Watch: Southwest Airline Passenger threatens to ‘kill everybody on this plane’

A woman was caught smoking on a flight from Portland to Sacramento on Saturday resulting in an in-flight freak-out and threats to “kill everyone on this plane” when she was escorted to law enforcement upon landing, Southwest Airlines confirmed.woman-threatens-to-kill-everyone-on-plane-12102017“We can confirm that a passenger was smoking in the during the flight,” A Southwest Airlines spokesperson said in a statement. “Our crew requested law enforcement meet the flight and they took over from there. Safety is always our top priority. We do not have additional comment.”

A passenger told KOIN 6 News the person was removed from the plane’s bathroom when people learned she was smoking. The witness then said the person removed an oxygen mask as she got “more uncontrollable.” Southwest Airlines did not confirm those details.

You can watch the video of the woman threatening to kill everyone on the plane in the video above.

Qatar Airways plane bursts into flames during maintenance

A fire broke out in the cabin of a Qatar Airways plane this week when it was parked for maintenance, pictures reported by the Aviation Herald have shown.

The Airbus A321-200 was being serviced for an the inflight entertainment system and satcom antenna when a “fire broke out in the cabin burning through the roof of the aircraft before the fire could be extinguished,” the report said.

“There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage and possibly needs to be written off,” it added, citing the airline.

The aircraft had last flown a few days ago, on Dec. 6, on a flight from Moscow to Doha.

HARASSMENT of ZAIRA Wasim(Dangal actress) On Plane I Crying I Needs support

Secret Superstar actress Zaira Wasim lately became the victim of sexual harassment in a flight. The 17-year-old actress shared her horrible experience on her Air Vistara Delhi to Mumbai flight in an Instagram Live video. While speaking about the incident, she broke down multiple times narrating her mid-air ordeal. Reportedly, the man in question was caressing her neck while she was asleep. She tried to record his misdeed but due to dim lights, she wasn’t able to do so.

Right after deboarding the flight, she took to Instagram to narrate her terrible experience in a Live video. She is heard saying, “This is not done, I am disturbed”. She spoke in a broken voice while wiping away her tears. She added, “Is this how you’re going to take care of girls?”.

Zaira Wasim managed to get a screenshot of the man’s activities on the flight to some extent. In one of the pictures she shared, the man is seen sticking his leg trying to touch her inappropriately.

She shared her ordeal in a video and a series of pictures.

India Tv - She tried to record it but failed to do so due to dim lighting

India Tv - The man in question took advantage of dim lightsThe man in question took advantage of dim lights

India Tv - Dangal actress Zaira Wasim tried to ignore it all the whileDangal actress Zaira Wasim tried to ignore it all the while

India Tv - Zaira Wasm shared the details of her ordeal in a social media postZaira Wasm shared the details of her ordeal in a social media post

India Tv - The man kept nudging her back and neck with his footThe man kept nudging her back and neck with his foot

The actress called out to the cabin crew for help but for no use. In the video, she also expressed disappointment with crew members of Air Vistara’s Delhi to Mumbai flight.

Why We Call Airline Pilots “Pilots” Why Not Drivers ?

The term “drive” refers to driving horses, mules or oxen. Drive meaning to push forward the animal. In the days of horse drawn cariages, the driver would be in charge of the vehicle. A car is a horseless carrage and so borrowed from the horse terminology.

The trem “pilot” means to guide direction. We had pilots prior to air travel, for example a boat or ship may have a pilot. A ship pilot is in charge of plotting the course and navigation decisions. A ship coming into a harbour will take on a harbour pilot to guide the ship into port.

Since aircraft were never htiched up to a horse, it would have been odd to use the word “driver” to refer to the operator. An aircraft pilot does do the job of navigating. In addition, the first aircraft were not fixed wing planes, but balloons and airships. The airship crews borrowed much of their terminology and methods of operation from ships.

In some early media, aircraft crews are refered to a “aeronauts” in a similar way as we today talk anout astronauts in space. The word “aeronautic” is still commonly used to refer to things related to flight.

