Wow Air, a budget airline based in Iceland, has ceased operations after failing to secure emergency funds caused by its financial woes. This left 4,000 passengers stranded. Wow Air is the latest airline to run into financial difficulties. The airline operated services between Iceland, Europe, Asia, and North America.
Qantas has increased allowable weight limit of carry luggage that passengers can bring with them but, flight attendants are not allowed to help passengers in lifting them unto the overhead compartments of the aircraft, citing the risk of back injuries that could result from the increased weight of luggage. Previously, the weight limit was at 7kg but Qantas passengers found it not enough.
In another survey by the world's most popular airline ratings and ranking company, Skytrax, Philippine Airlines made it to the list of 30 World's Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness of 2018! This represents standards and quality of cleanliness of an airline's aircraft cabin. Passengers are made to vote based on cleanliness and presentation of seat areas, tables, carpets, panels, and lavatories
Ethiopian Airlines pilots and flight attendants held a vigil last Monday honoring their fallen colleagues who were aboard flight 302 enroute from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Nairobi in Kenya. The Boeing 737 Max 8 was carrying 149 passengers and 8 crew members when the aircraft crashed shortly after take-off. There were no survivors. This is the second deadly crash involving the 737 Max 8 months after Lionair 610.
An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed that killed all 157 people on board soon after taking off from Addis Ababa have been killed, the airline said on Sunday morning. This consisted of 149 passengers and 8 crew members. The plane, en route to Nairobi, Kenya, lost contact at 8:44 a.m. local time, six minutes after taking off from Bole International Airport in the Ethiopian capital.
VietJet is a very fast growing low cost carrier based in Vietnam. With their pending order of more than a hundred aircraft, they definitely need more cabin crew. Hence for the very first time, they headed to Manila to look for Filipinos to be their new set of future cabin crew in support of the airline's expansion program. Held last November 4 at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel, the VietJet recruitment day drew in around 1,700 aspiring flight attendants!
A Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed during take-off last October 29, 2018. Officials concluded that all 189 people on board which includes 181 passengers, 6 cabin crew, and 2 pilots are dead. Flight JT610 was a domesic flight from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia to Pangkal Pinang, Indonesia. It went down in the Java Sea after climbing to an altitude of 5,000ft.
An Air Niugini Boeing 737-800 overshoots the runway in Micronesia and ends up in the ocean. Flight PX073 was coming in from Pohnpei in Micronesia and was scheduled to continue its journey through to Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea. All 36 passengers and crew members are safe. The aircraft sunk in the lagoon.
A passenger who happens to be a first-flier attempts to open the rear exit door of the aircraft after mistaking it as a lavatory door during a GoAir flight from Delhi to Patna, in India. Other passengers on board the flight said the man, in his late 20s, began tugging on the door, saying he needed to use the washroom urgently.