Never ever ever crack a single bomb joke within the airport and most particularly inside an aircraft. Do not even bother to make a statement regarding a bomb as this is dealt with very seriously by authorities. It is dealt with very seriously that it can cause the Air Force to scramble fighter jets! This was exactly what happened last June 2 aboard a Scoot Airline flight from Cebu to Singapore.
UPDATE: Air France flight 218 from Paris-CDG to Mumbai, India, declared an emergency and diverted to Kuwait City Airport after the crew reported smoke on board.
The aircraft was en route at FL350 over the Persian Gulf at 18:06 UTC when it initiated an emergency descent. A safe landing was carried out at 18:21 UTC. (Source: Airline-Safety.net)
Everyone are safe!
In the wake of the Aeroflot 1492 incident, airlines are now more strict and firm on following their flight attendant's safety instructions. A passenger on board Air New Zealand flight NZ424 was offloaded at Wellington for refusing to obey flight attendant's instructions to watch safety video and to read the safety instructions exit row card. She was seated at an exit row seat.
An Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash landed at the Sheremetyevo Airport at the Russian capital of Moscow. Flight SU1492 took off around 6pm which was later hit by lightning causing problems forcing the pilots to return to the airport due to technical problems. 78 people were on board.
A Boeing 737-800 carrying 136 passengers and 7 crew members slides of the runway and ends up at the St. Johns River at the end of the runway at the Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, USA. The aircraft was a chartered flight bearing the Miami Air International livery was arriving from the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Out of the 143 people on board, 21 were injured.
It was indeed a very emotional moment for Saudia cabin crew as the bodies of their colleagues who were killed in the recent Sri Lanka attacks finally arrive home, at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The bodies of Cabin crew Ahmed Zain Jaafari and Hani Maged Othman were greeted by their tearful colleagues at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah.
Two flight attendants of Saudia Airlines remain unaccounted for after the Easter Sunday Sri Lanka blasts last April 21, 2019 which killed at least 290 people and injured 500. One flight attendant who was injured and accounted for already but the two others still remain missing and their locations are still unknown.
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.