In episode 62 of the Simple Flying Podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss,
The UK's new traffic light travel system
What we learned in our recent Emirates webinar
flypop signs a deal to lease A330s
LATAM says bye-bye to the Airbus A350
JetBlue reveals its transatlantic economy overhaul
In episode 61 of the Simple Flying podcast, we alter the usual format to discuss Alaska Airlines joining the oneworld alliance, with special guest Jay Singh. Also covered in the episode are,
Boeing's 737 MAX 8200 certified
Airbus invests in Canadian A220 production
TAP Air Portugal flies an A321LR for ten hours.
In episode 60 of the Simple Flying team, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss,
Aer Lingus' transatlantic flight plans
Ryanair's huge summer plans despite COVID-19
China Airlines says farewell to its final passenger Boeing 747
The UK introduces new fines for unauthorised travel
SOFIA has returned to the United States
In episode 59 of the Simple Flying Podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss,
An interesting Airbus A220 Delivery
40 years of Iberia Airbus operations
Norwegian's founder is back with another long-haul low-cost venture
Emirates celebrates one year of preighter operations
A baby Boris Force One is spotted in London
In episode 58 of the Simple Flying Podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss,
Leasing Giant: GECAS is sold to AerCap
Boeing sells a passenger 747-8
A look at the all premium economy A350 startup
British Airways gives hope to the Airbus A380
Donghai Airlines punchup leads to expansion ban
In episode 57 of the Simple Flying Podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss,
An update on the Boeing 777X's certification activities
Four British Airways Boeing 747s Are Reregistered
Lufthansa signals the end of the Airbus A380
Ryanair continues to suffer from the second wave
An Air France Boeing 777 is restyled by Greenpeace Activists
In episode 56 of the Simple Flying Podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss,
What's been going on with the Boeing 737 MAX?
Berlin Brandenburg Airport closes Soviet-era Terminal 5.
IATA's grim predictions for aviation in 2021.
What's been going on with health passports last week?
How to buy a Boeing 737 For $550,000
In episode 55 of the Simple Flying Podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss,
A weekend of aviation incidents
Boeing 777s with a certain engine get grounded
British Airways sends its A318 on a one-way trip
Airbus releases full year results
Air Canada's latest retro jet, an Airbus A220
In episode 53 of the Simple Flying Podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss,
German Boeing 707s set to be scrapped
Thai's widebody retirement
The UK's new COVID immigration rules
What's going on with the Boeing 777X?
A Kenyan stowaway has a lucky escape
We made it to one year of the Simple Flying podcast! 🎉 In episode 52 of the podcast your hosts Jo and Tom discuss,
JetBlue's game-changing business class seat
Lufthansa completes its longest flight yet
UK bans UAE flights, but Emirates finds a way...
The Boeing 737 MAX is recertified in Europe, but you might not see it soon
Why Europeans should keep an eye on the skies
In episode 51 of the Simple Flying Podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss,
The inauguration of Joe Biden from an aviation perspective
Lufthansa, Lufthansa, and a little more Lufthansa
Are health passports the future?
The 737 MAX in Europe & Canada*
airBaltic's A220 dream
*Since recording this episode, EASA and the CAA have recertified the 737 MAX
The Simple Flying podcast has reached 50 episodes! This week your hosts Jo and Tom discuss,
JetBlue's partnership with American Airlines gets approval
Atlas Air places the last-ever Boeing 747 order
Norwegian gives up on the low-cost long-haul model
Emirates looks to reactivate its A380s this year
Qatar Airways will retire half of its Airbus A380 fleet
In the 49th episode of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss,
A Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 crashes in Indonesia
Qatar Airways reaps the benefits of the blockade's end
Airbus reveals its finalized deliveries for 2020
Wizz Air sold 6-hour flights for just 27 cent
British Airways improves its Euro Traveller catering
Hot off the heels of last week's 12 themes of aviation podcast, Simple Flying's first podcast of the new year sees hosts Tom and Jo sitting down with Virgin Atlantic's Captain Chris. Famous for his "Buy airline tickets like you buy toilet paper" sign, Captain Chris discusses his journey to becoming a training captain at Virgin Atlantic, the current state of the aviation industry, and why those with an interest in an aviation career shouldn't be put off by the current crisis.
