Simple Flying


This year marks 120 years since the Wright Brothers' 1st flight, and an awful lot has happened in those years. On this page, you can find thousands of stories looking at the history of the industry.


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Five Ways In Which Flying Is Different To How It Was In 2000?

From intensified security measures to fees for perks, the air travel experience is significantly different today.

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Scotland's Airline: A Brief History Of Loganair

The carrier has now been active for six decades.

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Why Did TAP Air Portugal Acquire Portugália Airlines?

Portugália Airlines is now a part of TAP Air Portugal.

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Rome Ciampino: The Story Of Italy's Oldest Airport

Not only is Rome one of the world's oldest cities, but it is also the home of Italy's oldest airport.

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Surinam Airways: Everything You Need To Know

The carrier even used to operate the Boeing 747.

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United Airlines Flight 173: A Cabin Crew Perspective

The accident should never have happened, but it did help to shape CRM training.

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Ryanair's Turboprop Days: When And Why The Airline Flew Them

Did you know that Ryanair hasn't always been an all-jet carrier?

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What Happened To Argentina’s LAPA?

LAPA was an Argentinian airline that flew between 1977 and 2003.

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Throwback: 5 Famous Frequent Concorde Passengers

Concorde's celebrity passenger list was long and distinguished.

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Largely Forgotten: The Tragedy Of Dan-Air Flight 1903

An unfortunate navigational error led to the incident.

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British Airways Flight 009 - A Cabin Crew Perspective

The Boeing 747 that became a glider over the Indian Ocean...

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24 Years Ago: China Airlines Flight 642 Crashes In Hong Kong

The flight was attempting to touch down in strong winds when it crashed.

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5 Things That Might Surprise You About Australian Aviation

It’s a sky full of surprises in the Land Down Under!

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5 Notable Aviation Pioneers That History Forgot

We, humans, have been trying to fly since the late 1700s.

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Irish Jumbos: The Story Of Aer Lingus' Boeing 747 Fleet

Did you know that the airline flew Boeing's iconic double-decker?

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What Happened To The Royal Bank of Scotland's Dassault Falcon Private Jet?

RBS operated the jet as G-RBSG from 2002 to 2009.

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A Brief Guide To British Low-Cost Leisure Carrier Jet2

The airline's history dates back four decades.

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