Simple Flying Aviation News Podcast

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.


#37: United Loses Big, Qantas’ 8.5hr Flight To Nowhere & 3 More Aviation Stories
Oct 22 • 33 min
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…
#36: Goodbye To The British Airways Boeing 747
Oct 15 • 17 min
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…
#35: Boeing Ends Everett 787 Production, Emirates Gets A Hefty Fine & 3 More Stories
Oct 8 • 26 min
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…
#34: Testing To Unlock Travel, Air Astana’s Domestic Network & 3 More Stories
Sep 30 • 37 min
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…
#33: Airbus Zero Emissions Concepts, Lufthansa A380 Phaseout & 3 More Stories
Sep 24 • 28 min
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…
#32: Exclusive Interview With Ethiopian Airlines CCO - Esayas WoldeMariam
Sep 16 • 30 min
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…
#31: Australia Travel Ban, Carbon Zero Flight & 3 More Trending Stories
Sep 9 • 29 min
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
#30: El Al Makes History, Boeing 737 MAX Testing Update & 3 More Stories
Sep 2 • 30 min
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…
#29: SAA Says Goodbye To The A350, Boeing Gets A 737 MAX Order, & 3 More Stories
Aug 26 • 24 min
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…
#28: Fly Anywhere From Japan For $60, UAE-Israel Peace Deal & 3 More Stories
Aug 20 • 26 min
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…
#27: Air India Express Crash, Europe’s Aviation CO2 Emissions Plummet & 3 More Stories
Aug 12 • 23 min
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…
#26: Airbus & Boeing’s Results, How Lufthansa Is Dealing With COVID-19 & 3 More Trending Stories
Aug 5 • 27 min
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…
#25: Big US 3 Losses, Flying Lufthansa During COVID & 3 More Aviation Stories
Jul 30 • 31 min
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
#24: BA Says Goodbye To The 747, JetBlue Ties Up With American & 3 More Trending Stories
Jul 21 • 27 min
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…
#23: Passengers Behaving Badly, Is COVID Testing The New Norm & 3 More Stories
Jul 16 • 29 min
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…
#22: UK Quarantine First Hand, India Extends International Flight Ban & 3 More Trending Stories
Jul 8 • 28 min
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…
#21: 737 MAX Recertification, Au Revoir To Air France’s A380s & 3 More Trending Stories
Jul 1 • 30 min
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”
#20: Why Loganair Doesn’t Fly To Germany, A Boeing 747 Update & 3 More Trending Stories
Jun 23 • 30 min
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…
#19: What’s On At JetBlue, British Airways’ COVID Friendly Catering, & 3 More Trending Stories
Jun 16 • 26 min
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…
#18: Middle East Restart, UK Quarantine Kicks Off & 3 More Trending Stories
Jun 10 • 26 min
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…
#17: Flying Ryanair During COVID, Etihad’s A350 Commitment & 3 More Trending Stories
Jun 2 • 38 min
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.
#16: PIA Crash, Qatar’s New PPE Uniforms, & 3 More Trending Aviation Stories
May 27 • 30 min
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.
#15: Delta 777 Retirement, Whats Up At Ryanair, & 4 More Trending Aviation Stories
May 20 • 32 min
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…
#14: Qantas Update, German Government’s First A350 Delivered, & 3 More Trending Aviation Stories
May 12 • 21 min
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…
#13: A380 Nowhere To Be Seen, European Bailouts & 3 More Trending Aviation Stories
May 6 • 27 min
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…
#12: Europe’s Aviation Taxation Problem feat. Thomas Jérémie Hayden-Lefebvre
Apr 29 • 30 min
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…
#11: Virgin Australia Administration, Social Distancing On Flights & 3 More Trending Aviation Stories
Apr 21 • 36 min
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…
#10: Lufthansa Downsizes, Air France A330 Shot At & 3 More Trending Aviation Stories
Apr 14 • 26 min
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…
#9: The Future Of PaxEx In Cabin Design feat. Joe Leader, CEO of APEX
Apr 8 • 32 min
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…
#8: British Airways’ Premium Product feat. Head For Points
Mar 31 • 23 min
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.
#7: Flying The Olympic Flame, Etihad’s St Patrick’s Day Surprise & 3 More Trending Aviation Stories
Mar 24 • 23 min
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…
#6: Longest Domestic Flight, Coronavirus, & 2 More Trending Aviation Stories
Mar 17 • 31 min
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…
#5: Flybe Collapse, Ryanair On COMAC & 2 More Trending Aviation Stories
Mar 10 • 29 min
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…
#4: Coronavirus, Frankfurt Drone Chaos & 3 More Trending Aviation Stories
Mar 4 • 30 min
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…
#3: Airbus’ €1bn A220 Investment, Air France Retires 1st A380 & 3 More Trending Aviation Stories
Feb 25 • 24 min
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…
#2: Alaska Airlines oneworld Ambitions, British Airways Fleet News & 3 More Trending Aviation Stories
Feb 18 • 24 min
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.
#1: Welcome to the Simple Flying podcast!
Feb 12 • 26 min
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…