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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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Cornelius Schregle on Backdrop Switzerland; the book on the movies

Cornelius Schregle on Backdrop Switzerland; the book on the movies

Mid Morning Mix

Cornelius joins us in the studio to share some of the anecdotes he uncovered whilst researching this book, such as the location scouting mission of the 007 team to find a Bond bad-guy lare, wh...

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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 - My passport on my smartphone and other aviation tech

Plane Talk - My passport on my smartphone and other aviation tech

Plane Talk

Could passports be a thing of the past?

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10 Simple tips to improve your family travel photos

10 Simple tips to improve your family travel photos

Does anyone else get disheartened when they just can't get those holiday photos up to the standard of those amazing holiday photos you now see on the internet?

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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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Pumpkin season in Switzerland - family activities

Pumpkin season in Switzerland - family activities

There is no going back to summer, more and more leaves are changing their colours every single day and the crisp mornings are a reminder that winter is on its way. But there is one thing in pa...

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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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Plane Talk - Satellite technology vs giant concrete arrows

Plane Talk - Satellite technology vs giant concrete arrows

Plane Talk

Before there was satellite technology, there was radar technology. Before radar technology, pilots just depended on giant concrete arrows to point the way.  Technology moves on and we...

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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

Plane Talk

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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Saga des Géants - Margot Courtault steps down from a little Giant's right foot

Saga des Géants - Margot Courtault steps down from a little Giant's right foot

Mid Morning Mix

The Giants are coming to Switzerland!! Margot Courtault steps down from a giant's right foot, quite literally, to chat to us about the upcoming parade of the giants' Swiss debut in ...

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Plane Talk - Biohacking security & aviation in the future

Plane Talk - Biohacking security & aviation in the future

Plane Talk

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 - New airline routes take time

Plane Talk - New airline routes take time

Plane Talk

Ever noticed that little asterisk on a promotional poster about a new flight.  Here's why...

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Sky's the Limit: Loire Valley (15th Sept 2017)

Sky's the Limit: Loire Valley (15th Sept 2017)

The Sky’s the Limit

This week Amanda explores the magical charm of the Loire Valley

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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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Plane Talk - Mojave: Where plane's go to die

Plane Talk - Mojave: Where plane's go to die

Plane Talk

We often talk about the newest technology and advances in the aviation industry, but rarely do we consider what happens to those old planes that have been retired. One "plane boneyard&...

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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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Dig It! Lost Gardens of Heligan & Eden project (10 July 2017)

Dig It! Lost Gardens of Heligan & Eden project (10 July 2017)

Dig It!

The holidays are here, and if you are lucky enough to be spending some of your holiday time in Cornwall, then get yourself to the Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan.    

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