Flight Attendants

Pilots Do Hook Up With Flight Attendants, Say Flight Attendants

Last week, we received a huge response from readers when we posed the question of whether or not pilots hop in bed with flight attendants regularly while flying together. My friend, Pilot Mike said he’d never really witnessed it, but many of you replied and said otherwise. Let’s look at some of your responses. Yes, they do hook up: Abacaxi: …


The secret codes airline staff don’t want you to know

If you hear ‘code 7500’ it might be a good time to start worrying Ever seen an airline worker spout incomprehensible gibberish into a walkie-talkie? It’s not actually incomprehensible at all. Airport staff, cabin crew, and the pilots all have secret codes and lingo that they use which enables them to talk to each other around passengers without revealing any information they’d …

The most heroic airline pilots of all time

A China Eastern Airlines pilot has been labelled a hero, and presented with a cash reward, after his quick thinking avoided a runway collision that could have killed up to 439 people. According to Chinese media, the pilot, named He Chao, was at the helm of an Airbus A320-200, preparing to take off from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. As his …

Airline Passengers save hundreds using online tool

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It’s a very controversial topic, and airlines including United Airlines and American Airlines strictly prohibit it– but still, some travelers are finding out ways to save money. Some frequent travelers book “hidden city” fares, and that’s where you book a destination that you have no intention of ever flying to. Here is an example: NBC Charlotte selected …

Why Passengers Don’t Pay Attention to That Goofy Airplane Safety Video

Are safety videos featuring celebrities, singalongs, and heavy doses of whimsy a good move for airlines? Condé Nast Traveler editors have their say. The fact that there’s an award given to the best preflight airline safety video of the year is a pretty good indication of how far this routine element of a flight has come. The International Civil Aviation …

Top 10 most common mistakes made by Air Travellers

EDMONTON — Whether it’s booking a flight to the wrong airport or showing up to the airport on the wrong day, travel mistakes are more common than some might think. “One of the most budget-busting, stress-inducing experiences in travel is making a mistake with your booking and not realizing it until it’s too late,” said Neil Bhapkar, chief marketing officer at …

The real reason airport shops want to see your boarding pass

Airport retailers are using information on boarding cards to claim back millions in VAT – and are rarely passing the savings on to passengers Airport retailers have been accused of misleading travellers by claiming millions in VAT refunds without passing on the savings to passengers. The vast majority of airport shops in the UK request that passengers hand over their …

Airport workers reveal 14 hacks that will make your next flight easier

The inconveniences of air travel can range for disastrous to mildly irritating, whether it’s a canceled flight or a seemingly endless security line. Thankfully, the good people on Reddit banded together and enlisted airport workers, from rampers to flight attendants, to reveal travel hacks straight from the source. Here are 14 of their best tips to help you navigate your …