United Airlines

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Only White, Young Female Attendants On Flights": Airlines Sued For Discrimination

A recent lawsuit alleges that US-based United Airlines shows a preference for flight attendants with specific features and age groups on charter flights serving professional and college sports teams. Media sources confirmed, two United Airlines flight attendants claim in a lawsuit that they were passed over for the plum assignment because the players prefer a "certain look" of "white, young, thin women who are predominately blond and blue-… read-more

Wed, 01 Nov 2023 - 12:30 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Airlines , Discrimination, Legal News, Sued, Flights, United Airlines

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Flights To Small Cities Will Be Expensive Soon

In a drawback for travellers, flights to II-tier cities are soon going to be expensive. As per sources, Civil Aviation decided to hike fares, amid the recent announcement of a hike in small airport charges. Notably, the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation increased the landing and parking charges at smaller airports in India by 30%, whereas user development fees by four times. The hike in rates will be applicable soon.

Fri, 12 May 2023 - 09:53 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Flights, Automobiles, Indian Flights, Expensive Fairs, Airports

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Air India

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Air India Announces Single Use Plastic In Flights

Aiming for a better environment, Air India announced to limit the usage of single-use-plastic in future. Air India has reduced the usage of single-use plastic by 80 per cent on board all flights across its worldwide network,  said the airlines, in an official statement. The airline has also introduced 100 per cent compostable PET lids and primary-use plastic bags besides completely compostable waste bags. 

Fri, 21 Apr 2023 - 01:20 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Air India, Flights, Single use plastic, civil aviation, environment

Rescue Team

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Indian Rescue Force Returns From Earthquake Hit Turkey-Syria

The 47-member Indian rescue team, which went to the earthquake hit Turkey-Syria, returned to India on February 17. The team of NDRF along with dog squad Rambo and Honey flew to India after conducting a 10-day rescue operation in the quake hit region. After 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Turkey-Syria, the Indian Government announced 'Operation Dost'and sent a team from the Indian Army to set up rescue zones in Turkey.

Fri, 17 Feb 2023 - 01:58 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Indian Rescue Team, Turkey-Syria Earthquake, RESCUE OPERATION, Return India, Flights

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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.

Thu, 01 Sep 2022 - 12:24 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Flights, SpiceJet, Airlines , Autopilot snag, Indian Airlines

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ISRO Gaganyaan's Crew Module Fairing

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HAL Provides ISRO With Crew Module Fairing For Gaganyaan's First Flight

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has given the Indian Space Research Organization the Crew Module Fairing (CMF) and High-altitude Escape Motor Thrust-transfer Structure. The transfer comes only days after Isro successfully tested the Low Altitude Escape Motor, which will power the Crew Escape System. In the event of an emergency, it will expel the Gaganyaan crew module, which contains astronauts. The mission's hardware was supplied by the… read-more

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 - 05:50 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: HAL, ISRO, Gaganyaan flight, Flights, Crew module fairing

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Akasa Air

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Beginning Operations, Akasa Air Launches Inaugural Flight On Mumbai-Ahmedabad Route

The inaugural flight of Akasa Air between Mumbai and Ahmedabad took off on August 7 and was launched by Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya M Scindia and MoS General Vijay Kumar Singh (Retd.). On August 5, India's newest airline, Akasa Air, began accepting reservations for its first commercial flights from Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Kochi. Flight… read-more

Sun, 07 Aug 2022 - 01:50 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: akasa air, inaugration, Flights, Mumbai, Ahmedabad


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IndiGo Aircraft To Kolkata Slides Off Runway Prior Takeoff; Investigation Ongoing

A flight operated by IndiGo with a destination of Kolkata slid as it taxied for takeoff in Jorhat, Assam on July 28. In accordance with a statement released by IndiGo Airlines, no passengers were hurt during the event, and no faults were found in the aircraft during the initial investigation. A team has been assembled to investigate the occurrence. Further information… read-more

Fri, 29 Jul 2022 - 11:41 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: IndiGo, Flights, investigation, take off, skids off runway

Air India

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Air India Express Flight Diverts To Muscat After Burning Odor Discovered From Vent

An Air India Express aircraft from Calicut to Dubai was diverted to Muscat due to a problem on board on July 16. One of the vents was discovered emitting a burning odor. This is the second time in the past 24 hours that an aircraft from one of India's airlines had to change its route. An Indigo aircraft had made a precautionary stop in Karachi, Pakistan. 

Sun, 17 Jul 2022 - 06:45 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Air India, Flights, CALICUT, Dubai, muscat

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IndiGo Sharjah-Hyderabad Aircraft Makes Emergency Landing In Karachi Airport Due To Technical Glitch

IndiGo aircraft from Sharjah to Hyderabad was redirected to Pakistan's Karachi airport after the pilot claimed technical fault. IndiGo stated that another flight will be dispatched to Karachi to transport passengers to Hyderabad. This is the second time in two weeks that an Indian airline has made an emergency landing in Karachi. Previously, on July 5, a SpiceJet flight from New Delhi to Dubai had to undergo an emergency landing. 

Sun, 17 Jul 2022 - 12:55 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: IndiGo, Sharjah, Hyderabad, Flights, Karachi

Courtesy: Free Press Journal