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Simple Flying Aviation News Podcast

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The Simple Flying Podcast - hosted by Joanna Bailey, and Tom Boon is your go to podcast for commercial aviation news and insight.

We discuss the top commercial aviation news stories each week, all of the stories discussed can be found on simpleflying.com.
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#118: ANA's A380 Return, Boom Supersonic Update & 3 More Trending Stories
In episode 118 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, ANA confirms the return of the Airbus A380 Jo recaps her chat with the CEO of Boom Supersonic Lufthansa reaffirms its commitment in the 777X with a new order CemAir - The South African airline with big expansion plans Tom tours Terminal 3 at Frankfurt Airport
30:52
May 12, 2022
#117: Project Sunrise Is Go, Bad News For Boeing 777X Customers & 3 More Stories
In episode 117 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Mergers in the Americas Another Boeing 777X delay Project Sunrise is go There are finally A380s on the American aircraft register Pilot shortages and schedule cuts
27:06
May 06, 2022
#116: Qatar Airways Loses Out In Court, BA Plans More A380 Flights Than Ever & 3 More Trending Stories
In episode 116 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Tom and Jo discuss, S7 is suspended from the oneworld alliance Malaysia Airlines' future strategy Emirates eyes a full network recovery next year Qatar Airways loses A321neo court case British Airways plans more Airbus A380 flights than ever before
27:45
April 28, 2022
#115: Simple Flying Meets ADSB Exchange
In episode 115 of the Simple Flying podcast, Tom and Jo deviate from the typical format to sit down with ADSB Exchange's Founder and President, Dan Streufert. With Dan we'll chat through everything from how it's possible and legal to track Air Force One, to how eVTOL aircraft will fit into the skies.
21:28
April 21, 2022
#114: Spirit's Competing Offers, Emirates Returns To Stansted & 3 More Stories
In episode 114 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Spirit has competing bids from Frontier and JetBlue Emirates returns to London Stansted with the 777 The new Jet Airways Air France firms its Airbus A350F order 2021's busiest airports
28:29
April 14, 2022
#113: Colorful Condor Livery, Etihad's Airbus A350 Launch & 3 More Stories
In episode 113 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Condor's colorful new livery Etihad's Airbus A350 launch How Royal Air Maroc adds to the oneworld network The longest and shortest international flights The best of aviation on April Fools day 2022
27:16
April 07, 2022
#122: Eastern Airlines Happenings, British Airways Back At Gatwick
In episode 122 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, What's happening with Eastern Airlines British Airways resumes short-haul international flights at London Gatwick How airBaltic's Airbus A220 gamble paid off Tom's African adventure St Helena is back on the flight schedule
28:60
March 31, 2022
#111: China Eastern Crash, Air Canada's A321XLR Order & 3 More Stories
In episode 111 of the Simple Flying podcast your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, The China Eastern crash Air Canada's Airbus A321XLR order Lufthansa's quadjet operations The Antonov An-225 drama A recap of our Air Astana webinar
27:56
March 24, 2022
#110: PW4000 Boeing 777s Could Fly Soon, Air Astana's Great Results & 3 More Stories
In episode 110 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Comair's South African grounding Air Astana's impressive 2021 results PW4000 Boeing 777s could fly again soon Lufthansa resumes Airbus A340-600 Flights Boeing eyes Dreamliner delivery resumption
24:23
March 17, 2022
#109: World's Largest Plane Destroyed, Embraer Pursues Freight & 3 More Stories
In episode 109 of the Simple Flying podcast your hosts Tom and Jo discuss, Manufacturers pull out of Russia - What's the impact? The world's largest plane has been destroyed Embraer pursues the freight market, Tom's Norwegian trip, Titan Airway's Boeing 737 Classic is flying
27:38
March 10, 2022
#108: Simple Flying Meets NATS
In episode 108 of the Simple Flying Podcast, your hosts Tom and Jo catch up with Andy Taylor, Chief Solutions Officer at NATS to talk about everything from digital control towers to the impact of COVID on air navigation service providers.
