Plane Talking UK's Podcast

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

In today's episode we discover that 'Everyone's Favourite Low-Cost Airline' is rated the worse airline for the 6th year in a row, one Chinese captain raises security concerns as he seats his wife in the cockpit and an Indonesian carrier offers in-flight 'LIVE' music.

In the military SAAB's second global eye makes it's flight debut and Russia shares pictures of it's improved IL78 Tanker.

It's the final part of our great series where Captain Nick chats with Sir Richard Johns. Sir Richard talks about his final years in the air force and how the government budget cuts had affected the strategic operations.

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Here are the links to the stories we featured :

COMMERCIAL :

1. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-09/united-regains-rank-as-world-s-no-2-airline-on-2018-hub-growth

2. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jan/05/strike-hit-ryanair-ranked-worst-airline-for-sixth-year-in-a-row

3. https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/flights-grounded-at-london-heathrow-after-drone-sighting-20190109-p50qa3.html

4. http://www.atimes.com/article/chinese-airline-pilot-grounded-for-seating-wife-in-cockpit/

5. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46834827

6. https://www.businessinsider.co.za/pakistan-international-airlines-tells-cabin-crew-to-lose-weight-2019-1

7. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-6569843/Norwegian-budget-airline-offer-free-WiFi-duration-long-haul-flights.html

8. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-united-first-airline-to-operate-all-three-7-454829/

9. https://eu.usatoday.com/story/travel/columnist/cox/2019/01/06/airline-black-boxes-old-record-reliability/2476431002/

10. https://www.iol.co.za/travel/travel-news/airline-looks-back-at-a-tremendously-successful-2018-18767021

11. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/indonesia-airline-brings-live-music-to-the-skies-11105844

12. https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/8132575/the-worlds-busiest-airports-by-passenger-traffic/

MILITARY :

1. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-russias-improved-il-78-tanker-makes-flying-454772/

2. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pictures-saabs-second-globaleye-makes-flight-debut-454826/

3. https://www.airforce-technology.com/news/first-female-f-35-test-pilot/

Direct download: PTUK_251.mp3
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