Akasa Airlines Ditches Traditional Wear, Crew Wears Sneakers
Taking a step towards evolution, Alaska Airlines, released their female staff from wearing tight skirts, high heels and make-up. The airlines replaced the tip-top outfit with sneakers, trousers and t-shirts. The move is winning the hearts of netizens, who appreciated the efforts of the airlines. A passenger shared the picture saying, "I recently took a flight from Akasa Air and was surprised but really happy to see a well-deserved change
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Delhi Bound Vistara Flight Go Around, Scares Passenger
A Delhi-bound Vistara flight on March 14, noon made a go-around scaring passengers. The flight UK 836 which departed from Chennai. Getting into details, Sandeep Amar, a passenger who was on the flight said the flight aborted landing after the flight descended closer to the ground. Amar said, "Everyone was shocked and scared as we came as close as 20-30 meters to the ground and then the flight ascended back-right-up."
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Air India Business Class Passenger Finds Insect In Meal, Tweets Pic
In an Air India flight, a customer of 'business class' found insect in flight food. The passenger Mahavir Jain shared the picture of the insect found food and said, "@airindiain insect in the meal served in business class. Doesn't look like hygiene was taken. My flight was AI671 -Mumbai to chennai. Seat 2C." The Airline responded with an apology and said they strictly follow hygiene in their flight.
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IndiGo Forgets To Load 37 Passenger's Luggage, Apologises
Another incident of airline negligence was reported when IndiGo airlines "inadvertently" did not load the luggage of 37 passengers leaving behind the items at Hyderabad Airport. The incident occurred while the airline was conducting flight 6E 409. Consequently, the passengers on a domestic flight from Hyderabad to Visakhapatnam had to suffer from a mistake on the airline's part. Apologising for this, IndiGo airlines assured to deliver of… read-more
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SpiceJet Flight Returns To Delhi Mid-Way Amid Autopilot Snag
A SpiceJet flight travelling between Delhi-Nashik, turned midway after a malfunction in the autopilot's system of Boeing-737, on September 1. The flight, VT-SLP SpiceJet took off from Indira Gandhi International Airport, when it had to return to the airport, confirmed a SpiceJet spokesperson. Furthermore, the airlines also clarified that no passenger and cabin crew onboard suffered any injury or difficulty due to the technical snag.
Tags: Flights, SpiceJet, Airlines , Autopilot snag, Indian Airlines
Flying Likely To Be Expensive As Govt To Remove Cap On Fares
The Government of India is set to lift the cap on domestic airfare prices after more than two years, from August 31. With this, flying can be expensive, especially domestic flights, likely to impact all flyers. The move is designed to allow airlines more flexibility to raise fares, in an environment where fuel costs - the primary factor determining cost of air travel - are uncomfortably high.
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DGCA Remove Pilot Of Prominent Airlines For Failing CAR Drug Test
The Director General of Civil Aviation removed a pilot of a prominent airline from flight duty after he failed a drug test, confirmed official on August 26. Furthermore, with this so far, four pilots of airlines failed the required civil aviation requirement (CAR) drug test. Notably, the procedure for examination of aviation personnel for consumption of psychoactive substances came into effect on January 31, conducted on a random basis.
Tags: Airlines , DCGA, drug test, Car, Indian Pilot
SpiceJet Flights Curtailed To 50% Amid Multiple Safety Negligence: DCGA
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced that they had curtailed the SpiceJet flight operations to 50%. The operations were reduced to hald for the next eight weeks, from July 27. The decision was taken in view of the recent snags and technical glitches, risking the lives of people, by SpiceJet… read-more
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DCGA Issues Guidelines For Airlines For Disabled Persons Onboard
The Director General of Civil Aviation (DCGA) issued guidelines for airlines, in India after a recent incident of onboard refusal to a disabled passenger. On July 22, the DCGA said, "Under the amended rule, Airline shall not refuse carriage of any person on the basis of disability and/or reduced mobility if it happens then airlines have informed the passenger with a disability in writing with the reason therein immediately".
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SpiceJet Flight Reports Nose Wheel Malfunction, 9th Glitch In 24 Days
In another technical issue, SpiceJet had to do an emergency landing of its Dubai-Madurai flight. Notably, on July 11, a Spicejet B737 aircraft VT-SZK Max aircraft's nose wheel malfunctioned, following which the authority did ground the craft and arranged another flight immediately, for Dubai-Madurai. The incident is at least the ninth incident of technical malfunction in a SpiceJet aircraft in the past 24-days, especially after the DCGA show-… read-more
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