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Doors to manual: What was working as cabin crew in the 1970s and 1980s like?

Even though we’re all still fascinated by the world of air travel, who doesn’t wonder about the glamour of yesteryear? We’ve spoken to two members of cabin crew who worked in the 1970s and 1980s. Jaqui Perry worked as cabin crew from 1968 to 1971 for British United Airways, which then became Briti... Read more

What's working as British Airways cabin crew really like?

Last week, we spoke to a member of British Airways' cabin crew, and we asked her everything about her job - the perks, the unexpected parts, the pitfalls and the intensity of her training. Here's the unadulterated truth about working with the world's most prestigious airline. What made you want to ... Read more

Life as a pilot: What’s working for easyJet like?

Steve Hochkins has been working for easyJet for twelve and a half years, and has worked as a professional pilot for 33 years. His career in aviation started with the Air Cadets when he was 13, and very soon after joining he realised he’d like to be a pilot. Post A-levels, he joined the RAF, where h... Read more

Flight attendants reveal their secret confessions

Are you a nightmare passenger? You're probably not - we're not accusing you or anything - but let's face it. Some people are. It's nearly always the airline staff who take the brunt of moronic behaviour. And believe us when we say they've seen it all, from vomiting due to too much booze to shouting... Read more

Airline boss's daughter shames crew member off flight for nut faux pas

The next time you're having a bad day at work, spare a thought for this poor cabin crew member, who was unceremoniously ordered off a flight for serving nuts wrongly. Heather Cho, the daughter of Korean Air Lines' chairman Cho Yang Ho, boarded a Korean Air Lines flight from New York to Seoul on Dec... Read more

Pam Ann interview: "Children on flights? Why?"

Have you heard about Pam Ann? Sharper than a knife, wittier than Julian Clary and a fearsome opponent if you decide to kick-off in mid-air, Pam is a force to be reckoned with. She's the air hostess alter-ego of Australian comedienne Caroline Reid, and if you haven't guessed yet, her comedy's all ab... Read more

Iberia to stage five strikes in February

Pilots of the Spanish airline Iberia plan to stage five separate strikes on February 13th, 17th, 20th, 24th and 29th. Cabin crew and ground staff might join these actions.If not called off, these walkouts are likely to cause severe flight disruptions, including delays and cancellations on the entire... Read more

Travel Delays likely as Lufthansa cancels flights

People flying in and out of Germany will experience travel delays as Lufthansa cancels flights due to a second strike. At least three airports – Frankfurt (Germany’s busiest airport), Tegel Airport in Berlin and Munich airport are affected by the industrial action. Lufthansa has cancelled 190 fli... Read more

Amuse yourself at the airport on the cheap

There’s only so much drinking and shopping that you can do. Sorry, we should pop that last sentence into context - within an airport, of course. Nobody can avoid the boredom and delays that air travel brings - it’s part of the territory, like tiny cartons of orange juice that splash everywhere or i... Read more

Patrick Smith of Ask The Pilot answers all your questions

Patrick Smith is a hero. Well, we like to think so anyway. Whether you're obsessed with all matters aviation or you're a slightly nervous flier, his book, Cockpit Confidential, has all the answers to the questions that have preyed on your mind during a flight. Is turbulence normal? Does autopilot f... Read more

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