The Austin Approach
OK, who remembers where we parked?

OK, who remembers where we parked?

July 23, 2021

This episode covers a LOT! We're talking the best flavor of Amy's Ice Cream, employment opportunities at the airport, and a little thing called the Airport Expansion Development Program. Plus Marshall Lamm joins the hosts of The Austin Approach to talk all things parking related at AUS.

Putting the “Art” in Department of Aviation!

Putting the “Art” in Department of Aviation!

July 6, 2021

On this episode of The Austin Approach, we sit down with Cory Hurless, the AUS Program Manager for Art, Music, and Graphics, to learn more about some of the ways she and her team help bring together arts and aviation at the airport. Plus updates on a few of the airport's concessions, and exciting air service news!

“If something gross happens at the airport, we want to put some of it in a jar…”

“If something gross happens at the airport, we want to put some of it in a jar…”

June 17, 2021

It's the TENTH episode of the Austin Approach! On this episode, Michelle explains a little more about what she does when she's not hosting podcasts, specifically in her role as the airport's Performance Management Program Manager. Plus we sit down with Kingsley Coppinger, a member of the AUS Environmental Affairs team, to discuss some of the work he does to help protect Austin's natural resources.

110 years of Austin aviation history in 38 minutes!

110 years of Austin aviation history in 38 minutes!

June 3, 2021

On this episode of The Austin Approach, we take a look back at the history of aviation in Austin, from the very first airplane that ever landed in the city, to the transition of an Air Force base to the airport we know today. Our very special guest is Scott Madole, who served as the final wing commander for Bergstrom Air Force Base, and is current member of the AUS Airport Advisory Commission.

Planning for the summer… and the future!

Planning for the summer… and the future!

May 21, 2021

With passenger numbers starting to recover, it's getting busy at AUS! On this episode, we're talking about what you need to know for summer travel, a new air service announcement, plus we sit down with Jill Goodman, airport's Strategic Planning Manager to learn about how her team helps shape the future of AUS.

What’s the most frequently asked question at the information desk?

What’s the most frequently asked question at the information desk?

May 7, 2021

On this episode of The Austin Approach, we're still thinking that we should have jumped on that first flight to Hawaii! Meanwhile on the concessions front, an old Austin favorite returns to the terminal, and a new store gives travelers a taste of ATX. We're also joined by Jennifer McFarlin, a supervisor with the AUS Guest Services Team, to learn more about how they help make the airport accessible to all.

A new way to navigate AUS, and cookies!

A new way to navigate AUS, and cookies!

April 29, 2021

Did you know that airport cakes are a big deal? And what new island air service is coming to AUS? All that, plus Mandy McClendon, the AUS Public Information and Marketing Manager stops by to talk about a new way to navigate the terminal, on this episode of The Austin Approach!

What do bluebonnets, Star Wars, and the Airbus A220 have in common?

What do bluebonnets, Star Wars, and the Airbus A220 have in common?

April 8, 2021

Our fearless co-host Michelle is back, and we have a lot to talk about!

This week on The Austin Approach, we're talking about professional development training at AUS, Texas wildflowers, the Earth's magnetic poles, kids in the air traffic control tower, R2-D2, and windows in airplane lavatories - and chat with airport duty manager Christopher Rankin - trust us, it'll all make sense in the end.

Ramping up for Summer with new air service news!

Ramping up for Summer with new air service news!

March 26, 2021

This week it's all about air service! More than a dozen new and returning routes have been announced for Austin in the past few weeks, so we'll be taking a deep dive into some of those destinations with our special guest co-host, Mandy McClendon, the AUS Public Information and Marketing Manager.

The Island Episode!

The Island Episode!

March 11, 2021

It's finally springtime! On this episode of The Austin Approach, we celebrate more hours of daylight, Michelle shares memories of St. Patrick's Day in Ireland, and we speak with Patricia Mancha, a spokesperson with the TSA, about the upcoming Spring Travel Season. Also learn about why you should consider Hawaii when planning your next next vacation getaway!

 

This week's episode features music from local Austin artist, Andrea McGee, who you can find online at https://andreamageemusic.com/ 

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