Tag: flight attendants

7 new technologies that will rock the future of air travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 16:57

Air travel technology is changing at a rapid pace –– what can we expect to see in the near future? Air travel experts invite you for a sneak peek of ... Read More

Lufthansa uses telemedicine on board its long-haul fleet

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 5, 2019 17:00

As the first airline in the world to do so, Lufthansa has equipped all long–haul aircraft with the mobile ECG (Electrocardiogram) system CardioSecur. In case of on-board medical emergencies, the ... Read More

Canada’s flight attendant union celebrates its holiday

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- May 31, 2019 19:18

The Canadian Union of Public Employees  is celebrating International Flight Attendant Day today, May 31st, and inviting flight attendants around the globe to look back at how far the profession ... Read More

Swoop: Cabin crew have right to choose their representation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 27, 2019 23:50

Swoop, a Canadian ultra low-cost airline owned by WestJet, today issued the following statement from President Steven Greenway regarding the application for certification by the Canadian Union of Public Employees ... Read More

Passenger Safety: Boeing puts pressure on FAA to get Boeing 737MAX flying and worry later

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 16, 2019 00:08

Airlines are desperate getting their fleet of Boeing 737 MAX flying again. The recertification process of the 737 MAX will require regaining the confidence of safety experts, pilots, and flight ... Read More

Air Canada’s union: TSB rule on leaving carry-on baggage behind in an emergency must be implemented

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 23:45

The union representing Air Canada's flight attendants is asking Transport Canada to implement the now two-year-old Transportation Safety Board recommendation on leaving carry-on baggage behind during an emergency. "The recent ... Read More

Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines customer service available via Messenger app

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 19:02

Lufthansa Group passengers often have similar questions: Is my flight on time? What gate does my plane leave from? And how heavy can my hand luggage be? In order to ... Read More

Allegiant announces new Senior Vice President, Flight Crew Operations

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 1, 2019 22:48

Allegiant has announced that Tracy Tulle has been appointed to the role of senior vice president, flight crew operations. Tulle, an industry veteran who has led Allegiant's in-flight services since ... Read More

FAA frenzied, secretive rush to re-certify Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 1, 2019 19:04

Ethiopian Airlines and Lions Air crash, American Airlines shutting up whistleblowers, loose debris damaging the wiring at a Boeing 787 factory, economic loss claimed not to use simulator training for Boeing ... Read More

FlyArystan: The world’s newest low fare airline

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 1, 2019 08:47

FlyArystan, the world’s newest low fare, high-quality airline from Kazakh flag carrier Air Astana, takes to the skies today, for its first revenue flights from Almaty International Airport. The airline ... Read More

United Airlines Chief Digital Officer named one of 2019 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 19:25

Today, United Airlines Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, Linda Jojo, was recognized by the National Diversity Council as one of the 2019 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines CEO believes in The New Spirit of Africa and pledges to work with Boeing

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 25, 2019 07:53

Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO, Ethiopian Airlines issued a statement today. He wrote: "It has been more than two weeks since the tragic crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302. The heartbreak for ... Read More

Scorpion stings passenger on Air Transat flight

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 11, 2019 23:30

As if flying wasn’t stressful enough, a Canadian student’s story of being stung by a stowaway scorpion mid-flight is adding a whole new dimension to air travel anxiety. Those with ... Read More

Women with altitude: Five times equality won in aviation during 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 8, 2019 15:32

To commemorate International Women’s Day five key developments for women in aviation last year are celebrated, as an industry historically dominated by men continues its journey to gender equality. It’s ... Read More

Can you be a student and a full-time traveller?

editor editor- February 26, 2019 17:30

It would be worthwhile to clarify that life in travel is not a goal that is mandatory for all. In other words, if you do not want to travel, and ... Read More

Hong Kong Airlines Aviation Training Centre obtains Occupation Permit

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- February 14, 2019 06:43

The Hong Kong Airlines Aviation Training Centre has successfully fulfilled the construction requirements set out in the Buildings Ordinance and granted an Occupation Permit (OP) issued by the Building Authority ... Read More

Mass demonstration and chaos at U.S. airports in case of a government shutdown

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 12, 2019 08:10

"To all Americans: if there is anything this shutdown has taught us, it should be that labor rights matter. We must work together to improve rights for working Americans. Our ... Read More

Southwest Airlines: We hide our compliance issues under the Warrior Spirit

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 7, 2019 22:52

Just yesterday, eTurboNews reported about Boeing being speechless about the question of safety when flying on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 to Honolulu. Today, the Transport Workers of America union ... Read More

Transcript for NACTA Red Alert: How safe is flying during U.S. government shut down?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 24, 2019 18:53

The FAA is looking for experienced air traffic controllers. This is already true in normal times. Today the NACTA website shows a red alert on the National Air Traffic Controllers ... Read More

Delta Air Lines CEO: The goal is to make travel ‘magical’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 9, 2019 01:31

Delta CEO Ed Bastian told the tech world Tuesday that Delta's goal is to make travel something customers don't have to endure, but a magical experience. He shared some of ... Read More

Lufthansa goes on hiring spree in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 1, 2019 16:20

Lufthansa Group is expecting to hire approximately 5500 new employees in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium this year. The airline group is looking to hire over 1300 flight attendants – ... Read More

Indian male stripper onboard Air India Express dropped all his clothes

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 31, 2018 07:54

Naked and forced by flight attendants to cover himself in a blanket, Surendra was onboard Air India Express flight (IX 194) on Saturday traveling from Dubai to the Northern Indian ... Read More

Global protest over United Airlines staff cuts

editor editor- December 13, 2018 15:18

United Airlines flight attendants are protesting staff cuts at airports all around the world today Read More

About to be on Strike: Flair Airlines

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 7, 2018 18:16

The Canadian Union of Public Employees has filed 72-hour strike notice for Local 4060, representing 139 flight attendants who work for ultra-low-cost carrier Flair Airlines. Read More

A great day for Malaysia and Hawaii tourism: $189 close on Air Asia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 29, 2017 08:59

It was a great day for Malaysia and Hawaiian Tourism today. $189 Honolulu - Kuala Lumpur. It's not a travel industry rate, it's not a hoax, it's the cost of ... Read More

Soda spat, unflushed toilet lead to $500K lawsuit against Virgin America

editor editor- May 13, 2013 08:16

An air passenger is now suing Virgin America saying that vengeful flight attendants had him unnecessarily detained after they alleged that he did not flush the toilet on board. Read More

Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants file for mediation

editor editor- May 2, 2013 03:58

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today filed for mediation with the National Mediation Board (NMB). Read More

Chinese carrier to dress its flight attendants as maids and butlers

editor editor- May 1, 2013 09:48

A Chinese airline has caused a stir with plans to make its flight attendants dress as maids and butlers. Read More

OSHA to cover flight attendants’ safety on aircraft

editor editor- December 3, 2012 03:52

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Flight attendants who have OSHA protections on the ground -- but lose them the minute they board a plane -- may soon retain those protections in the ... Read More