This May 31, we are celebrating International Cabin Crew Day 2018, a day where we recognize the efforts and dedication of our flight attendants and stewards in being the safety professionals in the air. We also call it world cabin crew appreciation day, where all passengers could show some appreciation to their hardworking cabin crew.
A Saudia Airbus A330-200 made an emergency landing at Jeddah's King Abdulazis International Airport last Tuesday, May 22 due to a malfunction on the front landing gear. All 141 passengers and 10 crew members were evacuated however, 50 passengers suffered minor injuries.
The cases of unruly passengers have been on the rise lately. These include drunk passengers, or those who simply defy the authority of their flight crew. Some passengers doesn't really bother about thinking of the safety and security of other fellow passengers and crew members. Well, this will soon be changing as a passenger was forced to pay up to $100,000 or close to Php 5,200,000 for his unruly behavior on board.
When it comes to airline safety policies and regulations, no one is exempted. Not even age nor career/calling is considered. This was what happened last May 10 when a 69-year old priest disobeyed his cabin crew on putting his hand carry under the seat and cracked a statement regarding a bomb. This eventually led to his arrest and temporary detention, which all resulted to a 4-hour delay, inconveniencing hundreds of passengers.
Filipino Passenger Claiming to be a United Airlines Cabin Crew Fails to Have Flight Steward Lift His Luggage
Is he really a United Airlines cabin crew, or not? It was reported that a Filipino passenger, built, able, and around 5'7" in height, demanded his flight steward to lift his luggage unto the overhead compartment, but apparently, the flight steward was able to decline the demand in a very professional manner. This prompted the passenger to claim that he is a cabin crew of United Airlines.
So you board the aircraft and you are lead to your seat by the cabin crew. You stow your luggage and take your seat. Then right when the aircraft door is closed and armed, you noticed that there are quite a number of blank seats in the middle area, and you are at the back with other passengers, all cramped. You are thinking of moving forward where you have the whole row to yourself. Then just as you inform the cabin crew that you want to take the vacant seats, the crew informs you that you can only change seats when the aircraft is in the air and that they will have to inform the pilots first. Why? What's the difference between now and later?
Often when we hear the words "party in the air" we usually think of an aviation theme or a party in a private aircraft, a party at the top of a very tall building, or flight attendants dancing in the aisle. Well last year, Delta Airlines held a party in the air, literally! Yes, when we mean party, we mean booze, a DJ, light sticks, dance music, and people dancing, all these at 30,000ft! It was not just also some ordinary party, it was a Silent Disco at 30,000ft!
Philippine Airlines's upcoming new jets clearly show the airline's commitment to be a 5-star carrier by 2020. Recently, Ryan Uy posted photos of the business class of PAL's A350-900, and business and economy sections of their A321NEO, and all we can say is that it is definitely a thing of beauty!
Cole Sprouse, the star in Riverdale who plays the role of Jughead, came to Manila last April 18 aboard a Philippine Airlines flight PR113. Sprouse is also Bench's newest endorser and he arrived for a series of Bench events and a meet-greet with his fans. Well, his trip was not made complete without the buong pusong alaga of his cabin crew, plus, an opportunity for the actor to share a few pictures with his flight attendant fans.
An Air China was diverted to Zhengzhou after flight attendant was taken hostage by a passenger armed with a fountain pen. The motive is still unknown. Authorities reported that flight CA1350 left Changsa in China and was bound for Beijing when the hostage drama unfolded. The aircraft immediately landed and the hostage taker was arrested by Chinese authorities who stormed the aircraft. No one was hurt or injured.