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Plane Talk - Easier travel across the African continent

Plane Talk - Easier travel across the African continent

Plane Talk

  Chaitan Jain from IATA explains the latest updates regarding travel across Africa. Could it finally be becoming easier to travel within Africa? It looks that way. Here's what we kn...

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Plane Talk - Packing tips

Plane Talk - Packing tips

Plane Talk

Snow globes are still a no-no. And though you might like to be prepared, here's why you shouldn't wrap those gifts before you travel. Seasonal travelling tips from the International Air Transport...

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

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

Plane Talk

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)

Plane Talk

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 - One European Sky

Plane Talk - One European Sky

Plane Talk

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 - Why do we zig-zag so much when we fly?

Plane Talk - Why do we zig-zag so much when we fly?

Plane Talk

Chaitan looks at how we're currently zig-zagging across Europe when we travel by air, and why. Is this really the most efficient way to travel?

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Plane Talk - Dangerous goods (Pt 1) - Transporting parachutes & life jackets

Plane Talk - Dangerous goods (Pt 1) - Transporting parachutes & life jackets

Plane Talk

Calling all sailors, pilots, skiers and lovers of extreme sports. Do you ever want to travel on an aircraft with a life vest, a parachute or an avalanche rescue backpack. Can you travel with these ...

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Plane Talk - Human trafficking

Plane Talk - Human trafficking

Plane Talk

What are we supposed to do if we see something suspicious? Is it really a significant problem on air transport? What training do cabin crew have to recognise when someone might be being traff...

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Plane Talk  - Donate airmiles to AIRLINK

Plane Talk - Donate airmiles to AIRLINK

Plane Talk

Airlink are a small organisation made up of aviation professionals who understand the logistics of using free cargo space on commercial airlines, to transport essential items to disaster zones. Pre...

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Plane Talk - One Order means one reference number

Plane Talk - One Order means one reference number

Plane Talk

Ever get confused between your reference number, your booking number, your flight number and your e-ticket number? One Order is a programme that IATA have created that's designed to make you...

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Plane Talk - Are you a 'connected' traveller?

Plane Talk - Are you a 'connected' traveller?

Plane Talk

73 % of us want to be connected to Wi-Fi whilst we're in the air. Chaitan and Katt sympathise with the other 27% that just want to fly in peace. We take a look at what the future looks like whe...

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Plane Talk - Robotics at the airport for an ageing population

Plane Talk - Robotics at the airport for an ageing population

Plane Talk

Chaitan Jain, from IATA, looks at some of the innovative ways that airports might help ageing travellers in the future.    

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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?

Plane Talk

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?

Plane Talk

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

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24 hours in Locarno

24 hours in Locarno

Mid Morning Mix

I love Ticino. It still amazes me that in a country as small as Switzerland I have access to so many varying regions within a 2-3 hour drive. Visiting Locarno has become a favorite getaway whe...

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Sky's the Limit: Brussels (8 September 2017)

Sky's the Limit: Brussels (8 September 2017)

The Sky’s the Limit

This week Amanda Kerin takes in the delight's of Belgium's capital, Brussels

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Sky's the Limit: Top 5 sights in Rome

Sky's the Limit: Top 5 sights in Rome

The Sky’s the Limit

Amanda examines the beauty and history of the Italian capital Rome.

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Sky's the Limit: Top 5 Porto experiences

Sky's the Limit: Top 5 Porto experiences

The Sky’s the Limit

This week Amanda savours the delights of Porto.

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Sky's the Limit: Exploring Barcelona

Sky's the Limit: Exploring Barcelona

The Sky’s the Limit

This week, Amanda takes in the beauty of Barcelona. 

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Plane Talk - Surprise detours and Swiss planes in Nunavut

Plane Talk - Surprise detours and Swiss planes in Nunavut

Plane Talk

Chaitan Jain explains why emergency landings may happen and what caused the Swiss plane landing in Nunavut, a small and sparsely populated territory in Northern Canada, earlier this year. Does t...

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Swiss Tips: Lyon Uncorked

Swiss Tips: Lyon Uncorked

Narrow Medieval passages contrast with vibrant walls of urban art; an elegant opera house boasts a designer makeover and an upside down white elephant perches on the hillside... Scratch the surface...

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Plane Talk - Byebye birdy

Plane Talk - Byebye birdy

Plane Talk

AKA "Birds vs Planes"

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Plane Talk - What happens if I lose my passport mid-flight?

Plane Talk - What happens if I lose my passport mid-flight?

Plane Talk

What happens if a passenger was to lose their passport mid-flight or in transit? Sound ridiculous? Well Katt actually has some first-hand experience of this, but she fully admits it was a p...

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Plane Talk - I was ONLY 2 minutes late!! Why won't you let me on the plane?

Plane Talk - I was ONLY 2 minutes late!! Why won't you let me on the plane?

Plane Talk

This week Chaitan Jain from IATA explains why they won't open the gate back up, even if you're just 2 minutes late. He also bursts into song...

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