Lufthansa cancels 290 flights due to cabin staff strike

German airline Lufthansa said it will cancel 290 flights on Friday, the first day of a planned week of walkouts by cabin staff in a long-running dispute over cost-saving measures.

Air India urges DGCA to relax fitness norms for cabin crew

Air India urges DGCA to relax fitness norms for cabin crew

Air India has sought relaxation in the mandated fitness standards for cabin crew, citing that less stringent requirements would help the airline retain a sizable chunk of its cabin staff.

Qatar Airways `shamed` for sacking cabin crew for getting married or pregnant

Qatar Airways was shamed into relaxing its policy of sacking cabin crew for getting pregnant or marrying in their first five years of employment, a labour federation said Thursday, while welcoming the move.

Air India sends DGCA nodal officer to Jeddah

National carrier Air India has rushed its DGCA nodal officer to Jeddah to get first hand information on one of its cabin crew members, who is under detention at Jeddah Airport since June 4, on charges of gold smuggling.

Air India crew member detained in Jeddah for smuggling gold

A cabin crew member of an Air India flight was detained by the Jeddah Airport authorities on charges of smuggling out gold.

DGCA set to revise cabin crew duty, rest period norms

The move comes after DGCA received a number of complaints about airlines allegedly violating the Flight Duty Time Limitation (FDTL) norms for cabin crew.

Air India hires 365 for cabin crew, 435 more to join

National carrier Air India has picked 365 candidates this year while the recruitment exercise is under way for filling up 435 vacancies to tackle shortage of cabin crew, Parliament was informed Tuesday.

New uniform for Air India cabin crew

National carrier Air India has draped its cabin crew in an all-new uniform, replacing the trademark red, white and black colours for bright mustard, designed by the premier fashion institute NIFT.

AI takes refuge under a DGCA provision to meet crew shortage

Air India is alleged to have been "compromising" with flight safety norms by using a DGCA waiver on minimum cabin crew requirement on some of its long haul flights, a charge denied by the national carrier.

Daughter of senior Air India executive travels in bunk meant for pilots

In an alleged violation of aviation safety norms, a daughter of a senior Air India executive travelled in the bunk which is only meant for resting of flight crew members as per the DGCA norms, during one of the airline's flight to Newark recently.

Air India's cabin crew detained in Russia due to visa issues: Govt

Air India's cabin crew on a Delhi-Moscow flight were kept in detention as they had landed in the Russian capital before the validity of their visas had begun, Rajya Sabha was informed Tuesday.

Air India sacks 47 cabin crew members on grounds of absenteeism

Taking a tough stance to ensure discipline, Air India has sacked 47 members of its cabin crew and issued show-cause notices to 20 more on grounds of absenteeism.

No decision yet on reinstating sacked cabin crew members: AI

Air India is yet to take a decision on reinstating 17 of its cabin crew, whose services were terminated recently for indiscipline and defying flight duty time limitation (FDTL) rules, airline officials said on Friday .

Air India takes back 13 sacked cabin crew members

Air India has "unconditionally" taken back 13 of the 17 cabin crew members it had sacked recently for indiscipline and defying flight duty time limitation, allegedly following pressure from a section of the employee unions, AI sources said Thursday.

Here is why airlines hire more females than males!

Seeking to fly high in a high-cost environment, Indian and foreign airlines are taking innovative measures to cut their expenses, including a greater emphasis on hiring of supposedly lower-weighing female cabin crew.

Air India suspends co-pilot, 2 cabin crew for over stay in cockpit

Air India has suspended the co-pilot and two cabin crew for "over stay" in the cockpit.

Aussies love flirting with a member of the cabin crew during a flight

Fifteen percent of men confessed flirting with a member of the cabin crew during a flight.

Former cabin crew arrested for cheating, promised pilot`s job

A former cabin crew with a
private airline, who lost his job due to overweight, was
arrested in Delhi for allegedly cheating a man by promising a job
of a pilot for his relative.

Air India scraps selected panel of cabin crew

Air India Monday scrapped a panel
of applicants for post of cabin crew for recruitment in
erstwhile Indian Airlines in 2008-09, in the wake of alleged
irregularities in the selection process.

British Airways cabin crew launch new strikes

British Airways cabin crew
launched a new five-day strike on Sunday.