Whispering Coach to train Virgin Atlantic Cabin Crew
"The crew are now trained to whisper at tones between twenty and thirty decibels due to its calming effect and the fact that it won't disturb other passengers whilst lights are out," says new whispering coach
Speak softly, do not disturb the Upper Class traveling in the "Dream Suite".
In order to provide a calming effect, Virgin Atlantic plans to train its cabin crew in the fine art of soft speaking. All talking will be done between 20 and 30 decibels, in appropriate, soothing tone.
"It is incredibly important that all Virgin Atlantic's cabin crew have their skills honed in order to provide the most comfortable experience possible for our passengers," said Richard Fitzgerald, Virgin’s customer service training supervisor and new whispering coach. >>More..
Regulators nix Ryanair "straphanger-seats"
In a "surprise" ruling, the airline's application to run test flights with standing berths, handrails and straps has been rejected by regulators
We all remember. The traveling public was shaking it's head in disbelief when a year ago Ryanair boasted proudly about being the first airline to introduce standing, saddle-like seats on its shorter flights.
Standing? Flying? Flying while standing? Sounded like a Steven King flick but - it was real. Or, at least it was going to be.
Enter the regulator. It is presently unknown if it was the US Federal Aviation or the Administration or the European Aviation Safety Agency. One thing is sure though: the idea has been rejected, before the first test flight would have taken off. >>More..
Pilots and crew face the airline industry reality
Why we will face pilot shortage
"One of the biggest insults crews have to experience is going through security."
"My pay has been cut 40 percent; my pension, like most airline pensions, has been terminated and replaced by a (pension) guarantee worth only pennies on the dollar."
Many pilots no longer feel they have any job security.
Over the years, many seasoned pilots have seen their pensions reduced and their pay slashed. >>More..
Why America can't compete?
Chinese workers build 15-story hotel in just six days >>More..
EDITORIAL: Bombardier faces dilemma with outsourcing
Can the C-Series keep the schedule? >>More..
EDITORIAL: "Enough!... Enough already!"
Whether you are a passenger, or a flight attendant, there were at least a few times you've felt you wanted to be somewhere else. >>More..