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Bali getting more expensive by the day for Virgin’s threatened Tiger

As the agony over Bali flights drags on maybe naming an airline after an animal routinely hunted into extinction was a bad idea The post Bali getting more expensive by the day for Virgin’s threatened Tiger appeared first on Plane Talking.

Emirates A380s in massive capacity boost to Hong Kong

What Emirates is doing with its two class 615 seat A380 is a likely preview of 2020s flying at large The post Emirates A380s in massive capacity boost to Hong Kong appeared first on Plane Talking.

Common Aviation Questions — Answered by Cool People

There are certain questions I get asked over and over (and over) again from doing this gig. There seem to four that I get asked way more than others: #1 What’s your favorite airline? #2 What’s your favorite aircraft? #3 What airlineShow More Summary

Why Tom Nealon as Southwest President is good news

Southwest recently announced the appointment of Tom Nealon as its new President, replacing Gary Kelly. While Tom is well known inside the airline, not many may be familiar with his style outside Southwest. I’d like to share an edited excerpt from my book SOAR, which us gives a glimpse inside Tom Nealon’s mind. Show More Summary

Tigerair granted brief period of grace to repatriate the Bali stranded

The disagreement between Tigerair and Indonesian bureaucracy remains unresolved, but it can bring passengers caught in the middle back to Australia until Monday The post Tigerair granted brief period of grace to repatriate the Bali stranded appeared first on Plane Talking.

Tigerair asks Indonesia for period of grace for Bali solution

There is no doubt that Indonesia is right in key terms in the Tigerair Bali dispute, but its timing is terrible for holidaymakers The post Tigerair asks Indonesia for period of grace for Bali solution appeared first on Plane Talking...

In Hamburg, People Stare At You

In Hamburg, you have to pay attention. Things are moving here on the edge of time. A store doesn’t open at 9:59, it opens at 10:00 exactly.  People still have wrist watches not as an accessory, not as a nod to the 90s, but actually use them for their intended purpose. The train / subway […] The post In Hamburg, People Stare At You appeared first on AirlineReporter.

Bali, beautiful one day, administratively opaque the next

Why would the travel plans of so many to such a beautiful place, be screwed up by regulatory changes no one seems willing to talk about? The post Bali, beautiful one day, administratively opaque the next appeared first on Plane Talk...

PHOTOS: Airbus Beluga XL Becoming a Reality

When living large is just not good enough, you need to live XL — Beluga XL that is! Airbus is in process of upgrading their “oversize cargo airlifter” and recently shared some photos of its progress. The new model will replace the five...Show More Summary

Malaysia shows a sudden turn of speed in calling end to MH370 search

Is their something sinister or grubby going on in the haste with which the physical search for MH370 is being ended? The post Malaysia shows a sudden turn of speed in calling end to MH370 search appeared first on Plane Talking.

Yaktacular! Flying on a Three-Engined Yak-40

Since 1907, it has been home to various instances of the same engine manufacturing concern over varying countries and names. Today, Zaporozhye is the headquarters of Motor Sich; the largest producer of Soviet-era and Russian aerospace turbine engines by quantity. Show More Summary

Emirates growth issues less of a crisis than poor public reading skills?

Emirates may have the world's largest fleet of A380s and 777s, but will a trade war change that? The post Emirates growth issues less of a crisis than poor public reading skills? appeared first on Plane Talking.

Airline marketing in 2017 – ten things to think about

It is tempting to think of 2016 as one of the worst in recent times. A spate of political crises, unending wars, terrorist attacks, economic turmoil in the developed and undeveloped world — the news appeared unrelentingly glum.  Though, there’s good news too. Show More Summary

China-UK ‘blockade buster’ export train is on its way to London

China's long game in economic power plays will see it put a train load of cheap imports into a London freight yard just as Donald Trump arrives at the White House The post China-UK ‘blockade buster’ export train is on its way to London appeared first on Plane Talking.

See You Later 2016!

Let me be honest. I sort of roll my eyes a bit every time I see one of these “year-end review” type stories. I don’t know why. Maybe I am not really that into the whole “new year, new beginnings” sort of thing (I never do a new year’s resolution). However, it is a spot […] The post See You Later 2016! appeared first on AirlineReporter.

Will Boeing, or maybe China, take over the MH370 search in 2017?

The struggle between those who want to know the truth about MH370, and those who are prepared to let go and forget, is already underway The post Will Boeing, or maybe China, take over the MH370 search in 2017? appeared first on Plane Talking.

Jason Watches the Airbus A350-1000 Fly for the First Time

I would say that Jason Rabinowitz and I are pretty good friends. He also writes for AirlineReporter from time to time. Often he reaches out and asks if it is okay to share a story. I have never turned him down. Other times I spend lots and lots of time trying to convince him to share his story. Show More Summary

Are tasers the next weapon in the airline war against their customers?

Will flying in Australia ever become so confrontational that tasers could be used against unruly passengers? The post Are tasers the next weapon in the airline war against their customers? appeared first on Plane Talking.

What’s consulting like? – Reflections on my 5 years with SimpliFlying

Yes, I’m late. This article should have been out last month but life, as it often happens at SimpliFlying, has been quite busy. In the past 3 months, I have been in France, the UK, Sri Lanka, Mexico and Costa Rica mostly to see clients and speak at conferences. Show More Summary

INTERVIEW: From AvGeek Spotter to Professional Photojournalist

One of the best parts of doing this whole AirlineReporter gig is all the people that I end up meeting. Very early on I met Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren. He was working for NYCAviation.com at the time and we were both new to the airline blogging world. Show More Summary

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