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Noise from planes is unavoidable, particularly when they first take off or when they’re coming in to land. Those that live closest to busy airports, like Gatwick or Heathrow, experience the highest levels of noise. The noise generated by planes is created by the airflow around the fuselage and wings, not just by their powerful … Continue reading “Can Plane Finder Help Tackle Nuisance Complaints From Low Flying Planes?”

Since the 1990s, air travellers have been staring into seatback screens on almost every international flight. But now, those screens we’ve come to know and love could be set to disappear. In flight entertainment will never be the same again. Saying Goodbye to Seatback Screens Those screens won’t be missed by every passenger. Clunky user … Continue reading “The End of In Flight Entertainment?”

It’s time to crack open the mince pies, hang up your stockings and be on your best behaviour: because Santa Claus is coming to town! Every year, we track Santa on his busiest night of the year as he whizzes from rooftop to rooftop, town to town and country to country. Using Plane Finder, you … Continue reading “Track Santa with Plane Finder!”

Qantas has trialled and tested their in-flight WiFi. Their passengers are pleased with the service. So now, with a working proof of concept, Qantas has pledged to bring in-flight WiFi to 80 of its aircraft by the end of 2018. As more planes with WiFi take to the skies, we answer the real burning question … Continue reading “As Qantas Pledges WiFi on More Planes, We Ask: How Does in-Flight WiFi Work?”