Articles tagged “flight attendants”

U.S. Flight Attendants Push ‘Zero Tolerance’ for In-Flight Sexual Harassment

U.S. Flight Attendants Push ‘Zero Tolerance’ for In-Flight Sexual Harassment

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

It's not the 1970s anymore. That's a good thing when it comes to incidents of in-flight harassment. But there's more work to be done.

9 months ago

United Airlines Accuses Rogue Flight Attendants of Fraud

United Airlines Accuses Rogue Flight Attendants of Fraud

Brian Sumers, Skift

United Airlines corporate security has been busy this year. First it caught some employees selling their travel passes. Now it has caught a small group of flight attendants who appeared to be scheming to take the best trips from their colleagues.

11 months ago

Why Frontier’s Flight Attendants Shouldn’t Solicit Tips From Passengers

Why Frontier’s Flight Attendants Shouldn’t Solicit Tips From Passengers

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

When flight attendants say their priority is safety, they mean it. In rigorous training, they learn how to fight fires, evacuate airplanes and secure the cabin against threats. They serve drinks, too. But that's not their most important role.

1 year ago

Frontier Flight Attendants Stop Pooling Gratuities

Frontier Flight Attendants Stop Pooling Gratuities

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Flight attendants have multifaceted jobs, and while safety is meant to be at the top of the priority list, they increasingly have products to sell and tables to wait.

1 year ago

U.S. Travelers Have New App to Report Uncomfortable Aircraft Cabin Temperatures

U.S. Travelers Have New App to Report Uncomfortable Aircraft Cabin Temperatures

Eliza Haverstock, Bloomberg

There's certainly a need for an app like this. But will U.S. airlines actually listen to the feedback?

2 years ago

South African Airways Tries to Transfer Staff and Cut Low-Performing Routes

South African Airways Tries to Transfer Staff and Cut Low-Performing Routes

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

The downward spiral of restructuring continues for South African Airways, which is still trying to achieve a massive turnaround in just three years, but Emirates and Turkish Airlines are ready to pick up the pieces.

2 years ago

Straighten Up and Fly Right, United to Flight Attendants on Sloppy Grooming

Straighten Up and Fly Right, United to Flight Attendants on Sloppy Grooming

Brian Sumers, Skift

United Airlines is never going to control how its flight attendants look in the same way as airlines in other countries. That's OK. There's no reason flight attendants all must look the same. But it's probably a good thing United is asking some outliers to clean up their approach.

2 years ago

JetBlue and Pilots Union Reach First Agreement

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

The lack of an agreement with its pilots had been an albatross for JetBlue for the last few years. What will the impact be? The two sides haven't released any details of the agreement yet.

2 years ago

Over Two-Thirds of Flight Attendants Say They Have Been Harassed by Passengers: Union Survey

Over Two-Thirds of Flight Attendants Say They Have Been Harassed by Passengers: Union Survey

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

We'd love to say we're surprised by this report. But we're not. Flight attendants have rough jobs, and passengers can be abusive.

2 years ago

JetBlue Flight Attendants Vote to Unionize as a Hedge Against a Merger

JetBlue Flight Attendants Vote to Unionize as a Hedge Against a Merger

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

JetBlue had a good long run until 2014 without a union, but this is the new reality, and more of the airline's employees may soon organize.

2 years ago

Super Long-Haul Trips Expose Flight Crews and Passengers to Cosmic Radiation

Super Long-Haul Trips Expose Flight Crews and Passengers to Cosmic Radiation

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Airlines are buying more aircraft capable of flying the extreme weather conditions of the North Pole, but this exposes the people inside to higher levels of cosmic radiation. Frequent flyers and flight crews are right to be asking questions.

2 years ago

Alitalia Uniforms Get Second Makeover in 2 Years Despite Being Broke

Alitalia Uniforms Get Second Makeover in 2 Years Despite Being Broke

Chiara Albanese, Bloomberg

Alitalia claims that its second uniform redesign in the past two years will not cost the airline any money. Maybe this kind of thinking is among the myriad reasons it's now insolvent? Just wondering.

2 years ago