Between regular contributions, occasional features and one-off commissions, I'm always excited to hear about new freelance opportunities. I'm as happy writing for an expert aviation audience as I am explaining why the news is important for you, the traveller. 

Up front with john Walton

Focusing on first class, business class and premium economy travel, Up Front delves into a significant part of how airlines make money: on the passengers who pay the most. But is it always money well spent? Read Up Front at RGN

In Conversation Podcast

Join me as I dive deep into the detail of passenger experience, talking with experts on airlines, airports, and the context that helps it all make sense, at the In Conversation Podcast, on RGN and on iTunes. Find In Conversation at RGN

elsewhere on runway girl network

Outside of Up Front and In Conversation, read me on Mary Kirby's Runway Girl Network about the passenger experience, safety, comfort and connectivity, as well as covering news from major events like the Paris/Farnborough Air Shows and Aircraft Interiors and APEX expos. Read me at RGN

australian aviation & Cabin Pressure

Australian Aviation is Australasia's premier aviation magazine — read my monthly passenger experience column Cabin Pressure and regular feature articles covering all aspects of aviation in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Read me at AA →

Hire John

Need award-winning aviation expertise for your audience in print, online or broadcast? Want engaging immaculate copy with professional photographs produced ahead of schedule? Engage me for pieces between 500 and 10,000 words. Email →


  • Aircraft Interiors International
  • Royal Aeronautical Society
  • Aviation Week
  • BBC World
  • Financial Times
  • Al Jazeera
  • Australian Business Traveller
  • Condé Nast
  • Computer Weekly
  • Raconteur
  • Airways
  • TravelSkills
  • Dots, Lines & Destinations

quoted in

Al Jazeera • BBC • Chicago Tribune • Deutsche Welle • Daily Telegraph (UK) • The Economist • The Globe & Mail • The Guardian • Huffington Post • IB Times • The Independent • Mashable • National Geographic • China Daily • The New York Times • Quartz • Sky News • The Times (UK) • The Times of India • Time • Today Show (NBC) • USA Today • and others…