In episode 46 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss,
UK's test to release scheme gets off to a bad start
Borders around the world shut to UK travelers
JetBlue's massive route announcement
Hi Fly and airBaltic both say goodbye to special aircraft
A man climbs onto an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 wing
In episode 45 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss,
Air France Airbus A380s for sale
GOL's Boeing 737 MAX is the first to return to service
Aer Lingus plans United States flights
Could IAG have a Brexit problem?
British Airways' last Boeing 747 flight
Why China wants flight attendants to wear nappies
In episode 44 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Tom and Jo discuss,
Virgin Atlantic's Boeing 747 farewell
Emirates premium economy edges nearer
Ryanair places a huge 737 MAX order
Airlines urge governments to end quarantine
A look at Germany's runway problem
In episode 43 of the Simple Flying podcast, you hosts Jo and Tom discuss:
SpiceJet plans flights to the US
Merkel One completes the world’s longest Airbus A350 flight
A positive outlook for 2021, but will all airlines survive?
Lufthansa eyes an upgrade in the economy cabin of its Boeing 747-8s
New Icelandic airline MOM was a big hoax
In episode 42 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss,
JetBlue’s London slots
The Boeing 737 MAX is back
Southwest training every pilot on the Boeing 737 MAX
British Airways A380s head to a Spanish aircraft graveyard
Stowaway cat delays El Al flight for two days
In episode 41 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss:
How much use has Hi Fly's A380 had?
Singapore Airlines' Boeing 737s
The first VIP Transport flight of 'Boris Force One'
London Gatwick's low-cost carrier battle
Vietnam's Bamboo Airways receives DOT approval
In episode 40 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Tom and Jo discuss:
Tegel Airport closes after 60 years
Hi Fly is retiring its only Airbus A380
airBaltic’s CEO becomes an A220 pilot
Emirates's A380 pilot dilemma
Lufthansa to launch COVID free flights in Germany
In episode 39 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Tom and Jo discuss:
Future turboprops from Embraer
Berlin Brandenburg - The Airport
C919's future market share
Berlin Brandenburg - The Opening
A British Airways A380 update
In episode 26 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Tom and Jo discuss:
American Airlines earnings update and news
Berlin Brandenburg will finally open
Only two US airlines are now blocking middle seats
A European Boeing 747 update
Boeing live virus testing
In episode 37 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss:
United loses big but has an optimistic outlook
Qantas’ 8.5-hour flight to nowhere
Japan's ZIPAIR finally takes off
A Lufthansa Airbus A350 Update
Why you’re more likely to be struck by lightning than catch COVID on a plane
This week Simple Flying's content manager presents a special episode. On Episode 36 of the Simple Flying podcast, we discuss the retirement of the Queen of the Skies from the British Airways fleet with cabin crew member Kerry Whyte, who has worked in all four 747 cabins over the past 14 years.
In episode 35 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss:
Boeing 787 Everett production ending
Emirates' hefty DoT fine
JetBlue is still not filling flights
British Airways takes a double delivery
Singapore Airlines to open an Airbus A380 restaurant
In episode 34 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Tom and Jo discuss:
How aviation is using COVID to test environmental innovations
Is testing the answer to unlocking international travel?
Air Astana’s Domestic Network Is Stronger Than Ever
Is the UK doing enough to support its airlines?
A Boeing 737 MAX & and Airbus A380 Update
In episode 33 of the Simple Flying Podcast, your hosts Tom and Jo discuss:
Airbus' new zero-emissions place concepts
Lufthansa's Airbus A380 looks set to be retired
British Airways and Virgin Atlantic go head to head on Pakistan flights
An accident report reveals that passengers were scared to jump from an Embraer E195 wing
Flights to nowhere
In episode 32 of the Simple Flying podcast, Jo interviews Esayas WoldeMariam, Cheif Commerical Offices of Ethiopian Airlines. Topics of discussion include:
COVID and its effect on Ethiopian
About the airline's future fleet
Plans and about African aviation in general
In episode 31 of the Simple Flying podcast your hosts Tom and Jo discuss:
Ryanair Traffic, Ireland threats, and screen scrapers
Australia extends travel ban
Carbon zero transatlantic flight challenge
A350 coffee problem solved
Jetpack man & David Plane
In Episode 30 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss:
What's the latest with Berlin Airport,
A Boeing 737 testing update
History is made As El Al Touches Down In Abu Dhabi
The Boeing 787 runs into issues
A DC-3 accident and how many are still in operation?
