When did flying become such a grim experience? Endless queues. Cancelled flights. Airport chaos. And stacked like sardines when you do eventually get aboard. With Heathrow capping the number of daily passengers and tickets shooting up in price, plus the harm to the environment, is it time to disembark from flying? At the same time, with huge waits at Dover and Folkestone to get across the Channel by train or boat, do holidaymakers really have a choice? Phil and Roger put all this to independent aviation analyst Alex Macheras, who has the latest industry assessments of the future of flying and whether the changes they’re making post-Covid will keep our holiday plans in the air and give airlines and airports a safe landing.
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Alex Macheras is an independent aviation analyst, broadcasting and discussing the world’s aviation news on leading international news networks, including BBC News, Sky News, Al Jazeera (both English & Arabic), NBC, ITV, CNN, LBC, and ITV’s Good Morning Britain. And now, he's on The Why? Curve!
Working closely with airline industry executives, aviation leaders, policy and decision makers, and with a truly global reach, Alex Macheras continues to break major aviation news stories from around the world and is now well-known in the industry as the ‘go-to’ for the latest developments in the air travel sector.
He is also a columnist for Gulf Times — one of the Middle East's leading newspapers, as well as multiple other travel & aviation publications.