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Justin Hayward-

Justin Hayward

About Justin Hayward

Journalist - With almost a decade of experience in the publishing sphere, Justin has built up a deep understanding of the issues facing aviation today. With a keen interest in route development, new aircraft, and loyalty, his extensive travels with airlines such as British Airways and Cathay Pacific has given him profound direct comprehension of industry matters. Based in Hong Kong and Darlington, UK.

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What's The Latest With The 'PYTCHAir' Boeing 727 In Bristol?

The Boeing 727 has been in Bristol since early 2021 and is now in use as an office and events space, with more to come.

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Two Worlds Collide: When Pilots Try Their Hand At Driving Trains

There is a lot in common between the two.

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The Different Tiers Of American Airlines' AAdvantage Program

Earning status is an important part of the AAdvantage program for those that fly frequently.

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Why Does New York Have So Many Airports?

The Big Apple needs all the capacity it can get!

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Examining The Debate Around the Proposal For An Airport On The Isle Of Wight

There are no commercial flights to the Isle of Wight, and limited support for any development.

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Hong Kong International Airport: A Terminal Guide

Hong Kong Airport has two main terminals. The second terminal has been closed since 2019 - but which airlines used it?

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The Challenges & Limitations Of Grass Runways

Grass runways are common at many smaller airports but come with certain limitations.

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How Much Do Aircraft Seats Cost?

Airlines spend a large amount on seats - especially long-haul premium cabin products.

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Why Is It So Expensive To Fly To The Channel Island Of Alderney?

The route from the UK to Alderney is an excellent example of a limited route with a monopoly operation.

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Which Airline Was The First To Introduce A Premium Economy Cabin?

Premium economy is now standard on many long-haul flights - but where did it begin?

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The UK's Northeast Airlines: A Carrier That Time Forgot

Northeast Airlines was a shortlived brand for a UK regional airline in the 1970s, known before as BKS Air Transport.

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Which Airlines Offer The Most Spacious Premium Economy Seats?

Premium economy is popular with many airlines - but which are the best?

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Why Did The USSR Build The Antonov An-225?

The giant airplane was built with one very special purpose in mind...

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Bangkok Don Mueang International: The Airport With A Golf Course Between Its Runways

Kantarat Golf Course is built on the grass between the two airport runways - a unique experience for golfers and aviation enthusiasts!

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Shek Kong: The Story Of Hong Kong's Lesser-Known Airport

An airfield has operated at Shek Kong since 1950, with continued military service from the UK and China, and now also some general aviation aircraft.

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Home Of The Top Gear Test Track: A Brief Guide To The UK's Dunsfold Aerodrome

Dunsfold was used as a military base and manufacturing location before moving to private use today.

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What Is The IATA Summer And Winter Schedule?

Have you noticed a sudden increase or decrease in flights in certain months? Here is why.

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One of America's Busiest Airports: A Short History Of LAX

​​​​​​​LAX stands proud as one of the major gateways into and out of the USA. It has expanded significantly over the 70 years, and more is on the way.

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A Relatively Short Career: The Story Of The Handley Page Hermes

The Handley Page Hermes was a post-war civilian passenger aircraft used in the UK. It flew with BOAC and many charter operators up to 1962.

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The Boeing 737 MAX: Its Rise, Fall And Re-Emergence

The 737 MAX continues a long successful run for Boeing narrowbodies. It has had challenges but is well-ordered by airlines.

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