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.
Cathay Pacific is still hiring more flight attendants and we are not sure until when would they be hiring! So for those who want to be a flight attendant for Cathay Pacific, here is your chance to make it happen. For this though, you will be based in Hong Kong and you will have to arrange for your working permits of permanent residency in Hong Kong.
PAL Express, the domestic arm of Philippine Airlines, will be holding a second cabin crew grand recruitment day in Manila on June 29, 2019! Time to be announced. This will be a walk-in open day event, hence, all you have to do is to bring your complete resume, transcript of records, and a 2x2 ID picture. Please be in corporate attire and proceed to PAL gate 1, R1 Hangar, Andrews Ave., Nichols, Pasay City.
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.
We just find it strange how people complain about better services, flight delays, and anything they can complain of under the sun but the very same do not know how to follow simple instructions and rules. Moreso, they remain defiant! This is a picture from Francis Arjonillo of the PPSG or Philippine Plane Spotters Group. Seen here are passengers standing up to get their luggage and quickly line-up for the door while the fasten seatbelt signs are on.
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.
Vietnam's newest airline Bamboo Airways is now hiring flight attendants from all nationalities! With a book order of 48 Airbus A321NEO and 30 Boeing 787-9, they definitely have a large shoe to fill. So far, there is still no hiring in the Philippines but the fact that the airline is open to all nationalities, you might want to try your luck to head out to Hanoi and apply. Try to take a tour around too.
Cebu Pacific is in need of more cabin crew due to the arrival of more aircraft and the addition of new destinations and frequencies. Thus, they will be holding a cabin crew open recruitment day on May 18 at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel, Ayala Avenue, Makati City. We are still awaiting for the time and other details but so far, here are what we could share to you.
In an overwhelming 'yes' vote, Cebu Pacific regular cabin crew members establishes the Juan Wing Association of the Philippines (JWAP) after its elections last April 1 to 5. Out of 1,135 votes cast, a resounding 1,124 voted for YES to form the union, 3 voted for NO, and 8 were spoiled ballots. Both the elections and counting were witnessed and overseen by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
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.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 (5.7 as per Philvocs) jolted Luzon and the epicenter at Zambales caused extensive damage around the Pampanga area and Clark International Airport was one of those structures severely damaged by the powerful earthquake on April 22 at about 5:11pm.
Just like the normal corporate world, flight attendants in the Philippines will no longer be required to wear their uniforms on Fridays and they may choose to fly in civilian clothes during their flights or even on reserve duty. The Philippines civil aviation authority have relayed to all Philippine based airlines to allow flight attendants to go in decent looking civilian wear provided their still wear their wing nameplates.
Flight attendants in the Philippines will soon be playing another role, and that is the role of being a pilot. The Philippine Civil Aviation Authority now requires airlines to train flight attendants to know how to land an airplane in the event that one pilot is incapacitated during mid flight. They will be tasked to assist the remaining pilot in landing the aircraft during an emergency.
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.
Cebu Pacific is indeed hiring more cabin crew and they are staging a lot of recruitment events around the Philippines. We now provide you with the April schedule of the airline as they head for Iloilo, Cebu, and Cagayan De Oro.
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.
A lot of opportunities to become a flight attendant this coming March as three local airlines are staging cabin crew recruitment events around the Philippines! We now list down the requirements and details of how to apply in these airlines. We do suggest that you read all the details before asking questions as your answers may already be here.
It will be an awesome day for all cabin crew aspirants particularly tourism students at the University of Sto. Tomas as PAL Express will be heading there to hold a cabin crew recruitment event on March 30 from 9:00am up to 3:00pm! UST is known for its tourism program and we are sure a lot of UST students will take advantage of this. This is open to all UST students from any course and even non-UST students!
Want to be an Air Asia All-Star Flight Attendant? Philippines Air Asia announces its cabin crew recruitment event happening this March 16, 2019 at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Manila from 9am to 12nn! So please do be there on time! Now please read this. This is basically an interview session, hence, you would need to scan a code on the picture below in order to be provided a serial number.
To all our Kapampangan or everyone from the Central Luzon area, Cebu Pacific is holding a cabin crew recruitment event at the Best Western Bendix Hotel, San Fernando, Pampanga, on February 23! This events starts at about 8:00am so please be on time. Be in corporate/business attire and bring with you your complete resume and 2x2 picture.