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Air Canada Rouge's crew have received a new uniform, more in line with the mainline uniform. (Photo: Air Canada)

The Importance Of Airline Uniforms

Fashion plays an integral role in the airline industry, as it is the foundation for creating the uniforms for each individual airline’s workforce. The frontline employees, who are the backbone of the airline industry’s operations, from ticketing and gate agents to flight attendants and pilots,  don their uniforms every time they report to work and represent their respective carriers while interacting with passengers. They routinely display the airline’s identity through not only their actions but also by what they are…

Main South American Carriers Modernize Their Fleets

With the goal of bettering passenger comfort as they compete for supremacy in South America, LATAM and Avianca have announced significant upcoming changes in their fleets, which range from the incorporation of new aircraft to the modernization of their cabins. The LATAM Group presented to a U.S. court an agreement…

JetBlue Announces Refreshed Mint Experience, Is Granted London Slots

JetBlue has announced a major refresh of its JetBlue Mint services as it prepares for a transition into trans-Atlantic travel starting in 2021 with flights to London. These current changes are just the first steps for the airline who are planning a “fully reimagined version of Mint” for one of…

Post-COVID-19 Aviation Industry: The Middle Seat

Many civil aviation offices around the world are working on what will be the restart of airline operations and a new beginning in aviation. These efforts are intended to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission, including protection for crew, ground personnel and passengers before, during and after flights, and preventive…

Aircalin Returns Airbus A330neo After Cabin Odor Reports

Aircalin, a carrier based in the Pacific island of New Caledonia, has withdrawn one of its new Airbus A330-900neo aircraft from service and has sent it back to Toulouse, France for further inspection. The airline has reported that it sent the aircraft back after staff noticed a strong smell of…

Spirit Airlines Unveils Newly-Redesigned Cabin Seats to be Installed on…

Ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines will be installing new, ergonomically-designed cabin seats starting from Nov. 2019 on its new Airbus A320 jets. According to Spirit, the design of the latest cabin seats focus on guest comfort and is in response to feedback and survey results from its flying customers. The seats…

New CEO Decides Fate of Air France’s A380 Fleet

Benjamin Smith was recently appointed as the new Air France-KLM CEO following the departure of Jean-Marc Janaillac. He assumed the CEO role on Sept. 30, 2018. Just over two weeks into the job, Smith and employee representative unions successfully signed an agreement regarding employee compensation. The unions in the accord…

New App Allows Passengers to Report Uncomfortable Cabin Conditions

A new app released by the Association of Flight Attendants will now allow passengers to report high or low temperatures onboard an aircraft. The app, which is available to passengers and crew free of charge, is called 2Hot2Cold and is part of an effort to introduce standards for climate control…

Photos: United Debuts Premium Plus Seating on a Boeing 777-200

United is joining other major U.S. carriers with the addition of a premium economy cabin. This new cabin, called Premium Plus, will serve as the airline's first premium economy product and will officially debut as early as the fall. For now, these seats are being sold as Economy Plus until the…

Delta’s Refurbished 777 is a Win For Passengers

Earlier this month, Delta unveiled its first refurbished Boeing 777-200 featuring the carrier’s new business and premium economy classes. The airline operates a fleet of 18 Boeing 777-200s, with ten Long Range (LR) variants and eight Extended Range (ER) variants. With an average age of 16.7 years, Delta is also…