I think of my nearest airport as the world’s biggest little airport. Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) serves the 12th-largest metro area in the country, yet its only intercontinental flight is a daily British Airways 747-400 to London Heathrow (LHR). Show More Summary
A carbon free jet airliner for the Sydney-Melbourne route is coming, but maybe not in this form The post How to make easy headlines with a jet electric appeared first on Plane Talking.
Banning laptops on successful ME airlines flying to America may have unintended and lethal consequences The post Laptop ban confounds airlines, safety experts, risks causing air disasters appeared first on Plane Talking.
Air travel is about to get much worse for many of us. An electronics ban went into effect today, preventing passengers flying to the US from a number of airlines and airports based in the Middle East to carry large electronic devices in the cabin, except phones and medical devices. Show More Summary
The Australia-greater China market is even more interesting now that Virgin has played its Hong Kong card The post Virgin Australia will fly Melbourne-Hong Kong five times weekly appeared first on Plane Talking.
Recently, I received a press release email from my local airport, San Diego International. The title read: “Edelweiss to begin nonstop seasonal service between Zurich and San Diego.” You’ve got to love it when your local airport adds new service, but this time was a little different than usual. Show More Summary
How many times does an airline like REX ignore air safety rules before it is sanctioned? The post REX broke safety rule in last Friday’s lost propeller incident appeared first on Plane Talking.
Screw the bush and their little planes! Another excellent result of selling essential public assets like airports to private monopolies The post Only another nine years of country flight fights for Sydney Airport appeared first on Plane Talking.
If new cheap long haul Level works, it will inevitably seek access to Asia-Pacific routes The post British Airways owner Levels up with new long haul LCC appeared first on Plane Talking.
During the year 2016, my partner and were living 1,200 miles apart. We wanted to spend as much time together as possible without missing work or going bankrupt in the process. We needed to take advantage of every chance we came across to spend as much time together as we could. Show More Summary
Does anyone have a convincing answer to the problems besetting Cathay Pacific? The post Cathay Pacific suffers serious reversal of fortune, but fights on appeared first on Plane Talking.
The answer to 'Where are the aliens?' may have been heard but not understood at The Dish The post US scientists ask, Have we already heard from space aliens? appeared first on Plane Talking.
Since starting SimpliFlying, I’ve managed to fly on 93 different airlines. While many ask me about my favorite airline or my favorite lounge, few know that through our work the SimpliFlying team has been to over 50 airline headquarters...Show More Summary
While Emirates seems a bit gloomy about the future, Qatar has cornered the market in airline optimism The post Qatar Airways predicts long haul low cost airlines will fail appeared first on Plane Talking.
Is British Airways telling us that it going to be nothing more than a bigger low cost carrier? The post British Airways ‘improves’ short haul flights with even tighter seating appeared first on Plane Talking.
A couple of days ago at ITB in Berlin, Qatar Airways announced that they were finally going to do something about their aircraft not configured with the B/E Super Diamond or even the humble B/E Diamond (AKA their 777 fleet). Instead,...Show More Summary
Reports speculating on a merger between the two UAE carriers are missing the bigger changes in aviation facing both The post More muffled mutterings about an Emirates-Etihad merger denied appeared first on Plane Talking.
Nick Xenophon's allegations that air traffic management at Melbourne's two airports have put public safety at serious risk are supported by this scathing ATSB report The post ATSB slams AirServices for endangering two jets, helicopter over Melbourne appeared first on Plane Talking.
The new united front by Australian and New Zealand airlines to end their being mercilessly screwed by privately owned airports is seeking popular approval by identifying itself in the media as on the side of consumers victimised by such things as unjustifiably costly car parking charges. Show More Summary
Another contest between the top airlines for top dollar flyers has been set in play by Qatar Airways The post Qatar reveals a big cube shaped suite for biz class pax appeared first on Plane Talking.