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7 Things Flight Attendants Notice About You When You Board A Plane

Flight attendants may seem chipper and carefree, but don’t be fooled: While pouring bubbly and chatting with travelers, these trained first responders are also keeping a close watch over the plane for threats, starting the very moment you board. “Passengers think we are just greeting them at the door,” Jay Robert, a flight attendant and founder of Fly Guy, told HuffPost. “But they’d be surprised at the number of threats we eliminate at that stage of the flight which would… Read Article →


Family tossed off JetBlue flight after toddler kicked seat

A FURIOUS Brooklyn couple says American low-cost carrier JetBlue booted them and their three kids off a flight after their 1-year-old kicked the seat in front of her. Mandy Ifrah, 35, told the New York Post on Wednesday how she, her husband, Tamir Raanan, 37, and their young daughters were buckled up for takeoff June 21 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida., for their flight back to the Big Apple after attending a wedding. “It… Read Article →


Emirates, FlyDubai to join forces as airline economy slips

Emirates and FlyDubai, airlines owned by the Dubai government, announced a partnership Monday offering customers better access to each other’s networks. While not a consolidation, the regional carrier FlyDubai and international carrier Emirates will coordinate flights and feed passengers to each other’s flights. The partnership will increase the number of emirates’ destinations from 157 to 216, and will begin in the fourth quarter of 2017. The union is an indication of problems that… Read Article →


Woman Brags She’s Rich, Demands Alcohol, Slaps Flight Attendant and Bangs on Cockpit Door

On Thursday night a woman bragging about being rich and flying first class on American Airlines flight AA5771 — a 691 mile flight from Dallas Fort-Worth to Moline operated by Mesa Airlines with a 76 seat Bombardier CRJ-900 — grabbed a “flight attendant by the arm before slapping her in the face.” The flight attendant refused to serve her any alcohol. She had had her share, apparently, on her inbound connection. I’m… Read Article →


Beach tragedy is a grim reminder: ‘Jet blast’ is no joke

IT’S not just a bunch of hot air. Jet blast, or the powerful release of steamy air from an accelerating aeroplane, can be dangerous — and even deadly. Making headlines this week, the most recent tragedy is 57-year-old New Zealander Gayleen McEwan, who was blown off her feet by the blast from a Boeing 737departing St. Maarten for Trinidad. McEwan, who was holidaying on the Caribbean island, hit her head on… Read Article →


Sint Maarten Airport, Beachgoer Dies from Jet Engine Blast

10:00 AM PT — Sint Maarten police tell us government and airport officials will be meeting to discuss new safety measures. Currently it’s not illegal to stand at that fence at the end of the runway, but with this fatality — the first ever — we’re told officials will consider making changes. A New Zealand tourist in Sint Maarten died during a thrill-seeking escapade as she tried to withstand the… Read Article →


Air Canada pilot avoids what could have been ‘worst aviation disaster ever’ at San Francisco airport

AN Air Canada pilot has narrowly avoided what experts say could have been the worst ever aviation disaster. US authorities are looking into an incident involving the plane, which nearly landed on a crowded taxiway instead of a runway at San Francisco airport. The Air Canada Airbus A320 was cleared to land on Runway 28-Right at San Francisco International Airport shortly before midnight on Friday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)… Read Article →


The lavish airport pretty much no one uses

SRI Lanka’s second international airport is as modern and impressive as any. It has a long runways built to accommodate the world’s largest passenger jets, fully staffed check-in desks, a working cafeteria and souvenir shop, and a stunning entrance hall ready to welcome massive crowds of passengers. There’s just one problem: pretty much no one uses it. Sri Lanka spent more than $270 million to build the Mattala Rajapaksa International… Read Article →


How to fly business class for cheaper than you’d think

IMAGINE walking off a plane feeling refreshed and ready rather than greasy and tired. Sure, flying business or first class has added benefits like amenity kits, pyjamas, china crockery and fine wine, but the real difference between travelling in the front or the back of the plane is passenger’s arrival condition. First and business class passengers step from the plane refreshed and relaxed with their clothes crisp and prim, while… Read Article →


Disabled British Airways passenger left ‘humiliated’ after staff drop her on her HEAD as they carried her off plane

Multiple sclerosis sufferer Belinda Castle, 63, has vowed to sue after she was left ‘humiliated’ at Heathrow DISABLED British Airways passenger was dropped on her head by staff as she was carried off a plane. Multiple sclerosis sufferer Belinda Castle, 63, has vowed to sue after she was left “humiliated” at Heathrow. 3 Multiple sclerosis sufferer Belinda Castle, 63, lay in pain for 20 minutes until paramedics arrived Belinda, who… Read Article →