25:02
March 03, 2022
#107: Ryanair Shifts To Hahn, Bonza Initial Route Network & 3 More Stories
In episode 107 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Ryanair shifts to Hahn Airport Bonza reveals its initial route network The Airbus A220 is still gaining altitude The FAA updates on Boeing 787 certification Emirates A380 tags are coming!
26:11
February 25, 2022
#106: Finnair's New Long-Haul Cabin, Boeing Printing Aircraft Liveries & 3 More Stories
In episode 106 of the Simple Flying, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, SAS plans lots of long-haul A321 action Finnair refreshes long-haul cabins International flying is looking up at Qantas Embraer's new Tech Shark livery Boeing's inkjet painting revolution
22:53
February 17, 2022
#105: Frontier/Spirit Merger, Qatar's Big Order, & 3 More Stories
In episode 105 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Tom and Jo discuss, Spirit/Frontier merger Qatar Airways' huge Boeing order Ryanair is happy with MAX, unhappy with Boeing Inside Hans Airways’ business plan Plans drawn up for an Airbus A380 Hotel
23:44
February 10, 2022
#104: PLAY's 3rd US Destination, Boeing 737 MAX In Antarctica & 3 More Stories
In episode 104 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Play announces its 3rd US destination Door ripped off a BA 777 UK government flies an A321neo to Australia First Antarctic Boeing 737 MAX flight Elon Musk offers student $5k to stop tracking his plane
25:44
February 03, 2022
#103: Qatar's Paint Problems, Northern Pacific Launch & 3 More Stories
In episode 103 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, The latest in Qatar Airways's paint drama with Airbus Northern Pacific's livery reveal 5G and aviation - What's going on? An update on Air India The DOJ charges four for Air Piracy after May's Ryanair diversion
21:57
January 27, 2022
#102: Simple Flying Chats With Aviation Photographer Vincenzo Pace
As Jo was enjoying the sun in Los Angeles at the Northern Pacific Airlines launch, host Tom took the opportunity to catch up with Simple Flying's resident photographer Vincenzo Pace to discuss planes, spotting, and the new ITA livery.
21:31
January 20, 2022
#101: Airbus Meets Delivery Target, Special SpaceX Delivery & 3 More Stories
In episode 101 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Airbus meets its 2021 delivery targets Delivering an Airbus satellite to SpaceX An Airbus A220 update Ryanair scraps its Frankfurt base Boeing's big Allegiant win
25:19
January 12, 2022
#100🎉: 787 Paint Flaking, Japan's 747 Potato Flights & 3 More Trending Stories
We've reached 100 episodes of the Simple Flying podcast, and in this episode your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Paint flaking on Boeing 787s Japanese Boeing 747 potato flights Birds killed in Berlin Hi Fly's new speed record Boeing 737 MAX in Ethiopia & Indonesia
16:30
January 06, 2022
#99: A Look Back At 2021's Top Stories
In episode 99 of the Simple Flying podcast, Tom and Jo take a look back at Simple Flying's top stories of 2021.
20:53
December 30, 2021
#98: Simple Flying Meets IAG Cargo
In episode 98 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom sit down with IAG Cargo, and discuss everything from preighters and their role in the pandemic, how a cargo airline with no planes works, and even the strangest cargo carried by the airline. Joining us for this special episode are Darren Peek, Head of Sales at IAG Cargo, and Fernando Terol Armas, Director of Spanish Hub and Operations. 
