I've always been careful about putting my phone into "airplane mode" when flight attendants ask. However, a few years back, for reasons that I've yet to see any explanation for, flight attendants changed the script and started insisting that "flight mode" wasn't enough any more and you had to turn the phone all the way off. Show More Summary
If you're planning to fly on China's cheapy carrier, Spring Airlines, the person welcoming you at the aircraft door could be a maid or butler. No, the low-cost carrier isn't upping their game with white glove service to the skies in the skies, but they are having a little fun. Show More Summary
ON A recent flight from Buenos Aires to New York, I was seated in the dreaded middle seat in the final row. At check-in I pleaded to change, but despite my offers to help the flight attendants serve mushy ravioli in exchange for a window, I was rebuffed. Show More Summary
Can you guess which star of a major film franchise gave 4 crew members, 1 flight attendant and 2 fellow [...]
Rooney Mara gets hounded by autograph seekers while arriving at the airport on Wednesday (May 15) in Nice, France. Vanessa Paradis was also seen landing on a flight at the airport that day. Both ladies are in town to attend the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Rooney‘s new movie Ain’t Them Bodies Saints will be screening [...]
Jennie Jordan (not strictly her real name) is a flight attendant for a major international airline - and has just published her first e-book, which lifts the lid on the secrets of the skies. Here, she reveals the passenger behaviour...
Virgin America flight attendant on landing: “If your mobile device is within reach, you can stop pretending it’s turned off now.” – Andy Baio (@waxpancake) Jvia Twitter
When it comes to international travel the most stressful part?at least to us?is trying to locate a stupid pen to fill out the arrival paperwork. Usually a fellow passenger or flight attendant has pity on us and loans us a Bic; however, the need for pen and paper might soon be a thing of the past. Show More Summary
Honorable people stay true to their word. On Sunday, Virgin Group CEO Richard Branson did just that when he donned lipstick, false eyelashes, and a bright red miniskirt to uphold his end of the bargain over a losing bet with AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes. Show More Summary
Say you're on a plane, sitting in a middle seat, and the rude passengers on both sides of you are in command of the arm wrests. Do you say something? Ask a flight attendant to help? Say nothing and live with it? Or are you just not sure?...Show More Summary
Billionaire Virgin America founder Richard Branson has settled a racing bet by working a shift in drag aboard a competing airline. Donning red lipstick, a flight attendant's skirt and high heels, the maverick businessman served drinks, made intercom announcements and chatted up passengers on an AirAsia X flight from Perth, Australia, to Kuala Lumpur. Show More Summary
5. Anyone dealing with the trauma of flying with Richard Branson dressed in drag as their flight attendant. In a story that probably sounds simply delightful to the mega-wealthy, Richard Branson reportedly honored a bet he'd lost byShow More Summary
Watch: Richard Branson Does Drag The Virgin mogul works as a flight attendant on an AirAsia flight after losing a bet. read more
Opportunities seem to be few and far between if you?re looking to score a job with an airline. Sure there might be some chances to get a behind-the-scenes role pushing papers or filtering spreadsheets, but the up in the air openings only come around every so often. Show More Summary
Passengers aboard an AirAsia flight from Perth to Kuala Lumpur were treated to the sight of Virgin mogul Richard Branson in drag. Branson lost a Formula One racing bet with AirAsia chief Tony Fernandes in 2010 and paid it off...
Bob Riha Jr., Virgin American via Getty ImagesVirgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson poses with Virgin America flight attendants during an April 2013 promotional event. By JOSHUA FREED Virgin America said it's close to turning around...Show More Summary
British business magnate Richard Branson has gone from CEO to trolley dolly, and found the latter job, not to mention a tray of drinks, too tricky to hold on to.
NOPE. Nope nope nope. Virgin Group founder [Richard Branson] had his legs shaved, put on lipstick and squeezed into a red skirt to honor a bet by serving as a flight attendant Sunday on an AirAsia trip from Perth, Australia, to Malaysia. Branson...Show More Summary
There's a certain je ne sais quoi about flight attendants, something that makes us all really want to know the inside track. And that's why we follow @Heather_Poole on Twitter.
Virgin boss Richard Branson has acted upon the bet he placed with Tony Fernandes three years ago, with the British entrepreneur acting as a stewardess and attending to guests' needs on a flight organised by AirAsia, the airline of the Caterham owner.