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OPINION: The New Air Canada Livery Makes Me Hate Myself!

NO! Okay. There. I said what we were all thinking as Canadian AvGeeks. I just can’t. I am not a fan of Air Canada’s new look. I want to understand the decisions behind this branding. Except, when I look at it I see nothing but bad things. Show 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

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

Airline Marketing Campaigns We Loved in 2016

Every month SimpliFlying produces a premium Airline Marketing Benchmark Report, where we go over the best campaigns of the previous month. Here are some of our favourite airline marketing campaigns from 2016 that were featured in different...Show More Summary

The SimpliFlying compulsory leave experiment – the results are in!

The work culture experiment In April this year, we kick-started the latest work experiment at SimpliFlying – compulsory one week of leave every seven weeks for all staff. Of course, the leaves had to be staggered, but the key was the staff had to be completely cut off from work. Show More Summary

Airline marketing on a high with the #mannequinchallenge

This November was probably the month of the Mannequin Challenge — a viral Internet trend of short videos of people remaining frozen in action with Rae Sremmurd’s song “Black Beatles” playing in the background. This challenge was taken...Show More Summary

Skies between Australia-China suddenly thrown wide open

Unlimited risks and rewards come to air routes between Australia and China The post Skies between Australia-China suddenly thrown wide open 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

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

The tale of three airline marketing campaigns – American vs KLM vs Emirates

This month has been big on airline brand campaigns – two rolled out by airlines themselves, and one by a passenger that probably achieves the same effect. American Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, and Emirates have all received lots of exposure in the US market. Show More Summary

Drone vs Helicopter

This wasn't put together as a PSA on drones, but it's being passed around the aviation community as one. I haven't figured out how to embed it as a video, so let me know if the link doesn't open a video for you. video Having the audio...Show More Summary

HARS Convair 440 shows some class as it reaches Dubbo: VIDEO

This was how you arrived in style at country towns in 1948 The post HARS Convair 440 shows some class as it reaches Dubbo: VIDEO appeared first on Plane Talking.

Something very special is on its way to Albion Park

Australia's restored Super Constellation and its preserved Qantas 747-400 are about to be joined by a rarely seen Convair 240 at Albion Park The post Something very special is on its way to Albion Park appeared first on Plane Talkin...

100th Birthday Boeing Surprise: A Special Alaska Livery!

What do you get the company that already has all the cool toys? A special livery of course! Last week, Alaska Airlines unveiled their special Happy Birthday to You Boeing livery (it is really called the Celebration of Boeing). But this is not just any birthday... Show More Summary

Counterpoint Opinion: Nine Reasons Why I Don’t Fly Southwest

A few weeks ago, my esteemed colleague JL Johnson penned a piece extolling the virtues of his favorite carrier, Southwest Airlines. He laid out nine reasons why Southwest was tops in his mind, and quite honestly I didn’t disagree with...Show More Summary

Are press releases still relevant in an airline crisis?

When it comes to an airline crisis, the importance of press releases to represent facts or the company’s stance seem to be dialling down in this hyper-connected world, and rightly so. Instead, we see CEOs stepping up to the frontline...Show More Summary

All set for Australia’s finest family air show this weekend

The flying machines of the past were also loud, thrilling, and could turn on a threepenny bit, and you can see them come alive at Wings Over Illawarra this weekend

Visiting The Gogo Building: Gogo’s Downtown Chicago HQ

Being an aviation enthusiast means different things for different people. I like to consider myself an AvGeek generalist with interest in not only flights, plane spotting, and airline news, but also the behind-the-scenes of the industry. Show More Summary

How we re-designed work culture at SimpliFlying in the last six years (and our bold new experiment)

SimpliFlying has been truly global from the day it began its journey in 2009. Today, have a team of multiple nationalities based in Singapore, India, Spain, Canada and the UK. With such a difference in time zones and upbringing, howShow More Summary

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