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A “Toxic Fume” Event On This Lufthansa A319 Left a Flight Attendant Permanently Unfit to Fly

A flight attendant at Germany’s Lufthansa is believed to have been signed-off as permanently unfit to fly because of a 2016 “toxic fume” event. ... Read More

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Forget the names: Mitsubishi wants its new interior to win over customers

The new name – it is now officially the SpaceJet M90 – does not really matter for the future of the MRJ. But a new interior and revised scope-compliant model... Read More

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Iberia Opens Up Cabin Crew Recruitment for Short and Medium-Haul Fleet

Iberia has recently opened up a new recruitment process for cabin crew (tripulantes de cabina /TCP) to join its short and medium-haul fleet.  The Spanish... Read More

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TAP Air Portugal Criticised for Paying Out €1.17 Million in Bonuses After Recording Heavy Losses

TAP Air Portugal is facing criticism from the Portuguese government after it was revealed that the airline paid out €1.17 million in bonuses to 180 of its senior... Read More

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TravelSky plans rich content distribution with ATPCO’s Routehappy data

TravelSky is the latest airfare distribution provider to sign on for rich content from ATPCO's Routehappy offerings. The move will add hundreds of millions of customers... Read More

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BOGO Frontier Tix And Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Strategies!

Think that Southwest Airlines is the only carrier out there that offers “free” flights? Think again! Jen Yellin from Deals We Like joins us this week to walk... Read More

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Woman Sues Emirates Claiming Flight Attendants Refused to Serve Her Water

An Australian woman has sued Emirates Airlines, accusing flight attendants on a 2015 flight from Melbourne to Dubai of ignoring repeated requests to serve her water.... Read More

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Oman Air Teases New Cabin Crew Uniform in Corporate Brand Film

While Oman Air has not yet released any official information, eagle-eyed viewers will have noticed a brand new cabin crew uniform that appears in a corporate brand... Read More

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Travel News: Haven’t You Heard? Resort Fees are Great!

This week Jon Nickel-D’Andrea from No Mas Coach joins host Ed Pizza to chat about some of the top news and posts of the week on... Read More

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Airline Etiquette: Germ Spreading Passengers Are Now More Annoying than Drunks

According to a new survey from Expedia, germ spreading airline passengers are now more annoying than drunks.  The hotel booking site found that 40% of... Read More

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A Staggering Certification: Molon Labe’s S1 cleared by FAA

Development complete. Customer contract signed. And now, another huge milestone as Molon Labe's "S1" staggered short-haul economy seat receives FAA certification for use... Read More

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Hawaiian Air adds PACE real-time weather to the flight deck

Can Hawaiian Airlines convert an onboard datalink into real cash savings for the operation? That's the holy grail of promises from satellite network operators and the... Read More

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Raytheon, United Technologies plan massive merger

A massive aerospace company with the power to negotiate against aircraft manufacturers is the goal for Raytheon and United Technologies as they announced a blockbuster... Read More

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Etihad Airways Taps its Employees for Ideas to Overcome Ongoing Challenges

By now, we all know that Etihad Airways is facing some pretty significant challenges.  While the Abu Dhabi-based airline has made some headway in reducing losses,... Read More

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Air New Zealand Champions Diversity in Decision to Allow Uniform Wearers to Have Visible Tattoos

Air New Zealand is breaking the airline mould with a decision to allow all staff including public-facing uniform wearers like cabin crew, pilots and ground agents to... Read More

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Five Men Bailed After Ryanair Flight Attendant and Girlfriend Attacked on Eve of Gay Pride Month

Five men aged between 15-18 who were arrested on suspicion of robbery and assault after a Ryanair flight attendant and her girlfriend were attacked on a London night bus... Read More

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Oops: A PIA Airlines Passenger Mistook the Emergency Exit for a Toilet Door, Deployed the Slide

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight from Manchester, England to Islamabad faced a seven-hour delay on Friday night after a passenger somehow mistook the... Read More

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Flight Attendants Will Have to Wait at Least Another 9 Months for Fatigue-Busting Rules to be Introduced

When Congress passed the FAA Reauthorization Act in October 2018, a specific provision contained within the Bill that would guarantee flight attendants more rest between... Read More

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CORRECTION AND APOLOGY: A Statement About Frankfinn Consultants

I recently wrote an article about the Emirates cabin crew assessment process in India and in particular, the airline’s appointed agency Frankfinn Management... Read More

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Flight Attendants at Taiwan’s EVA Air Vote in Favour of Strike Action in Dispute Over Pay and Conditions

Flight attendants at Taiwan’s EVA Air have voted in favour of strike action in a dispute over pay and conditions.  Around 90% of the airline’s flight... Read More

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Canada Introduces New Rules Banning Cabin Crew and Pilots from Consuming Cannabis

In October 2018, Canada became the first developed country in the world to make cannabis legal – but that bold move did raise a number of really important... Read More

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La Compagnie launches transatlantic A321neo service

Upgraded seats, inflight entertainment and free, high-speed internet service officially took flight today for all-business class airline La Compagnie. The French... Read More

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Choose your own adventure: Air Transat edition

Air Transat has a C$40 million decision to make. And far more than just investors will be affected. The company's future will look significantly different, depending on... Read More

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The First European Airline to Introduce Non-Binary Booking Options Might Surprise You

It’s no secret that I’ve questioned the motives of Air Italy – The Sardinian-based airline that was previously known as Meridiana until Qatar Airways... Read More

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United Airlines Takes A Bite Out Of Me

United gives Ed the runaround while taking his miles, a cool Airbnb Experience promotion from MasterCard & news about Haneda's new US airline slots. The post United... Read More

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Scandi Airline SAS Becomes Latest Carrier to Ditch In-Flight Tax Free Shopping

You soon won’t be able to flick through a catalogue of random perfumes, questionable jewellery and not so hot deals as yet another airline removes the joy of... Read More

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Mitsubishi looks to Canada for its MRJ program

If you can't join them, buy them. Mitsubishi appears poised to do just that as Bombardier seeks to offload its CRJ regional jet product line. At least it would solve the... Read More

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Lufthansa is Equipping its Entire Long-haul Fleet with Mobile ECG Readers for Medical Emergencies

Dealing with medical emergencies at 38,000 feet is always a dreaded moment for any member of cabin crew.  Resources are limited, medical expertise might not be... Read More

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Emirates Cabin Crew Safety Trainer Receives Life Sentence Over Terrorism Plot

A court in the United Arab Emirates has sentenced a cabin crew Safety and Security (SEP) Trainer to life in prison after finding him guilty of a Hezbelloh-inspired... Read More

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Lufthansa hit with fine for inappropriate taxation

Lufthansa owes the US government $25,000. The penalty is being assessed after the carrier accidentally collected nearly $125,000 from US-based passengers in "taxes" that... Read More

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Investment & Innovation: KLM’s sustainability initiatives

From biofuel investment to supporting crazy new aircraft design concepts, KLM is leading the charge in a push towards more sustainable operations. And there's plenty... Read More