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Scoot – Not your usual airline name

Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) new long-haul low-cost carrier Scoot will launch services by the first half of 2012. The carrier will start operations with four Boeing 777-200s and grow to a fleet of 14 aircraft by 2016, said CEO Campbell Wilson. © Scoot Scoot will differentiate itself from its competitors with its “short, sharp, catchy” name […]

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Malaysia Airlines A380 takes off for its maiden flight

Malaysia Airlines’ (MAS) first Airbus A380 took off for its maiden flight on 20 October after completing final assembly and system tests in Tolouse, France. © Airbus Malaysia Airlines has six A380s on order, with initial deliveries planned to begin in the second quarter of 2012. It will be the eighth carrier to operate the […]

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Singapore Girl: You’ve Found A Not So Great Way to Sleep

I came across this article, “Should an SIA Girl sleep among passenger seats?”, by accident and it sparked my curiosity. In it, a passenger surnamed Tan was on board a Singapore Airlines flight from Christchurch to Singapore and he or she said: “I was amazed to see the stewardesses on the flight take their rest […]

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It’s not Kung Fu Panda but kung fu-armed cabin crews

It’s not Kung Fu Panda but for Hong Kong Airlines cabin crews, they learn wing chun, a form of kung fu that is characterised by short, sharp movements to deal with air rage. The airline’s deputy general manager for corporate communications, Eva Chan, said to South China Morning Post that all staff has been invited […]

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Flight Attendant Richard Branson At Your Service!

I saw a Channel NewsAsia article in March saying that Sir Richard Branson will be serving as a flight attendant on a AirAsia X flight from London to Kuala Lumpur on 1 May. Naturally, I was doubtful about it, despite knowing that he lost a bet to AirAsia CEO, Tony Fernandes.  Earlier today, Tony Fernandes […]

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