The Austin Approach
The Austin Approach: One Year Later

The Austin Approach: One Year Later

February 10, 2022

365 days and 22 episodes later, Season One of The Austin Approach is in the books! Join us as Bryce and Michele sit down with Jason Zielinski, the AUS videographer, to talk news, changes at the airport and the latest passenger numbers for 2021!

This Episode Is For The Birds!

This Episode Is For The Birds!

January 21, 2022

New year, new air service announcements! On this episode, Michele and Bryce talk all about some exciting new air service arriving from across the pond, as well as a new tool available in the terminal for those working while they fly. Plus a conversation with Chris Moret, the AUS wildlife biologist!

It‘s the FINAL Episode of The Austin Approach! (of 2021)

It‘s the FINAL Episode of The Austin Approach! (of 2021)

December 22, 2021

On this special year-end, jumbo-sized episode of The Austin Approach, Michele and Bryce talk about some of their memories traveling during the holidays, reflect all that AUS accomplished in 2021 and discuss some of the new changes in the terminal that await travelers this holiday season and beyond.

Plus, the hosts sit down with Denise Hatch, the outgoing AUS deputy chief of operations who is retiring from the airport after more than 26 years of public service!

Post-Thanksgiving travel, Profit Margins and Pokémon?

Post-Thanksgiving travel, Profit Margins and Pokémon?

December 10, 2021

Coming off of the busiest Thanksgiving travel season in AUS history, there's a lot to talk about! That's why on this episode of The Austin Approach, the hosts sit down to chat with Mookie Patel, the AUS Chief of Business and Finance, to talk AUS recovery, growth and what's on the horizon.

Also, Bryce answers our first listener-submitted sock contest question!

The airport is going to be STUFFED for Thanksgiving!

The airport is going to be STUFFED for Thanksgiving!

November 19, 2021

It's the week before Thanksgiving, and the hosts of The Austin Approach have met up for lunch in person (!) at AUS to talk all things related to travel this time of year. When to show up, how to pack, where to park - plus a few tips and tricks to ensure your turkey day travels go smoothly. Oh, and there is some VERY exciting new art in the terminal as well!

A Salute to Service With Austin-Bergstrom Veterans

A Salute to Service With Austin-Bergstrom Veterans

November 10, 2021

With more than 16% of the workforce at the Department of Aviation having prior military service, The Austin Approach is spending this Veterans Day devoting an entire show to all things veterans! From Honor Flights, to what makes AUS such a great place for veterans to work, to the stories of three AUS veteran employees, we're delighted to bring you this extra special one-hour episode.

An Emergency Episode! Well, an episode about emergencies…

An Emergency Episode! Well, an episode about emergencies…

October 29, 2021

On the latest episode of The Austin Approach, we're talking emergencies! Michele and Bryce discuss crisis communications training they both recently attended, and then sit down with Tanner Hunt, the airport's emergency planning coordinator. Plus exciting news about AUS passenger records, airport socks, and a chance for listeners to win a pair of said socks?

The Return of an Old AUS Friend

The Return of an Old AUS Friend

October 15, 2021

It's the middle of one of the busiest times of the year at AUS! On this episode we share a very exciting new air service announcement, Michele talks about AUS after dark, and with fall festivals and races happening, the hosts sit down with a member of the airport's landside access team to talk all things ground transportation.

 

The link to the episode of "From the Runway Up" recorded with our friends at RDU and TYS can be found online here:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-do-aus-rdu-and-tys-have-in-common-a-podcast/id1014731221?i=1000537134414 

The Austin Approach has to visit HR!

The Austin Approach has to visit HR!

September 17, 2021

On this slightly delayed (editor's note: Sorry!) episode of The Austin Approach, the hosts sit down with Dale Hall from the AUS Human Resources team to talk a little bit about his job, as well as his love of aviation. We also find out if Bryce managed to make it on his trip to Seattle, and learn about a unique new air service arriving in Austin soon!

Let there be rock! And R&B! And country!

Let there be rock! And R&B! And country!

August 6, 2021

When you're the airport for "The Live Music Capital of the World" you've got no choice but to have a world-class live music program in your terminal! On this episode of The Austin Approach, we sit down the Michael Pennock, the AUS Music Program Coordinator, to learn about how he keeps music in the air - even during a pandemic. Plus concession updates, returning air service, and a cliffhanger?

 

*Editor's note: on this episode, Bryce mistakenly and embarrassingly calls the squid painted on the side of ToyJoy an "octopus". We regret the error.

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