Emirates

Emirates Cabin Crew Are To Receive A Welcome Pay Raise After Profits Jump 67% In One Year

Yesterday, Emirates announced its financial results for 2017 and the figures looked really good.  After a torrid 2016, in which the airline fought a perfect storm of falling oil prices, political uncertainty, a strong U.S. Dollar and terrorist attacks that…

Emirates’ Workforce Declines 2% as Airline Reports $1.1 Billion Profit Amidst Pilot and Crew Shortage

Emirates has this morning released its annual financial results for 2017/2018, posting a $1.1 billion (USD) profit for the Emirates Group, which includes the international airline and Dnata, a global aviation ground handling company.  The results mark the 30th consecutive…

Attending an Emirates Open Day Overseas? This Change to the Recruitment Process Could Seriously Benefit You

Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen Emirates seriously ramp up its Cabin Crew recruitment drive with Open Day’s scheduled in multiple cities around the world.  The airline is on a mission to recruit hundreds of new cabin crew but…

REPORTS: Emirates Will Ground As Many As 46 Planes Due To Severe Pilot Shortage

A few weeks ago, we reported on comments from the President of Emirates, Tim Clark who said his airline was “a tad short in pilots.”  Specifically, Clark, who was one of the original architects of what is now one of…

Why These Siblings Likely Over Reacted About Their “Severe Nut Allergy” On a Recent Emirates Flight

Emirates is well known for its award-winning passenger experience, with many customers even going so far as to praise the airline for its culinary options in all classes – including, something that’s almost unheard of, in Economy.  But two British…

Emirates Cabin Crew Recruitment: Hardly Anyone Showed Up To The Hamburg Open Day – Here’s Why

The latest round of Open Day’s for cabin crew recruitment at Emirates got underway in Manchester, Rome and Hamburg on Saturday but attendance at the German event couldn’t have been more different from that in the UK and Italy.  So…

Emirates to Face Crew And Pilot Shortages But Business Looking Good: The Latest Updates From The Airline’s President

We’ve seen so many changes at Emirates of late, it’s sometimes difficult to keep track of everything that’s been going on. But while we’ve heard plenty of rumours (and leaked information from inside sources), official updates from senior figures have…

EXCLUSIVE: Emirates Is Cutting The Number Of Onboard Cabin Crew – Changes Coming To Service

Emirates might be in the midst of a massive cabin crew recruitment drive but sources have now revealed the airline plans to cut the number of onboard crew on certain flights.  Along with cutting crew numbers, the airline also plans…

Emirates Is Launching A Brand New And Exciting Cabin Crew Recruitment Process

This has got to be the most exciting news about a change to Emirates’ recruitment process for new cabin crew that we’ve ever heard.  For years, trying to successfully get through the Dubai-based airline’s hiring process has been almost impossible…

Emirates Is Once Again Holding Open Day’s to Recruit New Cabin Crew: Anyone Can Turn Up and Apply!

We didn’t expect this to happen – at least not as quickly as it did.  A few weeks ago, an eagle-eyed reader pointed out that the official Emirates Group careers website still made reference to Open Day’s on its dedicated…

Is It Still Safe To Fly Gulf Airlines Through The Middle East? Tensions Rise And Civilian Aircraft Are Caught In The Middle

Tensions between Qatar and several neighbouring countries appear to be on the rise with allegations that civilian aircraft belonging to the UAE have been “intercepted” by Qatari military jets.  In the latest incident, Emirati authorities said the pilot of a…

RUMOUR: Death of Emirates Cabin Crew Linked to Controversial Airline Policies Say Insider Sources

As Emirates was celebrating being named ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2018 Air Transport Awards, the airline was yet again facing demands to rethink controversial employment policies that in the latest twist have been linked to a recent alleged…

The Official Emirates Guidelines For How To Wear Afro Style Hair: Get The Official Approved Look

Preparing your photos for the Emirates cabin crew application or Assessment Day can be a daunting task – recruiters will be judging what you look like and candidates who achieve ‘uniform standard’ at this early stage are known to perform…

Five Days Have Passed Since An Emirates Flight Attendant Fell To Her Death & Still No Official Investigation?

Last Thursday, a long-serving member of Emirates cabin crew tragically fell to her death from the open door of a parked Boeing 777 aircraft at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda.  While Emirates has said it will fully support an investigation…

UK Supreme Court Rules Against Emirates: “Millions Of Pounds Worth Of Compensation Is Due To Its Customers”

Emirates has been refused the right to appeal a court decision that may mean the Dubai-based airline owes its customers millions of pounds in delayed-flight compensation.  The decision by the UK’s Supreme Court follows a ruling which found five airlines,…

CABIN CREW POWER: Emirates Concedes to Demands of Flight Attendants – Reinstates Full Medical Benefits

In a surprising move, Emirates has decided to make significant changes to the medical benefits its cabin crew currently receive from the company.  The airline had faced a backlash from its own staff after it introduced a system in which…

Emirates Continues To Operate Flight After Crew Member “Jumps” From Plane And Is Seriously Injured

