October, 2015

How to avoid injuries on board


Let’s face it, you must stay healthy if you want to fly for years with the same energy you had soon after you finish you initial training. We all know this and we take care of ourselves by bringing our own food onboard, avoid touching tempting sweets and goodies. However, staying healthy is also about keeping our body fit and avoiding injuries.

Having a injury onboard is a catastrophe. Mainly because if the company determines that it was your fault, you are left without a job and a paycheck.

This is a list of the most common injuries you can suffer onboard while working as a cabin crew:


Dynamic Airways plane catches fire on Florida runway

Dynamic airways plane catches fire
Dynamic airways plane catches fire

The Federal Aviation Administration said a Dynamic Airways plane caught fire Thursday afternoon while taxiing for departure from Florida’s Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport.

Dynamic Airways Flight 405 was headed to Caracas, Venezuela, when it encountered an engine problem. An aircraft taxiing behind it reported fuel was leaking from the plane. The FAA said the Boeing 767 caught fire around 12:45 p.m. EDT.

Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International airport was closed until 3:15 p.m. due to the fire. The airport’s website lists the south runway as operational while the north runway remains closed.


Emirates safety demonstration for Benfica fans


Emirates Airlines got Benfica fans cheering this week with a tongue in cheek activity at Estadio da Luz in Portugal that gave Benfica supporters a few pointers on how to share their passion for the club, the Emirates way.

Moments before the kick-off of the huge derby match against rivals Sporting Lisbon, eight Emirates cabin crew made their way to the centre circle of the pitch and proceeded to give a very special Benfica supporter demonstration.

Taking their cues from the traditional airline safety demonstration, the eight crew members stood facing Lisbon football fans and gave an impassioned, witty and entertaining demonstration on how to support the club, including the placement of a scarf over the shoulders in a sign of “benfiquism”.