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News & Updates: Istanbul Ataturk Airport – June 28

On June 28, explosions and gunfire were reported outside the terminal building at Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST). The situation remains fluid and developing. Our thoughts are with all those affected, as well as their families and loved ones. Show More Summary

Cherry Blossom Special: Fruity Freight Flies at Sea-Tac

In what has become an annual early-summer ritual at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, air cargo operators serving Asian ports have increased operations in Seattle for the duration of the roughly two-month long Washington state cherry harvest. Show More Summary

The need for speed — How Wow Air won hearts after the England-Iceland match

Yesterday, something amazing happened. The Iceland football team beat England 2-1 at the pre-quarterfinal stage of the Euro 2016 tournament. This prompted the Wall Street Journal to describe the defeat as “another exit from the euro” for England. Show More Summary

Emirates hires the top gun when it comes to airlines in crisis

Malaysia Airlines' CEO Christoph Mueller to join Emirates, whose President Tim Clark has rejected the official narratives about MH370 The post Emirates hires the top gun when it comes to airlines in crisis appeared first on Plane Talking.

Review: Turkish Airlines Economy Aboard a Transatlantic 777 Flight

Just recently I wrote about my business class experience from Chicago to Istanbul. After just two full days on the ground in beautiful and historic Istanbul, it was time to head home. I was still beaming from the "wow factor" I had on the nine-hour flight in, and had high hopes that I might secure a battlefield upgrade for a second time. Show More Summary

[Announcement] Airline Social Media Outlook Survey 2016-17

We are back this year with the 2016/17 Airline Social Media Outlook Survey. To participate in the survey, please click on this link. In appreciation of your time and effort, we [...] The post [Announcement] Airline Social Media Outlook...Show More Summary

Independent analysis says Tanzania object is from MH370

How this Indian Ocean find has been comprehensively linked to MH370 The post Independent analysis says Tanzania object is from MH370 appeared first on Plane Talking.

Australia urged to change MH370 search zone by independent expert review

As more pieces of MH370 are found, the more the apparent failure of the sea floor search adds to pressure for a review The post Australia urged to change MH370 search zone by independent expert review appeared first on Plane Talking...

Airbus says Brexit is a wake up call for Europe

European consortium Airbus flies on UK made wings that are currently one of the country's most important sources of large scale high technology aerospace jobs The post Airbus says Brexit is a wake up call for Europe appeared first on Plane Talking.

Brexit can hurt air travel, but that may the least of our worries

Brexit today, an independent Scotland 'tomorrow', and a Trump presidency to come. Airlines have much to fear, but will anyone care amid the threatened turmoil? The post Brexit can hurt air travel, but that may the least of our worries appeared first on Plane Talking.

The Need for Integrated Communications in Airline Marketing — a tale of hairstylists in a storm

This article is the story of a struggle. The struggle of an airline to fit in a world that it was not designed for. It is perhaps the story of most airlines. Because after seeing so many cases like this, we felt picking just one would not be fair. Show More Summary

This could be the largest piece of MH370 yet found

While the seafloor search for MH370 is nearly over what looks like a very large chunk of its wing has been found on a Tanzanian island The post This could be the largest piece of MH370 yet found appeared first on Plane Talking.

Etihad: First we take Serbia, then Manhattan

They may have different business models, but Emirates and Etihad have continuous route expansion in common The post Etihad: First we take Serbia, then Manhattan appeared first on Plane Talking.

Two scientists rescued from South Pole in epic flight

The South Pole rescue mission just completed involved flight planning and flying skills far outside the envelope when it comes to 'normal' bad weather operations The post Two scientists rescued from South Pole in epic flight appeared first on Plane Talking.

Bag Where Art Thou? My First Lost Bag Experience

I am one lucky guy. I have never had a bag lost (or temporarily misplaced) by an airline before. Well... before my recent trip to Hamburg, Germany for Airbus Innovations Days. "Um, you are going to tell us a story about your bag David?" Heck yes... Show More Summary

How Becoming a Pilot Improved My Non-Aviation-Related Career

A few years ago, during my transition between software engineering at Google and program management at Microsoft, I took an intro flight in a Robinson 22 helicopter, simply because there was a good deal going, and it sounded like an adventure. Show More Summary

Boeing says debris found on Kangaroo Island not from MH370

While some MH370 debris is widely thought to have washed ashore in Australia, the objects found on Kangaroo Island didn't come from a Boeing 777 The post Boeing says debris found on Kangaroo Island not from MH370 appeared first on Plane Talking.

Emirates takes its 80th Airbus A380, another 62 on way

Normally, an airline taking its 80th (or 100th) Airbus this or Boeing that, doesn’t make news outside of its home country. Southwest’s 100th 737 didn’t cause international excitement, nor did Qantas picking up its 30th 747-400, but the big Airbus is different. Show More Summary

Fiji Airways has another path less flown to America

There is always that moment on an Australia-US flight, when you ask "There has to be a better way to do this?" Your answer may be "Fiji" The post Fiji Airways has another path less flown to America appeared first on Plane Talking.

South Pole rescue flight is not being done in the dark

It's a pity that reports of an heroic rescue flight to the South Pole are written with such little attention to detail The post South Pole rescue flight is not being done in the dark appeared first on Plane Talking.

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