Advertising Policy

Simple Flying is an independent free to read aviation news website based in the UK. We have a team of 25+ people made up of full-time employees and freelancers.

Our business costs include the following:

  • Paying editors, journalists, developers, social media managers, video producers, admin staff, designers, and advertising sales managers.
  • Server costs, software subscriptions, security costs, email accounts, and domains.

Our content will always be free to read. But in order for this to be the case, we make money in a number of ways: 

Display advertising

You will see advertising banners on the website within our articles and sidebars. These advertisements are not controlled by Simple Flying and are managed by an external company. Cookies are sometimes used to personalize advertisements to you.

If you see an offensive ad, or an inappropriate ad please do contact us by using the general form on our contact us page.

You can view our cookie policy and manage your cookie preferences here. You can also read our privacy policy here.

Video advertising

On-site video units

On Simple Flying, you may see one or two video units. These video units will show a video from our Youtube channel, but before the video plays, an advert may show. The advert could be anywhere from 10 to 30 seconds long.


We publish a daily video on Youtube. These videos are monetized by video ads, display ads, sponsored cards, and overlay ads. You can read more about Youtube ads here.

We also occasionally have third parties sponsor one of our Youtube videos. If this is the case, we will clearly announce it at the start of the video.

Affiliate sales

Commission Junction

Simple Flying is a member of Commission Junction. This allows us to insert links into content when appropriate. Here is an example: 

If we run a story on a good flight deal, we may have a link to book the flights on Google Flights and Expedia. The link to Expedia will be an affiliate link and Simple Flying will be paid a commission on any flight bookings.

The current partners who we are working with via Commission Junction are Expedia and Kiwi.

Credit cards

Simple Flying does not currently publish content on any credit or frequent flyer credit cards. We, therefore, have no active affiliate links promoting credit cards.

Occasionally we will work with a sponsor to publish a sponsored article on Simple Flying. If the article is sponsored, it will be clearly labeled with the tag ‘Sponsored Content’. If you’re an advertiser reading this, you can request our media kit here.

Simple Flying offers a paid ad-free subscription for its Android and iOS app. This allows you to read our content ad-free. You can pay either monthly or yearly, through your respective app store provider.

For any questions or queries, you can contact us here: Contact Us 

This policy was last updated on November 4, 2020