Thus we drive a car, truck, carrage or herd of animals but we pilot a plane, boat, ship or spacecraft.Why We Call Pilots “Pilots” Why Not Drivers

 Pilots and Bus Drivers, have similar, but very different jobs. They both have to think on their feats, they both must have a very clean appearance and both, sometime work long hours. Some people, will even call a pilot, a glorified bus driver, which may offend pilots, but as a bus driver myself, it do not bother me. I learn that there are a good amount of bus drivers, do like planes ( me being one of them ).

Now pilots, are considered a white collared job, where you need at least BA college degree, and for an major airline, you must a have pilot license with multi engines endorsements. To drive a bus here in the states, you need a class B CDL ( I have a Class A ) and a passenger endorsement, and it considered a blue collared job.

Both of their equipments, are similar but very different. If you look at the lay out of an airliner, it based on a bus layout, even the worlds current largest aircraft manufacturer, is named Airbus industries. Now an airliner, is likely the most complex thing made by man.

Now the beauty that I see, in be a bus driver, is that I tell people, that I operate a vehicle, that design like a plane, but stay on the ground like ship. I even joke a call my self a ground pilot.

So, could you compare and contrast these to jobs?

Real life Transformers? Plans to build hybrid helicopter-plane to change aviation FOREVER

AIR travel could be changed forever if plans to build a helicopter-plane hybrid get off the ground.

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INFLUENCE: The Ka-90 is similar in design to the American V22 OspreyThe Russian-built Ka-90 will theoretically take off and land like a copter but cruise as an aeroplane.

The craft was first presented at the 2008 HeliRussia international exhibition in Moscow.

It will reportedly use a shortened helicopter rotor for take-off and landing.

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It will theoretically take off like a chopper and cruise like an aeroplane“We expect that development will soon reach a more practical stage, outlining a preliminary design”

Head of the Russian Kamov Development Design Bureau, Oleg ZheltovWhen it reaches 250mph a jet engine turns on and its rotor folds on the back of the aircraft.

It is expected to reach speeds of 430-500mph in “airplane mode”.

Head of the Russian Kamov Development Design Bureau, Oleg Zheltov, told Sputnik: “This work is under way.

“We expect that development will soon reach a more practical stage, outlining a preliminary design.”

Researchers are now designing potential models and carrying out tests in wind tunnels.

The concept was originally proposed during the Cold War in 1985 but shelved after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

It is similar to the SAS’s £43 million heli-plane nicknamed the “Transformer”.

The V22 Osprey – built by the US military – is twice as fast as the unit’s current flee of transport helicopter, has a top speed of 360mph and can carry at least 24 fully-equipped personnel.

Last month, Daily Star Online revealed the Boom jet – an airliner that will take passengers from New York to London in just three hours and 15 minutes.

The company is in talks with another 20 carriers, with that number tipped to swell after it featured at the Dubai Airshow.

The Boom passenger plane will hold 55 passengers, with a mini version of the jet – called Boom XB-1 – set for its debut test flight by the end of 2018.

Emirates airline: You won’t BELIEVE what air hostesses have to do before a flight

In 2017, you might think that the days of the ‘uber-glamorous’ air hostess were behind us.

However, many airlines still require female flight attendants to wear a minimum amount of make-up and take a great deal of care over their appearance.

This is certainly true of Emirates, which holds female cabin crew to a particularly high standard.

In their fifth week of training, according to Bloomberg which sent a reporter to observe the training, female staff spend a day in Dubai with make-up artist Pamela Mizzi.Emirates airline You won't BELIEVE what air hostesses have to do before a flight

I usually give myself about an hour and fifteen minutes

Maria Pedersen, Emirates flight attendant

Having been a flight attendant herself for 12 years, Mizzi’s job is to teach female employees how to look in order to adequately represent the Emirates brand.

The women sit in a windowless training room facing mirrors and learn the art of applying make-up – and it really is an art.

This is no five-minute fix of a dollop of concealer and a quick flick of mascara.

Mizzi recommends an arduous seven-step make-up routine, which includes foundation and concealer among other products.

