Flight Crew

What makes in-flight service from Asian carriers so efficient?

Asian carriers are known to provide exceptional in-flight service. Here, AeroTime explores what it takes to provide sterling service with a smile  ...


Aeroflot suspends six unvaccinated pilots - Updated with Aeroflot answer

Aeroflot suspends from duties six flight crew members due to their refusal to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.  ...


Afghan diversions push Air India crew beyond duty limits

Air India crew decide to fly beyond duty limits to get passengers home after Afghan airspace closure on August 16, 2021....


United Airlines to loosen strict crew appearance standards

United Airlines plans to reorganize the currently-strict appearance standards for its employees, including cabin crew, pilots, and gate agents.   ...


American Airlines calls back thousands of cabin crew

In addition to hundreds of vacancies for pilots, American Airlines plans to return around 3,300 cabin crew into active operations....


Pseudo air traffic controller arrested after faking radio orders to aircraft

A pseud-air traffic controller was arrested in Germany after multiple illegal radio contacts with passenger and cargo aircraft crew.  ...


Emirates offers pilots 1-year unpaid leave & partly covered costs

Dubai-based air carrier Emirates came to the company’s pilots with an unpleasant offer. The airline asked its pilots to take unpaid leave for a period of 12 months. However, the carrier would cover the flight crew expenses related to accommodation and medical care....


Speed bumps in the sky: minimizing turbulence

Turbulence is one of the most talked about elements of flying among passengers. But for cabin crew and pilots, it is simply part of the job and certainly not something to fear (provided you are buckled up). Here are some facts about turbulence and how to manage it, plus an interview with Qantas Airways’ Chief Technical Pilot, Alex Passerini, about what he has experienced in more than 20 years of flying....


Study finds US flight attendants more likely develop cancer

Flight crews of U.S. airlines are more likely to develop certain types of cancer than the rest of the population according to a study published on June 26, 2018, in the journal Environment Health. The risk may be increased by the number of years spent working onboard....