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Hoax air traffic control callers can be identified by voice prints

Whoever is behind these dangerous false calls to airliners is either stupid or very poorly advised The post Hoax air traffic control callers can be identified by voice prints appeared first on Plane Talking.

Flying Around Japan with ANA

Air travel is a unifying force that brings people together. At the same time, it can be a great way to experience the differences between countries or cultures. I got to do just that during a trip to Japan, which had long been at the top of my destination list. Show More Summary

It’s 20 years since a common Australia-New Zealand border was a no-brainer

What would it really take to make travel across 'the Ditch' as easy as flying any domestic route? The post It’s 20 years since a common Australia-New Zealand border was a no-brainer appeared first on Plane Talking.

How ancillary charges might destroy full service carriers

What seems good to airline stock jockeys could have unintended consequences when the customers revolt The post How ancillary charges might destroy full service carriers appeared first on Plane Talking.

Will an airline called Scoot make a meal out of another called Tiger?

In the jungle of low cost airline competition, the Tigerair brand might be strong enough to resist extinction The post Will an airline called Scoot make a meal out of another called Tiger? appeared first on Plane Talking.

Crash forensics imply MH370 didn’t land on water with flaps, flaperon deployed

Major advances in the understanding of how MH370 crashed into the sea have been made by the ATSB The post Crash forensics imply MH370 didn’t land on water with flaps, flaperon deployed appeared first on Plane Talking.

ATSB plans to extend MH370 search should be confirmed soon

The ATSB has always said it wouldn't give up on seeking MH370, and may, repeat may, reveal more of its plans shortly The post ATSB plans to extend MH370 search should be confirmed soon appeared first on Plane Talking.

Aviation Minister admits to ignorance over earlier Sydney radar issue

He's the Minister for Aviation, and he made some comments this morning that airline industry people have archived for future reference The post Aviation Minister admits to ignorance over earlier Sydney radar issue appeared first on Plane Talking.

PHOTOS: Alaska Airlines’ Newest Special Livery Honors Veterans

Coinciding with the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, Alaska Airlines has unveiled its newest special livery, a patriotic-themed scheme titled “Honoring Those Who Serve.” The Oct. 26 event had all the seriousness and dignity of a military...Show More Summary

Popping By KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ San Francisco Pop-Up

KLM: It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a … radio station, maybe? Actually you were right the second time. But despite its proud 97-year history in aviation, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines still isn’t a recognizable brand name for a lot of Americans (AvGeeks excluded, of course). Show More Summary

Two potent American Stalkers destroyed on successive days in Australian airspace

The loss of two 'spy' flight devices in two days near Melbourne last week has attracted ATSB inquiries The post Two potent American Stalkers destroyed on successive days in Australian airspace appeared first on Plane Talking.

A350 versus 787 comfort contests spreads to NZ, but for how long?

Enjoy the ‘golden age’ of roomy A350s versus super efficient but passenger unfriendly higher density 777s and 787s. It mightn't last long The post A350 versus 787 comfort contests spreads to NZ, but for how long? appeared first on Plane Talking.

About 21 injuries in American Airlines runway fire at Chicago

A rapid, and at least partly bag free evacuation of a burning jet today may have saved lives The post About 21 injuries in American Airlines runway fire at Chicago appeared first on Plane Talking.

Qantas has some tight news for full sized Australians in its 787s

Nothing can disguise the fact that if you fly economy in a Qantas 787-9 you will be crammed into a small space The post Qantas has some tight news for full sized Australians in its 787s appeared first on Plane Talking.

Prepare For Awesomeness — Hainan Adds Kung Fu Panda Livery to its 787 Fleet

A group of 97 students from Lincoln High School, in Tacoma, Wash., recently traveled to China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, which is pretty awesome. What’s even more awesome for AvGeeks was the aircraft that Hainan...Show More Summary

Piloting Aeromexico’s Boeing 787 Simulator…With One Engine

There are few things out there that given the chance to try for myself, I’ll jump at the opportunity. An hour in a level D Boeing 787 simulator is one of those things. In November 2015, Aeromexico cut the ribbon on its brand new 787Show More Summary

Airlines in SOAR have almost double the average airline profit margins

At the official launch party of SOAR in London last month, about a hundred aviation industry executives and journalists received special preview copies of my new book. One of the people who received it was Dr. James Pearson, a Senior Lecturer and Course Director of Aviation Management at Coventry University in the UK. Show More Summary

Qantas A330 makes history at Wellcamp Airport

The door to passenger flights between China and the Australian Outback has opened for business at Queensland's Wellcamp Airport The post Qantas A330 makes history at Wellcamp Airport appeared first on Plane Talking.

Another case for ‘go north’ in the search for MH370

So close to safety, new paper raises but doesn't answer question why MH370 flew near so many good opportunities for an emergency landing The post Another case for ‘go north’ in the search for MH370 appeared first on Plane Talking.

The Five Stages of Flying an Ultra Low Cost Carrier (Epic Comic Style)

Who doesn’t like low prices? I know I do. But I also know with low prices, there is probably a “catch,” or I might not get the same experience as if I paid more elsewhere. This concept seems to be pretty simple to understand (the whole...Show More Summary

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