Monthly Archives: September 2015

Suing: Former BA attendant Louise Graham says she was traumatised by the death of Jimmy Mubenga Nev Ayling

Flight attendant suing G4S after seeing deportee die on British Airways flight

By BY PAUL CHESTON– A former British Airways flight attendant is demanding more than £100,000 for the trauma of witnessing the death of a passenger being “fatally restrained” by security guards. Louise Graham said she was “left in pieces” after violence erupted on the flight from Heathrow as deportee Jimmy Mubenga was held down by G4S security guards. Mrs Graham, 54, who lost her flying career due to psychiatric injuries, is suing… Read Article →

10 Flight Attendant Secrets I Wish I'd Known Before My Last Flight

10 Flight Attendant Secrets I Wish I’d Known Before My Last Flight

Budget Travel has spoken to some chatty flight attendants—on condition of anonymity—to deliver the 411 on how to enjoy the comfiest, safest, and most delicious flight, not to mention getting extra help when you really need it. (Hint: The “call button” is not your friend.) CALL BUTTONS: THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY TO SAY “HATE ME” What’s your biggest job-related peeve? The kind of customer or co-worker behavior that just sends… Read Article →

Yes, people still get flight upgrades just for being 'nice'

Yes, people still get flight upgrades just for being ‘nice’

By – GEORGE HOBICA – Rude and uncooperative fellow-passengers make flying difficult for airline staff and fliers alike. And although there will always be die-hards who insist that you can never get upgraded on a flight merely for being “nice,” I beg to differ. Consider my experience on a recent American Airlines flight between Los Angeles and New York’s JFK. Lo and behold, the seat next to me in business… Read Article →

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Here’s How to Get on Your Flight Attendant’s Good Side

This article was written by Sid Lipsey and originally appeared on Yahoo Travel. There are two things you need to remember about flight attendants. The first is that they’re human beings who have feelings. The second is that they’re watching you: how you’re treating other passengers, how you’re treating the other flight attendants, and how you’re treating them. The dirty secret is both of those things will affect how flight… Read Article →

Pope Francis embarks a plane to leave for Turkey at Rome’s Fiumicino international airport, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Seriously? The Pope Flies Commercial

By Jo Piazza– American news media love few things more than catchy nicknames.  In the pantheon of catchy nicknames, “Shepherd One,” certainly does the trick. Awaiting the arrival of Pope Francis on American soil this week news anchors across the country, and around the world, could not stop talking about Shepherd One, the plane that carries the pope. It’s a bit of a misnomer since the pope doesn’t actually own his… Read Article →

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Air Asia Cabin Crew Recruitment – Walk in interview ( October 2015 )

Follow me on Twitter at Flygosh@Twitte Responsibilities To attend pre-flight briefing, during which Flight Attendant are assigned their working positions for the upcoming flight To carrying out pre-flight duties, including checking the safety equipment, ensuring the aircraft is clean and tidy, ensuring that information in the seat pockets is up to date and that all meals and stock are on board To welcome passengers on board and directing them to… Read Article →

A general view of the lobby outside of the Carlyle Group offices in Washington, May 3, 2012.
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BBA Aviation proposes to buy Landmark Aviation for $2.07 billion

BY AASHIKA JAIN– British aircraft services company BBA Aviation Plc (BBA.L) said it proposed to buy U.S. competitor Landmark Aviation [LNDAV.UL] for $2.065 billion, a deal that would make the combined entity the biggest fixed-base operator in the world. The proposed deal would merge BBA Aviation’s Signature Flight Support business, which has the highest number of fixed base operations (FBO) in the United States, with Landmark’s, which has the third… Read Article →

A general view of the lobby outside of the Carlyle Group offices in Washington, May 3, 2012.
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Southwest’s ‘sleepy’ flight attendant explained

Southwest Airlines says that the flight attendant who appeared to slur his words and fall asleep while delivering a safety announcement on a plane acknowledged a potential reaction to new prescription medication. He was removed from duty for the rest of the day. The post first appear on today.com  

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Slow Solomon Airlines plane forces Qantas jet to ‘go around’ on Brisbane Airport’s runway

By Robyn Ironside– TIGHT runway management schedules at Brisbane Airport have resulted in a last minute “go around” for a Qantas jet this morning. Flight QF510 was about to touch down when it suddenly took off again, leaving passengers wondering what was going on. Airservices Australia confirmed a Solomon Airlines’ A320 was taking longer than expected to take off and was still on the runway when the Qantas 737 came… Read Article →