On this episode of AvTalk, an Air India Express 737 clips a brick wall, Cobalt Airlines becomes the second airline this month to cease operations, and fresh off the relaunched world’s longest flight, Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren fills us in on the journey. (more…)
Winter Winds: How Singapore Airlines’ New World’s Longest Flight is Saving Time (and Fuel) by Flying Farther
The shortest distance between two points on the earth is a straight line, but it it may not be the fastest. When Singapore Airlines relaunched its Singapore-New York flights last week, the route retook the title of world’s longest flight by distance. With a block time of 18 hours 45 minutes SQ21 from New York to Singapore is also the longest scheduled flight in the world. But strong high altitude winds have shortened flight times substantially this week for both flight legs, even while the flights are flying farther than the Great circle route. We’ve run the numbers to see just how much winds are helping reduce flights times and Singapore Airlines’ fuel bills. (more…)
AvTalk Episode 42: An Episode 60 Years in the Making
On this episode of AvTalk, Jason and Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren report on their visit to London on the 60th anniversary of the first transatlantic jet flight. We get ready to welcome back the longest flight in the world and we look at Primera Air’s bankruptcy and what it might mean for the ultra low cost transatlantic market.
The longest flight in the world
Singapore Airlines relaunches the world’s longest flight this week between Singapore and New York (EWR). We debate the merits of a non-stop versus connecting flight. We also discuss Singapore Airlines’ introduction of the A350ULR.
Primera Air declares bankruptcy
Primera Air, which made a splash in the ultra-low cost transatlantic market earlier this year declared bankruptcy last week. We discuss the effects and what it might foreshadow in the industry.
Jason and Jeremy take us back in time
Transatlantic jet flight celebrated its 60th anniversary and Jason and Jeremy traveled to London to visit British Airways for the occasion.
Air Niugini crash in Chuuk
An Air Niugini 737 crashed in Chuuk, landing short of the runway in the water. We discuss what we know so far.
50th anniversary of the Boeing 747 roll out
The Boeing 747’s 50th anniversary celebrations kick off with the roll out anniversary
Like the podcast? Have suggestions for future shows? Let us know by leaving us a review on iTunes. Reviews on iTunes not only help us make a better show, they help more people find the podcast! Want to send us additional feedback, just email us.