Show: Plane Talk

  • Friday at 10.40am - replayed throughout the week

If you want to get practical tips about how to travel safer and more sustainably, or if you just want to know what can help the airline keep track of your bags so you'll never be stuck without your luggage again. 

Self confessed 'aviation geek' Chaitan Jain can make your trip a smooth one. Chaitan Jain, Assistant Director of External Affairs at I.A.T.A. (International Air Transport Association) answers all your questions about plane travel.

If you have any questions for Chaitan, email studio@worldradio.ch with 'Plane Talk' as your subject.


Tune in for a new episode of Plane Talk every Friday at 10.40am - replayed each day throughout the week. Check the complete WRS schedule. 


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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 - Electric wheelchairs on-board

Plane Talk - Electric wheelchairs on-board

Plane Talk

Air travel is becoming more and more accessible to those with disabilities, so what do we need to consider if travelling with an electric wheelchair? There are different procedures in place depe...

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

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

Plane Talk

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 - 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 - Transporting Medical specimens

Plane Talk - Transporting Medical specimens

Plane Talk

Medical testing is essential to understanding disease; for prevention and cure. It's a topic that those who work at the World Health Organisation in Geneva may have to deal with in particular. Bu...

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