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Why flight attendants prefer working in economy to first class

Being a flight attendant has to be one of the most challenging jobs in the world. After you get through a rigorous training programme you’re then constantly jetting all over the place, working long hours and dealing with difficult passengers. For those of us on the outside however, it can seem like a luxurious lifestyle – filled with sunny destinations and immeasurable perks. Surely the flight attendants working in the first class… Read Article →

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A dark review for United’s Boeing 787

I’ve been wanting to fly on the Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” ever since I missed a chance to go on an inaugural junket aboard one before Boeing began delivery to the airlines. Then I finally got my chance, three days ago, aboard United Flight 935 from London to Los Angeles. Some context: United is my default airline by virtue of having flown 1.5 million miles with them, which has earned me some status. Specifically, I… Read Article →

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BOEING PLANES COULD FIRE LASERS FROM THEIR NOSES TO SPOT TURBULENCE

EARLY NEXT YEAR, a Boeing 777 will take off from the company’s airfield near Seattle with a laser shooting out of its nose. It may sound like a novel (and grisly) way to avoid bird strikes, but this isn’t that kind of laser. Rather, it’s part of a new system that Boeing hopes could spot brutal turbulence that can damage aircraft and toss passengers around the cabin—and give crews enough time to… Read Article →

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WATCH: Dramatic footage of drunk Ryanair passenger taken down in CHOKEHOLD on flight

RYANAIR: A flight from Spain to London took a dramatic turn when a passenger was restrained in a choke hold after becoming disruptive on board. A man has been labelled a ‘have-a-go hero’ after taking down a fellow passenger on the Ryanair flight. Footage captured the shocking moment the man jumped out of his seat and placed the disruptive passenger in a chokehold to restrain him. Dean Whiteside, from Dagenham,… Read Article →

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Economy airline seats pose ‘life-and-death’ risk to passengers, says report

A RECENT investigation seems to confirm nearly every airline passenger’s worst fear: economy seating “could be a death trap.” The Daily Beast has reportedly examined “over 900 pages” of documents from the US Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and concluded that newer economy class seating sections may not provide adequate room for evacuation in the case of an emergency, Fox News reports. The report follows a lawsuit filed in the United States… Read Article →

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Reports are BOTH new Delta Air Lines A350 jets have be damaged and are grounded!

How serious and how extensive the damage to either of the brand new jets, set to replace the aging 747’s, is still currently unknown. According to Airliners.net user Concordski this is possibly what happened to one of the jets: “… hearing from a Delta mechanic that a Delta A350 suffered wing delamination during a tire burst that sent rubber up to the wing during a landing at HSV. The mechanic described the… Read Article →

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How flight attendant’s cope with jet lag

THERE is nothing worse than losing the first couple of days of a holiday to jet lag. There is also nobody better than a flight attendant to give advice on how to overcome it, which is what one flight attendant has done on the online discussion form, Quora. According to Shreyas P, who claims he has worked for five major airlines where he has travelled to more than 50 countries, the… Read Article →

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Nobody wants to be a pilot anymore — here’s how working for an airline lost its glamor

Nobody wants to be a pilot anymore. As the airlines tell it, a so-called pilot shortage has made it impossible to staff their fleets, forcing them to cancel flights and park hundreds of airworthy planes in the desert. One airline ventured to blame its 2016 bankruptcy on its inability to hire enough pilots, and even at always-profitable and carefree Southwest Airlines, the challenge of recruiting millennial aviators keeps middle management awake at night. “The… Read Article →

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Two drunk strangers who forced plane to make an emergency landing before even leaving UK jailed

Two strangers whose drunken behaviour forced a packed passenger jet to make an emergency landing before even leaving the UK have been jailed. Derek Root, 30, downed 10 shots of Jack Daniel’s in the departure lounge of Glasgow Airport after his flight was delayed by three hours. When he finally the Alicante-bound jet, fellow passenger Alexander Gray, 38, handed him a bottle of Jagermeister which he also started drinking. The… Read Article →

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Future flight attendant? Adorable moment a baby scoots herself down an airplane aisle greeting other passengers

 This baby has a future as a flight attendant. An adorable video shows a baby girl scooting down an airplane aisle on a flight from Chicago to San Antonio. Sitting up, she uses her legs to pull herself forward across the floor. As she scoots by fellow passengers she waves at them to say hello. She’s so tiny that some of them don’t even notice her.   The baby’s mother… Read Article →