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LEAKED LETTER: Emirates Refuses to Answer Calls From Major Trade Union Federation Over Cabin Crew Rights

On the 14th March, a long-serving member of cabin crew at Dubai-based airline, Emirates tragically fell to her death from the open door of a Boeing 777-300 aircraft at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda.  While there’s been no official report yet…

Emirates Has Ditched The Video Interview For Cabin Crew Recruitment: Returning To Open Day’s

A few days ago, we wrote an April Fool’s Day joke article about Emirates changing its cabin crew recruitment process – and while most of the article most definitely was just a joke, there were some elements of truth.  We’ve…

It’s A Tough Life Being A Flight Attendant: Emirates is Encouraging Its Crew to Take Up the Dubai Fitness Challenge

You might not think it but being a flight attendant can be tough.  We know what you’re thinking – How can serving chicken or beef and then spending a couple of nights away in some exotic location be tough?  But…

British Airways Makes Major U-Turn On Approach to Striking Cabin Crew

British Airways has made a major U-turn in its approach to mixed fleet cabin crew who have been striking over their pay and conditions – described as ‘poverty pay’ by the Unite union who represents them.  In a leaked email…

Etihad Reports Loss of $1.87 Billion as it Indefinitely Postpones Cabin Crew Recruitment for ‘Operational Requirements’

It would be difficult to imagine a situation that could possibly be worse for Etihad Airways.  Today, the Abu Dhabi-based airline revealed its financial results for 2016 and the figures make for awful reading.  In total, Etihad recorded a massive…

The New Emirates Recruitment Website is Packed with Information but Key Questions Remain Unanswered

On Monday we reported that Emirates were planning to launch a brand-new recruitment and careers website.  Just one day later and the new website has gone ‘live’ – and, wow, it looks really good.  Emirates said they wanted to make…

This Airline is Investing Millions of Dollars to Actually Improve the Passenger Experience

Emirates has been having a really tough time recently.  Only a couple of weeks ago the airline’s CEO, Tim Clark warned that “Hyper-change is the only constant” in the aviation industry.  The warning came at the same time that Emirates…

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…

British Airways Tells Cabin Crew: There’s Plenty of People Who Want Your Job

British Airways Cabin crew working on the ‘Mixed Fleet’ contract are preparing for their biggest strike to date as a dispute over pay and conditions heats up.  Members of the Unite union will walk out on Sunday 5th February for…

Time for Etihad to Grow Up as it Gets in Bed with Lufthansa

Until recently, the Lufthansa Group’s approach to Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi was downright hostility.  Now, the two airlines are exploring new ways to forge a deepening relationship with one another.   At a glittering press conference in the UAE on…

Why Stuffing Your Resume With Keywords Will Get You Rejected

Carefully choosing the best words to include in your resume can make a huge difference to how successful your application is.  Make no mistake about it, keywords are important.  But using them in the wrong way could do more harm than…

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…

Feeling Ignored? Why Don’t Airlines Respond to Job Seekers?

Have you ever submitted a job application and feared that it has entered the abyss?  That you might never hear back from the airline you have your heart set on working for?  It turns out you’re not alone and it’s the one sure…