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Lufthansa to cancel 1,200 flights Friday


September 7th, 2012 - 8:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Germany's largest air carrier Lufthansa has cancelled 1,200 flights planned for Friday, when its flights attendants are staging a walkout, The Local news portal reported.The ... Read more...

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Lufthansa strike cancels 300 flights


September 5th, 2012 - 4:16 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Germany's largest air carrier Lufthansa had to cancel about 300 flights Tuesday as its flight attendants went on strike in the country's major airports, the ... Read more...

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Chinese tutorial on how to find rich husbands!


July 11th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS) A Chinese woman who married a multimillionaire has started tutoring other women on how to can find a rich husband. The class covers topics like how ... Read more...

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Rude flight attendants could be good thing, for a change (The Funny Side)


June 29th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
As we begin our descent, all passengers should stow their tray tables and shut their stupid mouths. A Japanese low-cost airline offers something truly unusual: rude flight attendants. The customer relationship ... Read more...

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JetBlue captain goes berserk on flight, subdued by passengers


March 29th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by BNO News
AMARILLO, TEXAS (BNO NEWS) -- A JetBlue captain was locked out of his plane's cockpit on Tuesday after he apparently suffered a mental breakdown during the flight, forcing the co-pilot to take ... Read more...

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Finnair advance bookings surge by 25 percent


February 18th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair, whose cabin crew performed an inflight dance, as a treat for Indian guests on Jan 26 (Indian Republic Day), reported a surge ... Read more...

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American Airlines may cut 13,000 jobs


February 2nd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Houston, Feb 2 (IANS) US carrier American Airlines said Wednesday that it wants to eliminate 13,000 jobs as it seeks to cut labour costs by 20 percent.The announcement was made ... Read more...

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Finnair’s Republic Day surprise: Bollywood jig by crew


January 27th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Jan 27 (IANS) This is something an air passenger will least expect on a flight even of an Indian carrier -- a Bollywood jig by a foreign crew, ... Read more...

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Depressurised plane makes emergency landing in Russia


January 24th, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Boeing-737 with 78 people on board, flying from Russia's Rostov-on-Don city to Moscow, had to make an emergency landing 20 minutes after take-off ... Read more...

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‘14 million job seekers to move out of northeast by 2021′


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 23 (IANS) A staggering 14 million people are expected to move out of India's northeastern states between 2011 and 2021 in search of jobs elsewhere in the country, ... Read more...

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Thai ‘ladyboy’ flight attendants take flight


December 16th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bangkok, Dec 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Transsexuals and transgenders are called "katoeys" or "ladyboys" in Thailand. The country seems to have gotten used to the group because almost every cosmetic shop has a ... Read more...

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Girl ‘air-born’ on Delhi-Toronto flight!


October 22nd, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) A passenger Saturday gave birth to a girl on board a 14-hour Air India flight from Delhi to Toronto with the help of a woman ... Read more...

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Woman gives birth on flight to Moscow


October 14th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dushanbe, Oct 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A healthy baby boy was born on a Tajik Air flight from Dushanbe to Moscow, company spokeswoman Lola Kendzhaeva said Friday."Shabnam Rakhimova gave birth two ... Read more...

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Baby born on Philippine Airlines flight has no nationality


September 23rd, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A child who was born in an Air Philippine flight does not have a nationality because he was not born on the shores of any country. ... Read more...

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Ryanair trests cardiac arrest passenger with a sandwich


August 5th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
A Swedish family is demanding apology from Ryanair regarding the way the airline handled a member of the family when he had a cardiac arrest. Under the EU laws, flight attendants are ... Read more...

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Mobile phones may make planes crash: Study


June 10th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) A mobile phone when kept on during a flight can actually disrupt the plane's electronic systems and eventually lead to a crash, a study says.The study ... Read more...

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Apple iPads now come in handy for pilots


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 2 (IANS) The tablet may soon become a must-have device for pilots around the world.Canada's Sky Regional Airlines has become the first to equip its pilots with the ... Read more...

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Bid to hijack plane to Libya thwarted: report


April 25th, 2011 - 7:21 am ICT by IANS
Rome, April 25 (IANS) A bid to hijack a Rome-bound flight from Paris and be taken to Libyan capital Tripoli was thwarted Sunday, due to quick reaction of flight attendents ... Read more...

