Six Ways Airlines Can Mitigate Rising Labor Costs

Six Ways Airlines Can Mitigate Rising Labor Costs

Airlines hire a lot of people and the cost of hiring people is rising. To offset this, airlines need … [+] to find new ways to improve efficiency. getty It’s no surprise that hiring people is one of the big stories in businesses today. From the “great resignation,” to fast-changing worker expectations, hiring people is … Read more

Southwest Flight Attendants Ask for Federal Mediation

Southwest Flight Attendants Ask for Federal Mediation

After three years of stalled negotiations on a new contract, the union for Southwest Airlines flight attendants has asked for federal mediator to be assigned to the talks in the hopes of breaking the impasse. Calling for federal mediation is a sign talks have broken down irrevocably. ADVERTISING In a report from the Dallas Morning … Read more

Warning Australians could miss out on Christmas holiday flights, accommodation

Warning Australians could miss out on Christmas holiday flights, accommodation

If you thought the chaos at airports over the July school holidays was enough to send you mad, experts say a whole lot more pain is coming – and not just when it comes to flying. With Christmas holidays creeping up and the busiest holiday period just around the corner, Aussies hoping for a breezy … Read more

Air Travel Is a Disaster Right Now. Here’s Why.

Air Travel Is a Disaster Right Now.  Here’s Why.

Sign up for Derek’s newsletter here. “The very first symptom of the general collapse was an old one: nothing worked.” The sentiment is old—it comes from Doris Lessing’s 1969 novel, The Four-Gated City—but it’s hard to think of a better epitaph for the economic vibes of 2022. From the oil markets to the baby-formula markets … Read more

Rare footage of ‘dark’ hidden spaces where plane cabin crew sleep

Rare footage of 'dark' hidden spaces where plane cabin crew sleep

An airline employee has shared rare footage of the “dark” hidden spaces that are off limits to passengers. In his TikTok, the staffer revealed where cabin crew go to rest or take a nap during long flights describing it as “dark little pods”. “No windows to be seen up here,” he said while showing footage … Read more

Flight attendants worry for safety while in uniform

Flight attendants worry for safety while in uniform

An anonymous international airline flight attendant expressed in a recent op-ed that she takes off her uniform as soon as she can because she fears for her personal safety. The flight attendant, who went by the pseudonym Meryl Love in the opinion piece she wrote for The Guardian, a British publication, is apparently not alone … Read more