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- Like ants scurrying life went on far below while several miles in the sky an airline pilot knew there was a problem the passengers were aware after the shudder and bangs occurred the assurances all were absurd! Fear was etched on the air stewards faces as the plane rapidly lost elevation both the pilots struggling to regain control passengers to filled with dread oxygen masks came rapidly into… View On WordPress
- Monarch investor Greybull would repay repatriation cost Image copyright Getty Images The former owner of the collapsed airline Monarch says it has a “moral obligation” to help repay the taxpayer if it profits from the sale of assets.The government spent £60m getting passengers home after the UK’s fifth biggest airline went bust.Now, Greybull Capital has pledged in a letter to the Transport Committee that it would help “defray the costs”.But it is… View On WordPress
- Thousands of UK airline passengers booked to fly to or through Dubai have woken up to find they have been re-booked or re-routed. Qantas, the leading Australian airline, has announced it will switch the refuelling stop on its flagship route from Heathrow to Sydney and back. Dubai is to be ditched from March 2018 as the airline reverts to a Singapore refuelling stop. Five years ago, Qantas linked up with Emirates and switched its UK-Australia flights from Singapore to Dubai. The Australian airline has already announced that the London-Melbourne flights will avoid Dubai from next March by flying non-stop from Heathrow to Perth. The Qantas chief executive, Alan Joyce, said: “Our partnership has evolved to a point where Qantas no longer needs to fly its own aircraft through Dubai, and that means we can redirect some of our A380 flying into Singapore and meet the strong demand we’re seeing in Asia.” He also held out the prospect of non-stop flights between Heathrow and Sydney. “Improvements in aircraft technology mean the Qantas network will eventually feature a handful of direct routes between Europe and Australia,” he said. A non-stop London-Sydney flight would take around 20 hours, saving around three hours compared with the present one-stop. With the Singapore stop, the London-Sydney trip will be slightly shorter due to flying a more direct track. Qantas currently flies around 2,000 passengers per day to, from or through Dubai International, which represents less than one per cent of the airport’s throughput. Heathrow lost its title as the world’s busiest airport for international passengers to Dubai. The Qantas move increases capacity between London and Singapore, which will add to the challenge faced on the route by Norwegian. The low-cost airline will launch flights from Gatwick to Changi airport in Singapore from 28 September this year.
- So in the movie Holes, it’s said that Stanley Yelnats the first is stranded in the desert for 16 days with no food and no water. But you’d die after like a week without water. So my theory is that when Stanley the first got home to his family, he starts telling his story of being stranded and it starts with like him being out there for a day and each retelling, the times gets longer and longer… two days, 5 days, a week, 2 weeks…and finally ends with 16 days being stranded before finding refuge on God’s Thumb.
- Pakistani airline investigates ‘extra passengers’ flown on fully booked plane [ad_1] A Pakistani airliner is investigating how and why at least seven more passengers than the maximum allowed were able to board a plane in Pakistan and then forced to stand in the aisle for more than three hours from takeoff to landing. Pakistan International Airlines admitted over the weekend that 416 people were on board Flight PK-743 from Karachi to Medina, Saudi Arabia, on Jan. 20. The… View On WordPress
- Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary is facing a rocky AGM in Dublin (REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne)Ryanair pilots have rejected a cash offer to cover holiday rota gaps raising the prospect of more flight cancellations at the crisis hit airline. Pilots from across Europe turned down the €12,000 bonus to give up days off telling management that the “market is changing”. Unless the situation shifts dramatically over the coming days, pilots will “work to rule” and fulfil their contracted hours only – which could lead to more cancellations. MORE: Ryanair faces MORE chaos as pilots consider strike action In a leaked letter, pilots said: “The pilot market is changing, and Ryanair will need to change the ways which the pilots and management work together to ensure a stable and common future for everyone”. New contracts, it says, “should help stop the large number of colleagues who are leaving for “greener pastures”. It is understood the letter represents the view of pilots at 30 of the airline’s 80 European bases. Their first officers have also been offered €6,000 to work days off. Ryanair pilots are, in effect, self-employed. The bonus was apparently contingent on pilots having logged at least 800 flight hours over the course of the previous year, but the letter claims few will meet this threshold. MORE: Ryanair publishes full list of more than 2,000 cancelled flights Rival airline Norwegian, which has established a hub in Dublin alongside Ryanair, is known to have poached some 700 pilots this year alone, offering better pay and conditions. The no-frills airline has been swamped by a storm of bad headlines over the past week. It announced last weekend that because of a “mess up” in holiday rosters, it did not have enough pilots to fly all of its services over the six weeks until the end of October. Passengers were being told just hours before they were due to take off that their flight was cancelled, often leaving people stranded abroad or stuck at home. MORE: 7 things you need to know about Ryanair’s cancelled flights By Monday, the pressure was on the airline to reveal just how many flights in the six-week period would be axed and on Tuesday, Ryanair revealed the more than 2,000 services that would no longer fly. Flamboyant boss Michael O’Leary vowed to personally sort the crisis but as many as 315,000 passengers have been caught up in the debacle. He said just 2% of flights were affected, that it was by no means his “biggest cock-up” and pledged that all due refunds and compensation would get it. He is due to face shareholders at an AGM later on Thursday and speak to media after.
- Most fliers feel airline crews treat first-class passengers better [ad_1] If you have ever felt that flight attendants treat you like a chump because you are seated in the economy section, you are not alone.While fliers in first and business class sections pay for extras such as better food, drinks and roomier seats, a survey of more than 1,200 Americans found that most travelers feel the flight crew also show first-class passengers more courtesy and respect. View On WordPress
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