Experienced Crew

The Majority of Flight Attendants Think Emotional Support Animals Have a “Negative” Impact On Air Travel

Airlines based in the United States have seen a surge in the number of passengers travelling with so-called Emotional Support Animals in the last few years.  The well-intentioned Air Carrier Access Act was supposed to open up air travel for…

Tinder Reveals the Most Right Swiped Jobs (in Australia): Oh How Little People Know About Cabin Crew

A new study by the global dating app Tinder has revealed what jobs are most likely to result in someone being right swiped.  And it turns out the role of cabin crew must still evoke feelings of glamour amongst users…

An International Cabin Crew’s Favorite Money App is Going Trendy With New All-Metal Card

Revolut, an online banking and foreign exchange service has had a big impact on the way international cabin crew spend money when down route.  With the ability to avoid overseas transaction fees, exchange money into different currencies for free and…

Flight Attendant Falls Overboard Cruise Ship, Survives 10-Hours Treading Water: Did Training Help Her Live?

By now, much of the world has heard about the remarkable and almost miraculous rescue of Kay Longstaff – a cruise line passenger who fell into the Adriatic Sea on Saturday night and somehow managed to survive treading water for…

Have You Taken Part in the Harvard Flight Attendant Study? Your Chance to Win a $99 Amazon Gift Voucher

Researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health are calling on all serving and former flight attendants to take part in the Flight Attendant Health Study – a pioneering piece of research which first started in 2007.  The…

STUDY: Flight Attendants Are More Likely to Develop Cancer According to Harvard University Study

A new study led by Eileen McNeely of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston and published in the BMC Environmental Health journal suggests that flight attendants may be at higher risk of developing cancer compared to…

68% Of Flight Attendants Have Experienced Sexual Harassment. 1 in 5 Physically Assaulted by Passengers

Shocking results from a survey of over 3,500 flight attendants has revealed that 68% of respondents have suffered some form of sexual harassment during their flying careers.  The survey, which took in the views of flight attendants representing 29 airlines…

Senior Flight Attendants at American Airlines Are Allegedly Selling Their Best Trips to Junior Colleagues for $200

Like at many airlines in the United States, flight attendants at American Airlines get better trips based on how long they’ve worked for the company – a process that some are now being accused of taking advantage of for financial…

Have Your Say: Major Survey On Future Of Cabin Crew Employment Conditions Underway

Have you got an opinion on employment and working conditions for cabin crew?  In that case, you need to get involved in a major European study that is looking at exactly these issues.  Funded by the European Commission, the study…

The #MeToo Movement for Flight Attendants: Three Quarters Have Experienced In-Flight Sexual Harassment

New figures reveal nearly three-quarters of flight attendants have been subjected to sexual harassment while at work.  The revelation was made by Sara Nelson, the president of the Association of Flight Attendants as she testified in Congress before the Congressional…

How Far Has Your Flight Attendant ‘Commuted’ From To Get To Work? You Might Be Very Surprised

Popular aviation blogger, Ben Schlappig recently wrote a nice post, on his ‘One Mile at a Time‘ blog about meeting an ex-US Airways flight attendant now working for Cathay Pacific.  The post shone a light on an interesting aspect of…

Why Aren’t Flight Attendants Trained to Deal with Sexual Assaults? Something Needs to Change

At long last, the serious issue of in-flight sexual assaults is finally being openly talked about and debated.  A series of high profile incidents that have been picked up by various media outlets are starting to shine a light on…

KLM Cabin Crew Are Set to Strike for 24 Hours On 08th January Unless Conditions Are Met

A workers union representing members of Dutch carrier, KLM’s cabin crew has called a 24-hour stoppage which could have the potential to affect thousands of flights on 8th January 2018.  The strike has been called after talks with management over…

A Flight Attendants Dream: New High Heels That Instantly Convert Into Comfortable Flats

These new shoes could make female flight attendants lives just that little bit easier.  It’s all thanks to a brand new, innovative design which can tranform a pair of stilettos into comfortable flats pretty much instantly. At the moment, most…

Cabin Crew On Board AirAsia Jet That Suffered A Decompression Accused Of Becoming “Hysterical” – Here’s What Should Have Happened

On Sunday, an AirAsia aircraft en route from Perth, Western Australia to Denpasar in Bali suffered a sudden decompression.  The incident occurred less than 25 minutes into the flight, just as the Airbus A320 was reaching its cruising altitude of…

Is it Time to Link Cabin Crew Performance to Staff Travel Perks and Other Bonuses?

Here’s a controversial suggestion and one which may well divide opinion – but first let me explain the backstory.  Cabin crew or flight attendants (whatever your preferred name is) are never going to be rich – Okay, some old contracts…

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