A 74-year-old retired flight attendant, Angela Siddell, alleges she received a black eye and was handcuffed on a JetBlue flight after a dispute over disposing a tea cup, leading her to file a lawsuit.
In the ongoing game of airline versus passenger, one traveler has come up with a new way to win: using the pillow case as an extra carry-on bag. Just stuff all your items inside, instead of using it for a pillow. The overpacked pillow just takes all of the extra clothes you can’t fit within your carry-on allowance.
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Marriott is out with its first promotion of the year. Registration is required to earn 1,000 bonus points per night and double elite qualifying nights on paid stays.
A business class passenger sparked controversy by removing an economy passenger’s bag from the overhead bin, claiming entitlement to the space. With nowhere left to stow the coach passenger’s bag, it was gate checked.
American Airlines is laying off about 8% of customer relations staff, the team that tries to win back unhappy customers, as well as lost baggage staff, and AAdvantage customer service agents. The layoffs, effective March 30.
American Airlines engaged in mass shutdowns of AAdvantage accounts four years ago over customers who used invitations to apply for Citibank credit cards which didn’t say circumvented rules limiting how often one could get a bonus. People lost millions of miles. And there’s a new lawsuit against American Airlines over taking these miles away.
The FAA’s move towards diversity-oriented hiring practices for air traffic controllers raises concerns over industry impact, although it doesn’t appear to compromise safety.
A flight attendant from Pakistan International Airlines disappeared in Canada, highlighting a pattern of crew members vanishing during layovers, prompting the airline to implement stricter measures and raising questions about the reasons behind these incidents.