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Flying Singapore Airlines in First Class – The Ground Experience

I recently needed to travel between Singapore and Hong Kong while on vacation. There are a lot of options for airlines and equipment for that four-hour flight. I had done the opposite route on the way there in Cathay Pacific business class on an A330. Show More Summary

Your future flights to China might be in a narrow tube

Cathay Pacific, and maybe Swiss, signal that they aren't waiting for Boeing's NMA or MoM or whatever it might be The post Your future flights to China might be in a narrow tube appeared first on Plane Talking.

Could you be sold on paying the same for less space?

If the rush is on for 'basic' economy seat pricing, why not clearly tell the customer what this really means? The post Could you be sold on paying the same for less space? appeared first on Plane Talking.

An Academic Look into Airline Scheduling

There are many programming languages out there, as my computer science major friends would tell you. Perhaps you’ve heard of a few notable ones like Java, Python, and C. This past semester, I took a class solely dedicated to MATLAB, which is has a reasonable claim to be the worst of them all. Show More Summary

Qantas puts A380s on Sydney-Hong Kong route this summer if you look for it

It's been a tad chaotic for customers for peak summer flights between Sydney and Hong Kong today but 'big things' are happening The post Qantas puts A380s on Sydney-Hong Kong route this summer if you look for it appeared first on Plane Talking.

Qantas puts A380s on Sydney-Hong Kong route this summer if you look for it

Cathay Pacific is going to face a more flexible Qantas on the summer Hong Kong-Sydney roster this year, featuring its A380s and 744s The post Qantas puts A380s on Sydney-Hong Kong route this summer if you look for it appeared first on Plane Talking.

Pressure mounts on distracted Turnbull Govt to resume MH370 search

Will the need for a resumed MH370 search get a 'look in' from an Australian government in crisis, even with long awaited new information on satellite imagery and drift analyses? The post Pressure mounts on distracted Turnbull Govt to resume MH370 search appeared first on Plane Talking.

Urban Exploration: Kansas City International’s Shuttered Terminal A

Airline consolidation, the move to bigger planes, and trimming of under-performing flights has resulted in less need for gate space in all but a few privileged focus cities and hubs across the United States. Kansas City International...Show More Summary

What Uber isn’t talking about when it comes to flying cars

It loses huge sums of money, has an inability to deal with rogue drivers, but now wants to introduced flying ride services to Sydney or Melbourne. Does Uber think we are that stupid? The post What Uber isn’t talking about when it comes to flying cars appeared first on Plane Talking.

Singapore Airlines invests three Airbus A350s in Brisbane flights

Singapore Airlines isn't holding back in developing Brisbane as a critically important gateway city for Australia with these new A350 deployments The post Singapore Airlines invests three Airbus A350s in Brisbane flights appeared first on Plane Talking.

Queen of the Skies Review: Flying Upstairs on the Lufthansa 747-8 Intercontinental

I recently flew aboard two Lufthansa Boeing 747-8s. In doing so I was able to cross off a longstanding item on my AvGeek to-do list. Like most (all?) AvGeeks, I have long had a passion for the 747. Sure, there are plenty of great planes...Show More Summary

Where are the aliens? The question that lives in the midnight voids

There are moments when the noise of regular reporting falls quiet and other issues are heard The post Where are the aliens? The question that lives in the midnight voids appeared first on Plane Talking.

Announcing Top 3 Airlines of SimpliFlying Awards 2017

After careful evaluation by a highly esteemed jury, we are pleased to announce the top three airlines for the award categories in SimpliFlying Awards 2017 for Excellence in Social Media. All the finalists are invited to the awards ceremony in London co-hosted by Terrapinn at the Aviation Festival Europe on September 6, 2017. Show More Summary

Virgin Australia’s ‘guests’ are today’s winners from its losses

Australia's main airline customers continue to be 'spoiled rotten' as Virgin improves its financial situation The post Virgin Australia’s ‘guests’ are today’s winners from its losses appeared first on Plane Talking.

Flight Review: The Final Flight of a C-130 on Active Duty

I know many of you are used to reading fancy business class reviews on the newest aircraft with well-known airlines all over the world.  While those are all well and good (feel free to send me anytime) I felt it was important to share...Show More Summary

The epidemic of fake airline social media metrics

In our work on marketing strategy, airline social media metrics often come up in discussions. Though, we realize that once agencies take over the implementation of the strategy, most of the airline social media metrics used today border on irrelevance. Show More Summary

Norwegian trips up on the way to whole new longer haul market

Norwegian has some bold ideas for shaking up longer distance low cost flying, despite hitting some financial turbulence The post Norwegian trips up on the way to whole new longer haul market appeared first on Plane Talking.

What happens if private MH370 search is launched by new tech US firm?

An apparently well resourced privately funded offer to keep looking for MH370 puts the Australian, Malaysian and Chinese authorities on the spot The post What happens if private MH370 search is launched by new tech US firm? appeared first on Plane Talking.

The only good kind of plane crash is a fake one – SEA conducts emergency drill

The FAA requires airports to conduct a comprehensive disaster drill every three years. On July 12, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) did its thing, and it was quite a sight. Volunteer victims included employees of the airport, several airlines, airfield support companies, the FAA, and the TSA. Show More Summary

US court case may force tight airline seating review

Do bigger passengers in smaller seats reduce air safety in an emergency evacuation? The post US court case may force tight airline seating review appeared first on Plane Talking.

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