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How to Ace the Cabin Crew Assessment Day 2017 – Tips and Advice

I’ve attended a lot of Cabin Crew Assessment Day’s for a number of major, international airlines.  Along the way, I’ve learnt what works (and importantly, what doesn’t work).  I’ve made plenty of mistakes and I too have failed on occasion.…

A Gathering Storm: Gulf Airlines Profits to Drop by Two Thirds in 2017

Amidst the glamorous unveiling of the Qatar Airways new Business Class suite, a darker mood descended on the annual airline shindig that is ITB Berlin.  In highly publicised remarks, Tim Clark, the longtime President of mega-airline Emirates, warned of a…

Grounded: Winter Storm Does to Emirates What Lawmakers and U.S. Airlines Couldn’t

Just one day after Emirates flew its inaugural service from Athens to Newark, the Dubai-based airline has been forced to cancel its scheduled daily service.  Yet this isn’t down to opposition from U.S. lawmakers or rival airlines but a late-winter…

Why Are Cabin Crew Using Mobile Phones Onboard Emirates Flights?

Emirates is famed for having one of the best Business Class experiences in the sky but small mistakes do sometimes happen.  And that one mistake can take the shine out of an entire journey, upsetting passengers that are a vital…

True or False? The Cabin Crew Recruitment Rumours that Won’t Go Away

What are the most common Cabin Crew recruitment rumours? The cabin crew recruitment process is seemingly full of rumour and myth.  And one of the worst airlines for this mystery is Emirates.  Take a look online and it won’t be…

Good News: Despite High Profile Accidents, Flying Got Even Safer in 2016

It can’t be easy for international airlines at the moment.  Sliding revenues and increased competition have battered the top global carriers – and there doesn’t seem to be any let-up in sight.  But here’s some very welcome, good news from…

Rumour: Emirates and Etihad Airways in Talks Over a Possible Merger

  Update: 11th March 2017 In an interview with Bloomberg, Tim Clarke, the CEO of Emirates described as “nonsense”, the rumour that his airline and rival, Etihad were in talks over a possible merger. Here’s an interesting rumour that has…

News Roundup – 08th March 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

Virgin Australia has announced that it won’t be starting a service between Perth and Abu Dhabi as was originally planned.  Instead, the carrier intends to focus on international routes to North America and Asia.  But one flight to the USA…

Report: Nobody Wants to Fly to the USA and Gulf Carriers are Worst Hit

If low oil prices, a strong U.S. Dollar and the threat of international terrorism wasn’t difficult enough, airlines and particularly Gulf carriers have got another problem to deal with.  Analysis by ForwardKeys, a travel marketing and intelligence company, has found…

Emirates to Take Business Class Meal Service High Tech. New Meal Ordering Devices Being Rolled Out Now

Emirates is rolling out a new electronic Meal Ordering Device for Business Class passengers but teething problems are causing a headache for Cabin Crew. Dining at 35,000 feet isn’t exactly famed for being an enjoyable experience.  Flying down the back…

BREAKING: New U.S. Travel Ban is Bad but Cabin Crew Can Relax This Time Round

President Donald Trump signed a new Executive Order on Monday morning that will ban the citizens of 6 Muslim majority nations entering the USA.  The last time this happened – just over six weeks ago – passengers were stranded in…

What Does Your Emirates Application Submission Status Mean?

When Emirates starts recruiting Cabin Crew again you’ll need to submit your resume and application online.  Even candidates who attended one of the old Open Day’s and were shortlisted for Final Interview were then required to create an online profile and application. What…

News Roundup – 01st March 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

It was a busy week for Qantas as the airline admitted that profits had dropped 7.5% in the six months to the end of December 2016.  But as a cost saving programme at the airline continues, Qantas unveiled a bigger…

Emirates Has Unveiled an Even More Luxurious New Onboard Bar & Lounge

Arguably already the best bar and lounge to grace the skies, Emirates has just announced refreshed and even better onboard bar and lounge for its iconic A380.  The airline first teased the enhanced lounge area in a social media post on Wednesday afternoon.…

A New Emirates A380 Onboard Lounge is on the Way

Arguably already the best bar and lounge to grace the skies, Emirates looks like its about to unveil a refreshed and even better onboard bar and lounge on its iconic A380.  If you follow Emirates on any social media channels you may well have seen this…

News Roundup – 22nd February 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

Is the American Airlines new uniform crisis about to take a new turn?  The President of AA has hinted that they have a new remedy in the works.  Elsewhere in the U.S. Delta Air Lines is set to reintroduce free…

Emirates Seeks to Learn Lessons from EK521 Tragedy in New Safety Video

On Wednesday 3rd August 2016, Emirates flight EK521 crash landed at Dubai International Airport.  All 282 passengers and 18 crew aboard managed to escape the burning aircraft.  23 of those sustained minor injuries and one crew member was hospitalised for…

Emirates Takes Heed from EK521 Tragedy: Tweaks Safety Video in Attempt to Change Passenger Behaviour

On Wednesday 3rd August 2016, Emirates flight EK521 crash landed at Dubai International Airport.  All 282 passengers and 18 crew aboard managed to escape the burning aircraft.  23 of those sustained minor injuries and one crew member was hospitalised for…

