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A Winter of Discontent: Flight Attendant Labor Unrest Now Affecting American, United and Frontier

The Denver-based ultra-low-cost carrier, Frontier has become the latest airline to face the prospect of…

New Concerns Over "Toxic" Cabin Air After Mysterious Death of Airline Captain 50-Day's After Fume Event
New Concerns Raised Over “Toxic” Cabin Air After Troubling Death of Airline Captain

The Aviation Herald has revealed troubling details of an investigation it carried out into the…

Profits Plunge 86% at Dubai-Based Emirates On Higher Fuel Costs and Pressure On Yields
Profits Plunge 86% at Dubai-Based Emirates On Higher Fuel Costs and Pressure On Yields

Emirates released its half-year results late on Thursday afternoon, revealing that profits had plunged 86%…

Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants Are Demanding a 5.5% Pay Rise: But Can The Airline Afford It?
Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants Are Demanding a 5.5% Pay Rise: But Can The Airline Afford It?

It’s been revealed that flight attendants at Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific are set to call…

Air Canada is Recruting for a Type of Flight Attendant Currently Subject to a Human Rights Complaint
Air Canada is Recruiting a Type of Cabin Crew Currently Subject to a Human Rights Complaint

Air Canada has recently started to accept applications for a highly controversial job that is…

Flight Attendants at American Airlines are Preparing For Their Biggest Protest Since a Five-Day Strike in 1993
Flight Attendants at American Airlines are Preparing For Their Biggest Protest Since a Five-Day Strike in 1993

The symbolism couldn’t be clearer or more deliberate – a major flight attendant union that…

Singapore Airlines Recruiting New Cabin Despite Big Drop in Earnings: Find Out Where
Singapore Airlines Recruiting New Cabin Crew Despite Big Drop in Earnings: Find Out Where

Singapore Airlines has become the latest airline to see its profits plunge on the back…

Etihad Celebrates its 15th Birthday as it Positions Itself as the "Airline of Choices" and Personalisation
Etihad Celebrates its 15th Birthday as it Positions Itself as the “Airline of Choices”

Former Barça player and current Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has become the face of…

British Airways Criticised Over Handling of "Dick Pic" Cyberflashing Incident: Could They Have Done More?
British Airways Criticised Over Handling of “Dick Pic” Cyberflashing Incident

British Airways is today facing criticism over its handling of a so-called ‘Cyberflashing’ incident in…

Qantas CEO Says Rising Oil Prices Aren't Affecting Success: Passengers Willing to Pay Premium for Ultra-Long-Haul Flights
Qantas CEO Says Consumers Have Never Had It So Good: Willing to Pay Premium for Ultra-Long-Haul Flights

Over the last few months, an increasing number of airline CEO’s have issued stark warnings…

PETTY: Emirates to Cut Ties With Paris Saint-Germain Over Qatari Ownership
PETTY: Emirates to Cut Ties With Paris Saint-Germain Soccer Club Over Qatari Ownership

For over 30-years, Emirates has spent huge sums of money on international sports sponsorships –…

What a Week for United's Flight Attendants: Staff Cuts and Now a Threatened Strike at United Express
What a Week for United’s Flight Attendants: Staff Cuts and Now a Threatened Strike at United Express

In the latest sign of discontent amongst United’s own flight attendants, the airline is facing…

Qantas is Recruiting New Zealand-Based Cabin Crew for Trans-Tasman and International Routes
Qantas is Recruiting New Zealand-Based Cabin Crew for Trans-Tasman and International Routes

In the last couple of days, Australian flag-carrier Qantas has posted an interesting job ad…

Aerolineas Argentinas May Be Shuttered By Argentine Government Next Year: Unions Call For General Strike
Aerolineas Argentinas May Be Shuttered By Argentine Government Next Year: Unions Call For General Strike

Argentina’s business-friendly government may be prepared to shut down state-run airline Aerolineas Argentinas as the…

Ryanair and German Cabin Crew Union Hammer Out a Draft Agreement
Ryanair and German Cabin Crew Union Hammer Out a Draft Agreement

Ryanair could actually be about to resolve a lengthy near year-long industrial dispute which has…

Ryanair Dimisses Cabin Crew Over "Staged" Photo: Sued Over ability to manage labor relations
Ryanair Dimisses Cabin Crew Over “Staged” Photo: Sued Over Ability to Manage Labor Relations

A couple of weeks ago, Ryanair faced critism (no surprise there you might say) for…

United Airlines Plans to Reduce the Number of Flight Attendants in its Flagship Polaris Business Class Cabin
United Airlines Plans to Reduce the Number of Flight Attendants in its Flagship Polaris Business Class Cabin

