Did you know that fear of flying affects roughly 1 in 4 people? While there is no perfect cure for a fear of flying, the good news is that it is possible to minimise the discomfort. Peter Chin, who runs Fear of Flying courses at Flight Experience in Perth, joined me on the latest episode of the AFF on Air podcast to discuss this topic. According to Peter, turbulence is … [Read more...]
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Have you ever wondered how you would you react in a mid-air emergency? Would you remain calm? Fortunately, most people will never find out the answer to this question. But as it happens, AFF member panpan was a passenger on board a recent Qantas flight that had to divert after a loss of cabin pressure. Qantas flight QF706 departed Adelaide before dawn at 6.15am on the … [Read more...]
Ever felt uncomfortably hot (or cold) when flying? You're not alone. It seems that aircraft cabin temperatures are a sticking point for many flyers, and are something that very few airlines get consistently right. Many AFF members find that aircraft cabin temperatures, generally, are too hot. While it varies across airlines and aircraft types, it also seems that some … [Read more...]
Ever wondered how much it costs a commercial airline to operate a flight? It costs an airline just over $10,000 to fly a Boeing 737 from Sydney to Melbourne, meaning they need to make at least $60 in revenue from each seat to turn a profit. And it costs almost $200,000 to run an Airbus A380 on an ultra-long haul flight such as Qantas' Sydney-Dallas route. The exact price … [Read more...]
An unlucky AFF member experienced the "flight from hell" last week upon returning home from Singapore. A culmination of unfortunate circumstances, including a disruptive passenger, made the flight especially unpleasant for those on board. pgsdiver was a Business class passenger on a Singapore Airlines flight from Singapore to Sydney last Friday, along with his wife and 3 … [Read more...]