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Emirates Airline's Matthias Schmid accepting the Up in the Air award for the airline's first class suite. (Photo: Emirates)

Emirates First Class Suite Wins Top PaxEx Prize at Future Travel Experience

At the Future Travel Experience Global Awards on Monday in Las Vegas, Nevada, Emirates Airline walked away with the top award for their newly-debuted first class suites found on its Boeing 777 aircraft. The product won gold in the “Up in the Air” category, which focuses on initiatives that enhance passenger experience (PaxEx) and/or significantly enhance operational efficiency in-flight. [caption id="attachment_26509" align="aligncenter" width="683"] Emirates' first class suites are the first to feature floor-to-ceiling walls and sliding doors. (Photo: Emirates)[/caption] The…

Aircraft Departure Leads to Gold and Silver Rain in Russia

Last week, a Russian airplane lost over three metric tons of gold bars during take-off from the airport of Yakutsk in Siberia. The precious cargo inside the Nimbus Airlines Antonov AN-12 had shifted during taxiing and damaged the freight door. When the plane accelerated for takeoff, the door opened and…