John Walton, Aviation journalist, travel columnist and cabin interiors expert
I’m an award-winning freelance journalist and analyst specialising in aviation, airlines, safety, and the passenger experience: that’s airlines, cabins, seating, interiors, airports, lounges, frequent flyer programs, airports — whatever affects the journey for you, the traveller.
With in-depth industry expertise, an analytical mind, excellent sources, and the ability to explain what we know, when we know it, I’m also a go-to person for fast-breaking news.
You're most likely to know me from:
- Twitter and Instagram — I’m @thatjohn, so do get in touch
- Runway Girl Network, where I’m deputy editor, host the In Conversation podcast, and write the Up Front opinion and analysis column, focussing on premium economy, business and first class
- Australian Aviation, where I’m the Cabin Pressure passenger experience columnist and a senior contributor…
…or elsewhere, including breaking the news of the ET702 hijacking on Twitter, or my live coverage of developing aviation news.
You’ll see me appearing, speaking or quoted on TV, radio, print and web publications — from the BBC to the Guardian, from Al Jazeera to TIME, from Deutsche Welle to Sky News to the Telegraph, from the Times of India to the Independent.
I’ve written for Australian Business Traveller (where I was deputy editor), Condé Nast's Jaunted, the Royal Aeronautical Society's magazine Aerospace, Aircraft Interiors International, Airways, TravelSkills and many other publications.