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Ben Sandilands — Editor of Plane Talking

Ben Sandilands

Editor of Plane Talking

Ben Sandilands has reported and analysed the mechanical mobility of humanity since late 1960 - the end of the age of great scheduled ocean liners and coastal steamers and the start of the jet age. He’s worked in newspapers, radio and TV in a wide range of roles as a journalist at home and abroad for 56 years, the last 18 freelance.

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Jetstar v Choice, and a pox on both houses

Jetstar v Choice, and a pox on both houses

Ben SandilandsApr 28, 201712 Comments

Choice, the consumer news service, has totally lost the plot in its attack on Jetstar

Singapore Airlines cleared over Melbourne 777 tail strike incident

Singapore Airlines cleared over Melbourne 777 tail strike incident

Ben SandilandsApr 27, 201719 Comments

That much reported tail strike incident involving a SingaporeAir jet at MEL turns out to have been a case of exemplary piloting when things didn't go as planned

Etihad doubles up on Sydney A380 flights from October 29

Etihad doubles up on Sydney A380 flights from October 29

Ben SandilandsApr 26, 20172 Comments

Etihad's move to all A380 flights at Sydney underlines seat shortages caused by airport's limitations

Chances of resumed MH370 search struggle to reach zero

Chances of resumed MH370 search struggle to reach zero

Ben SandilandsApr 26, 201713 Comments

At this moment efforts to revive the MH370 search have been choked by good intentions

US curbs on Middle East carriers continue to backfire

US curbs on Middle East carriers continue to backfire

Ben SandilandsApr 25, 20177 Comments

The Trump administrations pandering to anti Middle East carrier lobbying hasn't stopped Etihad and now Qatar Airways from growing their US routes

Cassini space probe puts Earth in perspective from between Saturn's rings

Cassini space probe puts Earth in perspective from between Saturn's rings

Ben SandilandsApr 23, 201714 Comments

One last glimpse, between Saturn's rings, of home planet Earth for the epic Cassini space mission

Revised MH370 wreckage drift analysis adds pressure for renewed search

Revised MH370 wreckage drift analysis adds pressure for renewed search

Ben SandilandsApr 21, 201736 Comments

The ATSB has just published a CSIRO report that makes the political decision to suspend the MH370 search highly questionable

Etihad says it has growing US demand despite personal device ban

Etihad says it has growing US demand despite personal device ban

Ben SandilandsApr 21, 201721 Comments

Etihad seems to be doing much better in the US market despite the Trump bans on passenger carried electronic devices on some ME routes

Emirates trims US flights, what could it trim next?

Emirates trims US flights, what could it trim next?

Ben SandilandsApr 20, 201720 Comments

The madness in America in relation to only those lithium ion batteries used on major ME carriers is starting to hurt a big Boeing customer

What would you pay for a restoration of airline quality?

What would you pay for a restoration of airline quality?

Ben SandilandsApr 17, 201715 Comments

Is 'sweating the asset' and screwing the customer really the way to lift airline profits?

Is it true Sydney Airport can't afford to screw 2nd airport users?

Is it true Sydney Airport can't afford to screw 2nd airport users?

Ben SandilandsApr 15, 201713 Comments

The dream of a Sydney with two large airports competing on car parking and passenger user charges might just be about to come true

Boeing's MAX family is a day, and a month, away from key developments

Boeing's MAX family is a day, and a month, away from key developments

Ben SandilandsApr 13, 20174 Comments

Two key days are about to round out the Boeing's 737 MAX Family

REX had no chance of detecting fault in prop that flew off

REX had no chance of detecting fault in prop that flew off

Ben SandilandsApr 13, 201714 Comments

ATSB finds hitherto unknown dangerous part failure in REX flight that suddenly lost a prop

Qantas stick-shaker incident near Hong Kong rated 'serious'

Qantas stick-shaker incident near Hong Kong rated 'serious'

Ben SandilandsApr 13, 201716 Comments

Approaches and landings at Hong Kong airport are often bumpy, but this one crossed a red line

Troubles persist for 'revolutionary' GTF engine vital for new tech jets

Troubles persist for 'revolutionary' GTF engine vital for new tech jets

Ben SandilandsApr 12, 201716 Comments

The triumph of marketing over reality in terms of new engine technology is starting to hurt badly

US airline regulator hid Trump battery edict safety risks from the public

Ben SandilandsApr 11, 201718 Comments

Document suggests the FAA took more care to cover up Trump's bad battery policy than expose heightened passenger endangerment

United drags protesting passenger off overbooked flight

United drags protesting passenger off overbooked flight

Ben SandilandsApr 11, 201736 Comments

Few if any of us are going to have a boarding experience like this with our flights this month

A difficult quest for Sydney-London non-stops comes closer to reality

A difficult quest for Sydney-London non-stops comes closer to reality

Ben SandilandsApr 9, 201723 Comments

Unless Qantas changes its ways, that flying kangaroo logo may need to be adjusted to one with tightly crossed legs

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