Emirates

Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Says He’s a Climate Change Believer; “I Quite like Extinction Rebellion”

Story Highlights “I quite like Extinction Rebellion and Greta Thunberg,” Sir Tim says Describes himself as a “climate change believer” Admits it took him “too long” to believe in climate change Calls for pollution from aviation to be cleaned up…

Emirates is Redesigning its Iconic Onboard Bar for the Third Time; Will This One Be Fleet Wide?

Sir Tim Clark, the longtime President of Emirates airline has let slip that the Dubai-based carrier is actively working on the third-generation of its iconic onboard bar and lounge, a popular feature amongst Emirates’ premium customers.  While Sir Tim admits…

Controversial Emirates Flight Between Barcelona and Mexico City Takes-Off for the First Time

Following a fraught legal battle, the Dubai-based Emirates airline has today finally launched a controversial service between Barcelona and Mexico City – the inaugural flight is expected to arrive in the Mexican capital at around 4.30pm local time this afternoon. …

Emirates Cabin Crew Speak for the First Time About Losing Big in a Sham Investment Scheme

Hundreds of cabin crew at the Dubai-based Emirates may have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in a Ponzi-style investment scam and now some of those crew have spoken about the devastating impact its had on their lives.  The victims…

Is Emirates’ New ‘Year of Tolerance’ Plane a PR Stunt to Gloss Over the UAE’s “Appalling Human Rights Record”?

Tomorrow, Emirates will attempt to break a world record by flying a specially liveried Airbus A380 across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) filled to the brim with as many nationalities as possible.  The idea came about from the UAE’s ‘Year…

Emirates Confirms New Boeing 787 Dreamliner Deal… But: Smaller Than Originally Planned, 777X Order Reduced

Emirates called a last-minute press conference on the penultimate day of the Dubai Air Show on Wednesday morning where senior executives from the airline and Boeing announced they had firmed up a previous commitment to purchase 787 Dreamliner aircraft.  The…

Emirates Places Firm Order for 50 Airbus A350 Aircraft as Part of Plans to Replace A380 Fleet

During the second day of the mammoth Dubai Air Show, the city’s home airline announced a headline-grabbing deal with European aerospace giant Airbus to buy 50 of its latest generation A350 aircraft.  Emirates claimed the deal is worth $16 billion…

Emirates Reports Massive 282% Hike in Half-Year Profits Despite “Tough Trading Conditions”

Emirates airline has today posted a 282 per cent jump in half-year profits to $235 million USD on the back of revenues of $12.9 billion – a fall of 3 per cent on the same period in 2018.  The chairman…

Emirates No Longer Allowed to Use Cabin Service Attendants (AKA the Shower Spa Attendant) On Flights to the UK

The United Kingdom’s immigration authorities have moved to ban the use of Emirates’ Cabin Service Attendants on flights to the country on account of their immigration status according to a leaked company memo.  CSA’s are also known as shower spa…

Australian Woman Who Sued Emirates Claiming She Was Refused Water Loses Court Case

An Australian woman who sued Emirates in the Victoria Supreme Court has lost her legal battle with the Dubai-based airline.  Linda Di Falco had alleged cabin crew had refused to serve her water during a flight between Melbourne and Dubai…

Emirates Pushes Back First Delivery of Brand New Boeing 777X Until 2021 at the Earliest

Last month, Sir Tim Clark, the longtime President of Dubai-based airline Emirates told reporters that the carrier was expecting a delay in the first delivery of brand new Boeing 777X aircraft which were originally planned for June 2020 onwards.  We…

Emirates Unveils Special Airbus A380 Decal to Celebrate the UAE’s First Space Astronaut

An Emirates aircraft, with its distinctive livery featuring a stylised version of the UAE’s national flag on the tailfin and the bold gold lettering in Emirates’ very own typeface, is instantly recognisable.  But Emirates also has a massive fleet of…

Did Emirates Really Warn Cabin Crew They Face Disciplinary Action for “Facial Enhancements”?

Is this for real?  An apparently leaked internal memo from Dubai-based airline Emirates which was allegedly sent to its cabin crew warns they face possible disciplinary action for “facial enhancements”.  The memo doesn’t detail what enhancements may result in action…

Mexican Court Stops Emirates Opening a New Route Between Barcelona and Mexico City

The Dubai-based airline Emirates has 10-days to appeal a decision by a Mexican court to block its new planned service between Barcelona and Mexico City.  Yesterday, Aeromexico won an injunction against its rival which effectively stops Emirates beginning flights between…

Emirates Offering Cabin Crew the Opportunity to Take Part in the “World’s Greatest Show” But There’s a Catch

It’s an event that organisers are not only describing as the “world’s greatest show” but also as the largest event to have ever taken place in the Arab world.  In little over a year, Expo 2020 Dubai welcomes its first…

Emirates to Fly One-Off Airbus A380 Service to Cairo; Hopes to Make it Permanent Fixture

Emirates says it will become the first scheduled commercial airline to operate an Airbus A380 flight into Egypt when it flies its flagship aircraft to Cairo on 2nd October.  The flight is currently a one-off but the Dubai-based airline is…

