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Cabin crew union to take industrial action after talks break down with minister

The minister for tourism Edward Zammit Lewis has said that the national airline’s Union of Cabin Crew (UCC) has filed industrial action with Air Malta, which is to take place as from midnight of tomorrow, 20 August. Zammit Lewis said in a statement that UCC representatives stormed out of a meeting, one of several held with various unions these last days. “We told the union, and committed in writing, that… Read Article →

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Confessions of a cabin Crew Girl

The inside secrets of what really happens at 30,000 feet. Why you should never be rude to cabin crew! We speak to Lucy*, former air hostess, who dishes the dirt… Tray sledging Occasionally cabin crew fly on planes with no customers. There were often the most fun flights, as obviously there was very little to do. Sometimes, during take-off, we’d use trays to slide down the aisle. You’d be surprised at… Read Article →

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Boy ‘spat at other passengers’ on Ryanair flight – mother ‘abusive’ to cabin crew who tried to intervene

Ryanair has banned a mother-of-three following an incident on a flight from Barcelona to Liverpool John Lennon Airport on Wednesday evening. The woman, who has not been named, failed to prevent her two-year-old son from spitting at other passengers as the flight boarded. After hearing complaints, cabin crew urged the woman to keep the boy under control – at which point she started behaving aggressively towards them. Merseyside Police boarded the… Read Article →

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harry styles left the cutest note for cabin crew after flying first class

The One Direction singer left a super cute thank you note after flying first class on a plane recently, having received excellent service from a guy called Steve. UPDATE || Harry leaves a note for a fan’s uncle on an airplane thanking him for the good service! pic.twitter.com/szbiV5Xwjd — 1D Updates! (@OfficialWith1D) May 3, 2016 ‘To Steve. Thank you for everything. All the love to you. Harry,’ it reads. According… Read Article →

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Cabin crew: There’s serious training behind that welcome smile

The perfectly turned cravats and flawless hair belie rigorous training in not just service but safety and medicine, from fainting to heart attacks and childbirth First impressions are important, but they can also be misleading. As you board a flight, you’re probably more interested in the context of your seating than the cabin crew. You may register them only fleetingly as immaculately turned-out representatives of the airline, pointing you in… Read Article →

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New cabin crew get their wings

Air Malta’s latest group of cabin crew were awarded ‘wings’ during a ceremony held at the airline’s hangar at Malta International Airport. The wings ceremony is the culmination and celebration of the intensive training course, spread over seven weeks. All cabin crew had to complete and successfully pass this training before they are able to fly with any EASA-approved airline. During the event the airline’s CEO Philip Micallef said: “We… Read Article →

SAA aircraft now have opted to include a state of art automated external defibrillator on board all flights. Picture: Antoine de Ras

The cabin crew that do more than just serve drinks

By: SAMEER NAIK Johannesburg – As Lezanne Kgori made her way through the cabin of the aircraft to do a regular check up on her passengers on a flight earlier this year she stopped at a male passenger who looked deathly ill. Kgori was concerned the symptoms pointed to the deadly Ebola virus. This would be a medical emergency unlike anything Kgori had dealt in her 12 years as a… Read Article →

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Ever buy things on a flight? Cabin crew admit they earn £300 a year by SHORT-CHANGING passengers

A NEW survey has unveiled the top ways cabin crew break the rules, including short changing passengers AND sleeping with co-workers. The survey conducted by Jetcost.co.uk of 718 British cabin-crew, both past and present, asked them to reveal how they had fun on a flight. Initially respondents were asked “‘Have you ever broken the rules during a flight?” but when a whopping 89 per cent answered yes, they were asked… Read Article →

The first class area onboard an Airbus A380-800 aircraft, operated by Emirates.

Cabin crew secrets from world’s longest flight

Kiwi flight attendant Kaytlin Motion will be on Emirates’ inaugural direct service between Dubai and Auckland. She describes her job on the ultra long haul service.   Aucklander Kaytlin Motion says it’s an honour to be on Emirates’ maiden direct flight to Auckland, arriving on Wednesday. The return flight to the Dubai will take 17 hours and 15 minutes and be the longest flight in the world by time. “It’s… Read Article →

The Department of Transport in the UK says fume events - where air in cabins are contaminated with fumes from the engine - only occur in around 0.05 per cent of flights. Stock image of an airline cabin is pictured

Is the air on planes TOXIC? Dangerous chemicals found in blood samples of cabin crew raise fears about in-flight ‘poisoning’

Passengers and air crew could be breathing in toxic fumes while on board aircraft with faulty air conditioning systems, a new study has warned. German scientists have found harmful chemicals known as organophosphates as well as traces of volatile compounds from burning aircraft fuel in blood samples taken from aircrew. Organophosphates form the basis of many insecticides, herbicides, and nerve agents. Most aircraft recycle around half of the air inside… Read Article →