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Qantas axes 123 cabin crew jobs

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Qantas has closed its cabin crew base in Bangkok – one of three overseas – leading to a loss of about 123 jobs because of a big slump in demand for international travel. The airline previously embarked on a large recruitment drive for overseas cabin crew in a bid to cut labour costs and dilute […]

Chief Purser Clocks 30,000 Hours in Air

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A chief purser for Korean Air has flown more than 30,000 hours on airplanes, a record for a South Korean national, according to the airline. Park Gilyeong’s time in the air is roughly equivalent to three years and five months. The 56-year-old, whose position involves duties such as managing the cabin and flight paperwork, said […]

ANZ reaches agreement with A320 cabin crew

Posted in Air New Zealand, Cabin Crew News 2 comments

Air New Zealand (ANZ) appears to have resolved a long-running dispute with cabin crews that work on its Airbus A320s. The Star Alliance carrier says its subsidiary Zeal 320 has reached an agreement with the Engineering, Printing & Manufacturing Union that represents the A320 cabin crew that work for Zeal 320. Zeal 320 is a […]

Air NZ, cabin crew resolve long-running pay dispute

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A year-long dispute between Air New Zealand and cabin crew over pay on the trans-Tasman route has been settled. The national carrier says a new collective agreement is being presented to flight attendants for ratification. The cabin crew is employed by the airline’s subsidiary, Zeal 320. Workers argued they were paid less than crew working […]

Flight attendants publicize new carry-on rules

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Flight attendants working for domestic airlines staged a joint campaign Wednesday to publicize new industrywide regulations on the size and weight of carry-on baggage at Tokyo’s Haneda airport. The new rules go into effect in December. Attendants passed out fans with the size limits and showed passengers the maximum dimensions and weight of carry-on baggage. […]

Emirates Continues To Recruit Crews From Ethiopia

Posted in Cabin Crew News, Emirates Airline 48 comments

Emirates Airline recruited nine cabin crewmembers on December 1, 2008 from Ethiopia and will conduct its next recruitment in Addis Abeba in February 2009. Emirates have been making several regular cabin crew recruitments since it started service to Addis Abeba in March 2006. Out of the total 160 applicants in November 2008 at the Hilton […]

Flight Attendant Loses In Bid To Sue Continental

Posted in Cabin Crew News, Continental Airlines 23 comments

A former flight attendant for Continental Airlines who was fired for inappropriate behavior on a flight in 2002 has lost an attempt to sue the company for age discrimination. In a ruling released Monday, a state appeals court upheld a lower court ruling dismissing the lawsuit filed by Melissa Mersmann and ordering her to pay […]

Watchdog Urges Korean Air To Stop Sexist Hiring

Posted in Cabin Crew News, Korean Air 25 comments

South Korea’s official human rights watchdog urged Korean Air Lines Co. on Wednesday to stop banning male job seekers from applying for flight attendant positions, saying the policy violates a law banning sex discrimination. However, Korean Air said it has no intention of abiding by the watchdog’s advice because it “seriously” violates an individual company’s […]

Unions Threaten Strikes Over BA's Secret Plot To Cut Cabin Crew Pay

Posted in British Airways, Cabin Crew News No comments

Staff at British Airways could take industrial action after it emerged that the company is planning to cut cabin crew salaries. The airline aims to replace existing agreements and bring in performance-related pay. Details of the shake-up – codenamed ‘Project Columbus’ by BA – are set out in a confidential internal document leaked to the […]

Mesa Flight Attendants In Solidarity With Fired Activist

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Mesa Air flight attendant and union activist Jamie McClay will finally get a chance tomorrow to get justice when an arbitrator hears her case to reclaim her position and return to flying. In May, McClay, who is represented by the Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), was fired by Mesa management after she advocated on behalf of a […]

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