Emirates CEO warns: “Hyper-change is the only constant” as the Carrier Cuts Costs

Could mega-airline Emirates be taking tips straight out of the Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) rule book?  The airline, synonymous with luxury and over the top extravagance, but grappling with mounting pressures from all sides is exploring news ways to cut costs…

The Essential Cabin Crew Training that Could Save a Life (And $600,000)

Emirates, the world’s largest long-haul airline, estimates the cost of diverting a flight when a medical emergency occurs onboard can lose their airline between $50,000 to $600,000.  Refuelling the aircraft, passenger compensation, ground handling fees and other associated costs all quickly mount up to…

News Roundup – 15th February 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

Does Emirates get an unfair advantage in state subsidies?  That’s the issue that has been raging again this week.  As three major U.S. airlines met President Trump to discuss the issue, Emirates claimed that it was the good guy who…

Emirates CEO warns of ‘Hyper-Change’ in Industry: Cuts Costs & Introduces New Passenger Charges

Could mega-airline Emirates be taking tips straight out of the Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) rule book?  The airline, synonymous with luxury and over the top extravagance, but grappling with mounting pressures from all sides is exploring news ways to cut costs…

Emirates Cabin Crew Forced to Move Accommodation in Money Saving Exercise

It looks like the World’s Best Airline is looking to seriously cut costs as cabin crew serving with Emirates are to be moved into cheaper accomodation. As reported in Arabian Business and on this website last week, Emirates were planning…

News Roundup – 31st January 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

Things are looking up for Etihad Airways.  Despite recent problems besetting the airline, its home airport reported an increase of 5.1% in passenger traffic in 2016 – the majority of which went to Etihad. Emirates are to launch a new…

Gulf Airlines Scramble to Protect Staff as US Travel Ban Takes Effect

Could cabin crew be banned from entering the USA? On Friday the US President, Donald Trump signed an executive order that effectively banned citizens from seven majority Muslim countries entering the USA.  As the full effects of the ban start to…

News Roundup – 24th January 2016. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

Emirates have launched environmentally friendly new blankets in economy, as they give all customers the opportunity to enjoy their luxury lounges in Dubai – But at a price.  James Hogan, the CEO of Etihad Airways has warned of tougher competition…

Emirates Finally Admits Staff Restructuring: Redundancies & Downsizing

Both Etihad Airways and Emirates of the UAE have recently reported poor financial results.  Etihad openly announced that staff would be made redundant and new openings not filled.  Emirates, however, has been rather more tight-lipped about the impact its poor…

Emirates Stellar 2016 – Why its Still the #1 Choice for Aspiring Cabin Crew

Last year Emirates introduced yet more innovative product enhancements, winning accolades from leading aviation bodies.  It strengthened its position as the world’s largest long-haul airline and remained the number one choice for many aspiring cabin crew wannabes. It’s no wonder that young people from around…

News Roundup – 17th January 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

From 19th January 2017, cabin crew at British Airways are set to strike for the second time over allegations it pays it new crew ‘poverty pay’.  Over at Emirates, we have learnt more about the rigorous grooming standards expected of…

News Round Up – 4th January 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

Emirates has put its woes to one side to introduce some nice additions to its soft product in First and Business Class.  But Etihad has been forced to counter rumours that it was set to dump its stake in Virgin…

Fog Causes Passenger Agony in Europe & the Middle East

The New Year didn’t get off to a good start for many air passengers travelling through Europe and the Middle East as fog descended on both regions causing travel chaos lasting several days. The weather caused particularly hard-hitting problems at…

News Round Up – 29th December 2016

Emirates expects to handle 250,000 passengers at its Dubai home in the first three days of 2017 but the future doesn’t look so rosy for both it and neighbouring competitor Etihad.   The last 777-200 jet has been taken out…

What Are the Top 5 Cabin Crew Nationalities at Emirates?

Over 120 different nationalities represent the flight attendants that work for the World’s Best Airline, Emirates. It’s a truly cosmopolitan and multinational workforce and Emirates is quite rightly proud of this diversity. On a typical Emirates flight, you’ll find at…

Seven Of The Most Iconic Airline Uniforms Gracing the Skies

Airlines know the importance of image and presentation in marketing their product to potential customers.  And arguably nothing is more important than the airline’s cabin crew uniform.  These seven airlines have created uniforms that stand apart from their competitors as…

The Best Qualities to Highlight in Your Cabin Crew Application Resume

An analysis of cabin crew job descriptions from some of the biggest airlines in the world reveals exactly what personal qualities and attributes recruiters truly value and search for in their new recruits. For this analysis, the publicly available job descriptions…

Gulf Airlines Score Big in Annual Which? Survey

The British consumer group, Which? has released the results of its annual global airline survey with the three leading Gulf carriers featuring in the top 6. In September Which? sampled over 7,500 of their members.  The responses covered 11,359 flights, across…

Why Has the Emirates Cabin Crew Recruitment Process Really Changed?

Amid a whirlwind of rumour and speculation, the Emirates careers website was quietly updated on December 12th. Suddenly and without warning the Cabin Crew application link had disappeared. In its place, a short, curt statement gave some indication of what…

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