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Welcome As the name and colour scheme might suggest, we are about operating our business simply and efficiently - with the minimum of fuss. Whether you are looking for onboard / airline products, comfort items or promotional merchandise we are here to help. We like to make it easy for our customers to buy, develop and take delivery of the right product, in the right timeframe and at the best price possible.The type of products we sell... well, that's really up to you... what is it you want? t: +44 (0)1962 761747 e: info@planetalking.net

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British Summertime?

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on Wednesday, 11 July 2012
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Don't laugh - summer must arrive sometime soon - surely? I feel compelled to write today - inspired by the Olympic torch passing within 4 miles of our office at lunchtime today! Despite the terrible weather we are having, it is a great time to be in Britain this summer. We look forward to welcoming all the international travellers coming here to enjoy the Olympic games!

The PTP team have been very busy recently. Look out for a new regular product page on our website where we will be featuring interesting new products that we have developed or product ideas that we are considering developing. Any feedback on these would be really helpful. The first one is a new low cost shortlife blanket - coming soon!

Finally, we wish our colleague Nicky well with the birth of her first baby shortly and welcome Jemma to the team!

Enjoy the summer everyone and remember to buy British - anyone for tea?!

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WTCE 2012

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WTCE Hamburg is fast approaching and we are busy preparing. Travel plans are made, stand is designed and being built and some great new product innovations are being sampled, packed up and shipped out! As any exhibitor knows, it's a lot of work pulling all of this together, not to mention expensive. Hopefully it will be worth it and the combination of Aircraft Interiors and ITCA will mean that there will be lots of airlines there for us to see.

Please come and see us on stand WD40 in Hamburg - we'll be there from 27th - 29th March. We're currently taking appointments so please contact us for a time slot that suits you.

We'll also be running a business card draw for some great William Edwards designed, Diamond Jubilee ceramics. Not available to buy anywhere yet!  

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The Point of Difference?

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on Wednesday, 23 November 2011
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Martin Piper looks at why airlines should differentiate more in today’s market place..
One could say that for the passengers in the back, the competition is mostly price driven and that will, pretty much,always stay the same. But for Business and First class, this should be different.
In a world dominated by the big conglomerates, where every shopping centre features a ‘generic’ mall containing the same stores globally, our world seems to be getting smaller - at least commercially. That is why, when travelling, one needs to seek out and actively enjoy the subtle differences that mark our cultures apart. Therefore, when flying, this should ideally start in the departure lounge or, at least, onboard with the passenger experiencing contemporary global qualities but enhanced and accented with local touches and great attention to detail. In an ideal world this would create a set of choices based purely on taste and style and not so much on price or points and allow the essence of the destination to be brought forward to the moment you enter your airport departure lounge...
Another way to increase client loyalty is to mark yourself out as different with a more subtle, holistic view on how all of the passenger ‘touch points’ seamlessly join in harmony to create a smooth and coherent journey experience with innovative and thoughtful touches throughout. There are a number of ways to do this, of course, but the demographic always should inform the mood or character of the foundations of any creative master plan.
The age old problem with ‘cabin’ or ‘service’ refreshes is that it is really hard to get the operational lifespan of connected SKUs to end coincidentally and wastage is always a hard pill for the ‘bean counters’ to swallow - so, one way to create real change is by ‘value engineering’ a softer launch programme involving less products and rationalising the list to create a crisper consistant look with less fussy variation - and - if adopted right across the business, this principal can make a real difference to the business and the bottom line - a real win/win situation...
We at Plane Talking are already seeing the green shoots of ‘cautious optimism’ coming through and are currently working with two of our bigger clients on these kinds of refresh programmes - one is an Asian carrier’s ‘fine dining experience’ based on the level of intimate chic that you’d expect in a high-end dining room, and the other is a large Middle-Eastern airline who we are helping to re-define what it means to be truely service driven.
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"Aero Drap" From Plane Talking Products

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The Revolution in Disposable Cotton

Aero Drap is our new revolutionary disposable cotton coaster, napkin, placemat or tablecloth - that comes on a roll! With a cost, comparative to airlaid paper, but with the quality that 100% cotton offers, this product is not only cost effective but very easy to handle and store, being pre-perforated, coloured and printed on the roll - you just tear it off, use it and dispose of it afterwards.
Available in a range of standard sizes and colours, Aero Drap, can also be supplied in special sizes and can be dyed in any base colour and a client’s branding or imagery can be overprinted in up to two colours.
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• Quality cotton & linen coasters, napkins, placemats & tablecloths.

• The perfect crisp product ready for use - simply tear off the roll

• Washable - up to 5 times if you want or need to...

• Many standard sizes and colours available.

• Fully customisable with bespoke sizes, colours and over-printing

• Ideal for onboard or catering based service operations.

• Premium Linen version available in a range of sizes & Colours

• Over 1 million napkins sold so-far

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John Caulcutt reviews the current state of the airline industry.

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The air transport industry emerged from a decade of crises and shocks with an $18 billion profit in 2010. But the events that marked the first half of 2011— the tragic Japanese earthquake and tsunami, volcanoes, unrest in the Middle East, fast-rising oil prices have taken their toll; all this before the recent problems in the Euro zone, let alone the US debt ceiling crisis.
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The forecast for 2011 estimate airline net profits reduced to $4 billion – less than half the $8.6 billion anticipated as recently as March. Profitability so far this year has already been squeezed by significant decline in both load factors and aircraft utilisation. Nevertheless and despite the headwinds facing Europe and the US, world trade is expanding at a rate of around 9% per year with Asia in particular still booming. With sustainable profitability remaining elusive, airlines must be prepared to market their products to an even more diverse customer base.
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