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Salami is not a Dangerous Good

Struggling to make Transportation of Dangerous Goods legislation less stultifying for my folks than it was in the course I took, I worked to make the in-house course interesting, maybe make them laugh a little. I was working with a bureaucrat to get it approved, and it looked like we had it almost wrapped up. Show More Summary

The good oil on fuel price effects, and an off-screen turf war

Analysis by IBISWorld on the fragile benefits of lower aviation fuel prices also begs the question as to why it has been released to the free media The post The good oil on fuel price effects, and an off-screen turf war appeared first on Plane Talking.

Two missing but vital factors in High Speed Rail reporting in Australia

Why we need to get 'real' about high speed rail in Australia The post Two missing but vital factors in High Speed Rail reporting in Australia appeared first on Plane Talking.

Virgin’s Asia era takes off, but some ‘exciting’ questions persist

Virgin pitches for China's new gold mountain, but we'd like to know more The post Virgin’s Asia era takes off, but some ‘exciting’ questions persist appeared first on Plane Talking.

Quitting something I love

Last week I had my exit interview with Shashank and we chatted at length; three hours to be exact. Even that was not enough to sum up my journey and feelings for SimpliFlying since I started full-time five years ago. I never expected...Show More Summary

US laptop ban collapses with no evidence of claims of original mini-bomb threat

It has taken more than three months for the US to back down on apparently fictitious claims of a micro bomb risk on selected ME carriers and routes The post US laptop ban collapses with no evidence of claims of original mini-bomb threat appeared first on Plane Talking.

Withheld MH370 data supports official claims of high speed impact

No doubt to the frustration of conspiracy theorists the missing signals from MH370 endorse the ATSB's most likely scenario for the jet's final moments The post Withheld MH370 data supports official claims of high speed impact appeared first on Plane Talking.

New American Airlines Flagship Lounge at JFK Airport

American Airlines has been focusing on upgrading the premium cabin experience on the ground, much as its competitor United Airlines has been doing with their Polaris lounges (currently only open at Chicago O’Hare, which we visited).  I recently found myself departing New York’s JFK Airport in a business class flight on Cathay Pacific flight. Show More Summary

I Like Flying on the Embraer E-Jet

It has been a few years since I first flew on an Embraer E-Jet. That was on Air Canada, from Seattle to Toronto and I was sitting up front. The very long (for a smaller aircraft) flight was a breeze, but being in first class surely helped. Since then, I have not had the opportunity […] The post I Like Flying on the Embraer E-Jet appeared first on AirlineReporter.

How Jetstar (and others) avoided a crash similar to Air France AF447

After all the controversy over Air France AF447 a short ATSB report about a Jetstar incident shows how good safety cultures can avoid tragedy The post How Jetstar (and others) avoided a crash similar to Air France AF447 appeared first on Plane Talking.

NOTAM of the Week

170201 CYCD NANAIMO HARBOUR(WATER) CAC8 AD CLSD DUE BATHTUB RACE 1707011745 TIL 1707011815 Because apparently that's how Nanaimoians celebrate Canada Day.

Adelaide has a new way to avoid Sydney connections to US

CONFESSION Stopping over in Fiji is addictive. You may miss your connections The post Adelaide has a new way to avoid Sydney connections to US appeared first on Plane Talking.

Turbulence at top, or business as usual, for Virgin Australia?

Does a dive down the exit chute by Virgin's group executive John Thomas means things will be better or worse for its 'guests'? The post Turbulence at top, or business as usual, for Virgin Australia? appeared first on Plane Talking.

Trump dropping cabin computer ban, but media too deferential to say so

Airlines world wide will be relieved as Trump administration signals it is giving up on cabin computer carry on bans The post Trump dropping cabin computer ban, but media too deferential to say so appeared first on Plane Talking.

Flying a 737-200 (with my son) at the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta

Being an AvGeek since I could walk, and currently a private pilot, I have always wondered if I could fly a real airliner.  I always felt confident that I could, but that little part of me wondered if there truly was anything specialShow More Summary

Melbourne Airport rail, and the case for a simple solution

Melbourne has a wonderful chance to do a sensible airport rail link, if it doesn't get 'gold plated' The post Melbourne Airport rail, and the case for a simple solution appeared first on Plane Talking.

What Malaysia Airlines really thinks about its Airbus A380s

Is Malaysia Airlines right about the future strength of Airbus A380s in high volume air transport? The post What Malaysia Airlines really thinks about its Airbus A380s appeared first on Plane Talking.

Why did AirAsia X fly a crippled jet away from a nearby airport in WA yesterday?

There are some deeply troubling questions to ask about this latest AirAsia X incident in Australian skies The post Why did AirAsia X fly a crippled jet away from a nearby airport in WA yesterday? appeared first on Plane Talking.

Nomination for SimpliFlying Awards 2017 is Now Open

Author information SimpliFlying At SimpliFlying, in everything we do, we believe in thinking differently about aviation marketing. Having worked with over 30 airlines and airports across 5 continents, we understand the intersection of aviation and marketing better than anyone else. Show More Summary

[REPORT] Five Trends in Airline Marketing for 2017

Author information Li Guen Head of Communications and Marketing at SimpliFlying Li Guen heads the communications and marketing functions at SimpliFlying where she drives corporate branding efforts and industry research initiatives. Prior...Show More Summary

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