34:42
December 23, 2021
#97: Airbus A350 Legal Assessment, The 777X's Sustainability & 3 More Stories
In episode 97 of the Simple Flying podcast your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Airbus' Qatar A350 drama The Boeing 777X's sustainability Only one A380 left to deliver UAE-Nigeria flight drama Get vaccinated on a historic Airbus A300
26:52
December 16, 2021
#96: 777X Folding Wingtips, Northern Pacific's Plans & 3 More Stories
In episode 96 of the Simple Flying podcast your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, The Boeing 777X's folding wingtips Northern Pacific's initial destinations Why taxi times falling isn't all good news Boeing's sustainability focus United's "100% SAF" flight
25:02
December 09, 2021
#95: A350 Paint Saga Grows, Return Of The A340-600, & 3 More Stories
In episode 95 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, The Airbus A350 paint saga grows outside Qatar Airways Lufthansa reveals its Airbus A340-600 return plans Experiencing Emirates' new premium economy cabin Why Airbus is flying a Falcon Jet right behind an A350 Flybe 2.0 takes delivery of its first jet
25:43
December 02, 2021
#94: Who Won Dubai, Hi Fly In Antarctica, & 3 More stories
In episode 94 of the Simple Flying podcast, Tom and Jo chat about: Airbus vs Boeing - Who won the Dubai Airshow? Hi Fly lands the first A340 in Antarctica Boeing may build the 777XF before the 777-8 Russian aviation - all about the SSJ & MC-21 flydubai has fully recovered from the crisis
26:23
November 26, 2021
#93: Jo & Tom Visit The Dubai Airshow
In episode 93 of the Simple Flying podcast, Jo and Tom discuss what happened on the first two days of the Dubai Airshow, including, Launch of the Airbus A350F, A huge Indigo Partners order, The mighty Boeing 777F, And much more!
14:39
November 18, 2021
#92: Embraer Concepts, A Special Heathrow Departure & 3 More Stories
In Episode 92 of the Simple Flying Podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Embraer launches 4 future design concepts, Boeing's 777X flies to Dubai Egyptian Government's new 10-year-old 747-8 flies to Hamburg A very special Heathrow departure Korean Air's 747s save Christmas in the UK
27:01
November 12, 2021
#91: TransAir Wreckage Salvaged, Trump's 757 Takes Off & 3 More Stories
In episode 91 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, TransAir 737 wreckage recovered from the ocean floor, Trump's 757 takes to the skies for the first time in two years, Why the UK's APD update isn't what it seems, Breeze unveils its first Airbus A220 Emirates recycles and sells its first A380
22:51
November 04, 2021
#90: BA1 Is Back, Dubai Airshow's Planned Planes & 3 More Stories
In episode 90 of the Simple Flying podcast, your host Tom is joined by Simple Flying's Deputy Editor Sumit to discuss, Which aircraft will be at the Dubai Airshow? The A380s return to Australia BA1 is back for one day only White Desert's Antarctic operations Will 2022 be the year low-cost long-haul finally takes off?
24:18
October 28, 2021
#89: Alitalia Becomes ITA, Ten Years Of The 787 & 3 More Stories
In episode 89 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Goodbye Alitalia, Hello ITA Frankfurt Hahn Airport's insolvency United Airlines' massive route announcement Ten years of Boeing 787 Dreamliner operations An unusual use for a Boeing 787
28:47
October 21, 2021
#88: Air France's A220 Plans, Big Week For Indian Aviation & 3 More Stories
In episode 88 of the Simple Flying podcast your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Air France's A220 plans & Korean Air's A220 award A big week for Indian aviation The UK's huge red-list update Just one sale for Airbus Tim Clark's latest Boeing 777X comments
26:24
October 14, 2021
#87: Australia Opening, Europe's Last MD-11 & 3 More Stories
In episode 87 of the Simple Flying Podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Australia is reopening A mega Airbus A380 update What's happening at Air India? Europe set to lose its last MD-11 A lucky birthday dog gets upgraded to business class
23:32
October 07, 2021
#86: Embraer Turboprop Update, BA Cuts Gatwick Short-Haul & 3 More Stories
In episode 86 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom are joined by deputy content manager Jay to discuss, An Embraer turboprop update The Boeing 707 auction is live Northern Pacific buys its first jets British Airways suspends short-haul at London Gatwick Jay looks back at our recent American Airlines webinar
22:24
September 30, 2021
#85: Last Etihad A350 Flies To Abu Dhabi, Travel Bans Lifted & 3 More Stories
In episode 85 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Tom and Jo discuss, The last Etihad A350 flies to Abu Dhabi UK restrictions change and US travel ban lifted Lufthansa pulls its last Boeing 747 out of Twente Boeing's Commercial Market Outlook How SWISS is avoiding uneaten food going to waste
