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Business class on a Turkish Airlines A330-300 only occupies five rows. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Peter Weiland)

Turkish Airlines Introduces Hygiene Experts on Flights

Turkish Airlines has announced the introduction of Hygiene Experts to ensure passenger safety in flight. The airline that would normally feature a chef for business class passengers on long-haul flights now has the purview of Hygiene Expert cabin crews who work as health inspectors, focusing on the enforcement of on-board hygiene and social distancing measures. Hygiene Experts monitor the usage of masks among passengers, ensure that masks are not all removed at once for food and beverage service and disinfect…

Hawaiian Airlines Set to Become Next U.S. Airline to Face…

Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants dealt their employer a major defeat on Wednesday when they voted to authorize a strike if negotiations between union and company representatives continue to prove unfruitful. Nearly 96 percent of union members participated in the vote which, according to the union, was approved by 99.9 percent…

American Airlines’ New Uniforms Make Debut

American Airlines rolled out its new uniforms on Tuesday as part of their field testing phase. A total of 1,016 flight attendants and customer service agents will test the new uniforms for six months before the uniforms are rolled out systemwide in 2020. The field testing will assist the company…

JetBlue Flight Attendants Vote to Unionize

Flight attendants of New York-based JetBlue Airways have voted in support of joining the Transport Workers Union (TWU). This historic vote for the airline further shrinks the number of flight attendants at major airlines that are not unionized. Ballot Results On April 17, 2018, the results of the union vote…

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America Cabin Crew Reach Key Step…

Just over a month after Alaska Airlines and Virgin America began flying under a single operating certificate, the Association of Flight Attendants declared that it had reached an agreement with Alaska Airlines. The tentative merger agreement represents 5,400 flight attendants working for the newly merged Seattle-based carrier under a labor…

Aerolineas Argentinas Enhances Passenger Experience Through Digital Management

Aerolineas Argentinas has become Latin America’s first airline to digitally empower its cabin crews and take the inflight passenger service to the next level with SITAONAIR’s CrewTab. CrewTab digitally transforms cabin crews’ preflight, inflight, and post-flight activities and their workflows by providing crew members with a complete, user-friendly mobile, and…