A man who assaulted and threatened to kill a flight attendant on a United Airlines flight has been fined $50,000. The Tokyo-bound plane was forced to divert to Alaska. Seksan Kumtong was sentenced to five years probation and ordered in federal court to repay the nearly $50,000 it cost to divert the plane to Anchorage […]
At least 26 Thai Airways employees are accused of using fake death certificates to claim funeral payouts, costing the airline almost half a million dollars. 20 members of the Savings Cooperative for Employees of Thai Airways International and their lawyers filed complaints with the Crime Suppression Division regarding these fake claims. “The cooperative has found […]
Boeing has recommended grounding all 128 of its 777-model aircraft which have the same type of engine that suffered failure and shed debris over Denver. Airlines using planes with the same engine type should suspend operations until full inspections could be carried out. “While an investigation is ongoing, we recommended suspending operations of the 69 […]
Breeze Airways, a new budget airline created by JetBlue CEO David Neeleman, plans to make its debut in 2021. Breeze aims to become the ‘world’s nicest airline’. “Welcome to Breeze Airways, a new airline scheduled for take off in 2021! We are a group of aviation experts and fanatics, working day and night to build […]
Spirit Airlines has announced it plans to start hiring new pilots and flight attendants next month in anticipation of a return to normal travel levels in 2021. The airline is also hiring flight instructors and flight attendant recruiters as it gets ready for recovery. “We’re going to be a big hire again,” said Ted Christie, Spirit […]
As reported by Associated Press, a flight attendant TJ Newman has signed a book deal with Simon & Schuster imprint Avid Reader Press for two thriller books based on her inflight experience.
Hundreds of pilots will be laid off under Thai Airway’s debt recovery plan. The airline, which is in debt of 300 billion baht, has also decided to ground 3 types of aircraft: the Airbus A330-300, A380 and Boeing 747.