24:45
September 23, 2021
#84: Boeing 707 Auction, Boeing 747-8 Customer Revealed & 3 More Stories
In episode 84 of the Simple Flying Podcast, your hosts Tom and Jo discuss, An A380 leaves Teruel, to be replaced by another A380 Lufthansa 707 Auction dates set Buyer for NTU Lufthansa 747-8 revealed Breeze ups its Airbus Order SKY Express flies six hours with an ATR 72
19:17
September 15, 2021
#83: PLAY Results, Embraer E2 At London City Airport & 3 More Stories
In episode 83 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, How new low-cost Icelandic airline PLAY fared in its first months The highlights of Jo's chat with Etihad CEO Tony Douglas  What's the latest with the Airbus A380 Helvetic flies an Embraer E2 into London City for the first time  An interesting livery has rolled out at Tolouse
27:56
September 07, 2021
#82: The End Of Alitalia, Air Astana's Plans & 3 More Stories
In episode 82 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, The end of Alitalia A chat with the CEO of Air Astana, Peter Foster Qantas' loss and international restart British Airways' London Gatwick proposals A couple of fabulous flyovers
24:22
September 02, 2021
#81: Ryanair Branded Evil, SAS A320neos Fly Non-Stop For 9+ Hours
In episode 81 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and tom discuss, Why Ryanair was branded evil An Envoy Air 'drone strike' (since confirmed to be a balloon by the FAA) Lufthansa's Afghanistan airlift Two SAS A320neos fly non-stop for 9+ hours Singapore begins allowing vaccinated visitors without quarantine
25:54
August 26, 2021
#80: Aviation In Afghanistan, Outstanding Boeing 747 Orders & 3 More Stories
In episode 80 of the Simple Flying podcast your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Aviation in Afghanistan The last new Dash 8 A raft of Embraer announcements Outstanding Boeing 747 orders drop to single figures A preview of a very special event coming up
34:29
August 19, 2021
#79: Qatar's Airbus A350 Drama, Cathay Pacific A321neos & 3 More Stories
In episode 79 of the Simple Flying Podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Qatar Airways has drama with the Airbus A350 Etihad sees some improvement in its H1 results Good and bad news for the Airbus A380 A look at Cathay Pacific's new Airbus A321neos A steampunk sculpture causes trouble in Frankfurt
23:56
August 12, 2021
#78: Air Austral's A220s, Airbus Launches The A350F & 3 More Stories
In episode 78 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Tom and Jo discuss, Air Austral takes delivery of its Airbus A220s What happened at our easyJet webinar The US bans Afghanistan overflights Airbus launches the A350 freighter Your chance to buy parts of an A380 for a good cause
27:41
August 05, 2021
#77: 58 Superjets Ordered, Eurowings Discover Launched & 3 More Stories
In episode 77 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, 58 Superjets ordered at MAKS Europe's newest airline: Eurowings Discover Flying horses to the Olympics The A330 becoming a music venue An ex-United flight attendant is pushing a drinks cart over 200 miles
23:52
July 29, 2021
#76: Malaysia A380 Sale, Boston - New York Seaplanes & 3 More Stories
In episode 76 of the Simple Flying Podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Malaysia Airlines puts its Airbus A380s on sale What went down at our recent Wizz Air webinar Scoot launches Athens to Berlin 787 flights Tailwind is to fly seaplanes from Boston to New York How much it costs to paint your own Ryanair 737
24:18
July 22, 2021
#75: Transatlantic Corridor, Another Interesting United Order & 3 More Stories
In episode 75 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Willie Walsh on the transatlantic corridor The UK relaxes quarantine for vaccinated people Air France-KLM looking for 160 new planes United Electric Plane Order 707 restaurant finally set to open
22:20
July 15, 2021
#74: What's Happening At United, flypop's Stansted Plans & 3 More Stories
In episode 74 of the Simple Flying Podcast, your hosts Tom and Jo are joined by Simple Flying’s lead journalist for North America, Jay Singh. Together we discuss, flypop signs a London Stansted deal 2 air crashes in the space of a week US airline capacity problems Air Belgium's A340 replacement What's in the future of United Airlines?
19:16
July 08, 2021
#73: United's Huge Order, The Record Breaking AN-255 & 3 More Stories
In episode 73 of the Simple Flying Podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, United Airlines places the largest aircraft order in a decade The world's largest plane, the An-225, is back in the skies An interesting new Airbus A350 route from Singapore Airlines A look at Wideroe's summer plans Could Airbus test hydrogen technology on the A380?