Update: 15th March – Emirates has now confirmed the crew member involved in this incident has sadly died from her injuries.  A more detailed update is included below… Details have emerged of a particularly distressing incident in which a member…

INSIDER: Emirates Runs A Secret ‘Appearance Management Programme’ Targeting “Overweight” Cabin Crew

A serving member of cabin crew at the Dubai-based airline, Emirates has approached us to speak of their concern about an internal ‘Appearance Management Programme’ which they fear is deliberately being used to target black flight attendants as a way…

Emirates Launches New #OneTeam Video with Real Madrid Stars to Showcase Multi-Skilled Cabin Crew

Highlighting their multi-national, multi-skilled cabin crew, Emirates has today launched a light-hearted video starring its award-winning flight attendants and players from the Real Madrid football club.  It’s all part of its #OneTeam campaign and will feature across the airline’s social…

Emirates Launches its Refreshed Boeing 777-200’s – Roomier Business Class But Still No Direct Aisle Access

Over the last few months, Emirates has been busy refreshing the look of its fleet of Boeing 777-200 aircraft and has just unveiled the first plane to feature the new look.  The airline has spent $150 million USD on refurbishing…

Emirates is Looking for a New Vice President of Cabin Crew: Charged with Creating a “Performance Based Culture”

The Dubai-based airline, Emirates is now advertising for a new Vice President of Cabin Crew – Just a couple of months after the previous title holder suddenly left the airline for “personal reasons”.  The new VP will be responsible for…

REPORTS: Dubai International Airport Will Have to Shut One of its Two Runways for Over a Month

According to a report in the UK’s The Independent newspaper, Dubai International Airport (DXB) – the world’s busiest airport by international passenger numbers – will be forced to close one of its two runways for around 45 days during April…

Emirates is Hiring New Cabin Crew Recruiters After Airline Was Forced to Make Redundancies Last Year

Is there any better indication of how much Emirates plans to upscale its recruitment of new cabin crew than the news that the airline is currently hiring the recruiters who will oversee the process? In the last couple of days,…

Emirates Cabin Crew Up in Arms Over Shorter Sydney Layover – It Might Be Unfair But it’s Perfectly Legal

Members of Emirates’ cabin crew community are set to meet and express their concerns with senior executives today, including the airline’s new divisional vice president of service delivery, Thomas Ney.  Cabin crew at the airline will have the opportunity to…

Emirates Finds New Way to Make Money: By Celebrating Valentines Day

The Dubai-based airline, Emirates is generally considered a Muslim airline – much in the same way that Dubai and the UAE are Muslim.  But Emirates, just like Dubai, has always been known to push the boundaries of what might be…

Emirates Cabin Crew Recruitment: The Questions You Want Answered and How Emirates Responded

In the last couple of weeks, we’ve been inundated with questions about the new Emirates cabin crew recruitment process.  We’ve done our best to answer as many of those questions as possible and where necessary, we’ve even reached out to…

Emirates Advertises Cabin Crew Recruitment to the World: Website Promptly Crashes

Just over a week ago, Emirates took us by surprise when it suddenly reopened cabin crew recruitment via the airline’s official careers website.  For those in the know, it didn’t take long for word to spread – via this website…

What Are The Emirates Video Interview Questions? And How Should You Answer Them?

When Emirates first announced they would be introducing a video interview as part of their cabin crew recruitment process, we initially thought only shortlisted candidates would have the opportunity to take part.  It turns out we were wrong and instead…

Emirates Has Celebrated the Outstanding Acts of Employees: Moves to Improve Staff Relations

It’s probably true to say the relationship between Emirate’s management and the staff they lead are at a pretty low point at the moment.  While the airline has introduced a number of passenger-pleasing enhancements over the last few months –…

Happy 2018: Emirates Has Finally Reopened Cabin Crew Recruitment – Applications Being Accepted Now

Wow!  Back in mid-January, Emirates’ chief operations officer, Adel Al Redha said his airline would “soon start recruiting cabin crew.”  The only problem was that no one knew what “soon” meant – it turns out the recruitment team have been…

£100,000 Worth of Heroin, Illicit Gold Jewellery and Money Laundering: The Things Flight Attendants Smuggle

In the cult 1997, Quentin Tarantino hit, Jackie Brown, the namesake star of the movie played by Pam Grier, was a tired and fed-up flight attendant, smuggling cocaine and thousands of dollars in gun money for a criminal gang.  The…

CAUTION: Emirates Hasn’t Opened Cabin Crew Recruitment for Everyone Yet

UPDATE: Emirates has now reopened cabin crew recruitment for everyone (Sunday 28th January 2018) – The official link can be found below. If you’ve been eagerly awaiting recruitment to reopen for Emirates cabin crew then you’ve no doubt already seen…

Airbus Secures the Future of the A380 Superjumbo: Secures $16 Billion Deal With Emirates

The French aircraft manufacturer, Airbus has today announced the future of its A380 superjumbo has been secured with a huge $16 billion order from Emirates, the worlds largest operator of the aircraft.  Only days ago, Airbus’ head of sales John…

Was a Bizarre Ban On Duty Free Alcohol the “Last Straw On the Camels Back” for Emirates Cabin Crew?

