Thailand Aviation Safety Rating Downgraded

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that the Kingdom of Thailand does not follow International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) safety standards. It has lost its Category 1 International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) rating and downgraded to Category 2 rating, based on a […]

Kickstarters: Stop Putting Lithium-Ion Batteries In Novelty Luggage, Pretty Please

The latest luggage for the gadgeteer to hit Kickstarter is a combination luggage, motorized scooter, and personal electronic device charger. Because.

After Another Smartphone Fire Causes Flight Diversion, CASA Raises Concerns Over Lithium-Ion Once Again

The risks of runaway Lithium-Ion batteries continue to plague aviation, prompting the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), Australia, to caution readers of its Flight Safety magazine on the proper handling of these electronics once again. The Flight Safety article specifically mentions a recent […]

Learn to Speak Hawaiian with Airline’s Latest Safety Video

Hawaiian Airlines has produced a beautiful destination safety video that will get you dreaming of warm days on the beach and cool treks through verdant mountains. As an added twist, the video comes with subtitles in Hawaiian, so you can catch up on the lingo before you land.

Dear Anonymous Passenger: You Don’t Deserve that Exit Row Seat

Here’s the thing to remember when you choose to sit in the exit row: it’s neither a perk nor a privilege. It’s a responsibility.

TAP Takes Us Behind the Scenes in the Making of its Latest Safety Video

The inflight safety video is now a well-established marketing tool for airlines. TAP Portugal takes us behind the scenes of the production of their latest. With this presentation the airline weaves-in brand identity and values, and adds destination marketing to boot. In an […]

Let’s Not Waste an Opportunity to Carry-On after IATA Carry-On Controversy

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 […]

Super Safety: Pegasus Reveals Marvel-ous New Safety Video

Pegasus Airlines, Turkey, has partnered with Disney Turkey to produce a new safety video featuring iconic Marvel characters which appeals to kids and adults alike. The video features best-known characters from the Marvel Universe, including Thor, Black Widow, Captain America, Iron Man, Loki, Hawkeye […]