The Mile High Club turns 100 in November. Apparently the inventory of the auto-pilot claimed to be the first member in 1916. The mile high club traditionally involves excusing oneself to the airplane lavatory. If you're going to have sex in your seat, you can't really complain when other passengers watch. Show More Summary
If you or your child have ever been afraid of flying (most of us, right?), you probably silently prayed for a safe, smooth flight and a couple of cold drinks to get your mind off of the fear. For 9-year-old Gabby, the fear of flyingShow More Summary
Kudos to United Airlines for taking an unfortunate incident on one of its flights and turning it into a learning opportunity for its flight attendants. As I reportedtwo weeks ago, complaints from passengers with children had started to come in to me just as the busy travel season was heating [...]
American Airlines denies that it discriminated against a Muslim passenger who said one of the airline’s flight attendants told him “I will be watching you” before eventually getting him kicked off the flight. “We thoroughly reviewed these allegations and concluded that no discrimination occurred,” the airline said in a statement on Thursday. Show More Summary
A mother is showering a flight attendant with praise after he went the extra mile for her daughter who has diabetes and a severe fear of flying. Jovan Riley, who goes by Garrick, was working on a Southwest flight from Orlando to Newark...Show More Summary
A Muslim man was booted from a flight after an attendant publicly announced his name and seat number and warned him she was “watching” him. Welcome to American (real ones) Airlines. Mohamed Ahmed Radwan had boarded a plane in Charlotte,...Show More Summary
"It is apparent American Airlines removed Mr. Radwan from his flight not out of a legitimate and credible concern or need, but because of his identifiably Arabic and Muslim name" The post Flight Attendant Tells Muslim Man ‘I’ll Be Watching You,’ Then Kicks Him Off The Plane appeared first on ThinkProgress.
A boozed-up Texas woman was arrested at Kennedy Airport for kicking and biting two flight attendants, authorities said.
With the growth of Chinese aviation, more and more Chinese people fly. I've written about how air travel is increasingly democratized and just as there are problematic people on the ground, there are problematic people in the sky. In China it's even more likely in the U.S. Show More Summary
A new survey of 425,000 workers by PayScale Inc. reveals that CEOs, dentists and flight attendants feel good about their industries, while laundry workers are the gloomiest of all.
There is something alluring about responding “Oh, I will be traveling to Paris tonight” after being asked if you are available tonight; and the envious look on the face of the other person might be further emphasized upon realizing that...Show More Summary
This was my second flight on Japan Airlines first class. You can read a review of my first flight in JAL first here. I was welcomed warmly on board. I’ve heard other people criticize JAL for having flight attendants who don’t have aShow More Summary
The latest in crazy-in-the-sky news is that a passenger on a Hawaiian Airlines flight was arrested by the FBI for interfering with the flight crew. And by interfering with the flight crew, I mean, he actually bit a flight attendant.Show More Summary
Flight attendants are the face of airlines, and responsible for most of the contact that takes place between airlines and their customers. Very often it is they who serve as a basis for comparison between airlines, so it is small wonder that air carriers spend considerable sums of money on flight attendants' training and attire.
[guest post by Dana] Much is being made of this tweet complaining about an act of shameful sexual harassment when an airline pilot complimented the flight attendants on board the plane. MORE magazine editor Betsy Fischer Martin was the captive tweeter witness to the verbal abuse: I know. Devastating. Truly awful. A compliment! From a […]
Yet another reason to thank your flight attendants.
The flight attendants handled some difficult passengers with grace and a friendly, helpful manner. Everyone in the cabin who was being difficult was satisfied and reassured they’d be well cared for. We got a hot meal with choice of entree, a dessert from French bakery Ladurée, multiple passes for drinks and lie flat seats. Show More Summary
United and Continental merged in 2010, with Continental management eventually taking over, but six years later that merger is still not complete. Legacy United and Continental flight attendants still do not operate under a single contract,...Show More Summary
A few weeks ago I was speaking to a flight attendant on my way home from San Diego. Everyone copes with stress differently, so, when I asked if her job was stressful, I was surprised when she told me she wasn't fazed by the quick turnarounds or difficult hours. Show More Summary