How Flight Attendants Keep Flying After Air Disasters

Flight attendants around the world are wearing black ribbons to show their solidarity with colleagues killed in recent air disasters.

Editor’s note: The author is a serving flight attendant with a UK-based carrier who writes a blog, “Confessions of a Trolley Dolly,”under the pseudonym Dan Air. The author wishes to remain anonymous — all opinions expressed here are his own. (CNN) – Seeing the images of the mangled wreckage of an aircraft after a crash is difficult for any flight […]

Sunwing Flight From Toronto Turned Back, Passenger Threat Alleged (VIDEO)

Sunwing Flight From Toronto Turned Back, Passenger Threat Alleged

  A Sunwing flight bound for Panama has returned to Toronto with a fighter jet escort, reportedly after threats from a passenger. About 45 minutes into the Friday morning flight, according to Talk Radio AM640, an agitated passenger made a direct threat against the plane. “The aircraft turned around approximately 45 minutes into the flight over West […]

Bad Weather Seen as Probable Cause of Fatal Air Algerie Crash

An Air Algerie Airways plane prepares to land at Houari Boumediene Airport in Algiers July 24, 2014. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi

  (Reuters) – Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African state of Mali that killed 118 people on board, French officials said on Friday. Investigators at the scene of the crash in northern Mali concluded the airliner broke apart when it hit the […]

Is Your Plane Flying Over a Conflict Zone? (VIDEO)

Is Your Plane Flying Over a Conflict Zone?

  With some research, airline travelers can learn if they can avoid flights that pass over war zones. WSJ’s Scott McCartney reports on Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero. Photo: AP Source:  Wall Street Journal Related posts: Ice Fishing at the Bar? (VIDEO) 2012′s Best and Worst Airlines (VIDEO) Flying With Little Children? Go to the […]

Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead (VIDEO)

Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead

  A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead. (July 23) Source:  Associated Press Related posts: Small Plane Crashes on Long Island; 2 Dead (VIDEO) Lao Airlines Plane Crashes, 49 Dead Laos Air Force […]

Contact Lost With Air Algerie Plane Carrying 116 People From Burkina Faso

A Swiftair MD-83 airplane is seen in this undated photo. Authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie flight en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, Algeria's APS state news agency and a Spanish airline company said on Thursday. CREDIT: REUTERS/XAVIER LARROSA

  ALGIERS (Reuters) – Authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie flight en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, Algeria’s APS state news agency and a Spanish airline company said on Thursday. APS said authorities lost contact with flight AH 5017 an hour after it took off from […]

Emirates Places Budapest On Its Flight Map

Emirates Places Budapest On Its Flight Map

  Emirates Airline has announced  that it will commence services to Hungary from October this year with a daily flight to the capital Budapest. Starting 27 October, Emirates will offer 278 seats per day on the Dubai-Budapest route, operating a wide-body A330-200 aircraft in a two class configuration, which enables it to fly up to […]

More Planes Than Just MH17 Shot Out of Ukraine Sky (VIDEO)

More Planes Than Just MH17 Shot Out of Ukraine Sky

  Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was not the first plane to be shot out of Ukraine’s skies. The country’s civil unrest between pro-Russian and pro-Ukraine forces has caused many more this month alone. The WSJ’s Ramy Inocencio reports. Source:  Wall Street Journal Related posts: PASSENGER JET ‘SHOT DOWN’ OVER UKRAINE – Malaysia Airlines – Again!… […]



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