Plane Talking UK's Podcast

Join Carlos, Pip, Al, Eoin, Mila and Matt for the usual trawl through the big Aviation related news stories of the week.

In today's episode we discuss new boarding procedures for one airline at LAX, one Asian carrier boasts that they are now the most luxurious carrier and one of the players in manufacturing say they will be completing one aircraft every 10 hours by 2020.

Although Nev was unable to join us for the show record this week, he did send us in his usual Passenger Experience from the Netherlands with Mascha.

In the Military, there's a very worrying story about the US military moving to Windows 10!

We're planning a meet up in the summer on Saturday 18th August so please get in touch if you'd like to join us - Send us an email to podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: PTUK_204.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 1:44pm UTC

Join Carlos, Nev and Matt for this week's edition of the show.

In this episode we're talking about one Nigerian Airline experiencing some serious safety concerns, Europe's biggest low cost carrier shortens it's compensation lead times and a new auction site is launched for airline unsold tickets.

Nev chats to Dr Steph about her amazing travels around the world in his latest Passenger Experience Segment.

Get in touch with the show via podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: PTUK_203.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 9:15pm UTC

Join Carlos from PTUK Towers, Nev from his country retreat in Buckinghamshire and Matt from his hotel just outside Heathrow for the usual trawl through the big aviation news stories of the week.

In today's episode we're talking emotional support peacocks, it's a big day for one low cost area as Pilot Unions are officially recognised and a 19 year old plane ticket finally gets an airing.

In the military an impressive course is tracked by FlightRadar24 and it's good news at last for the A10.

Nev's Passenger Experience returns from it's festive break with fascinating tales from Concorde.

Get in touch with the show and share your Passenger Experiences via podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: PTUK_202.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

It's the one after the big weekend and everyone's still trying to recover ...

In this episode we're talking severely damaged suitcases, small toilets and big passenger bust ups with the authorities. Mila treats us to a very special message from her simulator to ours an we even cover a bit of those ole 'grey things'.

Send your audio feedback in to us at podcast@planetalkinguk.com

Direct download: PTUK_201.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:25am UTC

" The one where Matt played the wrong Opening Credits "

So here it is, it's the big 200th show and no one can really believe how many people make the (in many cases) long and arduous journey to East Putney to join us for this very special episode.

In this insane programme one budget carrier sets a new transatlantic record, a TV crew is charged with deliberately bringing fake explosives on-board a chartered flight and one passenger receives a lifetime ban for wearing the contents of his suitcase.

As is what appears to now be customary whenever PTUK and APG join forces, the mandatory 'Nugget' challenge between Cap'n Al and Dr Steph took place - Who won? You'll have to watch to find out.

Thank you so much for being such wonderful friends to the show and here's to many more episodes of the show.

From all of us who are involved in PTUK, thanks for being our friends.

Direct download: PTUK_200.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 7:59am UTC

Join Carlos, Nev and Matt for this week's big Aviation News stories.

In this episode new rules are put in place with airlines to cater for the growing trend that is 'Smart Suitcases', Europe's biggest low cost airline officially changes it's baggage allowance policy and a middle eastern carrier decides to end it's A380 services to Brisbane.

In the military (yes, you read that right) anti-collision measure are put in place at Brize Norton and the British Army finally retires it's last Lynx Helicopter.

It's the big 200th episode next week with lots of LIVE, in-person guests and we're hoping to be streaming from 12:00pm with a live show with a live audience from 14:00 so join us in the chat room if you can.

Send your feedback in to us via podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: PTUK_199.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 8:46pm UTC

Join Carlos, Nev and Matt for the first show of 2018.

In today's episode we're talking impatient passengers in Malaga, issues are highlighted in the damage drones could make to an aircraft and restoration continues on a valuable piece of flying history.

It's time to announce our Christmas Competition winners and we thank you for all the entries we received this year. We're going to do another competition in the summer so stay tuned!

Get in touch with the show via podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: PTUK_198.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

Join Matt for the last show of 2017.

In this special episode we present our final interview with Cindy and Gill from the Orbis Eye Hospital at the Dubai Airshow, there's another chance to hear Nev chatting to Richard Westcott from the BBC, Pilot Pip says goodbye to his beloved Hawker, Bob Grimstead talks to Carlos and Nev about his incredible flying career and we finish some outtakes from last week's Christmas special.

The Christmas competition closes on Friday 5th January 2018 and the draw will take place during the LIVE show that evening at 19:00. If you haven't done so already, get your entries in to podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

To watch the recording of our show LIVE, take yourself to https://www.youtube.com/c/planetalkinguk/live and follow us on social media for our schedule.

The 200th Episode is just around the corner and we cannot wait! :-D

Direct download: PTUK_197.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 11:11pm UTC

Join Carlos, Nev, Captain Jeff, Dr Steph, Captain Nick, Eoin, Rob Mark, Brian Coleman, Micah, Captain Al, Grant McHerron, Matt and the lovely Mila for a very special, fun packed, festive episode.

In today's chaotic event we discuss the special 24 hour New Year's Eve Flight by private jet, one UK based carrier is giving away free Salt and Pepper shakers for Christmas and as the annual summary of figures commence it's our top-ten of US flight cancellations.

Nev really did save the best for last in a very special Nev's Passenger Experience as he interviews one of the Spice Girls - Melanie C.

It's been an amazing year for us here at PTUK towers. We have the most incredible listeners. Thank you sooo much for being such an important member of our aviation community.

Direct download: PTUK_196.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 12:50pm UTC

Join Carlos, Nev and a whole plethora of of guests as Matt appears to get some practice in for the Christmas MegaCast next week.

In today's episode we discuss an A380 Test Pilot who draws a very festive route over Germany, one low cost carrier ramps up their battle with Pilot Unions whilst another commences their $199 New York route from Amsterdam.

It was so good to welcome Captain Al back into the fold this week but unfortunately that meant we did run out of time for the Military today - He was very pleased with himself for that!

The Christmas competition for this week is in full swing so check social media for the questions and get your 7 (or possibly 9 according to Captain Al) answers in to podcast@planetalkinguk.com.

Direct download: PTUK_195.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 1:58pm UTC