Malaysia Airlines reports that their flight MH370, a Boeing 777-200 flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew on board is reported missing. Air traffic control lost radio contact with the plane approximately 2 hours into the flight.
The aircraft left Kuala Lumpur (KUL) at 12:41am, local time, on March 8, 2014, and was expected to land in Beijing (PEK) at 6:30am, local time. Continue reading
By now, you may have heard of this viral note a passenger left on a WestJet flight from Calgary to Victoria, claiming that “the cockpit of an airliner is no place for a woman”.
My first thought was pretty much what the title says. I couldn’t believe that there are still people in the world who would avoid a female pilot.
Like it happened in 1991.
As I write these lines, and as announced months ago by Biman, the McDonnell-Douglas DC-10 is making its final commercial flight from Dhaka to Birmingham via Kuwait City, and the tweets about this unique final flight are pouring in.
I’ve had the privilege of flying onboard the DC-10 at least once, so I thought I’d share my memories with you. Continue reading
Betty White (The Golden Girls, Hot in Cleveland), Gavin Macleod (The Love Boat) and Jimmy Weldon (The Yogi Bear Show) star in a hilarious “old school” safety video from (who else?) Air New Zealand! Continue reading
ANA Boeing 787 Dreamliner (Photo credit: yasa_)
Due to safety concerns, two of Japan’s largest airlines have announced they would stop flying the Boeing 787 Dreamliner until further notice. Operations will resume once “safety is assured”, says ANA, and “after further assessment of the situation with ongoing investigations”, says JAL.
The decision was made in light of an incident onboard ANA flight NH692, a Boeing 787 en route from Yamaguchi Ube to Tokyo Haneda with 137 passengers and crew, none of which were seriously injured. Continue reading