You can now (sort of) relax over gross stories of airplane seat tray tables, and stop worrying (somewhat) about how many unwashed hands have touched that seat armrest youâ€™re sharing on your flight.
Flight Checks – PASS
Emirates’ Handling of EK521 is Proof of Exceptional Training Standards
An Emirates 777 aircraft crash landed at Dubai Airport but what could have been a terrible tragedy resulted in a swift evacuation of the aircraft in …
NTSB Finds Crash of Asiana Airlines 991 Calls for More Stringent Controls on Lithium Batteries
Shortly after a new SAFO issued by the FAA on the carriage of Lithium batteries, the NTSB calls for stringent regulations of Lithium Ion battery carriage in …
FAA Issues Critical SAFO to Airlines on Lithium Batteries
“FAA battery fire testing has highlighted the potential risk of a catastrophic aircraft loss due to damage resulting from a lithium battery fire or explosion. Current cargo fire suppression systems cannot effectively control a lithium battery fire. As a result of those tests, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus have advised airlines about the dangers associated with carrying lithium batteries as cargo and also have encouraged them to conduct safety risk assessments,” the agency states.
Malaysia Airlines Checked Baggage Restriction Raises Questions
Malaysia Airlines has announced restrictions on checked luggage for flights destined for European capitals from Kuala-Lumpur between 5 January and 7 January 2016, only allowing limited cabin baggage.
The airline has since updated the Travel Advisory on its site to indicate that normal baggage allowances on its flights to London, operated on A380 aircraft, were restored with immediate effect.
However, baggage limitations still apply to flights destined for Amsterdam and Paris on January 5-6.
A Powerful Start for Women In Aviation in 2016, as AFA-CWA Condemns Misogynist Flight Attendant Recruiting Farce
After closing 2015 with a major setback for the rights of women in aviation–in particular for cabin crew professionals–the Association of Flight Attendants, CWA (AFA) International has fought back.
The Light Fantastic: Inside the New Finnair A350
During my tour of the new Finnair A350 from Hamburg to Helsinki, I was especially struck by the capitalisation on light against a neutral canvas. It’s easy to see the light gains from the A350’s larger windows. Add to that Finnair’s mood lighting, with glowing effects programmed into a cool Northern Lights display and a Warm Asia theme, add the opalescent effect of the aircraft’s light grey-white structures, and the Finnair A350 interior positively glows.
SAS Proves Its Value When Things Go Wrong
It was a travel week for me, attending the World Low Cost Airlines Congress in London. While the event was great–and I learned loads–getting there and back …
American Airlines Goes Old School to Illustrate Advantages of AAdvantage Program
I just love the classic black and white animations of this latest video from American Airlines. Aimed to help customers better understand the full benefits of its AAdvantage Program, it is elegant in its simplicity, smart, and whimsical.