28:57
July 01, 2021
#72: PLAY's New Plane, Etihad's Triangle Route, & 3 More Stories
In episode 72 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, PLAY gets a new plane Ryanair gets one too Airbus' production ramp up Etihad's interesting triangle route Saving the 'precious' Frodo plane for New Zealand
28:34
June 24, 2021
#71: American And Virgin Bet On Air Taxis, Biden Arrives In The UK & 3 More Stories
In episode 71 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, American and Virgin jump into the air taxi market Lufthansa brings the 747 and A350 to short-haul markets Qatar stops taking deliveries of the A350 Biden travels to the UK on Air Force One United could be set for a fleet shakeup
31:59
June 15, 2021
#70: United Goes Supersonic, Boeing's Latest ecoDemonstrator & 3 More Stories
In episode 70 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Boeing and Alaska Airlines partner on the next ecoDemonstrator United sets its sights on supersonic flight Embraer's E190-E2 cleared to land at London City Air Force Two maks an unexpected stop Some airlines are now requiring crew vaccinations
26:39
June 10, 2021
#69: Ryanair's Forced Diversion, Qatar Webinar Recap & 3 More Stories
In episode 69 of the Simple Flying Podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Ryanair's forced Belarus diversion An Airbus A380 update Jo sits down with the Qatar Airways CEO Frankfurt aviation is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel Could airships become the new regional jet?
30:13
June 02, 2021
#68: A Chat With Jonny Clark, Founder Of TheDesignAir
In episode 68, Jo sits down for a friendly chat with Jonny Clark, Founder and Editor of TheDesignAir, a well-known airline product and design news site. Jo and Jonny discuss: What’s exciting right now in terms of passenger experience? What will passenger experience be like on these long-haul narrowbody flights? How does the economy product on the long-haul narrowbody compare to the widebody experience? If you could fly any product, past or present, today, which would it be and why? Ahead of our Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker webinar later this week - what are they doing really well in terms of cabin products, and where do you think they could improve? What should airlines and airports be putting in place right now to prevent lengthy queues from spoiling the travel experience?
28:13
May 25, 2021
#67: Alaska Orders More Planes, PLAY Launches Sales & 3 More Stories
In episode 67 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Alaska orders Embraers and MAXs alongside cabin refits Countries relax travel restrictions... PLAY launches ticket sales ...but people want a USA travel corridor The lessors perspective
24:25
May 20, 2021
#66: UK Green List, Malaysia Airlines Eyes A380 Retirement & 3 More Stories
In episode 66 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, The UK reveals its green list Lufthansa orders 10 new widebodies Fly me to the moon with Qantas A Malaysia Airlines fleet update Scilly Isles drone deliveries
24:15
May 13, 2021
#65: 100 Undelivered Dreamliners, India Aid Flights & 3 More Stories
In the 65th episode of the Simple Flying podcast your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Boeing is sitting on 100 undelivered 787 Dreamliners What we learned from Lufthansa's results call Could we see an Airbus A350 freighter? The industry comes together to support India Stratolaunch takes to the skies
24:53
May 06, 2021
#64: Etihad Fleet Update, Finnair Vaccine Passports & 3 More Trending Stories
In Episode 64 of the Simple Flying Podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss, Etihad's fleet update, Finnair on vaccine passports, Breeze order news, Aeromexico's Boeing order updated, Il-96-400M scrapped?
24:39
April 29, 2021
#63: Embraer Exceeding Expectations, Qatar's A380s In Jeopardy & 3 More Stories
In episode 63 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Tom and Jo discuss, Embraer's E2 is performing better than expected British Airways & United on sustainable flying Airbus A380 updates from major carriers iPhone catches fire on British Airways Boeing 787 Vistara sets a new record and its not good
30:15
April 22, 2021
#62: UK's Traffic Lights, LATAM's A350 Retirement & 3 More Stories
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
28:14
April 15, 2021
#61: Alaska Airlines Joins oneworld with Jay Singh
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.
