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Norwegian Cabin Crew at Charles de Gaulle Set to Start Three Day Strike Tomorrow

French cabin crew at low-cost long-haul airline Norwegian are being urged to join a three-day strike set to take place between 24th and 26th April.  The cabin crew,... Read More

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Flight Attendants Press Ahead with “Toxic Uniform” Lawsuit: Want Cancer Warning Labels

Flight attendants at three regional airlines which operate flights on behalf of American Airlines are pressing ahead with a lawsuit over a “toxic clothing”... Read More

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Boeing Fires Back at “Shoddy Production” Accusations Concerning its 787 Dreamliner

The American aerospace giant, Boeing has pushed back against allegations in the New York Times of “shoddy production” of its 787 Dreamliner aircraft at a... Read More

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Seven Members of Emirates Cabin Crew Accused of Plotting Dubai Bomb Attack

Seven members of senior cabin crew at the Dubai-based airline Emirates have been accused of plotting a Hezbelloh-directed terror attack in the city.  All seven of... Read More

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Passengers Opened Emergency Exit and Jumped Out Plane Because They Thought it Was on Fire (Spoiler Alert: It Wasn’t)

Three passengers on a Utair Airways flight from Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow have been detained by police after opening the overwing emergency exit and... Read More

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Flight Attendants On “Frontline” of Measles Outbreaks: One in Coma for Over 10 Days

At the beginning of April, I wrote about an El Al flight attendant who had contracted measles and was in a serious condition in a Tel Aviv hospital.  The... Read More

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Are its Own Employees the “Biggest Threat” to the Future of British Airways?

Last week, the chief executive of British Airways gave a speech at the Royal Aeronautical Society in Central London.  Alex Cruz had attended the event mainly to... Read More

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Extinction Rebellion Protestors Threaten to “Shut Down” Heathrow Airport Tomorrow

Over the last few days, hundreds of environmental protestors have descended on major intersections and landmarks in Central London shutting down roads and even... Read More

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Is simulator time necessary for updated 737 MAX MCAS training?

The global aviation community has already seen one schism with respect to regulatory views on the 737 MAX. Is another brewing as training requirements are set for the... Read More

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Ryanair’s Report Card On Becoming a Fair Employer: Could Do Better

It’s been a year since Europe’s largest low-cost airline Ryanair faced its very first cabin crew strikes.  The airline has come along way since first... Read More

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These Three European Wet Lease Airlines Are Currently Recruiting Cabin Crew

Wet leasing is probably one of the more unusual but increasingly common services within the aviation industry.  Officially known as ACMI which stands for... Read More

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Does Anyone Actually Think Jet Airways Will Ever Experience the “Joy of Flying” Again?

Over the last few months and weeks, the prospect of India’s second-largest airline Jet Airways failing had become increasingly a complete certainly and definitely... Read More

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Jet Airways halts operations, continues to seek funding

Maybe it is temporary, as the airline claims. More likely it is a permanent situation. Without money or a coherent plan for recovery one thing is clear: Jet Airways is... Read More

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Big Wyndham Rewards Changes And Reflecting On Notre Dame

This week Jen Yellin from Deals We Like has all the details on recent changes made to Wyndham Rewards’ award charts. Tune in to learn... Read More

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jetBlue, FedEx and Atlas Air Come Out in Defense of Qatar Airway’s Investment in Air Italy

Two airline chief executives and the boss of global shipping company FedEx have sent an open letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to “set the record... Read More

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Etihad Will Operate a Single-Use Plastic Free Flight to Highlight Scourge of Plastic Pollution

Etihad Airways plans to operate a flight without any single-use plastics onboard to mark Earth Day and to raise awareness about the effects of plastic pollution on the... Read More

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Finnish Police Arrest Two Members of Qatar Airways Cabin Crew for Being Drunk

Two members of Qatar Airways cabin crew were arrested yesterday at Helsinki Airport (HEL) according to Finnish authorities.  Police arrested the two male cabin crew... Read More

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United Airlines plans seasonal Cape Town service

United Airlines will once again be a six continent carrier. For four months during the northern Winter the company plans to serve Cape Town, South Africa from its hub in... Read More

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United Set to Reveal New Livery on April 24th – Expect Evolution, Not Revolution

We finally have a date for United’s big reveal of its brand new aircraft livery.  Expect evolution of the current brand it acquired in the merger with... Read More

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JetBlue confirms JFK-Guayaquil route for A321neo

JetBlue‘s plans to extend its route network will unfold in stages over the coming couple years, as it reaches deeper into Latin America before jetting off to... Read More

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British Airways Dumps the Financial Times: Newspaper Rages with Half-Page Advert

The Financial Times, famous for its industry-leading financial analysis and of course it’s salmon pink coloured pages, has reacted pretty furiously to a decision... Read More

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Why I’m Happy About the “Devaluation” Updates to Starbucks Rewards

As previously reported, effective today, April 16, 2019, Starbucks has updated to their Starbucks Rewards program. Are Updates to Starbucks Rewards Really a... Read More

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Air France Offers Free Transport for Anyone Involved in Reconstruction of Notre Dame

The Air France-KLM airline group has said it will provide free transport for all official partners involved in the reconstruction of Notre-Dame in Paris.  The... Read More

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Getting comfortable with 28″ pitch

Is there such a thing as a comfortable airline seat pitched at 28 inches? Scant few passengers would answer that question in the affirmative, but seating manufacturers... Read More

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Delta Air Lines Accused of Lobbying to Delay Upgraded Minimum Rest for Flight Attendants

Delta Air Lines has been accused of being the primary voice in lobbying against the implementation of a new minimum rest rule for U.S.-based flight attendants. ... Read More

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Lufthansa Buries Bad News Following Notredame Tragedy: Falls to Loss in First Quarter

Maybe it was a mere coincidence?  As the world’s attention turned to the terrible news that Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was burning, the German flag carrier... Read More

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“The Year 1950 Rang and it Wants its Rulebook Back”: Norwegian Slammed For Uniform Rules

Norway is arguably one of the most progressive countries in the world but its namesake airline has come under fire for a new set of rules that lawmakers say are not only... Read More

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Making the best of a limited bandwidth situation

Flights mostly outside Inmarsat's European Aviation Network (EAN) terrestrial network coverage area present a special challenge of service levels and expectations.... Read More

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Dubai International Airport Says its “Good to Go” for 45-Day Closure of Runway Starting Tomorrow

After more than a year in the planning, the world’s busiest international airport plans to close one of just two of its runways for a 45-day period starting... Read More

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Stratolaunch takes flight, upsetting a 71-year old record

After more than 71 years there's a new superlative in flight. Scaled Composites' Stratolaunch now holds the title of largest (by wingspan) aircraft to fly, displacing... Read More

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United Offers Just $100 Bonus for Employees Because of the 737MAX Grounding

Along with some pretty serious weather events that have hampered United’s operations at its hubs in Chicago and Denver earlier this year, the airline has also... Read More