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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 the [...]


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 the [...]


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 company that [...]


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 for Air [...]


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.
Each airline [...]


Emirates Continues To Recruit Crews From Ethiopia

Posted in Cabin Crew News, Emirates Airline 28 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

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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 $2,500 [...]


Watchdog Urges Korean Air To Stop Sexist Hiring

Posted in Cabin Crew News, Korean Air No 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 rights [...]


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 union by [...]


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 [...]


Three Cabin Crew Lose Their Job At Aurigny

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THREE Aurigny employees have been made redundant. The States-owned airline’s managing director, Malcolm Hart , blamed the cutbacks on the economic climate.
‘It is with regret that Aurigny has had to make these three redundancies,’ he said. They were three of a total of 79 flight crew.
‘It is, of course, no reflection on the abilities of [...]


Cathay Pacific Cabin Crew In Court For Stealing From Trolley

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A flight attendant with Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific has been prosecuted for stealing 168 items from the plane’s trolley on a single flight, a news report said Saturday. Kwong Man-fong, 43, stole items including biscuits, beer, mineral water, chocolates, red wine, a sewing kit, pens, noodles and shaving cream on the flight from Auckland [...]


NCAA To Withdraw License Of Pilots, Crew Found With Alcohol

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In its bid to ensure safety of air passengers, any aviation personnel, particularly, pilots, cabin crew, air traffic controllers and maintenance engineers caught with alcohol or psychoactive agents will have his or her license withdrawn.
Harold Demuren, director general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) disclosed, yesterday, at a one day seminar on the [...]


Continental’s Flight Attendant Gets Car For Perfect Attendance

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A Continental Micronesia employee who posted a perfect attendance from January to July this year received a car for her dedication and reliability.
Guam-based flight attendant Irene Redona-Carle, a 14-year veteran and Japanese language speaker, received an invitation to Houston to meet with Larry Kellner, Continental Airlines chief executive officer and chairman, and Jeff Smisek, [...]


Qantas Stands Down Two Flight Attendants Amid Investigation

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Qantas has stood down two flight attendants following allegations of sexual misconduct levelled against them by another staff member.
It is believed the allegation is that the two men became sexually involved with a 17-year-old female passenger on a London-bound flight.
A spokesman for Australia’s largest airline today said the two staff members had been stood down [...]


Jet Cuts Pilot, Cabin Crew Allowances

Posted in Cabin Crew News, Jet Airways No comments

Though pilots and cabin crewmembers escaped direct cuts in their salaries, Jet Airways has gone ahead with major cuts in allowances that flight captains, co-pilots and crewmembers are entitled to. Generally these allowances are in the form of layover allowances and monthly and yearly overtime hour allowances.
According to a Jet Airways pilot, while earlier [...]


Along With Their Luxurious Planes, Emirates Air Also Offers Sexy Stewardesses

Posted in Cabin Crew News, Emirates Airline No comments

Remember when flying wasn’t a completely unpleasant experience? We don’t, either! But, as the rest of the world shells out $15 per checked bag and dines on meals of potato chips hastily purchased in the terminal, Dubai’s government-owned Emirates airline is taking things in a different, distinctly less miserable, direction.
The company has been proudly [...]


Rich Dubai Flirts With Hard Times

Posted in Cabin Crew News, Emirates Airline No comments

After checking that passengers’ seat belts were fastened and the cabin was prepared for takeoff, Alex Rodriguez, a 26-year-old Spaniard and Emirates airline flight attendant, reached into her pocket for a tube of bright red lipstick.
“I retouch it every 15 minutes,” she said. “Otherwise, my supervisor will remind me.”
Emirates’ Glamorous Crew
Emirates flight attendants smile at [...]


Cabin Crew Vote To Accept Agreement

Posted in Aer Lingus, Cabin Crew News No comments

CABIN CREW at Aer Lingus have voted to accept the draft agreement reached between their union and the airline at the Labour Relations Commission.
The Impact union released results of the ballot last night indicating 59 per cent had voted in favour, with 41 per cent having voted against.
The result comes days after the State’s largest [...]


Cabin Crew Blast ‘bullying’ British Airways Over Axe Threat

Posted in British Airways, Cabin Crew News No comments

BRITISH Airways have been accused of bullying in their bid to axe Scots cabin crew operations.
The company want to close their base at Glasgow airport with the loss of 138 jobs and operate from Heathrow instead.
Staff have staged a high-profile fightback, including setting up a website, www.savebascotland.co.uk.
Yesterday, they held a two-hour meeting in a hotel [...]



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