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United, Qantas trim Hong Kong service as unrest continues

The protests in Hong Kong show no signs of slowing and the impact on the travel sector continues to grow. As demand drops so too is capacity into the market, with... Read More

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Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendants Successfully Evacuated Smoke Filled Plane in Less Than a Minute

Flight attendants onboard a smoke-filled Hawaiian Airlines plane managed to evacuate all 184 passengers in less than a minute after the plane made an emergency landing... Read More

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WATCH: Video of Passenger Punching Flight Attendant Moments After Praying on Galley Floor

A video of a man violently punching a member of cabin crew just moments after he was apparently praying on the floor of an aircraft galley has gone viral after the... Read More

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British Airways Confirm Strike Dates, Airline Say’s Union is Being “Reckless”

The union that represents hundreds of pilots at British Airways has today announced its members will walk out in a dispute over pay and conditions.  Strike action... Read More

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Hong Kong Flight Attendants Union Confirms Leader Has Been Sacked, Alleges ‘White Terror’

The trade union that represents flight attendants at Cathay Pacific’s regional subsidiary Cathay Dragon has confirmed that its leader has been sacked by the... Read More

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Japan Airlines Launches Hard Hitting In-Flight Safety Video Which Draws On Real Life Incidents

Japan Airlines is bucking an industry trend by introducing a hard-hitting safety video that shows the devastating consequences of not following security rules.  One... Read More

In search of premium: PaxEx Update (2019-08-23)

Where are the premium passengers at? United and Qantas are both pushing new projects that aim to deliver a compelling product and collect those higher yields. Plus a new... Read More

Mirus reaches linefit milestone for Airbus A320 family

Seating manufacturer Mirus hit a major milestone this week, dispatching its first ship set of seats to Hamburg for installation on an aircraft at the Airbus factory. The... Read More

United bets big on premium leisure with 2020 transatlantic expansion

When you fly a plane with 30-50% fewer seats than the competition the business case must be incredibly strong. For United Airlines the new 763 High J layout is proving a... Read More

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International Consolidated Airlines Group Accuses Heathrow of Being On a “Massive Gravy Train”

The parent company of British Airways and Iberia says it has “absolutely no confidence” in the ability of Heathrow Airport (LHR) to deliver a cost-effective... Read More

Qantas plans London, New York nonstops to Sydney this year

The first flights for Qantas's Project Sunrise will depart far sooner than expected. A trio of test flights later this year will help the carrier make smart choices... Read More

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Qantas is Planning Special Research Flights for the 19-Hour Flights Dubbed the “Final Frontier in Aviation”

Qantas has today announced plans to carry out a series of special research flights for its eagerly anticipated Project Sunrise services that it has dubbed the... Read More

Can Delta’s pilots derail a joint venture success story?

Delta's recently approved Joint Venture for transatlantic operations hit a small speed bump as the carrier's pilots filed an objection. While unlikely to be taken too... Read More

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All About Marriott Bonvoy Changes: Good, Bad & Ugly

Marriott Bonvoy: Love it, hate it or love to hate it, it seems we all have a complicated relationship. Summer Hull AKA Mommy Points from The... Read More

JetBlue lights up the East River, adds logo to iconic Pepsi sign

How to celebrate switching beverage vendors in flight? What about adding the JetBlue logo to the iconic Pepsi sign on the East River in New York City?? The move... Read More

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Cathay Pacific Reports Growth in Passenger Numbers Despite Protests, Future Looks Less Certain

Hong Kong has been rocked by massive protests for more than 11-weeks now but despite the political crisis gripping the region, its main airline has still witnessed a... Read More

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Saudia Airlines Accused of Complicity in Forced and Summary Deportation of Thousands of Refugees

A prominent human rights organisation has accused of Saudia Airlines of being complicit in the forced and summary deportation of thousands of Ethiopian refugees from... Read More

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The TSA Reports a Case of Snakes (Almost) On a Plane

A 15-inch ring-necked snake was found slithering around a security checkpoint in Newark Liberty Airport on Sunday night according to the Transportation Security... Read More

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Now Iberia is Set to be Hit by Ground Staff Strikes in Barcelona and Madrid

The aviation industry has traditionally had a very strong and vocal trade union movement and this year is proving to be no different, especially throughout Europe. ... Read More

DEAL! 10,000 Mile Roundtrip Caribbean Award Flights

This week Mike LaRosa from Coworkaholic is back to chat with Ed Pizza about some of the top news and posts of the week... Read More

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Vast Majority of Australian Flight Attendants Abused for Making Simple Safety-Related Requests

This news probably won’t come as much of a surprise to any flight attendant anywhere in the world – the vast majority of flight attendants polled by the... Read More

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French Flight Attendants to Protest in Paris on 16th September Over Pension Reform Plans

Pilots and flight attendants from across France are being urged to take part in a mass demonstration in Paris on 16th September to protest against pension reform... Read More

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Virgin Atlantic Recruiting Brazilian Portuguese Speaking Cabin Crew (Based in London)

Next year, Virgin Atlantic will launch its first-ever route to South America with a daily service to the Brazilian economic powerhouse of São Paulo and in... Read More

SmartSky’s commercial installations begin

SmartSky's push towards launching its air-to-ground inflight connectivity solution took a significant step forward earlier this month. The first commercial aircraft to... Read More

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Norwegian Gets $246 Million Cash Boost by Selling Stake in Bank

Shares in low-cost long-haul airline Norwegian rebounded this morning after the Oslo-based carrier announced it was selling a near 20 per cent stake in Norwegian Finans... Read More

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The One Cabin Crew Recruitment Advert That Probably Won’t Get Much Interest

When it comes to landing a job as a member of cabin crew, demand most definitely outstrips supply.  Delta Air Lines, for example, famously hired less than 1 per... Read More

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Air Italy Reports Loss of €164 Million in First Year Since Rebranding With Qatari Money

Air Italy reportedly lost just over €164 million in 2018 according to Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera – nearly three times the loss that it reported in... Read More

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Cathay Pacific Investigating Letter Supposedly Written by Airline Staffers Supporting Protests

Cathay Pacific is urgently investigating an open letter supposedly written by a group of the airline’s employees which supports the huge protest movement that has... Read More

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Allegation: Lufthansa Trying to Limit Compensation Payout from Germanwings Crash

Lufthansa has been accused of trying to limit the compensation payout to the family members of 2015’s Germanwings crash where all 144 passengers and six crew... Read More

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Ryanair Seeks High Court Injunction to Block Next Weeks Pilots Strike in the United Kingdom

Ryanair is allegedly seeking a High Court injunction in a last-ditch bid to block a planned walkout next week by its pilots based in the UK.  Last week, pilots... Read More

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Strike Averted: Virgin Atlantic Cabin Crew Approve New Pay Deal By Closest Of Margins

Cabin crew at Virgin Atlantic have voted in favour of a new pay deal by the narrowest of margins – just 50.2% of votes backed the proposed deal but this simple... Read More

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