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United Airlines offers flight attendants up to $100,000 in voluntary buyout

11 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

United Airlines and union officials said Monday that eligible flight attendants will be paid up to $100,000 to leave the company through a voluntary buyout, in a deal that aims to end furloughs at the over-staffed airline. The agreement comes six years after United, which employs more than 23,000...

Vivienne Westwood's Posh Virgin Atlantic Uniforms Apparently Injure Flight Attendants

Suffering for fashion at 6,000 feet: Westwood's sleek red uniforms are inflicting injury and blisters on Virgin's cabin crew. In July, punk rock fashion icon Vivienne Westwood debuted a line of '40s-inspired blood-red uniforms for Virgin Atlantic's crew. Show More Summary

American Airlines Chucks Even More Manuals in Favor of Technology

22 hours agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

American Airlines was one of the first carriers to bring tablets into the cockpit, and now they?re taking the electronic devices one step further. The carrier recently announced that flight attendants would also be ditching paper manuals in favor of electronic materials. Show More Summary

Please Don’t Blame Your Flight Attendants: They Only Cooked The Meals, Management Gave Them The Recipe

I’ve spoken with several American Airlines flight attendants that are embarrassed by what they’re being asked to serve. I feel for them, genuinely. As one said to me, “What we used to serve wasn’t great, but it was better than this.” Dallas – Orlando clocks in at 985 miles. Show More Summary

Surviving a plane crash

FLIGHT ATTENDANT SUSAN White stood at her demonstration position waiting for the final briefing to the passengers. It had been more than 40 minutes since the explosion near the plane's tail, which the pilot said had taken out one of the engines. Show More Summary

Video: How Southwest Airlines’ employees start meaningful word of mouth conversations

This is a post from our WordofMouth.org project. Check it out for more great word of mouth marketing tips like this every day. If you fly with Southwest Airlines, you might not be surprised to see singing flight attendants or a cookie cake when your flight arrives. In fact, you may have already seen this […]

Retired Flight Attendants Are Suing for Their Right to Free Travel

One of the perks of working for an airline is the access to free travel, often for life. The benefit is important for airline employees But changes to staff travel on American Airlines have some former employees worked up. About twoShow More Summary

American Airlines Scraps Paper Manuals For Tablets To Cut Fuel Costs

By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) - American Airlines has won regulatory approval to swap flight attendants' paper manuals for lighter Samsung tablets in a change that will save nearly $1 million a year, the company said on Wednesday. TheShow More Summary

Trey Gowdy Trying To Prevent Libyans From Attending Flight, Nuclear Science Schools In U.S.

Islamic militants took over the United States embassy in Libya, not long after American personnel were evacuated due to safety concerns. The Obama administration’s response was to lower restrictions against

GOP Proposes Ban On Libyans Attending Flight Schools, Studying Nuclear Science In U.S.

In response to the Obama administration’s recent approval of a rule lifting a ban on Libyan nationals coming to the U.S. to attend flight school, work in plane maintenance or study nuclear science, House Republicans introduced legislation Monday aimed at ensuring the ban remains. Show More Summary

How To Pick Up Flight Attendants?

Maxim has an interesting article (I realize the phrases "Maxim" and "interesting article" don't usually go in the same sentence) in which they interview Heather Poole about how to seduce a flight attendant. Heather is pretty awesomeShow More Summary

Club offers free mushrooms to fans who attend match

Ah yes, the ever-popular Mushroom Giveaway Day. Bungay Town are an old club, founded in 1925, but also a very small club. Small as in they play in the Anglian Combination Division 2, which is the 13th flight of English football. Naturally,...Show More Summary

Should There Be Restrictions on What Content You Can or Cannot Watch on the In-Flight Entertainment System?

Let us say that you are a passenger on a flight who decides to watch a movie provided by the airline on its in-flight entertainment system aboard the airplane. A flight attendant stops by to request that you watch a different movie because...Show More Summary

Melanoma risk is higher for flight crews that work at 40,000 feet

Attention pilots and flight attendants: For your safety, please fasten your seat belts, note the location of the aircraft’s emergency exits -- and be sure to apply plenty of sunscreen to reduce your risk of melanoma.

Skin Cancer Risk Is Higher For Flight Attendants and Pilots

last weekHealth : Healthland

Flying increases exposure to UV rays that could cause melanoma

Did Delta Force The Retirement Of Record-Holding Flight Attendant?

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Flight attendant Robert Reardon has truly witnessed the ups and downs of the airline industry. He flew for so many years that he outlasted even the most senior pilots by twenty-plus years. He holds two Guinness World records — oldest active flight attendant, and the longest career as a flight attendant, at 63 years. Read more...

THE UGLY FACE OF FEMALE SEXISM: Devastated wife tells how her husband died of a heart attack on Sou…

THE UGLY FACE OF FEMALE SEXISM: Devastated wife tells how her husband died of a heart attack on Southwest Airlines flight after attendant refused to use a defibrillator on him because ‘his chest was too hairy.’

Widow: Husband's Hairy Chest Reason for Not Defibrillating on Flight

While on board a Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Albuquerque, Jack Jordan suffered a massive heart attack, which rallied passengers on the flight to give the man CPR. While others gathered to a help, a flight attendant allegedly said the heart defibrillator couldn't be used because the man's chest was too hairy. Read more...

Writer Unboxed Limited Edition T-Shirts — with profits going to a great cause

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

When we learned that a group of writers were trying to raise ~$15,000 to cover expenses (for flights, childcare, hotel, and more) so that they might attend the WU Un-Conference, we were more than happy to help spread the word of their initiatives. Show More Summary

Defibrillator not used on dying Southwest passenger because his chest was 'too hairy': widow

A Southwest Airlines flight attendant allegedly held off using a defibrillator on a dying New Mexico man because of his hairy chest, his widow claims.

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