Brisbane Airport warns a new flight-cut proposal by the Australian Greens party could have significant negative repercussions in Queensland.
The Director General of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Willie Walsh, calls for action on the performance of European Air Traffic Control (ATC) which has recently come under critical scrutiny as it disrupts summer travels.
The mistake involved an error in currency conversion which only occurred on United Airlines’ localised Denmark website, and erroneously converted Danish Kroner to Dollars resulting in First class fares from the EU to the U.S. for an unbelievably low fare of $51.
Alitalia has issued a statement of an incident of laser interference with flight crew on the aircraft carrying Pope Francis during his mission to Mexico.
Crew on flight AZ4000 reported on Friday 12 February, that during the landing phase of flight at Mexico City Airport, they were flashed by a laser light pointed at the aircraft. The Airbus A330 was transporting the Pontiff Havana to Mexico City.
Do you enjoy having someone look over your shoulder at work and, what’s more, publish all of you perceived peccadilloes for the world to see? You’re in luck!
You could now get a job as cabin crew or flight crew to ensure that happens.
Someone has now created a Twitter feed expressly intended to shame airline crew who “misbehave.”
To this ‘outrageous’ reaction, the mystery account in question replied:
“If passengers can be shamed then flight crews are fair game! Level playing fields are a good thing. “
Flames and dark black smoke emanated from a British Airways 777, operating flight BA2276, at McCarran International Airport prompting a rush evacuation of the aircraft and swift emergency response. The event, documented on social media, highlights a frightening trend by passengers to completely disregard clear safety instructions, even common sense or a natural response of self-preservation, by taking time to bring their luggage along.
For the love of all things holy! Someone had better explain to gadgety luggage innovators that building lithium-ion batteries into their luggage is not a good idea–no matter their best intentions to come to the rescue of the power-hungry connected passenger.
Wait. That someone is probably me.
Nik Loukas at InFlight Feed shared this image of an irresponsible fool onboard an Iberia flight. Whoever you are: You don’t deserve that seat.
This image highlights how little some passengers understand about the responsibilities that go along with the coveted extra legroom in the exit row.
We’ve all seen passengers treat the cabin badly, sit in ways they’d never sit at home, do damage to interiors which cost a fortune to develop and install. That’s really bad. But this is worse:
— Inflight Feed (@inflightFeed) July 29, 2015
In the latest attempt to push a power-drink, New Zealand beverage maker 1Above has launched its “Jet Lag” flight drink to the North American market.
The company says flying really wears Americans down, resulting in negative performance. 1Above cites results a survey conducted online by Harris Poll this May, on its behalf. The survey participants included over 2,000 U.S. adults whose most recent flight was an hour or longer.
I spent a bit of time this month writing about IATA’s proposed ‘Cabin OK’ program: introducing it, clearing up misconceptions, and, finally, reporting on its demise, er, “pause.”
This is the second of two posts today, which review the Cabin OK aftermath. I promise to let the matter drop after that.
I must say I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a general uproar brought about by a single proposal by IATA, or airlines in general.
Now that the hullabaloo has all but subsided, I’d like to highlight the positive side of all of this–power to the people–and some opportunities to get really riled up, which we should not let pass us by.
Speaking to the Press during the delivery of its new A380 aircraft, Qatar Airways CEO, His Excellency, Akbar Al Baker, referred to the Al Jazeerah 787 Dreamliner documentary as “over sensationalised,” when asked to comment by a Bloomberg reporter.
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