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Joanna Bailey-

Joanna Bailey

About Joanna Bailey

Managing Editor -  Joanna has worked in publishing for more than a decade and is fast becoming a go-to source for commercial aviation analysis. Providing commentary for outlets including the BBC, CNBC, Reuters Thomson, and others, she works closely with IATA, AviaDev, and various airlines and suppliers to get the inside track on the global marketplace. Based in the United Kingdom

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Why Airlines Reducing Leg Room Isn't Always Bad

Reduced legroom benefits the airlines much more than the passengers.

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Why Virgin Atlantic Flew A Vickers Viscount To A Small Dutch City

Did you know about this short-lived service?

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Which US Airlines Allow Dogs & Should More Airlines Allow Dogs On Flights?

Which carriers allow passengers to bring their furry friends into the cabin?

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Could The Airbus A220 Ever Fly Passengers Across The Atlantic?

With the A220 already flying long-haul routes, could it fly across the pond?

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Southwest Vs Ryanair - Which Carrier Has The Best Low Cost Strategy?

Serving two of the world's largest markets, the airlines have their obvious strengths and weaknesses.

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How Southwest Pioneered The Low Cost Carrier Model

Southwest was founded in 1971 by Herb Kelleher, with a vision to disrupt the market at the lower end.

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The Simple Flying Podcast Episode 182: Cathay Recovery, Qatar Ghost Flights

Join Jo and Sumit for the latest from the world of aviation.

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Featured Podcast: Uncovering The Changes In Emirates' Skywards Program

The Skywards program has surpassed 30 million members and continues to evolve to meet demands.

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Why The Embraer E2 Profit Hunter Is Ideal For Africa

Regional jets have already proven reliable around the continent.

How Airline Crews Deal With Long-Haul Flights

How many crew, when do they rest and how do they cope with the long shifts?

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How Does The FAA Deal With Hurricanes?

With 2023 set to be a big year for hurricanes, we take a look at how the FAA is preparing.

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What Caused The Aeroflot Superjet Crash?

The accident claimed the lives of 41 people.

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Featured Podcast: Inside American Airlines' AAdvantage

Let's Talk Loyalty welcomes back an iconic airline brand that is long overdue a return visit to the show.

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A Look At Warsaw's Planned $9 Billion Superhub Airport

Construction could begin at the end of this year ahead of a 2028 opening.

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Why Do Airlines Like Being Launch Customers For New Plane Types?

Being the first can come with all the glory, but it can also mean being the first to find out the faults.

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Aer Lingus Relanches Pilot Training Program As 90 Pilots Sought

The airline needs 90 aspiring pilots to join its forces over the next five years.

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Boeing Says 777X & 737 MAX Certification Delays Could Lead To "Significant Order Cancelations"

The planemaker is already dealing with $1 billion of abnormal production costs concerning the 777X program.

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United Airlines' MileagePlus Frequent Flyer Program: The Simple Flying Guide

Everything you need to know about the United Airlines frequent flyer program.

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Why Does The UAE Have Two Flag Carriers?

The UAE is unusual, with two main airlines acting as flag carriers.

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What Happened To Emirates’ Airbus A340s?

The Dubai-based airline flew two different variants of the quadjet.

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