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US airline ‘apologises’ for booting tall passenger from plane


April 6th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 06 (ANI): Horizon Air flight has apologised to a "humiliated passenger" who was told to get off the plane for being too tall to fit into his seat properly.The anonymous ... Read more...

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Mexican airline flight attendants pose for Playboy


April 6th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 6 (IANS/EFE) A group of flight attendants from Mexicana airlines, which has been in limbo since suspending operations last year, pose almost nude in this month's edition ... Read more...

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Southwest Airlines grounds dozens of planes after in-flight fuselage rupture


April 2nd, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by BNO News
DALLAS (BNO NEWS) -- Southwest Airlines on early Saturday morning grounded more than 80 aircraft after one of its planes experienced an in-flight fuselage rupture on Friday, the airline said.The incident happened ... Read more...

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Six arrested over Euro coins racket


April 1st, 2011 - 1:53 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Berlin, Mar 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) German prosecutors have arrested six people on suspicion that they masterminded a move that saw discarded euro coins brought back into circulation in Germany. The suspects tried ... Read more...

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John Travolta’s Qantas safety video ‘angers flight crew’


March 20th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 20 (ANI): Hollywood actor John Travolta's new Qantas safety video has been branded 'cringe-worthy' by the airline's flight attendants and pilots, because the actor referred to them as a 'team' ... Read more...

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Virgin Blue’s crew brand glam new uniform ‘uncomfortable and unsafe’


March 13th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 13 (ANI): It seems Virgin Blue's flight attendants are not so happy with their brand glam new uniforms.They have recently complained that the polyester uniform was making them uncomfortable and ... Read more...

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Tantrum throwing Faye Dunaway denied upgrades on flights


February 21st, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 21 (ANI): Actress Faye Dunaway, who was nicknamed "The Bitch" by flight attendants on one US airline, is said to have been denied an upgrade due to the notorious ... Read more...

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Brian McFadden involved in alleged drunken outburst on Virgin flight to Oz


February 17th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 17 (ANI): Former Westlife member Brian McFadden was detained by Federal Police at Sydney Airport after he allegedly got drunk and abusive on a Virgin flight from LA.McFadden, 30, was ... Read more...

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Virgin Atlantic’s ‘red hotties’ voted the most attractive cabin crew


February 10th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 10 (ANI): Virgin Atlantic has the most attractive flight attendants with 53 percent of those surveyed picking Virgin's 'red hotties', according to a new survey.According to the survey of ... Read more...

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Unusual requests of plane passengers revealed by cabin crew


February 2nd, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): A list of the unusual requests plane passengers make has been revealed by a cabin crew and it includes the most asked question - "Please can you open ... Read more...

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Flight attendant uniforms showcased in new exhibition in US


January 31st, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 31 (ANI): A new exhibition in the US is offering an insight into the different uniforms worn by flight attendants in the past.The Museum of Flight in Seattle, US, opened ... Read more...

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New Thai airline recruits transsexual stewardesses


January 28th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 28 (ANI): A newly launched Thai airline has recruited three transsexuals among its first batch of flight attendants.Thanyarat Jiraphatpakorn, winner of the 2007 Miss Tiffany transsexual beauty pageant, was ... Read more...

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Pilots get stake in Mexican airline


January 26th, 2011 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 26 (IANS/EFE) The union representing pilots at Mexicana de Aviacion is getting a 2.8 percent stake in the carrier, which went bankrupt last year, as compensation for unpaid wages, ... Read more...

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India assures action against diplomat for flight incident (Second Lead)


January 19th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/United Nations, Jan 19 (IANS) India's external affairs ministry has recalled its diplomat Alok Ranjan Jha from the UN and said Wednesday that "follow-up" action would be taken against him ... Read more...

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Indian UN diplomat recalled after incident on flight


January 19th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 19 (IANS) Close on the heels of the recall of an Indian diplomat from London, another Indian diplomat, Alok Ranjan Jha, working with India's UN Mission here, has been ... Read more...

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Angry passenger punches teen for not turning off iPhone during landing


December 30th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 30 (ANI): A passenger has been arrested for punching a teenager in the arm who refused to turn off his iPhone during a flight from Las Vegas.According to other passengers, ... Read more...

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Brazilian airline employees threaten pre-Christmas strike


December 22nd, 2010 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 22 (IANS/EFE) Unions representing Brazil's airline pilots, flight attendants and other aviation workers have said they plan to go on strike two days before Christmas to press demands ... Read more...

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