‘Airplane Mode’ season finale: Flying with fish on Icelandair, behind the scenes in Singapore first class and more

The latest season of “Airplane Mode” has taken viewers on exciting AvGeek adventures all around the world. From learning about the intricacies of flying Icelandic fish to the U.S. on Icelandair to exploring the future of air travel with self-flying air taxis, this season has been full of fascinating and educational experiences.

In the final episode of the season, viewers are treated to a behind-the-scenes look at how Icelandair flies Icelandic fish to the U.S. The Icelandic fish arrives on plates at high-end restaurants in Boston and New York City faster than fish from U.S. fishing boats can. The episode follows the journey of “Colin the Cod” from the seas where it is caught, to the processing plant on the ground, and finally on an Icelandair Boeing 767 with Colin in the belly of the hold. The story continues in Boston as Colin is prepared at the renowned restaurant Legal Sea Foods.

Throughout the season, viewers have been introduced to a variety of unique and interesting aviation-related experiences. In one episode, the focus is on the future of air travel with California-based Wisk developing the world’s first self-flying, four-seater, electric-powered air taxi with vertical takeoff and landing functionality. The episode showcases the cutting-edge technology that is shaping the future of aviation.

In another episode, the spotlight is on British Airways’ Global Learning Academy, where viewers get to see if the host can pass the new first-class training program test. The episode also features a behind-the-scenes look at the facilities of Do & Co, the caterers for British Airways, at London’s Heathrow Airport, and shows how they prepare the perfect scone for first-class passengers.

One of the most unique episodes takes viewers behind the scenes at one of the only commercial runways in the world that is a public beach. The episode showcases the challenges of operating an airport in an environment where the runway disappears twice daily due to the tide and introduces viewers to the staff who handle multiple roles to keep the airport running smoothly.

Another highlight of the season is the episode that goes behind the scenes with Singapore Airlines to discover how and why it won the award for “Best International First Class” at the TPG Awards. Viewers get an exclusive look at the luxurious amenities and services that set Singapore Airlines apart in the world of first-class travel.

The season wraps up with a viral video that pulls back the veil on Airbus’ Beluga XL, giving viewers a rare glimpse into the inner workings of this unique aircraft. The episode sheds light on the design and capabilities of the Beluga XL, showcasing why it is such a standout in the world of aviation.

Overall, the latest season of “Airplane Mode” has been a thrilling and informative journey for AvGeeks and aviation enthusiasts alike. From exploring the behind-the-scenes operations of airlines and airports to delving into the future of air travel, this season has offered a diverse range of experiences that have captivated viewers and left them eagerly anticipating the next season.

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