Typical #nerdbird banter ensues, from (lack of) Internet connectivity and handling seasickness to ship (and flight) upgrades. Learn from all of Rachel's mistakes when she spontaneously went to Antarctica as Sebastian summarizes advice for planning a smooth(er) journey.
Anniversary Musings & Pilot Sarah's Post-Retirement Life (#167)
It's anniversary month: Five years since the Virgin America final flight where the #nerdbirds met, and three years of this podcast! Co-host Rachel chats with Sebastian, Pilot Sarah, and Brendan about how travel has changed and what their magic wish would be to transform anything in aviation. Listen in as they reminisce from parody airline websites to going thru security pre-9/11, and get a sneak peek at Pilot Sarah's new career.
Pilot Sarah's Retirement Flight: Tales from Family Members (#166)
While honorary #nerdbird Pilot Sarah was flying her final flight with a commercial airline, friends and family were having a good time sharing stories of her love of aviation. Listen in as #nerdbird David learns about life with a pilot in the family from Sarah's spouse, brother-in-law, and son -- live on the flight.
Inaugural 2022 Recap: ZipAir Tokyo, JetBlue to Kansas City, Delta's A321neo (#165)
Uncomfortable Travel Questions, Live on a Plane: The Parent Edition (#164)
More Uncomfortable Questions: Laundromat Woes in Japan & Culture Comparisons (#163)
A Travel Newcomer Answers the Uncomfortable Questions (#162)
Flex Your Travel Ninja Muscle, Level 2: Back to the Gym (#161)
Scent Tales From the #nerdbirds (#160)
Goats & Bloat: Revenge Travel Tales From Switzerland, Milan, & Lake Tahoe (#159)
Heat, Smog, Tsunamis: Planning & Surviving Weather-Related Travel (#158)
Is it Worth Reading When You Travel? (#157)
Show notes and resources can be found at nerdbirds.co/episode157/
Summer Tales: Authentic Maui, Biased Facial Recognition, Prison-Themed Hotel (#156)
Meet Flight Attendant Joey: It's (Also) All About the Food (#155)
This is the last episode for Season 8, and co-hosts Kai and Rachel decided that if most Europeans get weeks of summer off, they can too! We'll return in August.