18:45
April 08, 2021
#60: Aer Lingus' Transatlantic Plans, Ryanair's Summer Plans & 3 More Trending Stories
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
20:47
April 01, 2021
#59: An Interesting A220 Delivery, 40 Years Of Iberia & Airbus And 3 More Stories
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
25:27
March 25, 2021
#58: AerCap Buys GECAS, Boeing Sells A 747-8 & 3 More Trending Stories
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
28:14
March 17, 2021
#57: Air France 777 Restyled, BA 747s Reregistered & 3 More Stories
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
29:45
March 11, 2021
#56: IATA's Grim 2021 Predictions, Berlin Terminal 5 Closes & 3 More Stories
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 
25:41
March 03, 2021
#55: Grounded 777s, Retired A318s, and 3 More Trending Stories
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
21:49
February 25, 2021
#54: Vincenzo Pace - Aviation Photographer Interview
In episode 54 of the Simple Flying Podcast, Tom is joined by our photographer Vincenzo Pace, to take a deep dive into the world of aviation photography.
27:32
February 18, 2021
#53: Thai Widebody Retirement, Boeing 707s In Danger & 3 More Stories
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
26:40
February 11, 2021
#52: JetBlue's Game-Changing Seat, Lufthansa's Longest Flight & 3 More Stories
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
29:60
February 03, 2021
#51: More 737 MAXs Are Back, Everything Lufthansa & 3 More Stories
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
27:41
January 28, 2021
#50: American-JetBlue Partnership, The Final Boeing 747 Order & 3 More Stories
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
19:42
January 20, 2021
#49: Sriwijaya 737-500 Crash, Qatar Blockade Ends & 3 More Stories
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
24:19
January 13, 2021
48: Becoming A Virgin Atlantic A350 Training Captain With Captain Chris
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.
36:10
January 07, 2021
#47: The 12 Themes Of Aviation - New Years Special
In Episode 47 of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom take a break from the regular format of the podcast to discuss the 12 themes of aviation in 2020.
34:07
December 30, 2020
#46: UK Borders Shut, Man Climbs Alaska Airlines Wing & 3 More Stories
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
22:12
December 23, 2020
#45: First Passenger MAX Flights, Airbus A380s For Sale & 4 More Aviation Stories
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
25:36
December 17, 2020
#44: Emirates Premium Economy, A Huge MAX Order & 3 More Aviation Stories
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
28:51
December 10, 2020
43: SpiceJet's US Flights, Merkel One's Longest A350 Flight & 3 More Aviation Stories
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
24:52
December 02, 2020
#42: JetBlue London Slots, Boeing 737 MAX Is Back
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
30:28
November 25, 2020
#41: 'Boris Force One' First Flight, Singapore Airlines 737s & 3 More Aviation Stories
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
27:48
November 18, 2020
#40: Hi Fly Retires The A380, airBaltic's CEO Can Fly The A220 & 3 More Aviation Stories
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
27:58
November 11, 2020
#39: Brandenburg Airport Opening, COMAC Market Share & 2 More Aviation Stories
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
37:21
November 04, 2020
#38: US Airlines Still Blocking Middle Seats, European 747 Update & 3 More Aviation Stories
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
34:01
October 28, 2020
#37: United Loses Big, Qantas' 8.5hr Flight To Nowhere & 3 More Aviation Stories
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
33:28
October 22, 2020
#36: Goodbye To The British Airways Boeing 747
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.
17:50
October 15, 2020
#35: Boeing Ends Everett 787 Production, Emirates Gets A Hefty Fine & 3 More Stories
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
26:51
October 08, 2020
#34: Testing To Unlock Travel, Air Astana's Domestic Network & 3 More Stories
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
37:11
September 30, 2020
#33: Airbus Zero Emissions Concepts, Lufthansa A380 Phaseout & 3 More Stories
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
28:58
September 24, 2020
#32: Exclusive Interview With Ethiopian Airlines CCO - Esayas WoldeMariam
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
30:52
September 16, 2020
#31: Australia Travel Ban, Carbon Zero Flight & 3 More Trending Stories
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
29:28
September 09, 2020
#30: El Al Makes History, Boeing 737 MAX Testing Update & 3 More Stories
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?
