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The chart that explains why nobody wants to fly Air India

The performance Air India, the largest state-owned airline in India, has been bogged down over the years due to poor management. The government is currently considering privatising the airline. Private airlines have consistently out-performed Air India on delivering on-time performance of domestic flights. Take on-time performance, for instance. This parameter measures the timeliness of the departure and arrival of Indian flights. Not surprisingly, Air India falls woefully short. Among all airlines, Air India had the worst on-time performance in 28 of the 44 months from June 2014 to January 2017, according…

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Australian Airline Qantas has banned its staff for using ‘gender-inappropriate’ words

Australian airline Qantas has told staff to use ‘gender appropriate’ terms and avoid saying ‘husband and wife’ because it may offend the LGBTI community. Qantas’ People and Culture group executive Lesley Grant issued an information booklet detailing how to make employees feel more comfortable at work in line with the airline’s Spirit of Inclusion month, The Daily Telegraph reported. It asks employees to stop using words such as ‘honey, darling and love’ because they have the capacity to offend. Australian airline Qantas has told staff to use ‘gender appropriate’ terms and avoid saying ‘husband…

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How a Flight Attendant Hustled Her Way to Become Singapore’s ‘Queen of Instagram’

Jamie Chua is popularly called one of the ‘rich kids of Singapore’ despite the fact that she is not a ‘kid’. The Indonesian-Chinese woman is a mother of two kids- a girl and a boy, both of who are in their teens. She is also called the ‘Queen of Instagram’ in Singapore. Why? Because all her pictures look like they have been taken for a professional photoshoot. To our utter surprise, Jamie is 42-years-old. Yes, you read that right. Sometimes to be a “rich kid” on Instagram, you don’t even…

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Heartwarming moment BEAUTIFUL! BABY CHIMPANZEE Becomes Co-Pilot in Plane As he’s Flown to Safety

Anti-poaching pilot won an army of female fans after he shared the adorable video of his flight with baby chimpanzee Mussa A baby chimpanzee has melted hearts after he was filmed being flown to safety on the lap of a pilot. Little Mussa was orphaned by suspected poachers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Anthony Caere , an anti-poaching pilot, flew the adorable baby chimp to safety after he was rescued from the province of North Kivu. He is now being cared for at the Lwiro Primates centre, a chimpanzee and monkey rehabilitation centre in…

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37 Ways To Game The Airlines: How To Get Free Flights, Travel Perks And More

Travel hackers make it their business to hunt down insider tricks and loopholes to beat the airlines at their own game. It’s their way of getting free flights, complimentary upgrades, all kinds of perks and even cash, in some cases. I convinced a handful of travel experts to share some of their best tips. By using these strategies, you can travel in ways you never thought possible. Before we dive into the super-savvy advice, let’s take a look at some of the basic rules that every travel hacker agrees on. 1. Consolidate your miles. Small mileage balances spread across too many airline accounts…

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Measles alert issued for passengers of Singapore Airlines flight SQ285

An alert has been issued to recent passengers of a Singapore Airlines flight after they may have been exposed to a highly infectious virus. Auckland Regional Public Health Service issued the alert after a person onboard an aircraft last Thursday was found to have measles. Travellers who arrived at Auckland International Airport on Singapore Air flight SQ285 from Singapore, at 11.45am on February 22, may have been exposed to the virus, it said. Passengers in rows 31 to 49 were closest to the measles case and are at highest risk,…

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United Airline Passenger Escaped the plane by opening the emergency exit door and jumping off, Get Arrested

A passenger who had just boarded a United Airlines flight at the Newark airport on Sunday opened the emergency exit and went down the inflatable slide. Port Authority police say charges against 25-year-old Troy Fattun are pending. He was detained by airline staff and police moments after he slid down the chute to reach the tarmac at Newark Liberty International airport. The incident occurred on United Airlines Flight 1640 that was headed from Newark to Tampa, Florida. Port Authority officers who responded to the scene at Terminal C found the…

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Half-naked passenger threatens to batter Ryanair Airline crew before getting booted off plane in Morocco

A RANTING Ryanair passenger was kicked off his flight after he was caught on film ripping off his shirt and threatening to batter the cabin crew. When told to calm down by the hi-vis clad steward, he screamed: ‘How about you calm down c***? Who’s got a problem with me?’ The unnamed passenger – who spoke with a British accent – launched a foul-mouthed tirade at staff on an early-morning flight from Stansted Airport to Tenerife.  The unidentified passenger launched a foul-mouthed tirade when a steward tried to calm…

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EXCLUSIVE: Shocking Video of Passenger Punching a Jetblue Flight Attendant in the head and then breaks out of two sets of handcuffs after shouting ‘get the f*** off me!’

A passenger had to be restrained on a JetBlue flight after he punched an attendant in the head during a profanity-laden rant. Shocking video obtained by DailyMail.com shows the crazed man screaming at the crew member before attacking him while the New York-bound plane was on the tarmac in Los Angeles. He shouted: ‘Get the f*** off of me!’ Big where the f*** are you at! I need the seat Biggie!’ ‘Why are we still in the f***ing airport? We are not on a f***ing plane obviously,’ he continues. ‘I…

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Young girl bitten by support dog on Southwest Airlines flight after trying to pet it

A young girl was was bitten by a support dog that was accompanying its owner on a busy passenger flight. The incident occurred onboard a Southwest Airways service from Pheonix, Arizona, to Portland, Oregon, scheduled to takeoff at 11.45pm on February 21. The young girl “about the age of six” was bitten on the forehead after she attempted to pet the animal, according to one eyewitness. The girl and her parents were forced to leave the aeroplane as medics bandaged her forehead, but were subsequently allowed to return to to…

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