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Let’s think again about the airport of the near future

The push to IT revolutionize airports is on in earnest, but without action to curb its terrifying dystopian ramifications The post Let’s think again about the airport of the near future appeared first on Plane Talking.

Get Ready, Economy Class Is About to Get Even More Basic

Even though the vast majority of my flying is in economy, it’s sometimes hard for me to know exactly what economy class is anymore. In the good old days, it reliably meant a seat with enough legroom, a drink, a snack, and my fair share of space in the cargo hold. Show More Summary

Tigerair returns to Bali, but with jet Virgin wants to dump

As it foreshadowed Tiger has satisfied Indonesian regulatory requirements for Bali flights by reverting to A320s used in its domestic Australian services The post Tigerair returns to Bali, but with jet Virgin wants to dump appeared first on Plane Talking.

Jetstar (Australia) makes another play for Vietnam market

It took its time, but Qantas is back in the Vietnam fare wars with Jetstar (Australia) flights from May The post Jetstar (Australia) makes another play for Vietnam market appeared first on Plane Talking.

32 Tons of Pure Awesome Helicopter – Flying the Mi-26T “Barn”

  Yup, that’s a flying barn. That’s what some pilots refer to it as in Russian. “?????”. It may have long, flat sides. It may even have a cargo door in the rear large enough to drive a tractor into. Let’s not forget that this is a helicopter. Show More Summary

Why would S & P say Sydney Airport is unlikely to take up Badgerys Creek option?

It's time for the public to look critically at credit ratings agencies taking up positions that support businesses like airports during negotiations with government The post Why would S & P say Sydney Airport is unlikely to take up Badgerys Creek option? appeared first on Plane Talking.

Last ship leaves the final search zone for missing flight MH370

If the authorities think the controversy over the loss of MH370 is over, they are seriously mistaken The post Last ship leaves the final search zone for missing flight MH370 appeared first on Plane Talking.

The last of the first moonwalkers, Gene Cernan, has died

The band of lunar heroes is thinned by the death of another moonwalker Eugene Cernan The post The last of the first moonwalkers, Gene Cernan, has died appeared first on Plane Talking.

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.

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