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Old 24-02-2017, 02:28 PM   #1776 (permalink)
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Aeroflot have banned old,fat and ugly cabin crew from international routes.
About 400 who are over 40 or larger than size 16 are on domestic routes now.
Flew with them when USSR was going,big bad mannered bags handing out lollies,
no service skills at all,was cheap though and interesting to see the other side.
Wonder if BA will follow suite,bloody hard passing one of them in the aisle.
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Old 24-02-2017, 03:06 PM   #1777 (permalink)
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Aeroflot have banned old,fat and ugly cabin crew from international routes.
About 400 who are over 40 or larger than size 16 are on domestic routes now.
Flew with them when USSR was going,big bad mannered bags handing out lollies,
no service skills at all,was cheap though and interesting to see the other side.
Wonder if BA will follow suite,bloody hard passing one of them in the aisle.
Most airlines have a grooming department, and the ones that are overweight soon get on the stairmaster when they lose the glamour routes.

Except in the UK and US where they have something called "Fat Shaming".
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Old 24-02-2017, 07:10 PM   #1778 (permalink)
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Aeroflot have banned old,fat and ugly cabin crew from international routes.
About 400 who are over 40 or larger than size 16 are on domestic routes now.
Flew with them when USSR was going,big bad mannered bags handing out lollies,
no service skills at all,was cheap though and interesting to see the other side.
Wonder if BA will follow suite,bloody hard passing one of them in the aisle.

Do you really care what they look like? It's the ones that behave like power crazed prison guards, mostly on the US carriers that bother me.
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Old 24-02-2017, 08:03 PM   #1779 (permalink)
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Aeroflot have banned old,fat and ugly cabin crew from international routes.
About 400 who are over 40 or larger than size 16 are on domestic routes now.
Flew with them when USSR was going,big bad mannered bags handing out lollies,
no service skills at all,was cheap though and interesting to see the other side.
Wonder if BA will follow suite,bloody hard passing one of them in the aisle.

Do you really care what they look like? It's the ones that behave like power crazed prison guards, mostly on the US carriers that bother me.
I worry if they are too fat to run past in case of emergency yes. I want a clear run at the emergency exit while I throw screaming women and children behind me.

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Ceiling prices of low-cost air tickets to be adjusted in accordance with services

Air fare regulator, the civil aviation committee, has agreed to revamp the air fare ceiling of low-cost airlines by introducing two-tiered fare ceiling based on the kinds of service – low-cost service and full service.

Civil Aviation Authority director Chula Sukmanop said Thursday that currently air fare ceiling was pegged at 22 baht/km for distance not exceeding 300 km and 13 baht/km for distance beyond 300 km.

He said the civil aviation committee, however, thought that the ceiling should be adjusted in accordance with the services provided which should more realistically reflect the costs.

The committee will set the standards of services and work out the appropriate ceiling prices which are expected to come into force in the middle of this year, said Mr Chula, adding that the new air fare ceiling may not affect the promotional air fares offered by low-cost airlines due to strong competition among the airlines.

But he believes the last –minute deal air tickets of low-cost airlines will be much cheaper than those offered by full-service airlines.

Mr Chula, however, the air fare ceiling of the full-service operations would be increased from the current rate of 13 baht/km which has been in use since 2010 without any adjustments.

Ceiling prices of low-cost air tickets to be adjusted in accordance with services - Thai PBS English News
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A woman has spoken of her horror after her battery-powered headphones exploded on her face as she slept during a flight.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has issued a warning after the incident on a flight from Beijing to Melbourne, which left the woman with burns to her face and hands.

The passenger, who has not been named, said she fell asleep two hours into the flight, only to be woken when the headphones exploded.

She said: "As I went to turn around I felt burning on my face. I just grabbed my face which caused the headphones to go around my neck.



"I continued to feel burning so I grabbed them off and threw them on the floor.

"They were sparking and had small amounts of fire."

Flight attendants poured water on the headphones and placed them in a bucket at the back of the plane.

However, the battery and its cover had both melted and stuck to the floor near the woman.

The ATSB said fellow passengers "endured the smell of melted plastic, burnt electronics and burnt hair" for the remainder of the flight.

Exploding headphones injure sleeping woman on Beijing to Melbourne flight
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All well and good, but these must have been her headphones.

Probably a cheap set she picked up in a Chinese bazaar.
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"They were sparking and had small amounts of fire."
The "Green Mile" springs to mind. I have been sitting next to people who I wished to combust spontaneously but no luck so far.
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Looks like a pitiful, Putin plot.
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No-one going to Italy are they?
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An Italian air traffic control strike today has caused the cancellation of hundreds of flights, as airlines warned of travel disruption throughout the day.

Passengers flying to and from Italy will have their travel disrupted due to the industrial action, which is expected to last for four hours this afternoon.

Airlines for Europe (A4E) said it expects more than 500 flights to be cancelled and passengers will also face delays for the rest of the day "when cancellations and delays have a knock-on effect on other European flights".
Hundreds of flights cancelled by airlines including EasyJet and Ryanair due to Italian air traffic control strike | City A.M.
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I hope Qatar are on the list, I'll probably be able to leave the laptop at home and get the company to pay for a new one when I get there.



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The US is banning electronic devices such as laptops and tablets from cabin baggage on flights from eight Middle Eastern and North African countries.
A US government source told the BBC that the measure would affect nine airlines operating out of 10 airports.
US media reported the order was sparked by intelligence gathered overseas.
It will reportedly include all large electronic devices such as laptops, tablets cameras, DVD players and electronic games.
But mobile phones and smartphones will still be allowed in carry-on luggage.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) declined to comment on the issue but is expected to make an announcement on Tuesday.
A matter of trust - James Cook, BBC North America correspondent
Last February an aircraft operated by the Dubai-based carrier Daallo was damaged by an explosion shortly after take-off from the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
Investigators said a passenger who was sucked out of the plane had been carrying a laptop bomb. The pilot managed to land and the alleged bomber was the only fatality. Had the device gone off at cruising altitude the plane would almost certainly have been destroyed.
The Islamic militant group al-Shabab, which is linked to al-Qaeda, claimed that it was responsible and the possibility of further such attacks is apparently what is now concerning American spies.
But, as ever with matters of intelligence, officials are reluctant to go into detail about exactly why the ban is being proposed.
That means travellers being asked to trust the US government when it says that this inconvenience is vital for their own safety and - at present - trust is a commodity which is in very short supply.
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The Transportation Security Administration, which is part of Homeland Security, also refused to comment.
It is unclear which airlines would fall under the ban and how long it will be in place.
But Royal Jordanian Airlines tweeted on Monday that it would ban passengers from carrying on most electronics to and from its North American flights, CNN first reported.
The tweet was later deleted.

The Jordan-based carrier said that starting on Tuesday, it will only allow phones and medical devices on its flights. All other electronics would be "strictly prohibited".
The airline said that laptops, tablets, DVD players and electronic games must be checked with baggage.
The new rule will affect Royal Jordanian flights to New York, Chicago, Detroit and Montreal.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly reportedly called congressional lawmakers over the weekend to explain the travel security issues that prompted the electronics ban, a congressional aide briefed on the discussion told the AP news agency.
The new ban has been under consideration for several weeks, according to US media.
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