Flight Attendants

Air India suspends pilot and flight attendants after 'overstay in cockpit'

Air India suspends pilot and flight attendants after 'overstay in cockpit'. Photo: Reuters

The incident occurred on an Airbus flight carrying more than 160 passengers to New Delhi from Bangkok last month, and followed a series of other safety concerns involving the airline.

Sunday, 5 May, 2013, 6:16am

High-kicking cabin crew using wing chun to defend against aggressive passengers

Hong Kong Airlines ambassador Rose Chan practises wing chun. Photo: Sam Tsang

It's just over a year since 20 angry passengers, their patience snapped by a 16-hour delay, stormed on to the runway at Pudong airport in Shanghai and prevented an international flight from taking off.

25 Mar 2014 - 7:05am

Dragonair unveils new uniforms for flight attendants

The dresses and jackets, showcased at The Peninsula, Tsim Sha Tsui, were designed to resemble Cathay Pacific's dress code. Photo: Felix Wong

Dragonair passengers will see their flight attendants don something different from today as the airline rolls out a new uniform for its 3,000 frontline staff. Women will now wear a one-piece dress, while men will see an olive-coloured jacket and vest replace the previous 13-year-old uniform. The signature red and blue scarf will vanish.

28 Mar 2013 - 5:41am

City Digest, February 18, 2013

About 30 Civil Human Rights Front members protested outside Stanley Prison yesterday in support of activist Koo Sze-yiu, who was jailed this month for nine months for desecrating Chinese and Hong Kong flags at two separate rallies last year.

18 Feb 2013 - 4:34am

US Airways gets 16,500 applications for 450 flight-attendant positions

US Airways has attracted strong interest from job applicants. Photo: Bloomberg

US Airways, the carrier seeking to merge with AMR's American Airlines, received more than 16,500 applications for 450 flight-attendant positions in its biggest hiring push for the job since 2010.

About 700 applicants had advanced to the interview stage and 240 offers had been made, US Airways said in its employee newsletter published this week.

12 Jan 2013 - 4:02am

Cathay flight attendants plan industrial action around Christmas

Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants’ Union members state their demands at a meeting at the Regal Airport Hotel yesterday. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Cathay Pacific customers may face flight disruptions in the run-up to Christmas if the airline does not resume talks with the union on next year's pay rise, the airline's cabin crew union says.

11 Dec 2012 - 10:21am 2 comments

Coffee threat to Shinawatra daughter by Cathay attendant

Cathay Pacific is now under pressure to sack the flight attendant who posted the coffee threat on Facebook.

Getting served a cup of coffee is a routine part of flying, but the thought now has uncomfortable associations for one frequent business class patron, especially on board Cathay Pacific.

3 Dec 2012 - 7:28am 11 comments

Cathay Pacific flight attendants may take action over 5pc pay claim

Cathay Pacific flight attendants could take industrial action in support of their 5 per cent pay claim after management yesterday announced an average 2 per cent pay rise for Hong Kong ground staff and cabin crew.

1 Dec 2012 - 3:07am

Cathay Pacific flight attendants union seeks 'realistic' pay increase of 5 pc

Members of the carrier's Flight Attendants Union announce their demands at a news conference in Wan Chai. Photo: Felix Wong

Cathay Pacific's flight attendants' union is calling for a "realistic" pay rise of 5 per cent for next year - one of the smallest increases sought in recent years.

9 Nov 2012 - 3:31am