ITF calls for civil aviation authorities worldwide to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) welcomes the recent grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, and is calling on all remaining civil aviation authorities to follow suit to ensure the safety of both passengers and workers. The recent tragedy in Ethiopia is the second incident in the past six months where a Boeing 737 […]


March 12, 2019

Think twice before you say ‘just a flight attendant’ (forbes.com)

By Gary Stoller A Google search of three words, “flight attendant attacked,” reveals many frightening and disturbing incidents of unruly passenger behavior during the past few years. So, as psychologists, sociologists and others contemplate whether civility is dead in America, it may be a good time to consider a Facebook post this month by a […]


January 14, 2019

The true cost of flying low cost (gulf-times.com)

By Alex Macheras Over the last decade, low-cost airlines have dominated the air travel sector. Around the world, passengers have become accustomed to being able to fly 2,000 miles for as little as $20. The rapid rise of low-cost airlines all over the globe, including Norwegian Air, and the Air Asia Group, has driven down […]


October 22, 2018

Air safety warnings around key african hub during strike (nytimes.com)

Air traffic officials in East Africa are warning of risky conditions for flights in the region around Ethiopia’s international airport after air traffic controllers there went on strike over pay. (…) A Kenya Air Traffic Controllers’ Association official, Peter Ang’awa, confirmed to The Associated Press that “issues of concern have been raised by professionals in […]


September 5, 2018

Qantas is blasted by union over fears fatigued staff are being overworked due to airline’s new long-haul flight between London and Perth (dailymail.co.uk)

Unite has warned the airline about ‘anti-union tactics’ in London to Perth flight Union claimed flight saw staff have an average duty period of 19 hours Qantas spokesperson said: ‘Safety is always our main priority’ Qantas has been blasted by Britain’s largest union over fears cabin crew are being overworked due to the airline’s new […]


May 21, 2018

IAM responds to Southwest Airlines emergency landing (iamdl142.org)

A Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Philadelphia this morning after an uncontained engine failure blew out a window and injured several people on board the aircraft. “The IAM extends its heartfelt compassion to the passengers and crew from Southwest Airlines Flight 1380,” said IAM General Vice President Sito Pantoja. “Three members of […]


April 18, 2018

Allegiant Air: The budget airline flying under the radar (cbsnews.com)

Allegiant Air is a small, ultra-low-cost carrier based in Las Vegas, that happens to be one of the country’s most profitable airlines. But, according to federal aviation records and interviews with pilots, mechanics and industry experts, it may also be the most dangerous. The airline flew 12 million passengers last year on its 99 planes […]


April 17, 2018

‘Is your life worth $100?’: Aviation experts warn against flying cost-cutter AirAsia (thenewdaily.com.au)

Aviation experts have warned that saving a buck isn’t worth your life, after a frightening mid-air incident on budget carrier AirAsia on Sunday. AirAsia Indonesia’s QZ535 from Perth to Bali reportedly plummeted 20,000 feet when a technical issue caused the cabin to lose pressure just 25 minutes into the flight, which came after a series […]


October 17, 2017