Saudia

Could Etihad Have Chosen a Worse Time to Cosy Up With Saudia Airlines?

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways has announced a major codeshare agreement with Saudia Airlines – the government-controlled Saudi Arabian flag carrier.  At a signing ceremony held in Jeddah yesterday, Tony Douglas the chief executive of Etihad Airways Group shook hands with Saleh…

RANDOM JOB OF THE WEEK: Saudia is Looking for a ‘Grooming Instructor’

It’s a common misconception that cabin crew have to be “good looking” or “attractive” in order to land a job – whatever, those two terms might mean.  But while beauty may well be in the eye of the beholder (and…

Jamal Khashoggi Disappearance: Will Saudia Now Pull Out of the United States and United Kingdom?

A few days ago, Jamal Khashoggi – a self-exiled Saudi writer, journalist and Washington Times contributor – went missing after visiting the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul.  Khashoggi had gone to the consulate to complete “routine paperwork” as he prepared…

Oh Dear: Travel Expert (and Journalist) Falls Foul of Saudia’s Very Opaque Dress Code

It’s pretty fair to say that 2017 was anything but a good year for United Airlines when it came to customer service fiasco’s – chief among them was the overbooking debacle that left Dr David Dao bloodied and bruised.  But…

Airline Economy Food That Actually Looks and Tastes Good: These Airlines Are Experimenting with a ‘Trayless’ Service

Back in 2014, the Australian airline Qantas launched a new dining concept for its Economy Class passengers on longer international flights.  The idea was to improve both the quality and quantity of food the airline offered while also making the…

Emirates and Etihad Aren’t Hiring: What Are the Alternatives? The Pro’s and Con’s

It’s been more than seven months since Emirates and Etihad last recruited any new Cabin Crew.  And it doesn’t look like either airline is about to start hiring again anytime soon – Emirates recently launched a glossy new careers website…