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Fears of Flying

Season 1, Ep. 8

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 Macharos, 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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