It also features Emirates’ signature shades of red lipstick, designed to match the hat that is a key part of the cabin crew’s uniform.

Contrary to popular belief, there is more than one approved shade of lipstick to choose from depending on individual skin tone – but women must only wear one of the authorised shades.

There are standards when it comes to nail care too, with women required to have nails that are clear, French or the same shade of red as the lipstick and hat.

Cabin crew who have hair that touches their collar must put it up in a range of approved styles. Staff can opt for a French roll or twist, or braids.

Emirate air hostess

Even the hat comes with its own rules – it must be worn two finger widths above the eyebrows. The scarf also has to be folded and tucked in a certain way.

Looking good isn’t confined to outward appearance either, as Emirates recommends a range of beauty products for body shaping, firming, wrinkle control and luminosity.

Perhaps more worrying still, the airline keeps strict tabs on the women’s weight. If a flight attendant looks like they’ve put on a few pounds, they are reported to a central fitness and nutrition department which follows up.

So how long does it take an Emirates flight attendant to get ready for a flight? Everyone has their own routine, but cabin crew member Maria Pedersen told the Huffington Post: “I usually give myself about an hour and fifteen minutes.” Now that’s dedication.

An Emirates spokesperson said: “Our 23,000-strong cabin crew are made up of over 135 nationalities and speak over 60 languages. They are the face of our airline and needless to say we are very proud of them. Our trainers aim to provide our cabin crew with knowledge of grooming, health and nutrition, so that they can represent the company in the best way possible, as well as stay fit and healthy for their demanding jobs.”

Face off: Which airline suite is sweeter?

Global airlines are in the midst of a luxury war, with many of the top carriers rolling out new amenities to one-up their competition. In recent months, both Singapore and Emirates have unveiled new luxury suites on their flagship international flights. Check out the swanky new digs in the galleries above and below, and then vote for your favorite.

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Two of the six suites in Singapore Airlines new Airbus

Two of the six suites in Singapore Airlines new Airbus A380 cabin designed can be combined into a ‘double’ thanks to a lowering center divider.  Singapore Airlines

 Singapore Airlines' much-anticipated new suites on

Singapore Airlines’ much-anticipated new suites on for its Airbus A380s will feature a swivel chair and separate bed, which can be stowed for more space.  Singapore Airlines
 Singapore's new suites on its Airbus A380 will feature
Singapore’s new suites on its Airbus A380 will feature two spacious bathrooms.  Singapore Airlines
 Singapore's new suites on its Airbus A380 will feature
Singapore’s new suites on its Airbus A380 will feature two spacious bathrooms.  Singapore Airlines
Two of the six suites in Singapore Airlines new Airbus
Two of the six suites in Singapore Airlines new Airbus A380 cabin designed can be combined into a ‘double’ thanks to a lowering center divider.  Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines new design for its Airbus A380 suites

Singapore Airlines new design for its Airbus A380 suites include numerous compartments, such as these padded ones that the carrier says are good for jewelry and other valuables.  Singapore Airlines

 Among Singapore Airlines meal offerings for Suites-class

Among Singapore Airlines meal offerings for Suites-class passengers: Lobster Thermidor. Singapore Airlines
 Among Singapore Airlines meal offerings for Suites-class
Among Singapore Airlines meal offerings for Suites-class passengers: Seared nut-crushed veal fillet.  Singapore Airlines

Flight Attendant Suspended for Eating Leftover Meal

A Chinese flight attendant has been suspended after a video went viral online of her eating one of the meals left by passengers.

The woman was defended by some internet users, who asked what was wrong with her eating leftover food.Flight Attendant Suspended for Eating Leftover Meal

The video of the woman tucking into the meal was posted online several days ago.

The footage shows about 15 boxes of airline meals stacked up, with the flight attendant eating one of them.

Urumqi Air posted a statement on Thursday saying the attendant was one of its staff and that she had been suspended.

The statement said the food was leftovers, but the attendant had not dealt with the meals properly.

The airline added that it would ensure all staff kept to procedures for handling leftover food to avoid similar incidents in the future.

One internet user wrote that they found the airline’s attitude baffling and also criticised the person who took the video.