Emirates is Desperately Trying to Hire Locals as Cabin Crew by Offering Over x3 the Normal Salary

Emirates has relaunched a cabin crew recruitment drive aimed at local UAE nationals by offering a basic salary which is over three times that enjoyed by other crew, as well as Ad Diem allowances, an attractive monthly retention allowance, free…

Emirates Gets Through its Third Vice President of Cabin Crew in Just a Few of Years

It’s been revealed that the Dubai-based airline Emirates is looking for its third Vice President of Cabin Crew in a just a few short years.  The holder of the role is responsible for managing around 25,000 cabin crew and attempting…

Emirates Will Delay Launch of New Premium Economy Seat by Six Months, Will First Appear On A380

Addressing an aviation conference in Dubai on Sunday, the President of Emirates told the assembled media that the introduction of a brand new Premium Economy product would be delayed by around six months.  The new seat will now likely appear…

Emirates Becomes First Non-American Airline to Receive Approval for Biometric Boarding to the United States

Emirates has become the first non-American airline approved by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for biometric boarding on flights to the United States from its hub in Dubai.  The technology has been tested on flights to New York and…

Emirates is Angry With Engine Manufacturers – Is it a Way to Slow Down Unneeded Aircraft Deliveries?

Speaking at an aviation conference in London, Sir Tim Clark the President of Emirates has said it would be “foolish” to sign contracts for new aircraft until the airline can be “absolutely sure that these aircraft are going to do…

Construction at Dubai’s Massive World Central Airport Project is On Hold “Until Further Notice”

Construction work at a massive airport project 23-miles southwest of downtown Dubai is said to have been put on hold indefinitely according to several unnamed sources quoted by Bloomberg.  Dubai World Central (DWC) or Al Maktoum Airport as its officially…

Emirates Denies Assault Victim Flight Attendant Was “Suspended Without Pay”

Emirates has finally responded to concerns that a flight attendant was suspended without pay after she was allegedly assaulted and sexually harassed by a disruptive passenger on a recent flight from Los Angeles to Dubai.  The airline denied the flight…

Emirates Passenger Self-Upgrades to First Class, Assaults and Sexually Harasses Flight Attendant

A 31-year old man has been accused of sexually harassing and assaulting a long-serving member of Emirates cabin crew on a near 16-hour flight between Los Angeles (LAX) and Dubai (DXB).  The incident is alleged to have taken place back…

Eight Passengers and Eight Cabin Crew Were Injured During Turbulence On Emirates A380

A couple of weeks ago, video footage of the aftermath from severe turbulence onboard an Emirates A380 went seriously viral.  Stunned crew members surveyed the extensive damage in the iconic onboard lounge and the rear galley – glass was smashed,…

Emirates is Finally Launching a Controversial New Flight Between Mexico City and Barcelona

Emirates has finally announced a date the launch of a long-awaited but controversial new flight between Barcelona and Mexico City.  The Dubai-based airline intends to start flying between Spain’s second largest city and the capital of Mexico on the 9th…

WATCH: Crazy Footage of Aftermath of Severe Turbulence that Hit an Emirates A380

We’ve seen some pretty extreme cases of severe turbulence over the last couple of weeks… in June, a flight attendant was filmed flying into the air and hitting the ceiling when a Boeing 737 hit a pocket of rough air,…

United States and UAE Confirm There Will Be NO Change to Open Skies Relationship

At a meeting between the governments of the United States and the United Arab Emirates held yesterday in Washington D.C, officials confirmed their commitment to an existing Open Skies agreement that allows commercial airlines to fly freely between the two…

Emirates Reportedly in Talks With Boeing to Defer, Cancel or Change Massive 777X Order

According to The Seattle Times, the Dubai-based airline Emirates is reportedly in talks with Boeing to either defer, delay or even cancel parts of its massive 777X order.  Emirates ordered 150 of the next-generation 777X aircraft at the 2013 Dubai…

Woman Sues Emirates Claiming Flight Attendants Refused to Serve Her Water

An Australian woman has sued Emirates Airlines, accusing flight attendants on a 2015 flight from Melbourne to Dubai of ignoring repeated requests to serve her water. Lina Di Falco, 54, claims that when she went to the lavatory because she…

Emirates Cabin Crew Safety Trainer Receives Life Sentence Over Terrorism Plot

A court in the United Arab Emirates has sentenced a cabin crew Safety and Security (SEP) Trainer to life in prison after finding him guilty of a Hezbelloh-inspired terror plot against a “vital facility” in the UAE – Believed to…

Blink and You’ll Miss it: Emirates to Serve Muscat with Regularly Scheduled Airbus A380

Emirates has decided to use the world’s largest passenger aircraft – the Airbus A380 – for a flight which covers just 340km and normally takes little more than 40 minutes.  The new twice-daily regularly scheduled A380 service between Dubai International…

Emirates is Creating Soccer Stadiums in the Sky for Major League Finals

For many years, Emirates has spent a small fortune on sponsoring major sports events and sports teams around the world – no more so than soccer.  As it stands, the Dubai-based airline sponsors eight big-name soccer clubs including Arsenal, AC…

