Cabin Crew

Inquest finds drugs mule who was 'jumping over seats' died after ingesting cocaine on flight

<b>By Olivia Kelleher</b><p>A coroner has warned drug mules that they are playing "Russian roulette" after a 24-year-old Brazilian man suffered a painful death …

Drug Addiction

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Search director disagrees with pilot ditch theory

CANBERRA, Australia – The director of a seabed hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has disagreed with a new book’s conclusion that the pilot likely flew the plane beyond the search area to land and sink it in unexplored depths of the Indian Ocean.<p>The Australian Transport Safety Bureau believes …

Airplanes

Pilot's Viral Tweet Questions Why Some People Still Think Sexist Comments Are Acceptable

"It wasn't [until] later when a cabin crew member expressed her anger at the comment that it made me think. Why is this normal?"<p>Women who enter …

Feminism

The sexual harassment of flight attendants is a massive problem

OVER the past year, there have been myriad stories in the press about airlines mistreating passengers. Last April David Dao, a passenger on a …

Sexual Harassment

Paragliding instructor died after encountering turbulence, inquest hears

A paragliding instructor plunged to his death after encountering turbulence during a test flight, an inquest has heard.<p>Paul Kilburn, 54, had gone up his machine ahead of escorting a group on a training exercise, but his equipment suddenly became caught in a spin, and he crashed into a field.<p>Mr …

Paragliding

The questions you’ve always wanted to ask an airline pilot

#AIRLINES<p>By <b>Holly Patrick</b> | 21 May, 2018 |<p><b>OVER 35 million commercial flights take off a year. This translates to around three billion passengers and</b> …

Asia Travel

Train cabin crew for seizure cases: panel

An Aircraft Accident Investigation Board probe into an incident where an IndiGo co-pilot became unresponsive for 10 minutes during a …

Air Traffic

Qantas accused of dismissing concerns of cabin crew fatigue

Aviation<p>21 May 2018<p>A British union has raised concerns over the health and safety of British crews operating the 17-hour long-haul flight between …

Travel (Australia)

Passengers evacuate ANA flight at Tokyo's Narita airport after smoke scare

TOKYO: Passengers on board an All Nippon Airway's (ANA) aircraft at Narita International Airport on Monday morning (May 21) had to evacuate after …

Airports

Two sons of BJP lawmaker in Bihar booked for molestation

Two sons of a Bhartiya Janata Party lawmaker Awadhesh Narayan Singh have been booked allegedly for molesting a 24-year old woman, who works as a …

India News

Ryanair CEO says not expecting strikes but cannot rule them out

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said on Monday he was not expecting strikes or disruptions over its discussions to recognise trade unions but could not rule them out and would face any action down.<p>Ryanair averted the threat of widespread Christmas strikes by unilaterally …

Ryanair

Ryanair profits to fall as fares weaken and costs rise

Ryanair has turned in a 10% rise in full-year net profit to €1.45 billion ($1.7 billion), but is not expecting to reach the same level next year.<p>The …

Oil

The duds and the Dianas of Royal Wedding brand campaigns

"M&S temporarily renamed its roast chicken salad sandwich 'The Proposal’, apropos of nothing. No joke, no pun, no PR agency was involved," Sinclair …

Royal Weddings

NRI Man Masturbates On Flight, Arrested In Delhi After Woman's Complaint

The woman, who was sitting beside the man, made a distress call to the Delhi Police. The man arrested at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) …

Delhi Police

When should you — and shouldn’t you — press that cabin crew call button?

Bing! Bing! Bing! Did you know that there’s a different etiquette among the many regions of the world about the airline call bell —and about when you should press it, when you shouldn’t, and how pleased (or otherwise) the cabin crew will be when they arrive?<p>If you know any flight attendants, or …

Cabin Crew

No More Horrific Bed Bug Infestations On British Airways (We Hope)

Related: British Airways<p>I love British Airways regardless of their dated Business Class product which falls behind many competitors. Why? Because I …

Long Haul

Mumbai-based jeweller becomes first to be on No-fly list

He was also the first one to be booked under the stringent Anti-Hijacking Act<p><i>Representational Image</i><p>A Mumbai-based jeweller, Birju Kishore Salla, …

Jet Airways

The problem with new Qantas route

The history-making maiden 787 Dreamliner flight took off from Perth on March 24 to much applause. A whopping 17 hours and 20 minutes later, it …

Qantas

A pilot got partially sucked out of plane after the windshield shattered

It seems someone has it out for airplane windows these days. Just last month, a passenger on board a Southwest Airlines flight got partially sucked …

Airplanes

United Asks Its Flight Attendants to Work on 'Personal Grooming'

And why shouldn't they?<p>United Airlines has asked its flight attendants to take personal grooming more seriously, citing wrinkled and stained shirts, worn-out shoes, and "skirt lengths that don’t conform to the standard" as areas of improvement, according to an internal memo obtained by Skift. …

Singapore Airlines

United’s order for cabin crew to focus on “personal grooming” is the least of its problems

United has had a tough 18 months. They dragged a doctor off a plane which promptly went viral, three times as many pets died on their flights as all other airlines combined, they policed female passengers’ clothing, and tried to wade into America’s hyper-divisive gun debate only to have it backfire.<p>…

Virgin Atlantic

The funniest reasons passengers have been kicked off flights

An American Airlines passenger flying first class was removed from the flight after attempting to get the drinks in for his pals in economy.<p>The man …

Flying

United Asks Flight Attendants to Clean Up Their Appearance

United Airlines wants its flight attendants to improve their “personal grooming” and appearance, two internal memos obtained by Skift show. The memos …

Travel

SilkAir to merge with Singapore Airlines: 5 things to know about the regional carrier

Regional carrier SilkAir will be clipping its wings to eventually merge with Singapore Airlines (SIA), with its aircraft cabins to first undergo a …

Aviation

Windshield-loss A319 also suffered control panel damage

Chinese investigators have disclosed that the Sichuan Airlines Airbus A319 which lost a main cockpit window at cruise altitude also suffered …

Civil Aviation

Late passenger attempts to break into plane

Passengers on board a plane waiting to depart Australia's Melbourne Airport were rattled after a passenger who was "running late" for his flight …

Australian Federal Police

Passenger tries to break down plane door after missing his flight

An angry passenger ran across the tarmac at Melbourne Airport and tried to break into a Jetstar plane after he missed his flight on Thursday …

Airplanes

Airline To Have An All Meghan and Harry Crew For Royal Wedding!

posted by @TobyChilliShow -<p>2 days ago<p>A special British Airways flight is celebrating <b>Prince Harry</b> and <b>Meghan Markle’s</b> wedding this Saturday by flying …

Royal Weddings

The US surgeon general was one flight's doctor in the house

When Delta cabin crew on a flight from Atlanta to Jackson, Miss., asked whether a doctor was on board, they probably weren't expecting to get help …

Public Health

Air China world's 5th safest airline: rankings

Air China has been ranked the fifth safest airline in the world, according to a list released during a press conference for the 9th World Airline …

News (China)