Flight secrets: Female attendants still have to abide by this rule from the 1960s | Travel News | Travel

Flight attendants are not only required to carry out their jobs efficiently but also look highly presentable while serving plane customers. They have to follow numerous rules regarding their appearance and some of them date back to the heyday of travel. Female cabin crew have to wear lipstick and blusher “as a minimum,” according to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). This has not changed since the 1960’s, as a former flight attendant revealed in an interview with British Airways. Wendy Barlow, who served with the forerunner to British…

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Gatwick Airport: Man fakes BOMB call to police to delay his Norwegian flight | Travel News | Travel

A man who was late for his flight from Gatwick Airport attempted to delay the plane by faking a bomb scare. Jacob Meir Abdellak, 47, rang up the police to report the threat of a bomb just eight minutes before his Norwegian flight to Los Angles, US was due to depart on 11 May. As a result of his actions, a full re-screening was required, delaying take off by 90 minutes. However, while Abdellak was successful in his ploy to delay the plane, he still wasn’t allowed to board the…

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Flight rules: You cannot fly in a plane if you’ve recently undergone this treatment | Travel News | Travel

Flights need to be as safe as possible for everyone on board so certain airlines are very strict with certain health conditions. This means that you might not always be allowed to fly and make be required to present medical paperwork On Virgin Atlantic you won’t be able to fly if you’ve had a general anaesthetic or dental treatment within 48 hours prior to your flight. “Certain medical conditions can be affected by flying, and may require medical clearance, which is written confirmation from your doctor that you are well…

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Ryanair flight: Passengers suffer bleeding ears after cabin pressure loss mid-air | Travel News | Travel

Ryanair flight FR7312 was flying from Dublin to Zadar in Croatia when the incident occurred. A loss of pressure in the cabin meant the plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Frankfurt airport. Oxygen masks fell as the plane descended thousands of feet, dropping 26,000 feet in just seven minutes according to flight tracking website Flight Radar. According to Sky News, German police explained that 33 of the passengers out of 189 were taken to the hospital. Some suffered from bleeding ears due to the loss of pressure,…

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Holidays 2018: What to do if your flight is cancelled | Travel News | Travel

Cancelled flights can ruin your holiday plans so it’s essential you know what course of action to take should the worst happen. Cheap flight booking site CheapOair have offered their expect travel advice on cancellations. “Passengers traveling to, from, or within the European Union may be protected under EU Law if their flight is cancelled,” Anuradha Mudalige, Director at CheapOair.co.uk, told Express.co.uk. “EU Law applies to any flights departing from an EU airport regardless of airline, or flights that are arriving at an EU airport operated by an EU airline. …

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Ryanair flight news: 30 UK trips cancelled as pilots strike | Travel News | Travel

Ryanair flights from the UK to Ireland will be cancelled, the travel provider has announced. The company tweeted a statement to their account revealing the changes to travel plans. The tweet stated: “Ryanair to cancel up to 30 of 290 Irish flights on Thurs 12 July, only some IRE-UK flights affected. “All Ireland to Europe flights to operate as normal as majority of Irish pilots fly on Thurs.” In a further statement the company stated they “regret” the action. It revealed that striking pilots are behind the changes in the…

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