30:46
September 02, 2020
#29: SAA Says Goodbye To The A350, Boeing Gets A 737 MAX Order, & 3 More Stories
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
24:07
August 26, 2020
#28: Fly Anywhere From Japan For $60, UAE-Israel Peace Deal & 3 More Stories
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
26:17
August 20, 2020
#27: Air India Express Crash, Europe's Aviation CO2 Emissions Plummet & 3 More Stories
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?
23:00
August 12, 2020
#26: Airbus & Boeing's Results, How Lufthansa Is Dealing With COVID-19 & 3 More Trending Stories
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
27:44
August 05, 2020
#25: Big US 3 Losses, Flying Lufthansa During COVID & 3 More Aviation Stories
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
31:34
July 30, 2020
#24: BA Says Goodbye To The 747, JetBlue Ties Up With American & 3 More Trending Stories
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.
27:41
July 21, 2020
#23: Passengers Behaving Badly, Is COVID Testing The New Norm & 3 More Stories
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
29:38
July 16, 2020
#22: UK Quarantine First Hand, India Extends International Flight Ban & 3 More Trending Stories
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
28:05
July 08, 2020
#21: 737 MAX Recertification, Au Revoir To Air France's A380s & 3 More Trending Stories
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"
30:56
July 01, 2020
#20: Why Loganair Doesn't Fly To Germany, A Boeing 747 Update & 3 More Trending Stories
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?
30:02
June 23, 2020
#19: What's On At JetBlue, British Airways' COVID Friendly Catering, & 3 More Trending Stories
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.
26:11
June 16, 2020
#18: Middle East Restart, UK Quarantine Kicks Off & 3 More Trending Stories
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.
26:23
June 10, 2020
#17: Flying Ryanair During COVID, Etihad's A350 Commitment & 3 More Trending Stories
In the 17th episode of the Simple Flying podcast, your hosts Jo and Tom discuss: Etihad Remains Committed to the A350; LATAM’s Bankruptcy; Flying with Ryanair During COVID-19; A busy week for Wizz Air; Air Astana to launch a dedicated freight fleet.
38:33
June 02, 2020
#16: PIA Crash, Qatar's New PPE Uniforms, & 3 More Trending Aviation Stories
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.
30:43
May 27, 2020
#15: Delta 777 Retirement, Whats Up At Ryanair, & 4 More Trending Aviation Stories
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.
32:31
May 20, 2020
#14: Qantas Update, German Government's First A350 Delivered, & 3 More Trending Aviation Stories
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.
21:41
May 12, 2020
#13: A380 Nowhere To Be Seen, European Bailouts & 3 More Trending Aviation Stories
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.
27:58
May 06, 2020
#12: Europe's Aviation Taxation Problem feat. Thomas Jérémie Hayden-Lefebvre
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.
30:40
April 29, 2020
#11: Virgin Australia Administration, Social Distancing On Flights & 3 More Trending Aviation Stories
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.
36:03
April 21, 2020
#10: Lufthansa Downsizes, Air France A330 Shot At & 3 More Trending Aviation Stories
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.
26:30
April 14, 2020
#9: The Future Of PaxEx In Cabin Design feat. Joe Leader, CEO of APEX
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.
32:19
April 08, 2020
#8: British Airways' Premium Product feat. Head For Points
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. 
23:50
March 31, 2020
#7: Flying The Olympic Flame, Etihad's St Patrick's Day Surprise & 3 More Trending Aviation Stories
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.
23:46
March 24, 2020
#6: Longest Domestic Flight, Coronavirus, & 2 More Trending Aviation Stories
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.
31:52
March 17, 2020
#5: Flybe Collapse, Ryanair On COMAC & 2 More Trending Aviation Stories
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.
29:12
March 10, 2020
#4: Coronavirus, Frankfurt Drone Chaos & 3 More Trending Aviation Stories
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.
30:20
March 04, 2020
#3: Airbus' €1bn A220 Investment, Air France Retires 1st A380 & 3 More Trending Aviation Stories
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.
24:43
February 25, 2020
#2: Alaska Airlines oneworld Ambitions, British Airways Fleet News & 3 More Trending Aviation Stories
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.
24:59
February 18, 2020
#1: Welcome to the Simple Flying podcast!
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 
26:26
February 12, 2020