We’ve dedicated a fair amount of coverage about the state of morale within the Emirates cabin crew community of late.  The revelations and updates from within the airline has even led to our site being blocked by the UAE’s internet…

BLOCKED: No Such Thing As Free Speech As Readers Denied Access By UAE Authorities

Wow!  It appears that our website has fallen foul of the UAE’s tough and some might say draconian free-speech laws, with our site suddenly finding itself blocked under the state’s Internet Access Management Regulatory Policy. Users in the UAE who…

The Biggest Questions Surrounding Emirates’ Plan to Start Cabin Crew Recruitment “Soon”

Yesterday, we learnt the pretty exciting news that Emirates is planning to reopen its cabin crew recruitment process – possibly in the very near future.  It’s the first time we’ve heard from the airline in quite a while on this…

CONFIRMED: Emirates Will Restart Cabin Crew Recruitment “Soon” – Here’s What We Know

Senior executives at Emirates have finally laid out plans to restart recruitment for cabin crew at the Dubai-based airline.  It’s been well over a year since Emirates last held a cabin crew recruitment event, with the last Open Day’s taking…

This is How Emirates Responded to Our Cabin Crew Exposé As Senior Managers Suddenly “Resign”

A few days ago, we published a post that shone a light on what it’s like to work as cabin crew at the worlds largest airline by passenger numbers, the Dubai-based Emirates.  Agnieszka described her working life as a “nightmare”…

Emirates and Etihad Take One Step Closer to Merging… Possibly!

Last year, a German newspaper reported on rumours that the rulers of Dubai and Abu Dhabi had held secret talks about a possible merger between their respective airlines – Emirates and Etihad Airways.  The newspaper cited two sources who were…

Emirates Cabin Crew Lays Bare Life Working at the Airline: Morale Has Never Been Lower and Here’s Why

Just over ten years ago, Agnieszka donned the famous Emirates cabin crew hat for the very first time. She was proud to finally be wearing the iconic uniform after successfully becoming one of the airline’s glamorous flight attendants. Just weeks…

Tunisia Lifts Ban On Emirates Flights After “Extensive Security Communication” With UAE

The Tunisian authorities lifted a ban on Emirates flights between the capital, Tunis and Dubai late Thursday night.  Emirates had been barred from operating flights to the country since 24th December 2017 after the UAE suddenly prevented Tunisian women from…

Emirates Welcomes 2018 With “Optimism And An Unflagging Drive” – Here’s How the Last 12-Months Shaped Up for the Airline

Looking back on the last 12-months, Tim Clark the long-serving president at Emirates is in a positive mood.  Clark has said the Dubai-based airline will “enter 2018 with optimism, and an unflagging drive to keep raising the bar in terms…

The UAE Temporarily Banned Tunisian Women from Entering the Emirates Yesterday. And Nobody Knows Why.

UPDATE (Sun 24th December 2017 – 22:00 GMT) – Emirates Airline has confirmed it will suspend services between Tunis and Dubai indefinitely, following an order from the Tunisian government.  The country’s transport ministry said the airline would be barred from…

Uh Oh: The Trump Administration Opens Talks With UAE and Qatar Over U.S. Open Skies Agreements

In the last couple of years, major U.S. airline’s including American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines have been campaigning hard against what they see as the unfair business practices of the big three Middle East airlines – Emirates, Etihad and…

RUMOUR: Emirates is About to Make Cabin Crew Share Hotel Rooms – Has Already Started Trial

As crazy cost-cutting rumours go, this has got to be one of the best.  As a professional flight attendant, I’m always surprised by the number of friends, family and passengers who ask if cabin crew are expected to share a…

This Year, Emirates is Celebrating Christmas in a Bigger and Better Way Than Ever Before

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s fair to say that the holiday season is well and truly underway – yet it might come as a surprise that one famous airline is celebrating the season in such a big way. …

NEW: Has the UAE Government and Emirates Just Confirmed Any Future Airbus A380 Deals Are Dead?

It was set to be one of the most exciting and anticipated aircraft deals of the year.  The 2017 Dubai Airshow held earlier this month, was expected to be the stage where the Dubai-based Emirates Airline announced a huge order…

How is Mega-Airline Emirates Helping to Protect the Environment and Save Money? All is Revealed…

It’s no secret that mega-airline Emirates has been facing some of the most challenging times in its 32 year history.  Hit by a succession of forces outside of its control, Emirates saw its profits tumble in 2016/2017 before showing some…

Can the New Emirates First Class Suite and Refreshed Cabins Really Be Considered a “Game Changer”?

Every two years, the great and good of the aviation industry gather in Dubai for one of the world’s great Air Show’s.  It’s a city that is no stranger to some pretty spectacular announcements, especially when it concerns Dubai’s homegrown…

Uh Oh: U.S. Lawmaker Introduces Bill that Would Force Gulf Airlines Like Emirates and Etihad to Pay Tax

The United States is in the middle of a tax reform debate that could see major tax cuts for “hardworking Americans,” according to Georgia’s Republican Senator Johnny Isakson.  The so-called ‘Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’ is already pretty controversial but…