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Podcast: Cancellation chaos and the return of LAX jetpack man

written by Robyn Tongol | August 5, 2021

This week saw a slew of flight cancellations across the US due to weather, strikes, and labour shortages, as well as the return of LAX’s now-notorious jetpack man.

In this episode of the World of Aviation Podcast, host Adam Thorn and reporter Hannah Dowling discuss the current labour crisis with US carriers following a dramatic ramp-up in travel demand.

Plus, the team unveils Airbus’ new A350 freighter development as the planemaker looks to take on Boeing in the ever-growing cargo market, and the latest development in Lilium’s flying taxi.

Finally, the crew reveals the details of the latest sighting of LAX’s mysterious ‘jetpack man’, who was again spotted thousands of feet above the ground by flight crew on approach to the airport.


  • Kenneth


    Great podcast as always, enjoy listening to them.
    Just a question to Hannah though, are you aware how often you say “you know” within every podcast? ??

    • Hannah Dowling


      Haha sorry Kenneth! It’s definitely one of those things that I do without realising… I’ll try and be more mindful next time! 😉 Thanks for listening!

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