Emirates

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…

A Cautionary Tale: Is Emirates Advertising a Mere Wishlist of Cabin Crew Open Day’s?

Recruiters failed to turn up at an Open Day in Perth Hundreds of candidates were forced to hand their CV to hotel management 17+ changes to Emirates recruitment events in August and September Emirates can change or cancel Open Day’s…

Emirates Cabin Crew Opportunities: A New Way to Send Your Application!

Emirates is currently in the middle of a huge recruitment campaign for new cabin crew – over 50 Open Day’s are being held by the airline in August alone and 55 events are set to take place in cities around…

A Different Perspective On the ‘Emirates Glass of Wine’ Arrest: New Details and Mum Now Free to Go Home

Yesterday, like many websites and newspapers around the world, we reported the arrest and detention of mum of three and practising dentist, Dr Ellie Holman in Dubai.  The case garnered extensive media attention with an eye-catching headline that Dr Holman…

Could This Really Happen? Mother and Daughter Jailed in Dubai for Drinking a Glass of Wine on Emirates Flight

Is the unadulterated luxury of Dubai little more than a gilded prison?  New and very concerning allegations have been made by a UK-based charity, ‘Detained in Dubai’ – which, as the name suggests helps foreign nationals who have been arrested…

VIDEO: Is this proof that Emirates don’t recruit new cabin crew over the age of 30 years old?

We’ve taken a look at Emirates’ advertising strategy for clues… READ THE FULL STORY NOW >>> http://bit.ly/2NVBVYL

Off-Duty Emirati Pilot Arrested After Threatening and Assaulting Cabin Crew on Emirates Flight

A number of media outlets have reported the news that an off-duty Emirati pilot has been arrested after allegedly becoming disruptive and assaulting a member of cabin crew onboard an Emirates flight between Madrid to Dubai.  The news first broke…

Emirates Celebrates Ten Years of the Iconic Airbus A380 – Over 105 Million Passenger Have Flown the Super Jumbo

Has it really been ten years?  On 1st August 2008, Emirates launched its first Airbus A380 from its home of Dubai to New York’s JFK airport – a 13-hour flight which would herald in a new era of passenger comfort…

Is This Proof That Emirates’ Maximum Age Limit for Cabin Crew is 30-Years Old?

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election which saw Donald Trump dramatically win the race for the White House wasn’t only controversial for the electorate’s choice of President.  The campaign was (and still is) dogged with allegations of corruption and political interference…

Did Airbus Strike a Deal with the French Government to Win a Crucial A380 Order from Emirates?

Emirates has today announced plans to increase services to the French cities of Lyon and Paris, bringing the total number of flights to the French capital to 21 per week.  But with the announcement comes a rumour that Airbus struck…

“It Will Get Worse Before it Get’s Better”: Emirates Cabin Crew Say They’re Exhausted – More Changes to Come

Rumour: Ab Initio classes to be suspended through August 2018 Cabin crew say there are “exhausted” following staff cuts Crew who want to resign are now being put on a resignation waitlist Dine on demand WILL be introduced in Business…

LEAKED DOCUMENT: Emirates Can’t Hire New Cabin Crew and Pilots Fast Enough

A newly leaked document has revealed that the Dubai-based airline, Emirates is struggling to recruit and retain enough cabin crew and pilots to keep up with the needs of the carrier.  As Emirates today launches a brand new to route…

Is Emirates Really About to Discontinue Special Hindu Meals Onboard its Flights?

With well in excess of 90,000 meals served onboard its flights between Dubai and nine Indian destinations every week, Emirates sure knows a thing about catering for the regional tastes and dietary requirements of its Indian passengers.  In fact, the…

Emirates Makes Unusual Plea for Lebanese Recruits to Join its Cabin Crew Ranks

By now, we all know that Emirates is on a massive recruitment drive as it looks for hundreds (if not thousands) of new recruits to join its cabin crew community.  The Dubai-based airline has seriously ramped up its recruitment efforts…

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