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Hester on the Mid Morning Mix

Hester on the Mid Morning Mix

Dig It!

  Hester joins Katt on the Mid Morning Mix with a bag of salad!  Our very own Dig It! presenter also brings with her tickets to the Iris Gardens at the Château de Vullier...

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Juliana Buhring - This Road I Ride

Juliana Buhring - This Road I Ride

Mid Morning Mix

Juliana Buhring holds the Guinness World Record for solo unsupported round-the-world by bike. She wrote a book about the experience called This Road I Ride and will be signing copies of t...

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Plane Talk - Where air travel demand is at its highest

Plane Talk - Where air travel demand is at its highest

Plane Talk

Chaitan Jain, from IATA, is a lover of statistics. This week he tells us just how many journeys were taken by air last year worldwide. It's a whopping 3.8 billion journeys! In the develop...

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Plane Talk - Tourism & Sustainable Development Goals

Plane Talk - Tourism & Sustainable Development Goals

Plane Talk

Chaitan Jain runs us through the topic of sustainable tourism and explains how aviation plays a role in the Sustainable Development Goals as set by the United Nations.

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Plane Talk - Should I buy an airline?

Plane Talk - Should I buy an airline?

Plane Talk

This week Chaitan looks at the profitability of buying an airline as opposed to alternative industries. If you have a spare several million francs lying about, is it worth buying an entire fleet...

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Plane Talk - IATA's take on the laptop ban

Plane Talk - IATA's take on the laptop ban

Plane Talk

WRS is the only mainstream English-language radio station in Switzerland. Listen on DAB+ and, of course, for listeners further afield- on mobile apps, internet radio and at worldradio.ch

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Plane Talk - "I turned up and they changed my airline..."

Plane Talk - "I turned up and they changed my airline..."

Plane Talk

It turns out it's not so unusual. It is possible to book a flight with one airline and find yourself flying with another. It's known in the industry as code-sharing. Chaitan Jain from IATA explain...

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Plane Talk - Why so noisy?

Plane Talk - Why so noisy?

Plane Talk

Living anywhere near an airport and you might ask yourself, why are planes are so noisy?! Do they have to be? What is being done to cut down noise pollution near airports?  We know who to a...

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Plane Talk - Why are there all these 'add-on' options?

Plane Talk - Why are there all these 'add-on' options?

Plane Talk

For the last few years you may have noticed that there's now an awful lot of options that you can add on to your journey. Remember the days when you bought a ticket and all the "extras" were just i...

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Plane Talk - What airlines do you avoid?

Plane Talk - What airlines do you avoid?

Plane Talk

This week we had a question from a listener in Singapore. Hearing that Chaitan Jain from IATA certainly travels a lot, Wilson-Loo wanted to know whether there were certain airlines that he pref...

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Plane Talk - Geeking out on flight stats with the IATA Economics app

Plane Talk - Geeking out on flight stats with the IATA Economics app

Plane Talk

Want more information about flights and economics? Here's an app Chaitan couldn't live without. IATA Economics allows you to geek-out on all aviation related statistics. Download it for free fr...

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Plane Talk - The improvements we ask for reveal our age

Plane Talk - The improvements we ask for reveal our age

Plane Talk

When you take a commercial flight, what is the one thing you want your airline to improve on? Is it better connectivity and guaranteed wifi onboard the flight? Is it handy notifications that ...

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Plane Talk - A listener question from Dipti

Plane Talk - A listener question from Dipti

Plane Talk

WRS listener Dipti wrote to Chaitan Jain at IATA to ask a couple of questions about airport tax and specifically Zurich airport. Here you go, Dipti. We hope this answers your questions. if y...

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Plane Talk - Why do I have to take my laptop out at security?

Plane Talk - Why do I have to take my laptop out at security?

Plane Talk

Those airport security queues can get quite long and we all know those x-ray machines can see through the fabric of my hand-luggage bag. Why then do I need to take my laptop and iPad out of my bag ...

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The Inside Track … Mountain Me Time in Megève

The Inside Track … Mountain Me Time in Megève

Hansine Johnston wanders through an indulgent day – staying clear of the slopes yet avoiding ski-resort FoMO

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Plane Talk - How much of my ticket price is just tax?

Plane Talk - How much of my ticket price is just tax?

Plane Talk

Chaitan Jain talks us through your ticket price, taxes and what those taxes are then used for. The airline fare + optional services + government taxes = your ticket price. But what factors c...

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Plane Talk - No snow globes!

Plane Talk - No snow globes!

Plane Talk

100ml is the limit on liquids. So what about your snow globe? Does that count? Well apparently so. Chaitan Jain talks us through some other helpful tips to ensure your holiday trip is a stress-f...

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Plane Talk - Christmas wrapping

Plane Talk - Christmas wrapping

Plane Talk

It may seem pretty obvious, but you'd be surprised at the disappointment at the airport when your finely wrapped Christmas pressies need to be unwrapped when they go through security. Save the ...

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Chamonix Mont Blanc

Chamonix Mont Blanc

Dazzling peaks, high mountain adrenalin, and great family villages; all just an easy drive from Geneva. And with MONT BLANC Unlimited you have the most incredible ski pass in the region &ndash...

Provided by Chamonix Mont Blanc

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Plane Talk - extremely nervous flyers & passengers with autism

Plane Talk - extremely nervous flyers & passengers with autism

Plane Talk

Sometimes you can't control those nerves. It's just not possible. But there ARE special programmes out there to help people through their fear of flying.

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Plane Talk - What passengers want onboard (25 Nov 2016)

Plane Talk - What passengers want onboard (25 Nov 2016)

Plane Talk

In this episode of Plane Talk Chaitan looks at what passengers want when they get onboard. He talks to Katt about modern day passenger demands to get connected when you're flying through the sky. P...

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Plane Talk - What passengers want (18 Nov 2016)

Plane Talk - What passengers want (18 Nov 2016)

Plane Talk

In this episode Chaitan looks at what passengers want from their air travel before they even step foot on the plane. Now we've become so normalised to the miracle of flight in a metal tube, it seem...

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Plane Talk - IATA Wizardry; future trends in aviation (11 Nov 2016)

Plane Talk - IATA Wizardry; future trends in aviation (11 Nov 2016)

Plane Talk

Chaitan Jain can predict the future. Or at least his colleagues can. Though we like to imagine it's just like wizardry, it's actually based on fact and largely economic data. Here's the predictions...

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Plane Talk - Offsetting emissions by 2020 (4 Nov 2016)

Plane Talk - Offsetting emissions by 2020 (4 Nov 2016)

Plane Talk

Here's the plan: offsetting all aviation emissions by 2020! The good news is that it's a plan that many nations have already signed up for.

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