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About Thomas Dixon

Business Development Manager for Flightbuddy Ltd, a Sentient Solutions company. Experienced and successful Commercial Executive with over 15 years of senior sales and commercial management experience in both private and public companies.


Flightbuddy at the New Airport Show Istanbul, from Taksim Square to the Bosphorus Strait, we had an amazing event and met with some of the world best Airlines. New Airport Show Istanbul We started the visit by landing in the new Istanbul International Airport and were immediately struck with a very impressive new building, large, easy to get around and a visually very nice place to spend some time in. Once you head out of the airport into the surrounding area the first thing to hit you is the absolute beauty of Istanbul, its stunning place to drive through steeped in history. We were staying near Taksim Square and on arrival were immediately blown away with the sights, sounds and excellent food. A must if visiting Istanbul is a river course on the Bosporus Strait, the strait separates Europe and Asia between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Bosporus Strait Istanbul At the New Airport show, we met a lot of very interesting Aviation representatives from the worlds Airlines. All had very similar problems in the IROPS space they needed to address in 2020. Airlines needing to better serve passengers critical itinerary disruption information & advice, during & post disruption They are very interested in information control to the airline staff & customers. Accurate appropriate information to their customers during and post disruption events. Flightbuddy CEO Derek Corcoran speaking at the Istanbul New Airports Show 2019 Flightbuddy Thomas Dixon Istanbul New Airports Show 2019 The benefits flightbuddy brings is two-fold, to the airlines Passenger's it allows one source of trusted information, regular clear and re-assuring information & advice. To the airline, it protects & strengthens customer relationships and enables efficient operational response and [...]

By |August 3rd, 2019|Uncategorised|Comments Off on THE NEW AIRPORT SHOW ISTANBUL 2019

Blizzards to Pajamas, Volcanic Eruptions to Disruptive passengers, Why Flights take Delays.

Adverse Weather Conditions Adverse weather brings delays cancellations effects Thousands of passengers regularly causes delays diversions and cancellations to flights around the world, no matter what the reasons a delayed flight it can hurt an Airline and an Airport, delaying and in some cases cancelling flights.  Delay code 71 or 77 Shopping Spree One of my personal favourites, in 2012 a boy band had enough stardom to delay a flight travelling from Heathrow (LHR) to LAX for 15 minutes so that they could do some duty-free shopping. Delay code 16.                        Natural Disasters Volcanic Ash high in the atmosphere puts a massive strain on airline operations involving mass diversions and cancellations. When a Volcano shows signs of a potential eruption, this triggers fears with airline executives that they could be facing another Eyjafjallajökull eruption, in 2010 this eruption forced airlines to avoid huge areas of airspace and lose billions of Euros.  Delay code 77 or 99?                    All creatures Great and Small Cockroaches, Iguanas, Otters, Crabs and monkeys have all been blamed to have caused the late departure of flights. In 2011 about one hundred terrapin turtles closed runway 4.  The turtles crossed the tarmac shutting down the runway at New York JFK Airport. Turtles are not the only creatures  Delay code 89.                                                 Wrong PajamasTwo passengers caused a 30-minute delay when the crew on their flight from could not provide them with their complementary XL pyjamas. Despite being offered business class pyjamas the passengers refused, insisting on first-class pyjamas. Eventually, they disembarked leaving other passengers in stitches after the pilot gave the reason for the delay. Delay code 16. In Europe alone flight delays cost an estimated €100 per minute Think about [...]

By |June 26th, 2019|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Blizzards to Pajamas, Volcanic Eruptions to Disruptive passengers, Why Flights take Delays.

Join Us at the Future Travel Experience – 19 & 20 June 2019 in the Congress Center ICC, Istanbul

The Flightbuddy team are Delighted to be attending the Future Travel Experience this 19 & 20 June 2019 in the Congress Center ICC, Istanbul.Flightbuddy co-ordinates all critical information, with Live Control of Communications Flows, enabling the Airlines Customer Service, Ground Ops, and Flight Crew with clear appropriate accurate information during and post disruption events. Why not visit us on stand A77, we will show you how Flightbuddy technology, design and innovation will change the way you deal with any Flight disruption. To register for the event you can visit:

By |May 21st, 2019|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Join Us at the Future Travel Experience – 19 & 20 June 2019 in the Congress Center ICC, Istanbul