Archive | March, 2009

VIDEO: Franz Kafka International Named Most-Alienating Airport

This video has been out for a week or so but for those who haven’t seen it yet it is certainly worth a watch; especially in this April Fools’ week:Prague’s Franz Kafka International Named World’s Most Alienating AirportA customer helpline that calls a hat store in Stuttgart, a security form that asks whether you have […]

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Ryanair’s choice: Munich or bussed

Contained within Ryanair’s rah-rah about Allgau Airport, its new German gateway at Memmingen, is evidence that Michael O’Leary graduated magna cum laude from the Kiev taxi drivers’ school of distance measurement. The press blurb for the new Ryanair destination – which it smugly labels ‘Munich West’ – reads as follows: This surprised certain persons at a somewhat […]

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Ryanair employs moonlighting stewardess with x-rated secret

In case you haven’t heard Ryanair employs a hostess, Edita Schindlerova, 22, who is also appears on X-rated websites posing as “Edita Bente”. The UK’s national daily newspaper The Sun reported that Edita, who works from the airline’s base in Stansted, Essex, “admitted colleagues rumbled her secret.” Edita posed for Ryanair’s 2009 calendar wearing silver […]

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Southwest flight attendant makes a performance of job

Here’s a great video of a charismatic flight attendant rapping to passengers and making their day. I found this by following FlightView on Twitter. Why not follow me on Twitter? and others at Flightglobal…

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Concorde’s 40th first flight anniversary competition – And the winner is!

We’ve had a great response to our recent Concorde competition which recognised the 40th anniversary of Concorde’s first flight. Over 200 entries were counted, with plenty of you correctly identifying Panair do Brasil – the former Brazilian flag-carrier – as the airline which tried to lay claim to the first deliveries of the supersonic aircraft, […]

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Aer Lingus celebrates St Patricks day with “no hidden extras”

Travolution on Twitter alerted me to this fact so it called for some investigation. This is what I found on Dallas News Aviation Biz Blog:

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VIDEO: Air France launches Smartboarding

Air France yesterday invited Flightglobal over to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to demonstrate its automated boarding pass service called Smartboarding for its frequent Flyers who fly from Paris to Amsterdam launched today. Passengers who register will get a card which contains information using biometric technology such as encrypted fingerprints, radio frequency identification (RFID) and thermal […]

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Ditching: now and then

Flight International reader Bob Cooper stumbled upon an article that refers to an Aeroflot TU-124 that ditched into the River Neva in October 1963. He notes similarities to the recent US Airways A320 ditching incident into New York’s Hudson River. David Learmount, Flight’s safety and operations editor wrote a blog post following the US Airways A320 […]

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On this day in 1969: Concorde’s first flight

Concorde 001, registered F-WSST, first took off from Toulouse on this day 40 years ago at 3.40pm. The supersonic aircraft was flown by Andre Turcat, left the ground at 3.40pm and climbed to 10,000ft.   Picture credit – Rex Features Take a look at the bulk of issue 6 March 1969 in the Flight pdf […]

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Concorde’s 40th first flight anniversary competition – win a photographic history book

UPDATED – This competition is now closed, check our latest post for the answers and the winning 5.Today is the 40th anniversary of Concorde’s first flight and to celebrate we have 5 copies of the new book; Concorde: A Photographic History to give away. Books courtesy of Haynes Publishing group To win a copy, simply […]

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