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Air Rage Attacks On Cabin Crew Double

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Incidents of violence by air passengers towards cabin crew have almost doubled, it was revealed today.
And the total number of “significant” incidents of disruptive behaviour by passengers increased from 2,161 in 2006/07 to 2,671 in 2007/08, according to the Civil Aviation Authority figures published by the Department for Transport.
But incidents classed as “serious” [...]


Flight Attendants Keep The Peace On The Fly

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American Airlines flight attendant Suzanne Moore has a strategy for dealing with passengers who won’t turn off their cell phones.
She tells them that their flight has been selected for a test, and “in five seconds we will flip a new switch, which will cause any electronic devices that are on to self-destruct.” Moore says [...]


MAS’s Cabin Crew Coveted By Many Other Airlines

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Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has had to “fight hard to retain” its cabin crew, who are wanted by many other airlines, said the national carrier’s chairman Tan Sri Munir Majid (pic).
“Our cabin crew have been recognised internationally as the best in the world for many years until recently when we were pushed into second place. [...]


NWA, Delta Cabin Crew Seniority Unresolved

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Just weeks after Delta Air Lines consummated its marriage with Northwest Airlines, some rank-and-file flight attendants are generating waves in what executives had hoped would be a smooth unification of two large labor forces.
The Association of Flight Attendants union representing some 7,000 Northwest employees told Delta executives they won’t be attending a mid-December meeting [...]


Injured Air Stewardess Fails In Her Bid For Compensation

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FORMER air stewardess Susan Andrews, who had to give up her career after she was injured when a Boeing 777 she was working on hit turbulence, failed in a renewed bid for damages last week.
In November 2007 a High Court judge dismissed the £150,000 claim against British Airways by Miss Andrews, from Treverbyn, and held [...]


Air Rage Attacks On Cabin Crew Double In Just One Year

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Violent attacks on cabin crew by passengers almost doubled in 2007/08, it was revealed today.
And while violent incidents were up, those classed as serious fell from 58 to just 31 – the lowest figure for four years.
According to the Civil Aviation Authority figures published by the Department for Transport the total number of significant incidents [...]


Sympathy Flows For Grief Of Cabin Crew’s Families

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Seven more family members of the Air New Zealand Airbus tragedy victims arrived in France yesterday, joining a group of 14 already there.
The families are staying in Perpignan, the town closest to where the A320 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea, killing five New Zealanders and two German pilots on Friday.
Tributes to the victims have been [...]


Passenger Spews Venom On Muslim Cabin Crew

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A Jet Airways’ cabin crew member became a victim of hate speech when a passenger enquired about her religion and then unleashed a tirade on how members of her community were responsible for the Mumbai terror attack. No complaint was filed against the passenger.
The incident took place on board the Jet Airways Aurangabad-Mumbai flight [...]


SAA Boosts Its Cabin Crew

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South African Airways has strengthened its cabin crew and pilot complement in line with the improved utilisation of its aircraft and future growth plans, having employed an additional 65 pilots this year.
As part of its restructuring process, the airline has significantly increased the utilisation of its existing fleet of aircraft by increasing capacity on [...]


Cathay Faces Cabin Crew Rebellion Over Unpaid Leave

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Hong Kong’s flagship airline Cathay Pacific was Wednesday facing a rebellion from its 7,000-strong cabin crew over an offer of unpaid leave to offset the effects of the economic slump. The airline last week offered all cabin crew unpaid leave of between two weeks and 12 months because of a downturn in business brought about [...]


From Classroom To The Sky

Posted in Cabin Crew News, Singapore Airlines 1 comment

SHE has always wanted to be a Singapore Girl – jetting in style from country to country wearing a kebaya and her hair in a bun.
Just 18, Temasek Polytechnic (TP) student Chia Meng Yu has a head start to realising her dream.
From next April to September, she and 12 other students – nine [...]


Cabin Crews Flying In The Face Of Appropriate Action

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SINCE THE terrorist attacks of 9/11, air travel has become increasingly difficult. And it’s not just the many security hoops you have to jump through. A malaise has descended on those working in the airline industry.
In An Irishman’s Diary last week, Wesley Boyd wrote: “Don’t get sick on an aeroplane. And I am not talking [...]


Northwest Flight Attendants Union Sues Delta

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The union that represents Northwest Airlines flight attendants is suing Delta Air Lines Inc. to block the world’s biggest carrier from starting the process to integrate the two carriers’ seniority lists until the combined group is given the opportunity to vote on union representation.
Northwest’s 8,000 flight attendants are represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, [...]


Seven Cabin Crews Freed

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South African Airways (SAA) has received confirmation that the seven cabin crew members who were located in the Oberoi Trident Hotel in Mumbai have been evacuated and are now in a safe area, the airline said in a statement on Friday.
The crew members have been met by SAA staff and a South African diplomat. [...]


Cabin Crew Talk Of Mumbai Hotel Terror

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Seven South African Airways cabin crew members who were trapped in their hotel in Mumbai, India, for 36 hours this week were tearfully reunited with their families in Johannesburg on Saturday.
For Jaco Grobler, it was especially joyful – it was his second escape from terror. He had been stranded in New York for several [...]


Longer Service, Better Rewards For SIA Cabin Crew

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SINGAPORE Airlines used to pay cabin crew a gratuity of $15,000 upon completion of five years of service.
This has now been cut to $10,000, but a bigger gratuity awaits those who stay on: Junior crew who stay 10 years, for example, will now collect $35,000 – $5,000 more than before.
SIA has more than 7,000 cabin [...]


Airline Axes 154 Cabin Crew Jobs

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UP to 154 cabin crew are set to lose their jobs at Aer Lingus in a deal that their union has described as “painful”.
Impact announced it has brokered an agreement with the airline that will mean 94 job losses among cabin crew at Dublin, Cork, and Shannon airports.
An additional 60 jobs will be lost at [...]


Irish-Based Cabin Crew Are To Continue

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IRISH-BASED cabin crew are to continue to operate Aer Lingus transatlantic services under a deal reached between the airline and the union Impact yesterday.
The agreement will also secure the future of the company’s cabin crew base at Shannon airport – although with fewer staff.
This had been earmarked for closure as part of the airline’s proposed [...]


8th Group Of Cabin Crew Joined Bahrain Air

Posted in Bahrain Air, Cabin Crew News 1 comment

Bahrain Air, the first Premium service carrier with
affordable fares, is a private national carrier located in Bahrain, operating within MENA countries and to the India celebrated the joining of the Eighth group of Cabin Attendant to enhance customers service , Bahrain Air will continue ongoing recruitment across key
areas of the business and the addition. This [...]


Seven Cabin Members Freed In MumBai

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South African Airways (SAA) has received confirmation that the seven cabin crew members who were located in the Oberoi Trident Hotel in Mumbai have been evacuated and are now in a safe area, the airline said in a statement on Friday.
The crew members have been met by SAA staff and a South African diplomat. The [...]



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