Emirates

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…

The Only Way is Up: Middle East Airlines Expected to Buy $730 Billion Worth of New Aircraft Within Next Two Decades

At the start of October, French aircraft manufacturer, Airbus came up with some fairly wild estimates about how many aeroplanes would be needed by Middle East airlines in the Gulf region.  Well, it turns out that rival aerospace behemoth, Seatle-based…

IN PICTURES: Emirates Unveils Stunning New First Class Suite – Orders 40 Boeing 787-10’s

Emirates has well and truly pulled it out the bag, unveiling a much-anticipated brand new First Class suite for its newest Boeing 777-300 aircraft on the first day of the Dubai Air Show.  Not only did Emirates reveal its new…

Emirates Reports a Welcome Profit Boost But Its Not Out of the Woods Just Yet: Admits Redundancies

A few day ago, Emirates reported its financial results for the first six months of 2017, posting an impressive profit of $452 million USD – up a staggering 111% on last year.  Yet despite the optimistic results, even Emirates admits…

SOURCES: Emirates Won’t Recruit New Cabin Until December 2018 – Laying Off Training Staff

Ever since Emirates stopped cabin crew recruitment in December 2016, we’ve reported on some of the biggest rumours that have come out of the company.  There was intelligence that Emirates had fired a number of staff – including in Human…

Emirates Takes Delivery of its 100th Airbus A380 – Other Airlines “Lack the Strength and Vision”

At a special ceremony at the Airbus delivery centre in Hamburg, Germany, the ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum and Sir Tim Clark, the President of Emirates welcomed the delivery of the airline’s 100th A380.  The milestone…

Emirates Painting 40 Aircraft with Special Designs in Preparation for the Dubai Expo 2020: Launches First Today

Emirates is gearing up for the Dubai World Expo 2020 by painting 40 aircraft in its fleet with special liveries to celebrate the event. The airline today unveiled the first aircraft to sport the new artwork – a Boeing 777-300ER…

Emirates Reveals What We Already Knew: Children Get Bored on Flights Very Fast (Here’s How to Fix It)

It’s an experience dreaded by most parents – trying to keep a child entertained on a long haul flight without any tantrums.  But while some families avoid the experience altogether, that simply isn’t an option for many parents.  So when…

When Will Emirates Start Hiring New Cabin Crew? Our Latest Predictions – Plus, Have Your Say

It’s been an agonising wait.  Last December, Emirates held its last Cabin Crew recruitment Open Day but in reality, the airline stopped hiring new cabin crew many months before.  Successful candidates, who attended Open Day’s and Assessment Day’s in the…

Whoah: Airbus Estimates Middle East Airlines Will More Than Double Their Aircraft Fleets by 2036

The last couple of years have been particularly hard for airlines in the Middle East.  Profits at Emirates dropped a massive 80% in 2016 to just $340 million USD due to a major fall in regional business travel, overcapacity, concerns…

Emirates Launches Brand New Multi-Million Dollar Worldwide Ad Campaign: Don’t Stop Me Now

Emirates has just launched a brand new $15 million USD worldwide ad campaign to promote both the extensive Emirates route network and its Dubai hub as a destination in itself.  The ad uses the iconic and energetic song ‘Don’t Stop…

Emirates Says it Could One Day Merge With Etihad: For Now the Two Airlines Are Looking at “Working More Closely”

Sir Tim Clark, the mastermind behind mega-airline Emirates and the businesses longtime President has hinted the Dubai-based carrier could one day merge with Etihad Airways in neighbouring Abu Dhabi.  Rumours of such a tie-up first surfaced in March, when Handelsblatt,…

The UAE Wants Status Quo With United States in “Open Skies” Agreement: Visits Boeing Factory to Make Point

Nearly 20 years ago, the United States and the UAE signed the first landmark “Open Skies” agreement between the two countries.  The deal was simple – Passenger and cargo airlines from both the U.S. and UAE would have equal access…

Emirates Wins Award for Best In-Flight Entertainment… Again! And Its President Honored With ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’

There are certain things that air passengers have come to expect on long-haul flights nowadays – no matter what class of travel they happen to be sitting in.  Inflight entertainment with a personal TV to watch the latest blockbusters and…

Update: Why Does Emirates Separate Cabin Crew By Class of Travel? Could a Policy Change Be Coming?

Yesterday, we reported about a plan from Emirates to ‘downgrade’ some of their serving Business and First Class cabin crew into the next lower cabin.  So, for example, a number of Business Class crew will have to work in Economy…

The Emirates Recruitment Crisis Gets Worse – Now Business Class Cabin Crew Are Back Filling in Economy

We’ve known for several months that Emirates cabin crew working in the airline’s Economy cabin have been understaffed and overworked.  Serving cabin crew for the airline have complained of heavy schedules and difficulty in getting annual leave approved. With a…

Emirates is Celebrating the World Famous Oktoberfest But it Will Have to Go Some Way to Beat Lufthansa

For the first time in its history, Emirates is celebrating the world-famous event that is Oktoberfest.  The 18-day Bavarian extravaganza got underway on 16th September with the event culminating on 3rd October.  Dating all the way back to 1818, the…

Emirates is Adding a Fourth Daily A380 Flight to Sydney After Qantas Moves its Operations to Singapore

Nearly two weeks ago, Australian flag-carrier, Qantas announced plans to significantly rewrite its joint venture with Emirates and shift operations from Dubai to Singapore.  Now, Emirates has unveiled a first look at the Dubai-based airline’s Australian operations once Qantas pulls…

Dubai International Airport Wins Top Award for Response to Crash Landing of EK521 in August 2016

The company behind Dubai International Airport has won a major award for the way in which it handled the crash landing of Emirates flight EK521 last year.  On the 3rd August 2016, a Boeing 777-300 aircraft belonging to Emirates smashed…

Emirates Considers Adding ‘Basic Economy’ in Major Push to Fight Competition from Low-Cost Carriers

A few months a go we predicted that mega airline, Emirates would become the first airline in the Middle East to provide a Premium Economy cabin.  The popular service has been widely installed across legacy European airlines and Asian carriers…

Flying Anytime Soon? This Company Wants to Help You Sleep and Airline’s Are Loving It

Luxury British retailer, The White Company began life in 1994 as a bold but simple vision by the company’s founder, Chrissie Rucker.  Her ingenious plan was to design and make homewares and clothing that were predominantly white.  They would be…

Emirate’s Pain is Norwegian’s and Qantas’ Gain: Some Interesting Developments Coming Soon

Things could start getting really interesting for Emirates in the next 12-months – as if the Dubai-based carrier hasn’t been on enough of a rollercoaster ride already.  In the last couple of days both Norwegian Air Shuttle and Australia’s flag…

Meet the New Range of Emirates Kids Favourite ‘Come Fly With Me’ Animals: Now On board

Emirates has just updated its adorable range of ‘Come Fly With Me’ toys, as four new characters join the party.  Brett the bear, Savannah the Elephant, ChaoChaco the crocodile and Mia the manta ray have started to make their starring…

Etihad Airways and Emirates Are Championing the Important Role of Women in the Aviation Industry

Etihad Airways has been celebrating Emirati Women’s Day by highlighting the important role that women play in the success of its business.  Over 50% of the airline’s 13,000 strong workforce are women and although many represent customer facing, service roles…

Emirates Will Transport 20,000 Pilgrims to Hajj This Year: Laying on 57 Flights to Cope

Emirates is gearing up for the upcoming Hajj pilgrimage with plans to transport 20,000 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia.  Over 2 million pilgrims are expected to travel to the Holy City of Mecca this year and Emirates will be laying on…

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