Month: November 2018

This is what happens to your body when an airplane cabin isn’t pressurized

November 29, 2018

The never-ending nightmare that is commercial flying just added a rather horrifying new potential mishap to its roster. On Thursday morning, passengers on a Jet Airways flight traveling from Mumbai to Jaipur, India, began experiencing headaches and nosebleeds. The flight eventually deployed oxygen masks and made an emergency landing. The cause? A crew member forgot […]

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This is how IndiGo made your flight ticket expensive; Twitter amused, asks how much for arm-rest, lights?

November 29, 2018

Mumbai: Indigo, which has the largest market share in India’s aviation business, faced heavy criticism from Twitterati soon after it had decided to charge extra amount for seats that are booked via web check-in. Airlines are doing very badly in terms of logging losses upon losses, but the public reacts fiercely when some of the […]

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Indonesia aviation in spotlight after Lion Air crash

November 29, 2018

Jakarta: Bumpy runways, hair-raising safety lapses, remote airstrips with no navigation systems and a dire shortage of experienced captains and maintenance crews. Indonesia is one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation markets, but it has come under fresh scrutiny since a fatal Lion Air crash last month as the sector struggles to keep up with its breakneck […]

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CISF mulls using AI biometrics tech at global aviation meet

November 29, 2018

New Delhi, Nov 29 (PTI) Airports guarding force CISF is toying with the idea of using artificial intelligence, biometrics-powered entry and exit system and modern CT bag scanners as part of a futuristic global aviation security regime being ushered in to fortify defences, a senior official said Thursday. The new protocols were discussed during a […]

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In Lion Air Crash, Black Box Data Reveals Pilots’ Struggle to Regain Control

November 28, 2018

Data from the jetliner that crashed into the Java Sea last month shows the pilots fought to save the plane almost from the moment it took off, as the Boeing 737’s nose was repeatedly forced down, apparently by an automatic system receiving incorrect sensor readings. The information from the flight data recorder, contained in a […]

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Aviation crackdown in offing? Web check-in fee charged by airlines under scanner, says Ministry

November 27, 2018

The central government on Monday said it is going into the issue of some airlines charging a fee for advance seat selection through web check-in. “MoCA (Ministry of Civil Aviation) has noted that airlines are now charging for web check-in for all seats,” the Ministry said on its Twitter handle. “We are reviewing these fees […]

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Air India night flights offering tickets from Rs 1,000 now for Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Goa!

November 27, 2018

Air India, the country’s flag carrier airline, is all set to start new late-night flights on routes including Bengaluru-Ahmedabad-Bengaluru, Delhi-Coimbatore-Delhi and Delhi-Goa-Delhi with basic fares beginning from Rs 1,000, according to the company’s website, which said that this will be effective from November 30, 2018. Airfares during this time are cheaper than those with regular […]

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Apply now to be an Alliance Air Co-Pilot

November 26, 2018

  Air India’s regional service subsidiary Alliance Air has invited applications from Indian nationals to fill up vacancies of Co-Pilots for their ATR 72-600 fleet. Here are the details: Number of vacancies 10 (Gen 04, OBC-02, SC-02, ST-02). Place of postings Delhi/Kolkata/Bengaluru/Hyderabad/Mumbai/Chennai/Vishakhapatnam/Jaipur. Term & nature of appointment Will be on fixed term contract basis for […]

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Jet Airways passenger talks about bombs over phone, detained at Kolkata airport

November 26, 2018

Kolkata: A passenger was detained and forced to de-board a Jet Airways Kolkata-Mumbai flight on Monday after fellow passengers allegedly heard him talking about “bombs” on a video chat, an airport official said. Yogvedanta Poddar, in his 20s, was forced to get off the plane, which was preparing for take-off, he said. Co-passengers overheard his […]

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Aviation ministry to review airlines’ move to charge for web check-in

November 26, 2018

The Ministry of Civil Aviation on Monday said that it will review the move of airlines to charge for web check-in after passengers took to social media platform Twitter to complain against the carriers’ decision. The ministry said that it has noted that airlines are now charging for web check-in for all seats. “We are […]

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