• North Korean missile threat forces Singapore Airlines to reroute flights

    The threat of North Korean missile tests has prompted Singapore Airlines to change the path of its Seoul-Los Angeles flights. The repeated occurrence of North Korean missile tests has resulted in Singapore Airlines rerouting its flights between Seoul and Los Angeles. A spokesperson for the airline confirmed that daily flights between the...

  • BA Cuts Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph on Short-Haul Flights

    BA Cuts Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph on Short-Haul Flights Of many changes to short-haul flights, British Airways will cease providing flyers with copies of The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Mail, and the carrier has confirmed that this removal is part of a larger cancellation of distribution with the publications. They will,...

  • Offensive Passenger Feedback Causes Upset Among BA Crew

    Offensive Passenger Feedback Causes Upset Among BA Crew Far from constructive, the passenger comments received by cabin crew are hurtful, mean-spirited and abusive. Members of British Airways‘ cabin crew say that the feedback that they have received from passengers via its digital platform is “hurtful” and “unfair,” reports the Daily Mail. These negative comments, made...

  • Hawaiian Bats Around Basic Economy Class

    Hawaiian Bats Around Basic Economy Class According to Hawaiian Airlines CEO Mark Dunkerley, the carrier is considering adding basic economy class aboard flights, joining several other carriers in offering the option. Dunkerley went on to say that the challenge in adding this seating option is not insulting customers by providing an inferior...

  • Delta Flight Diverts Hundreds of Miles… for Bathroom Break

    Delta Flight Diverts Hundreds of Miles… for Bathroom Break A direct Delta flight from New York City to Seattle was forced to make an unplanned stop in Billings, Montana — for an emergency bathroom break. While enroute, the Boeing 757’s toilets “ceased functioning, with passengers queuing up and indicating they needed to visit...

  • Delta Flight Diverts Hundreds of Miles… for A Bathroom Break

    Delta Flight Diverts Hundreds of Miles… for A Bathroom Break A direct Delta flight from New York City to Seattle was forced to make an unplanned stop in Billings, Montana — for an emergency bathroom break. While enroute, the Boeing 757’s toilets “ceased functioning, with passengers queuing up and indicating they needed to...

  • British Airways’ OpenSkies to shut down in 2018

    British Airways has confirmed it is shutting down its boutique airline, OpenSkies, in September 2018. OpenSkies, the transatlantic airline owned by International Airlines Group (IAG), will cease to operate after September 2018. British Airways launched the boutique airline in 2008 taking advantage of the United States’ “open skies” treaty with the EU, which allows...

  • Industry Writers: EasyJet “Tape” Video Nothing to Worry About

    Industry Writers: EasyJet “Tape” Video Nothing to Worry About After viral video emerged of an engineer fixing an engine issue on an aircraft operated by EasyJet, several aviation industry writers have weighed in, claiming that the fix used by the engineer is perfectly in keeping with repair practices for temporary repairs. “The...

  • Lufthansa becomes first European airline with 5-star Skytrax rating

    Skytrax, the international air transport rating organisation, has awarded Lufthansa with the highest 5-star airline rating. Lufthansa has received five-star certification from Skytrax, making it the first airline outside of Asia to receive the rating. Skytrax rate airilnes based on service quality with comprehensive assessments in up to 800 categories, including service on board,...

  • BA “Insider”: the Boeing 787 Is Unreliable

    BA “Insider”: the Boeing 787 Is Unreliable According to an anonymous source cited as an insider at British Airways by a writer for Head for Points, the Boeing 787 aircraft is regarded as unreliable by large swaths of the aviation industry due to the proliferation of problematic Rolls Royce engines. Virgin Atlantic, in...

  • Chinese zoo visitors left disappointed by inflatable penguins

    A zoo in southern China has been heavily criticised after exhibiting inflatable toys and describing chickens and geese as ‘rare wildlife’. A newly opened zoo in Yulin, China has come under fire after it housed toys instead of real animals. The zoo displayed a banner boasting of a “penguin invasion”, only for...

  • American to Cut Sling Load on Disliked Sandwiches

    American to Cut Sling Load on Disliked Sandwiches American Airlines has made the choice to replace the widely disliked breakfast sandwiches on its in-flight menus with a flatbread sandwich and two different omelets due to overwhelming customer feedback. To read more on this story, go to The Forward Cabin. Article Source

  • Feeling Lucky? Etihad Is Giving Away Free Flights

    Feeling Lucky? Etihad Is Giving Away Free Flights You still have a chance to win a free flight from Etihad to a destination of your choice if you book a trip with Etihad by the end of the month via their mobile app. For more information, head to Etihad.com. Article Source

  • American Airlines glitch gives time off to too many pilots over Christmas

    An American Airlines scheduling glitch has left thousands of American Airlines flights without the pilots for the holiday season. In an email to company employees, American Airlines explained how a software error gave time off to too many pilots between 17th-31st December. The glitch caused the scheduling system to show that the...

  • Jeremy Clarkson Films Commercial for Emirates First Class

    Jeremy Clarkson Films Commercial for Emirates First Class Motoring personality Jeremy Clarkson recently filmed an advertisement for Emirates’ new first-class private suites. Clarkson, who was released from motoring show Top Gear as a result of physical violence against a coworker and also many, many, many racist comments, lauds Emirates’ high-definition screens,...

  • Indian hotel guest arrested for stealing 120 television sets over four months

    Police in India have arrested a man for stealing more than 120 television sets from hotels across southern India over a four-month period. A man has been detained after he allegedly stole 120 television sets from hotels across southern India over a four-month period. Vasudev Nanaiah booked himself into budget hotels with...

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