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Plane Talk - #EyesOpen against human trafficking

Plane Talk - #EyesOpen against human trafficking

Plane Talk

Chaitan Jain talks about the social media campaign #EyesOpen encouraging us to keep our eyes open and stop human trafficking on air transport. He shares what cabin crew and airport staff look out f...

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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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Plane Talk - My lithium battery in my hand luggage

Plane Talk - My lithium battery in my hand luggage

Plane Talk

Lithium batteries have become the preferred energy source to power a wide variety of consumer goods ranging from mobile phones to children's toys, to cars and e-bikes. Though widely used, mo...

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Plane Talk - Gender diversity in aviation

Plane Talk - Gender diversity in aviation

Plane Talk

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Plane Talk - In defence of overbooking your flight

Plane Talk - In defence of overbooking your flight

Plane Talk

Ever been bumped off a flight because it was overbooked? It's infuriating, isn't it? Chaitan, from the International Air Transport Association, explains why airlines overbook, how airlin...

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Why 1000 female scientists are off to Antarctica

Why 1000 female scientists are off to Antarctica

Mid Morning Mix

Daisy Hessenberger is in the studio to explain why 1000 women in working in STEM (science, technology, engineering & mathematics) are off to Antarctica as part of the Homeward Bound Project.

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Plane Talk - Air travel in Africa just got A LOT easier

Plane Talk - Air travel in Africa just got A LOT easier

Plane Talk

Iata welcomes the Single African Air Transport Market      

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Plane Talk - How full are most planes, on average?

Plane Talk - How full are most planes, on average?

Plane Talk

Chaitan explains the 'Passenger Load Factor'

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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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From Hawaii to Switzerland, my first year

From Hawaii to Switzerland, my first year

Saying Switzerland is different from Hawaii is an understatement. Throughout my first year living as an expat, I scribbled down little notes, things that I found interesting or funny or odd. H...

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Plane Talk  - Who are ICAO? How are they different to IATA?

Plane Talk - Who are ICAO? How are they different to IATA?

Plane Talk

It can be easy to get lost amongst the acronyms. Chaitan explains the main differences between ICAO and IATA and how they work together.    

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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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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 - Passenger diversity and future trends

Plane Talk - Passenger diversity and future trends

Plane Talk

Looking at current trends of emerging markets, we look at the way that a more diverse consumer base of travellers might affect the future of air travel. Download the report here: iata.com/policy

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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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