Archive for the ‘General’ Category

E-ticketing : A bliss

E-ticketing was first introduced by the airline industry back in 1995. It is a process that has been tried, tested and widely appreci-ated in many markets. By introducing e-ticketing, all fraud related to paper tickets are automatically elimi-nated. The electronic ticket sits safely on the airline’s...

May 29th, 2010 | General | Read More

A great relief to passengers:

Full-body scanning pictures are not saved, transferred or printed Full-body scanners on trial basis has already been introduced at Manchester airport and Heathrow airport. The images from the scanners cannot be saved, transferred or printed and are deleted immediately. One of the reactions from the passengers...

May 28th, 2010 | General | Read More

An aggressive move: DGCA may permit using mobile phones on aircraft

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation is examining legal aspects of allowing the use of mobile phones on aircraft. Director General of Civil Aviation Zaidi said that he was looking at some of the practices that have been adopted in other countries and would take a call on the issue after examining...

May 28th, 2010 | General | Read More

Emirates continues recruitment programme

Emirates Airline is continuing including competitive tax-its global hunt for cabin crew, free salaries, generous travel with recruiting open days in benefits, career security and other countries. excellent professional Emirates prides itself on development opportunities having multinational and multi-lingual...

May 28th, 2010 | General | Read More

Japan Airlines to cut 16500 jobs in 2010

Japan Airlines plans to reduce its workforce by a third in this year to lower staff costs by 81.7 billion yen a year. The proposed cuts include 5,405 workers from cargo and other peripheral operations, 2,460 flight attendants, 2,043 sales representatives and 775 pilots. Staffing at Kansai International...

May 28th, 2010 | General | Read More

Narrow seats in economy airlines squeeze passengers : especially obese passengers

Obese passengers squeezed in economy airline An image of an obese passenger squeezed into an economy airline seat has reopened a debate about how airlines deal with growing numbers of oversized passen-gers. The picture was reportedly taken by a flight attendant to illustrate to airline Managers the difficulty...

May 28th, 2010 | General | Read More

An ugly war between two airlines in America tarnishing each other

To stay ahead, two American airlines fight each other through sub-standard advertisement strategies ,cutting a sorry figure in front of the passengers The latest airline commercials have two of the most popular low-cost carriers in United States ofAmerica, poking fun at each other with the help of...

May 28th, 2010 | General | Read More

63000 flights grounded. Six million passengers stranded

Volcanic ash cloud reached above 55,000 ft The eruption of Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland on 14th April 2010 highlights the hazard of volcanoes to aircrafts, as 63000 flights had to be grounded till dated causing heavy economic damage to the aviation industry and to the international business world....

May 28th, 2010 | Featured, General | Read More

Defiant Foreign Airlines flout DGCA directives

Disregarding DGCA’s clear and categorical directives to pay “Commission” to Travel Agents, a few Foreign Airlines stay adamant and not implemented it so far. The standoff between these Airlines, Travel Agents and Government machinery which started on Nov 2008 therefore continues unabated. Staff...

May 28th, 2010 | General | Read More

A great relief to air travellers: only one accident for every 1.4 million flights in 2009

The International AirTransport Association(IATA) announced theaviation safety performancefor 2009 showing that theyear’s accident rate forwestern-built jet aircraft asthe second lowest inaviation history. The 2009 global accidentrate (measured in hulllosses per million flights ofwestern-built jet aircraft)was...

April 19th, 2010 | General | Read More
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