In a leaked memo from United’s head of In-Flight Services, John Slater the airline has…

Etihad is First Middle East Airline to Launch Premium Economy Cabin - Kind Of...
Etihad is First Middle East Airline to Launch Premium Economy Cabin – Kind Of…

For years, the biggest three airlines in the Middle East – that’s Emirates, Etihad and…

Etihad Admits its Brand Was Too "Exclusive" - Is Now Aiming To Be "Inclusive"
VIDEO: Etihad Airways Admits its Brand Was Too “Exclusive”

There is such a thing as too much luxury… Read the full story here: http://bit.ly/2AMoaHZ

Aer Lingus Launches Big Cabin Crew Recruitment Drive for Dublin and Cork Bases
Aer Lingus Launches Big Cabin Crew Recruitment Drive for Dublin and Cork Bases

Aer Lingus has announced a big recruitment drive for new cabin crew to join its…

Airline Lobby Group Say's U.S. Airlines ARE Adding More Jobs Amid Claims of Offshoring
Airline Lobby Group Say’s U.S. Airlines ARE Adding More Jobs Amid Claims of Offshoring

A trade organization that represents the interests of U.S.-based airlines in Washington, including American Airlines,…

Etihad Admits its Brand Was Too "Exclusive" - Is Now Aiming To Be "Inclusive"
Etihad Admits its Brand Was Too “Exclusive” – Is Now Aiming To Be “Inclusive”

The Head of Commercial at Etihad Airways, Jamal Al Awadhi has today told an audience…

VIDEO: British Airways Will Recruit 2,000 New Cabin Crew in 2019

British Airways has announced plans to recruit 2,000 new cabin crew next year. Applications are…

British Airways Will Recruit 2,000 New Cabin Crew in 2019 - Adding Additional Training to Improve Service
British Airways Will Recruit 2,000 New Cabin Crew in 2019 – Adding Additional Training to Improve Service

The chief executive of British Airways, Alex Cruz has revealed plans by the Heathrow-based airline…

The Secret Way Emirates Makes Sure A-Listers, Including Donnatella Versace Will Aways 'Fly Better' Than You and Me
The Secret Way Emirates Makes Sure A-Lister’s, Including Donatella Versace Will Aways ‘Fly Better’ Than You and Me

Later today, Emirates will kick off a new multi-million dollar advertising campaign that tells us…

British Airways Can't "Be Everything to Everybody" - Plus New Details on Club World Seat
British Airways Can’t “Be Everything to Everybody” – Plus New Details on Club World Seat

One of Europe’s largest aviation groups, IAG is today holding its annual Capital Markets Day…

Air New Zealand Continues Trend of Airlines Collaborating With Luxury Lifestyle Brands in a Rather Odd Way
Air New Zealand’s ‘Bird Mask’ Has Proved So Popular it Will Soon Be Available to Buy

When Air New Zealand and sustainable Kiwi footwear designers, Allbirds collaborated on an “intelligently designed”…

The Alitalia Bailout Gets Complicated: Whose Now Interested in Buying Italian Flag Carrier?
The Alitalia Bailout Gets Complicated: Who is Now Interested in Buying Italian Flag Carrier?

The bankrupt Italian flag carrier, Alitalia has been in special administration since early last year…

What Do You Think of Air Arabia's New Look? Plus, Cabin Crew Recruitment in Sharjah and Egypt
What Do You Think of Air Arabia’s New Look? Plus, Cabin Crew Recruitment in Sharjah and Egypt

If you haven’t already heard, the Persian Gulf low-cost airline Air Arabia unveiled a brand…

New Call to Stop Commercial Airlines Participating in Forced Deportations
New Call to Stop Commercial Airlines Participating in Forced Deportations

A leading transport workers union has made a fresh call for major international airlines to…

FIRST LOOK: Etihad Has a Special F1 Grand Prix Livery On Its New Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
FIRST LOOK: Etihad Has a Special F1 Grand Prix Livery On Its New Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

It’s less than a month until the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix once again gets…

What is Delta's "Sickness Philosophy" and Why Does it Matter?
What is Delta’s “Sickness Philosophy” and Why Does it Matter?

Delta Air Lines is facing criticism over a new staff memo which outlines a “sickness…

Emirates is Still Short of Cabin Crew by at Least 800
VIDEO: Emirates is still short of around 800 cabin crew

According to Emirates’ head of service delivery, the Dubai-based airline is short of around 800…

Emirates is Still Short of Cabin Crew by at Least 800
SOURCES: Emirates is Still Short of Cabin Crew by at Least 800 – Are They Expecting Too Much?

