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Plane Talk - Using 2 different airlines to reach my destination: Is it risky?

Plane Talk - Using 2 different airlines to reach my destination: Is it risky?

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If your journey includes a stop-over or two, you may not be flying with the same airline across multiple flights. Is there an extra risk to flying with two or more airlines to get to your destin...

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Plane Talk - What nationality travels the most? (WATS part 3)

Plane Talk - What nationality travels the most? (WATS part 3)

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The World Air Transport Statistics (WATS) are in. Chaitan Jain reports back on the world's biggest airlines. First of all, what really are the WATS? Which region accounts for the most air tr...

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Plane Talk - Have you travelled on one of the most popular routes in the world?  (WATS part 2)

Plane Talk - Have you travelled on one of the most popular routes in the world? (WATS part 2)

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The World Air Transport Statistics (WATS) are in. Chaitan reports back on where people are flying to and from and the most popular routes in the world. We take a look at the most popular internatio...

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Plane Talk - Airlines go bankrupt overnight

Plane Talk - Airlines go bankrupt overnight

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What happens if your airline goes bankrupt and you're abroad? How has this happened overnight? What do you do? Chaitan Jain, from IATA, answers...

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Plane Talk - #EyesOpen against human trafficking

Plane Talk - #EyesOpen against human trafficking

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Chaitan Jain talks about the social media campaign #EyesOpen encouraging us to keep our eyes open and stop human trafficking on air transport. He shares what cabin crew and airport staff look out f...

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Plane Talk - One European Sky

Plane Talk - One European Sky

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Following last week's episode, looking at why we zig-zag so much when we fly, Chaitan proposes a solution for more effective travel. With potential savings in cost and considerable benefits ...

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Plane Talk - Dangerous goods (Pt 2) - Transporting rifles & mace

Plane Talk - Dangerous goods (Pt 2) - Transporting rifles & mace

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Last week's episode seems rather tame now. We only wanted to transport some extreme sports equipment!!  This week we look at whether you can carry rifle equipment on a plane AND whether...

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Plane Talk - In defence of overbooking your flight

Plane Talk - In defence of overbooking your flight

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Ever been bumped off a flight because it was overbooked? It's infuriating, isn't it? Chaitan, from the International Air Transport Association, explains why airlines overbook, how airlin...

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Plane Talk  - Who are ICAO? How are they different to IATA?

Plane Talk - Who are ICAO? How are they different to IATA?

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It can be easy to get lost amongst the acronyms. Chaitan explains the main differences between ICAO and IATA and how they work together.    

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Plane Talk - Whats better for me; public or privately owned airports?

Plane Talk - Whats better for me; public or privately owned airports?

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Chaitan explains some of the pros and cons of public and privately owned airports.

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Plane Talk - Why is my flight shorter in one direction than the other?

Plane Talk - Why is my flight shorter in one direction than the other?

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So the flight to my destination is shorter than the return flight. What's that about? Chaitan Jain explains...  

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Plane Talk - Why my plane is late, but my airline SHOULDN'T pay the fine

Plane Talk - Why my plane is late, but my airline SHOULDN'T pay the fine

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Airlines pay hefty fines when they make us late. We knew that! But Chaitan's also telling us why he doesn't think they should...

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Plane Talk - Biohacking security & aviation in the future

Plane Talk - Biohacking security & aviation in the future

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What are the issues that might affect the future of aviation. It's all speculation, but it's important to have ideas of what these might be and the risks that are out there. Chaitan expl...

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Plane Talk - And the prize for the busiest airport in the world goes to...

Plane Talk - And the prize for the busiest airport in the world goes to...

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Chaitan Jain from IATA joins us in the studio again. We talked about the top markets for passenger markets. Now we're talking about the most frequented airports...

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Plane Talk - Where air travel demand is at its highest

Plane Talk - Where air travel demand is at its highest

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Chaitan Jain, from IATA, is a lover of statistics. This week he tells us just how many journeys were taken by air last year worldwide. It's a whopping 3.8 billion journeys! In the develop...

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