In episode 29 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss:
SAA has no more Airbus A350s
The German Government takes its first Airbus A350
American Airlines and its stance on skiplagging
Boeing's first 737 MAX order of 2020
More than $900,000 left at TSA checkpoints
In episode 28 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss:
UK’s quarantine list gets extended again
New routes to open up as UAE & Israel sign a peace deal
Facemasks for flying
Lufthansa upcycling an Airbus A320
How you can fly anywhere in the world from Japan for just $60
In episode 27 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss:
Air India Express Crash
Europe’s CO2 emissions have plummeted
The Airbus A380 is making a comeback
Hi Fly's A380 causes a scare on the beach
Is the A220 the most active aircraft type in the world?
In episode 26 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Tom and Jo discuss:
Airbus and Boeing results
How Lufthansa Is Coping With COVID-19
No more big planes for 2 years
British Airways is already putting its Boeing 787s to good use
Cathay retires the world’s first A330
In episode 25 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss:
Ryanair Q1 update
Big three US airline losses
Flying Lufthansa to Spain during COVID + New UK Ban
Qantas 747 retirement
Heathrow Terminal 5 oneworld Mega Hub
In episode 24 of the Simple Flying podcast your hosts Jo and Tom discuss:
Queen of the skies - BA retires and 30 pax 747s left flying;
JetBlue expands, Ties up with AA, Hawaiian retaliates;
An Airbus A380 update;
UAE passengers finally begin to return to India;
More passengers behaving badly.
On episode 23 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Joanna Bailey and Tom Boon discuss:
Will COVID testing become the new norm when flying?
An update on US airline furloughs
The Boeing 787 turns 13!
Passengers behaving badly
A Delta employee goes out of the way to provide masks
In episode 22 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Tom and Jo discuss:
The UK Quarantine, exceptions coming, and what it's like for those who have to self-isolate
India extends its international flight ban until August
New planes and new neighbors at British Airways
What's going on at Alaska Airlines
China Airlines' newest flight doesn't leave the airport
In episode 21 of the podcast your hosts Jo and Tom discuss:
What's happening with the Boeing 737 MAX?
Au Revoir to Air France's Airbus A380s
Qantas' 3 year COVID recovery plan
Lufthansa secures its €9bn bailout
The UK Government reveals "Boris Force One"
We've reached episode 20 of the Simple Flying podcast! In this episode of the podcast your hosts Jo and Tom discuss:
How is COVID changing the future of aviation - airlines burdened with debt, more state ownership, more failures in the winter?;
An update on Qatar Airways;
What's happening with the Boeing 747?;
In conversation with the CEO of airBaltic;
Why doesn't Loganair fly to Germany?
In Episode 19 of the Simple Flying podcast your hosts Jo and Tom discuss:
A bit of everything at JetBlue;
Could Austria be killing off low-cost flights?;
Why are thousands of pigs being flown to China on Boeing 747s?;
British Airways Introduces COVID Friendly Catering;
Lufthansa is still implementing social distancing on the down-low.
In episode 18 of the Simple Flying podcast, Jo and Tom discuss:
UK quarantine rules, an FAQ and the industry’s response;
Trouble for China from Trump;
Middle East restart: Connecting flights, Emirates wants a US partner, & Qatar becomes the biggest carrier in the world;
Wizz could come back to Frankfurt as Lufthansa gives up slots.
In the 17th episode of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss:
Etihad Remains Committed to the A350;
Flying with Ryanair During COVID-19;
A busy week for Wizz Air;
Air Astana to launch a dedicated freight fleet.
In episode 16 of the Simple Flying podcast, Jo and Tom discuss:
India's domestic flight resumption;
A large Airbus A380 update;
The tragic A320 PIA crash;
LH set to receive a massive bailout;
Qatar debuts new full PPE crew uniforms.
In this episode of the Simple Flying podcast Tom and Jo discuss:
Middle East aviation update;
Airlines are beginning to announce flight assumptions;
Europe's April traffic was horrible;
Delta's Boeing 777 retirement;
Ryanair - What’s up?;
A reward for information at easyJet.
