Emirates

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…

Here We Go Again: New Rumours Suggest Emirates Plans to Convert Some A380 Orders for Smaller A350

Unnamed sources quoted by Reuters claim the Dubai-based Emirates is considering converting some of its outstanding Airbus A380 orders for the much smaller A350 model.  The airline currently has 112 of the double-deck A380 superjumbos in its fleet and a…

Member of Emirates Cabin Crew Fined Dh20,000 ($5,400) for Defaming Airline in Social Media Posts

A member of Emirates cabin crew has been sacked by the airline and fined Dh20,000 (approximately $5,400 USD) by a Dubai court after being found guilty of defamation – the crew member of Pakistani descent had been accused of using…

Emirates Cabin Crew Set to Demand Improved Working Conditions at So-Called Forum

At what may well turn out to be a very heated event, hundreds of cabin crew at the Dubai-based Emirates are set to demand improved working conditions at a so-called ‘Forum’ which will be held on Wednesday 30th January at…

Emirates Will Ground 48 Aircraft for Over a Month Due to Maintenance Work at its Dubai Hub

Dubai-based Emirates said Saturday it would be forced to ground at least 48 aircraft including its flagship superjumbo Airbus A380 for around 45-days in April and May due to major engineering work at Dubai International Airport (DXB).  The airline’s home…

Emirates Accused of Hypocrisy After Censoring Lesbian Kissing Scene During ‘Year of Tolerance’

Is Emirates deliberately censoring scenes in films and TV programmes featuring homosexual couples while allowing similar uncut scenes of hetrosexual couples?  That’s the allegation that’s been levelled against the Dubai-based airline by London’s The Standard newspaper in a recent comment…

Awwwww: Emirates Cabin Crew Member Say’s “Yes” to In-Flight Proposal

If this doesn’t warm your heart then we don’t know what will!  On a recent flight between Rome and Dubai, one member of Emirates cabin crew going by the name of Vittoria had a very big surprise in time for…

Uh Oh: Emirates Cabin Crew Have Been Buying Better Rosters and Now the Company Has Found Out

One of the great things about the working lives of cabin crew is that not one month is the same.  Typically, cabin crew find out their rosters for the next month with only a couple of weeks notice – that…

Emirates is Getting Well and Truly in the Festive Mood – Including Santa Hats and Reindeer Antlers

Christmas is fast approaching and that can only mean one thing (apart from spending too much money and overindulging on festive treats) – Tis’ the season to dress up in ugly Christmas jumpers, ridiculous Santa hats and cutesy reindeer antlers. …

Will Emirates Continue Hiring Cabin Crew in 2019?

It’s been nearly an entire year since Emirates reopened recruitment for new cabin crew and since that time the airline has held hundreds of Open Day’s around the world.  Emirates even trialled a brand new but short-lived recruitment process and…

Emirates Takes Delivery of its 190th Boeing 777 Aircraft and Last Ever 777-300

Since 2016, the Dubai-based airline Emirates has operated just two types of aircraft – its flagship double-deck Airbus A380 and the popular Boeing 777 range of aircraft.  That matters because Emirates has been able to provide a consistent experience on…

This Should Be Spectacular: UAE Airlines Come Together For National Day Flypast

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is today celebrating its 47th National Day – commemorating the anniversary of the founding of the UAE.  It’s a big event for the country and one that brings the seven emirates together like nothing else. …

Emirates Has Its Own All-Female Cabin Crew Rugby Team Called the EK Firebirds

Dubai is gearing up for the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens this weekend but did you know that Emirates has its very own all-female rugby team comprised entirely of serving cabin crew?  The 15 strong team, known as the EK…

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% on the same period the year before to $62 million USD.  The airline blamed rising fuel prices (up 42%) as well as continuing pressure on…

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 – some of which, like a recent five-year extension of the airline’s title sponsorship at Arsenal soccer club cost hundreds of millions of dollars.  From the…

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 to “Fly Better” by booking our next flight with Emirates.  The campaign will get underway with Emirates buying a primetime slot for its new commercial…

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 cabin crew but is apparently struggling to find the right type of candidate. Read the full story: http://bit.ly/2OfNycB

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 crew by at least 800.  The Dubai-based airline reopened recruitment earlier this year after a near 12-month hiatus but based on the latest information we’ve…

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 launches a brand new motto which the airline says is a “bold new brand promise” that invites travellers to ‘Fly Better’. The motto will feature…

Emirates Flight Attendant Accused of Stealing $5,000 from Passenger’s Hand Luggage

As a flight attendant, I’m always surprised by how much time some passengers spend rummaging around in the overhead lockers during a flight.  I’ve always assumed they’ve been searching their own belongings (I have no idea what for) but considering…

REPORT: Emirates Deal for up to 36 More Airbus A380 Aircraft Hits Turbulence

Emirates is by far the largest operator of the double-deck Airbus A380 Superjumbo, with 109 of the aircraft currently in the airline’s fleet and, according to the official Airbus order book, up to 57 on order and yet to be…

SOURCES: There’s Going to be a Delay in Dubai Creating One of the Largest Airport’s in the World

Grand plans by Dubai’s ruling family to build an airport which serves as a mega-hub with five parallel runways and the capacity to handle something in the region of 200 million passengers per year have apparently been put on hold. …

VIDEO: Are Emirates and Etihad Airways really going merge into the world’s biggest airline?

Yesterday, Bloomberg reported the news that Emirates and Etihad Airways could be in talks over a possible merger which would ultimately create the world’s largest airline. Citing four unnamed sources who claimed they were familiar with the matter, Bloomberg said…

Everyone Calm Down! Here’s Why the Chances of Emirates and Etihad Merging Are Still REALLY Slim

Citing four unnamed sources, business news channel Bloomberg is reporting that the Dubai-based Emirates is in preliminary talks to acquire Etihad Airways of neighbouring Abu Dhabi.  Bloomberg said that based on the latest figures available, the joint airline group (whatever…

It’s Time to Talk About Depression… Yes, It Effects Cabin Crew But It Doesn’t Have To Be The End Of Your Career

It’s with great sadness that we report the death of a member of Emirates cabin crew as the result of a suspected suicide.  Initial reports suggest the male cabin crew member of Jordanian descent was found unconscious in his shared…

Could it Really be Illegal to Drink Alcohol on an Emirates Plane? New UK Government Advice Suggests Just That

Back in August, we reported on the case of Dr Ellie Holman – a dual Swedish/Iranian dentist living in London with her British husband and young children.  Dr Holman was arrested after arriving in Dubai on an Emirates flight and…

EK203: Will Emirates Cabin Crew Be Working With Less Than Minimum Rest to Make Up Airline’s Schedule?

Airlines, large and small, have to deal with all manner of challenges every day but a medical emergency onboard Emirates flight EK203 from Dubai to New York JFK was definitely a major incident for the airline to deal with.  The…

CRINGE: Emirates Releases Makeup Tutorials Calling its (Female) Cabin Crew “Sky Angels”

We all know that image and uniform is a big part of being cabin crew for an international airline – Yes, admittedly safety and security is always the most important function of a flight attendant but that being said, nearly…

Emirates Launches a New Range of Cute Onboard Toys and Expanded Options for Bigger Kids

It’s often said in commercial aviation that younger flyers are the elite status holders of tomorrow.  Generating loyalty at an early age is the holy grail for many airlines – children will grow into adults who forever hold the brand…

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