“Since the meals are extras and will be thrown away, what’s the problem with her eating it?” they wrote. “The one who sneaked the video is a psycho.”

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The trick Airline Crew use when they don’t want to talk to you

LET’S be honest, being a flight attendant would be a tough gig. Far from the glamorous idea of being able to jetset around the globe, the reality of the job is they have to deal with hundreds of irritated passengers cramped in a small space together.The trick Airline Crew use when they don’t want to talk to you

So could you blame them if they played a dirty trick to get you to leave them alone?

Speaking to KIIS FM’s Kyle & Jackie O on their “Career Confidential” segment, a former flight attendant of seven years, James, told the hosts the cheeky stunt he would pull when he didn’t want a passenger badgering him.

“I used to have a trick because every time I used to go from one end of the plane to the other to eat my lunch, someone would always ask me something … So I used to put a can of coke in sick bag, put a rubber glove on, and walk through the cabin so it looked like I am holding vomit,” James told the co-hosts.

“No one would ask me for anything.”

He also revealed how you can tell if a flight attendant doesn’t like you.

“If a flight attendant ever says to you, ‘I’ll be right back,’ we don’t like you,” he said.

But what’s a sure-fire way to get into their good books? Remember common decency.

“How much do you have to like a passenger to give them a bottle of wine at the end of it?” Jackie O asked.

“It’s really simple, it’s not hard,” James responded.

“Hundreds of people come past us and they shove their boarding pass in our faces, so if you ask, ‘How are you? Are you having a good morning?’ We will remember you.”

Flight attendants do have the power to give you an upgrade, although it is difficult, James confirmed, but he did say they hate it when you ask — which he recalled one Australian celebrity doing to him.

“I’ve had Sophie Monk on board and she was cheeky. We always hate when people ask, ‘How do I get an upgrade?’ and she was in Business [Class] and was like: ‘I’m a nervous flyer, can I have a friend come up with me?’” he revealed.

Although, as a fan, he did end up giving The Bachelorette the upgrade for her friend.

Flight attendants don’t like when you ask for an upgrade — just be nice.

Flight attendants don’t like when you ask for an upgrade — just be nice.Source:istock

And what’s the most hated flight for Aussie cabin crews? Bali.

“I used to like Bali but the flight there is hell. It’s a bogan bus. Even people in Business are acting like they are going first-class to the Maldives. I’ve been asked for caviar before and I’m like this is a 737 not a 711, girl. Not that they have that at 711 either,” James joked.

Why are there so few ‘Black Pilot’ in the US Airlines?

One major factor is that general aviation and flight training occurs mostly in either deep suburban or rural areas, and not in large cities or close end suburbs.

It is hard to find lower cost flight training at Newark, LaGuardia , or JFK airports.

There are many general aviation airport in Iowa, however…

List of airports in Iowa – Wikipedia

By Andy Kerr – To be honest, I hadn’t noticed. Before you yell at me about white privilege, consider this photo of me and my instructor:black pilot

You’re right though—there are very few. I can think of no physical reason, certainly no mental deficiency. There are doubtlessly a number of cultural factors. (The only black pilot I know, sitting there beside me, is also Jamaican, raised in Canada. I suspect that’s an interesting, but rather muddled, data point.)


Now that I think about it some more, I think that a lot has to do with how we treat people, literally, from day 1.

I currently live in white-bread northern Indiana. When I go to my kids’ schools to volunteer, I see papers and projects: When I grow up, I want to be a [fill in the blank]. Standard school fare. Pilots, policemen, doctors, architects. Drawings of kids with twenty toes, and happy hospital patients. A few years back, I walked into Humboldt school in Chicago, to do some volunteer work. Same projects on the walls, same artistic license with hands and toes and houses. But one thing was different. A single word. I saw it over and over and over. When had been dropped. The projects now sucked the life out of me. Every one of them had this at the top:

IF I GROW UP

If. If.

You can’t tell me that doesn’t wring out the dreamer and leave them hanging like an old rag on a clothesline.

Kids that don’t dream, don’t dream about flying.