During our 14th episode Tom and Jo discuss:
What's going on down under with Qantas;
Germany receives its first governmental Airbus A350;
JetBlue faces a backlash for honoring healthcare workers;
Is it bye-bye for British Boeing 747s?;
Airbus' ‘electronic noses’ being used to sniff out explosives.
On our 13th episode, Jo and Tom discuss:
European airline bailouts, who’s got what and is it fair;
15 years since its first flight, the A380 is nowhere to be seen;
Signs of how aviation will look post-corona;
Violent Storm Pushes Qatar Airways 787 Into A350;
Ryanair operates a 7-hour flight to Liberia.
With the global focus on the current aviation crisis, we take a break to discuss the problem with Europe's aviation taxation. Joining us is special guest Thomas Jérémie Hayden-Lefebvre, a Simple Flying journalist, and one of the biggest aviation brains we know.
On our 11th episode, Jo and Tom are joined by Simple Flying writer Andrew to discuss:
Virgin Australia enters administration;
Lufthansa repatriation efforts end;
Social distancing on flights;
European passenger traffic takes a dive;
Two British Airways incidents in two days.
On our 10th episode, Jo and Tom discuss:
Lufthansa downsizes amid coronavirus crisis;
An Air France Airbus A330 is shot at;
Could this be the death of the A380?;
Weird and wonderful repatriation flights;
Why grounded aircraft are affecting the reliability of weather forecasts.
After Jo's break last week, Tom takes a turn to rest his voice. This week we talk passenger experience and cabin design with Joe Leader, CEO of Apex. Discussion points include:
What are airlines getting right and wrong with PaxEx in terms of cabin design right now;
What can we expect from cabins of the future;
How emerging technology will influence cabins of the future;
What sorts of improvements can we really expect to see on aircraft over the coming decade.
In episode 8 we take a break from our usual format as Tom hosts a very special guest, Rhys, a good friend of ours from Head For Points.
We discuss British Airways' premium product, from earning status to using the airline's most exclusive lounges.
In episode 7 of our podcast we discuss:
Etihad's St Patrick's Day surprise;
Emirates can't decide whether to ground flights;
How the Olympic flame is flown around the world;
British Airways flies to Havana for the first time in 20 years;
Stained glass windows for aircraft.
In episode 6 of our podcast we discuss:
How the coronavirus epidemic will change the aviation industry;
Low-cost carrier frequent flyer schemes;
Which airlines have canceled flights due to coronavirus;
1st anniversary of the Boeing 737 MAX grounding;
Air Tahiti Nui & the world's longest domestic flights.
In episode 5 of our podcast we discuss:
The sudden collapse of Flybe;
Slot constraints and grounded aircraft as a result of coronavirus;
Ryanair's CEO, Michael O'Leary, on the Boeing 737 MAX and the COMAC C919;
British Airways staff pull an Airbus A350 for charity.
In episode 4 of our podcast we discuss:
A coronavirus update;
A drone sighting causes chaos in Frankfurt;
Boeing clocks its first order of 2020;
How London Stansted Airport is being transformed;
United passengers hit the jackpot with downgrade compensation.
In episode 3 of our podcast we discuss:
Airbus looks to invest €1 billion in the Airbus A220 program;
Air France retires its first Airbus A380;
Foreign object debris found inside Boeing 737 MAX fuel tanks;
A look at Aeroflot's 1st Airbus A350;
A dog manages to claim compensation for a canceled flight.
In episode 2 of our podcast we discuss:
Alaska Airlines intends to join the oneworld alliance;
British Airways fleet update;
Airbus redesigns the airplane with MAVERIC;
US airlines extend the Boeing 737 MAX grounding;
Greek's Aegean launches a new livery.
Welcome to the first-ever Simple Flying podcast. Launched just under 2 years ago, Simple Flying is the world’s largest aviation news website. We cover all aspects of commercial aviation and publish over 150 stories every week.
The idea behind our podcast is to give you a weekly roundup of the top aviation stories, in conversation form. Everything discussed in our podcasts can be found in written form on simpleflying.com.
In episode 1 of our podcast we discuss:
Air Italy goes bankrupt
Storm Ciara's impact on transatlantic flight times and crazy A380 diversions
Azman Air's Crazy Airbus A340
David Neeleman's Breeze Airways
Coronavirus aviation impact
Qatar Airways delivering medical supplies to help Coronavirus impact