Daughter of first baby born on Loganair joins airline’s cabin crew

Her mother Freida Devin had boarded the air ambulance in Stronsay to travel to hospital in Kirkwall but baby Katy arrived only a few minutes into the eight-minute flight. Thick fog then prevented the Britten-Norman Islander aircraft from landing in Kirkwall and Captain Jamie Bayley had to divert to Aberdeen, about an hour and ten minutes away. Miss Stott and her mother both have a deep interest in aviation and… Read Article →


A surprise surcharge AFTER you have paid – it’s the latest crazy twist in the… budget airlines flying circus

Booking a flight used to be so simple – choose the destination and class of travel, select a seat and you could be sure your baggage was also included in the price along with some food and drink on board. Holidaymakers could start their getaway feeling relatively relaxed. Now travellers need the attention to detail of a contract lawyer combined with the skills of a mathematician to know if their… Read Article →


Surprising way crew get rid of bad smells in plane toilets

There’s no denying the stench of aeroplane toilets. With a steady flow of passengers paying a visit over several hours and no windows, the air in there can get pretty putrid. But never fear, cabin crew have a nifty trick to keep the bad smells at bay. If it’s getting nasty in the loo, a crew member will brew a strong pot of coffee and take it with them when… Read Article →


This Is the Alarming Reason Flight Attendants Will Never Drink Coffee on a Plane

Flight attendants will never consume drinks made from tap water on a plane because the water is notoriously dirty If you’re on a red-eye flight and feeling exhausted, think twice about ordering that cup of coffee before your next layover. Flight attendants usually refuse to drink any drink made from tap water on board, which includes plain coffee and tea. Why? The reason might alarm you. In an interview with… Read Article →


This is what happens if you get too drunk before boarding a plane – at 9am

“I didn’t do anything wrong, I did nothing!” The man shouting and gesturing wildly has just been hauled off a flight bound for Malaga at Manchester Airport . His speech is slurred; he’s drunk after downing pints in a Terminal One bar at 9am. Shouting belligerently across the aisle before the plane’s even left the ground, he’s shot himself in the foot. Jet2.com have a zero-tolerance policy. Airport police officers… Read Article →


Airline forced us to choose between breastfeeding and our jobs: flight attendants

Two veteran flight attendants for Frontier Airlines claim they were forced onto unpaid leave after having babies and were banned from breast-pumping while on the job despite routinely working 10-hour days. Flight attendants Jo Roby and Stacy Rewitzer say the airline is “systematically failing” to accommodate pregnant and breastfeeding employees — even forcing Roby to pump breast milk in a bathroom at Denver International Airport and in airplane lavatories over a seven-month span, according… Read Article →

Pilot Under Investigation for Allowing Woman to Join Him in Cockpit Alone

A Chinese woman on Pakistan International Airlines flight PK853 from Tokyo to Beijing spent over two hours in the cockpit including time alone with just the pilot, staying there for landing. I’ve made the case that PIA is the world’s worst airline. They’ve lost thousands of passengers. And they’ve flown with more passengers than seats. Passengers have turned up to find military cargo planes instead of passenger aircraft. So nothing… Read Article →


Qantas boss Alan Joyce cops a cream pie to the face in a bizarre incident at a breakfast event

As he began the keynote address at the West Business Leadership Matters event, Mr Joyce was stunned to suddenly be smeared with what looked to be a lemon meringue pie by an elderly gentleman. The man aged in his late 60s or early 70s and wearing a suit, calmly walked up behind him on to the stage at the Hyatt Regency without any resistance from security. The elderly man grabbed… Read Article →


Major disaster averted at airport, tail of Jet Airways flight hits another aircraft before take off

A major disaster was averted at the Delhi airport on Sunday after the tail of a Patna-bound Jet Airways aircraft hit the wings of another plane that was heading to Srinagar. New Delhi: A major disaster was averted at the Delhi airport on Sunday after the tail of a Patna-bound Jet Airways aircraft hit the wings of another plane that was heading to Srinagar. According to sources, the collision took… Read Article →


‘I’ll kill you!’ American arrested after brawling on flight from Tokyo.

Domestic carriers aren’t the only ones experiencing periodic turbulent passenger incidents, apparently. A video recorded on an All Nippon Airways flight Monday captured a fistfight that broke out between two male passengers. The brawl was captured by Corey Hour, a Phoenix-based videographer who was sitting a few rows behind the men. The plane was scheduled to fly from Tokyo’s Narita International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport but had not… Read Article →