Despite a massive worldwide recruitment drive, Emirates is still said to be short of cabin…

Uh Oh: Lufthansa Misses Financial Forecats On the Back of Losses at Low-Cost Subsidiary, Eurowings
Uh Oh: Lufthansa Misses Financial Forecasts On the Back of Losses at Low-Cost Subsidiary, Eurowings

European aviation heavyweight, Lufthansa – which also owns Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings and SWISS…

Unions Claim Ryanair Chairman Doesn't Have Nearly As Much Support As Airline Reported
Unions Claim Ryanair Chairman Doesn’t Have Nearly As Much Support As Airline Reported

Just a day after a major Ryanair shareholder announced new plans to oust the airline’s…

Should Cabin Crew Speak the Language of the Country They're Flying To? easyJet Threw Two Spanish Passengers Who Thought So
Question: Should Cabin Crew Speak the Language Of The Destination They’re Flying To?

That’s exactly the question two Spanish passengers onboard a recent easyJet flight from Asturias in…

Gulf Air is Holding Flight Attendant Recruitment Open Day's in Croatia and Estonia
Gulf Air is Holding Flight Attendant Recruitment Open Day’s in Croatia and Estonia

Back in the day, Gulf Air was the Middle East’s largest airline, serving countries throughout…

Should Cabin Crew Be Employed Just Like Uber Drivers? That's Exactly What's Happening in Poland
Should Cabin Crew Be Employed Just Like Uber Drivers? That’s Exactly What’s Happening in Poland

Over the last few years, we’ve seen an explosion in what’s often referred to as…

WHAT A WASTE: Delta Becomes Latest Airline to Finally Cut Down On Single Use Plastics
WHAT A WASTE: Delta Becomes Latest Airline to Finally Cut Down On Single Use Plastics

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines plans to eliminate 12 million plastic stirrers and a whopping 170…

American Airlines Accused of Hypocrisy as it Prepares to Send American Jobs Overseas
American Airlines Accused of Hypocrisy as it Prepares to Send U.S.-Based Jobs Overseas

Over the last few years, the so-called Big Three U.S. airlines – that’s Delta, United…

It Took A Week For Ryanair to Issue a Public Apology Over Handling of Racist Incident - Here's What They Said...
It Took A Week For Ryanair to Issue a Public Apology Over Handling of Racist Incident – Here’s What They Said…

Last Friday, a truly terrible incident occurred on a Ryanair plane while it was parked…

Owner of British Airways and Iberia Beats Expectations in Latest Financial Results
Owner of British Airways and Iberia Beats Expectations in Latest Financial Results

The European airline group, IAG has beat market expectations, posting a profit of €1,460 million for…

No More "Hello Tomorrow" - Emirates Now Wants You to "Fly Better" in New Global Ad Campaign
No More “Hello Tomorrow” – Emirates Now Wants You to “Fly Better” in New Global Ad Campaign

The Dubai-based airline, Emirates is waving goodbye to it’s famous “Hello Tomorrow” slogan as it…

Could Etihad Have Chosen a Worse Time to Cosy Up With Saudia Airlines?
Could Etihad Have Chosen a Worse Time to Cosy Up With Saudia Airlines?

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways has announced a major codeshare agreement with Saudia Airlines – the…

Norwegian's UK-Based Cabin Crew Are Not Happy About Ongoing Dreamliner Issues
Norwegian’s UK-Based Cabin Crew Are Not Happy About Ongoing Dreamliner Issues

The Scandinavian low-cost carrier, Norwegian has expanded at a phenomenal rate in the last few…

Flight Attendant Union Taking Legal Action Over Toxic Cabin Air: Number of Incident Under Reported
Flight Attendant Union Taking Legal Action Over Toxic Cabin Air: Number of Incidents Under Reported

One of Britain’s largest trade unions says it is taking legal action in over 100…

When an Airline Puts an On-Time Departure Ahead of a Racist Thug: Ryanair Faces Some Tough Questions
When an Airline Puts an On-Time Departure Ahead of a Racist Thug: Ryanair Faces Some Tough Questions

There’s no shortage of stories of passengers behaving badly but this latest incident has probably…

WHAT HAPPENED NEXT: Backlash Forces British Airways to Significantly Improve Redundancy Offer for Hong Kong Cabin Crew
WHAT HAPPENED NEXT: Backlash Forces British Airways to Significantly Improve Redundancy Offer for Hong Kong Cabin Crew

One of the biggest advantages of working for a European-based airline is enjoying the benefits…