Airline-loving Memphis couple Bess Wohlner and Jeremy Simons held a Delta themed wedding, kicking it off by announcing their engagement with a Diamond Status ‘save the date’ card, and they welcomed their guests with Tumi amenity kits from Delta’s first class cabin.
“Bess and Jeremy’s love for the airline began when they flew out of the Los Angeles hub for student assignments. Bess agreed to do a “mileage run” with Jeremy and purchase trips from one Delta city to the next to accrue SkyMiles. After 47 hours spent making two laps around the US without ever leaving an airport, he knew she was the one for him.”
The couple even got loaned a branded mat from Delta for the walk down the aisle, and The wedding party wore navy blue bridesmaids’ dresses and yarmulkes, complete with bright red accents.
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There are many reasons why your stomach might turn at the thought of airline food, it’s never had a good reputation for a number of reasons, including- flight regulations, lack of space, keeping ingredients fresh, and the logistical troubles of getting the right food supplies on the right flight.
The chief strategy officer of Cuisine Solutions (who provide food for international airlines), Gerard Bertholon, said: "There's going to be a lot more nutritious food, they [airlines] have been focusing on comfort food, big portions, and not looking too much at the ingredients."
But slowly over the years, the food being served on airlines has been improving, the next step is likely to be more personalised meals for passengers flying. For example giving passengers more information on where their meat has come from, using organic ingredients and vegetables, and more meal options rather than the usual ‘meat’ or ‘vegetarian’.
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Around 30 percent of Air France flights were cancelled as strikes over pay rises intensified, leaving thousands of passengers stranded.
The strikes are affecting both domestic and international flights in at Paris' Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports. This strike is Air France's fifth since February, and the number of cancelled flights is only rising, with Air France warning passengers to check the status of their flights before coming to the airport.
Air France unions want 6% pay raises after years of salary freezes, but Air France is only offering 1%, saying they can’t afford any higher. The strikes have been costing Air France around €20m (£17.5m) a day.
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The international airline program is called the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Live Animals Logistics. The program creates benchmarks and certifies the best practices for transporting animals to ensure quality standards for the animals travelling. The certification program adds to the groups regulations for handling, labeling, and documentation required for pets in transit, and a comprehensive classification of the needs of thousands of different species.
The program is for each part of the industry that deals with animals, including airlines, airports and ground handlers.
Senior vice president for cargo at the International Air Transport Association, Nick Careen, said in a statement:
“As an industry, we have a duty of care to ensure that standards and best practices are in place around the world to protect the welfare of these animals,"
The new effort follows a series of unfortunate cases of involving animials on flights, including a French bulldog puppy who died after a flight attendant told it’s owner to put him in the overhead bin. In two other cases, dogs in cargo were put on the wrong flights, including one dog being sent to Japan rather than Kansas City.
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The Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific has decided to end its skirts-only policy that's existed for 71 years since the airline's founding in 1946. Now female flight attendants can choose to wear trousers or skirts.
According to a report from the South China Morning Post, about 2,500 female Cathay Pacific cabin crew were in favour of wearing trousers. Cathay Pacific has about 7,000 female attendants out of a total cohort of 10,000.
Although many people feel this is a step in the right direction, Cathay Pacific has said that the changes will take 3 years to be rolled out, which has lead some members of the public to condemn this choice, with one twitter user writing:
“3 years to swap out? They could easily make a point of rushing it through or at very least allow women to buy their own trousers in the interim.”
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