Emirates is Reconsidering Some Cabin Crew Candidates that Recruiters Previously Rejected

This is an interesting development from Emirates – over the past couple of months, the airline has started sending emails to a select number of cabin crew candidates inviting them to take part in an abbreviated assessment process.  The email…

Emirates Set’s 2019 Profit Target at $762 Million, Cancels Pay Rises, Slows Down Job Hiring

The cost of living might be rising in Dubai but cabin crew salaries at Emirates (along with every other Dubai-based member of staff at the airline) won’t be going up with it.  The chairman and chief executive of the Emirates…

“It Might Be a Coke, It Might Be a Stroke”: Emirates Cabin Crew Told to Stop Ignoring Call Bells

Every member of cabin crew has been told this line many times in their career: “It might be a Coke, it might be a stroke”.  The meaning is that cabin crew shouldn’t ignore call bells, because while we might assume…

Emirates Reports Profit for 2018 but Chairman Says Disappointed With Performance

The Chairman of Emirates Airline has described the 2018/2019 financial period as “tough” and said “performance was not as strong as we would have liked” after the Emirates Group posted its annual results earlier today.  Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al…

Is This a Possible Timeline for a Merger Between Etihad Airways and Emirates?

The rumours of Dubai’s Emirates Airline merging (or perhaps even acquiring) it’s much smaller and debt-laden neighbour in Abu Dhabi have been doing the rounds for several years now.  Back in March 2017, the German business newspaper Handelsblatt cited two…

Emirates’ President Says Business “Has Not Been Easy” But Full Year Profit Expected

Speaking at the Arabian Travel Market trade fair in Dubai, the President of Emirates said the airline expected “positive” full-year results but cautioned that they would not be as good as has been witnessed in some previous years.  Sir Tim…

It’s Not Just Cathay Pacific: Emirates Warns Cabin Crew as Onboard Property Goes Missing

Just day’s after Cathay Pacific launched a crackdown on petty theft by light-fingered cabin crew, the Dubai-based Emirates has now also warned its crew not to remove onboard items belonging to the airline.  The warning, which came in the form…

Seven Members of Emirates Cabin Crew Accused of Plotting Dubai Bomb Attack

Seven members of senior cabin crew at the Dubai-based airline Emirates have been accused of plotting a Hezbelloh-directed terror attack in the city.  All seven of the accused men are of Lebanese origin and have each lived and worked in…

Chief Execs of ‘Big Three’ U.S. Airlines Take Out Full Page Newspaper Ad Against Qatar Airways

Yesterday, I wrote about an open letter the chief executives of two airlines and the shipping company FedEx sent to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in defence of Qatar Airways and the current Open Skies arrangement that the United…

Dubai International Airport Says its “Good to Go” for 45-Day Closure of Runway Starting Tomorrow

After more than a year in the planning, the world’s busiest international airport plans to close one of just two of its runways for a 45-day period starting tomorrow.  Dubai International Airport (DXB) says the operations team is “good to…

Member of Emirates Cabin Crew is Mugged and Put in Coma – This is How the Airline Responded

Emirates has sent an internal memo to its workforce of over 20,000 cabin crew warning them that a “small minority” are damaging the reputation of the Dubai-based airline after “unacceptable behavioural issues” during layovers.  The email, sent by Thomas Ney…

Emirates Gets in the Spirit of April Fools Day… Flying Drone Anyone?

It may not quite be the 1st April – or April Fool’s Day – but that hasn’t stopped Emirates getting in on the fun a little bit early.  The Dubai-based airline has posted a couple of photos to its social…

Is Emirates About to Suspend Cabin Crew Recruitment?

There’s no need to panic just yet but it looks like Emirates is about to slow down its massive worldwide cabin crew recruitment drive.  The Dubai-based airline has held hundreds of recruitment events in cities across the globe over the…

After an Attempted Suicide, Should Emirates Do More to Look After its Cabin Crew?

Just over a week ago, a member of Emirates cabin crew jumped from a balcony in the airline’s global head office in what appeared to be an attempted suicide.  The crew member was seriously injured but thankfully survived the fall,…

Emirates Cabin Crew Jumps From Third Floor of Airline’s HQ in Apparent Suicide Attempt

A member of Emirates cabin crew has apparently jumped from a third-floor balcony at the airline’s headquarters in what appears to be an attempted suicide.  The crew member, who is of Lebanese descent, is said to be seriously injured although…

Emirates Seals Fate of A380: Outstanding Orders Cut Short, Production to Stop By End of 2021

In two highly anticipated and coordinated announcements, the Dubai-based airline Emirates and European aircraft manufacturer Airbus have announced that the A380 project will be shut down by the end of 2021.  There has been increasing speculation over the last few…

So What Actually Happened at the Recent Emirates Cabin Crew Forum?

Just over a week ago hundreds of Emirates cabin crew attended what the airline calls a “forum” event which is essentially an opportunity for crew to ask any burning questions they might have, clear up ‘Galley FM’ rumours and basically…

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