Archive | February, 2011

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South African Airways CEO: crew drug smuggling “horrendous…a disaster” to carrier’s image

An SAA 747-400 over the sand dunes near Port Elizabeth, South Africa in the 1990s. Photograph: AirSpace user sonjaG Former South African Airways chief executive Chris Smyth has called a spate of cabin crew arrests for suspicions of drug smuggling “horrendous” and “a disaster” to his carrier’s image. As Time reports, a flight attendant’s arrest […]

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British Airways fumigates two 747-400s for bedbugs

Photograph: AirSpace user Slider Adding to the list of unusual British Airways aircraft circumstances and possible contaminates (such as the 2006 radiation scare) is the news that British Airways has fumigated two Boeing 747-400 aircraft for bedbugs, the creatures that became endemic last year in America. The carrier confirmed to the Daily Mail that it […]

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Discovery’s final launch as seen from above

A Space Shuttle launch is an awesome sight, and seeing it from above on a cruising aircraft is all that more humbling. A one Neil Monday had that latter opportunity–and filmed it–on a commercial flight from Orlando airport as Discovery embarked on her final trip into space. You can read more about the Space Shuttle, […]

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Which airline has the most attractive cabin crew?

  It seems a bit of red lipstick goes along way for Virgin Atlantic cabin crew and is one of the elements that has earned them the accolade of most attractive according to a survey of 1,000 people by the Business Travel and Meetings Show – BTMS. Apart from their tailored red uniforms, red lipstick is […]

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How many roses will Lufthansa transport for Valentine’s Day?

Lufthansa Cargo MD-11F D-ALCI arriving at East Midlands airport in 2008. Photograph: AirSpace user Goose Did you give or receive a rose today for Valentine’s Day? If so, you may have Lufthansa Cargo and its MD-11 freighters to thank. The carrier says it will have transported 34 million roses for Valentine’s Day. That equates to 1,200 […]

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What engineering feat will change our lives over the next 30 years?

Flight International and Flightglobal’s sister title New Scientist is hosting a campaign on engineering milestones and innovations, with a competition. The prize is a true one off – a trip to the high arctic and deep sea. Your answer to this question: ‘Which technology do you think will have the biggest impact on human life […]

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Attention pilots: Nepal has a special brand of whisky for you

Pilots consuming alcohol may be a taboo subject, but apparently not in Nepal, or at least judging by one of the country’s rum brands.

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