The diversion of pilot attention to what is going on in the cabin rather than the cockpit is the point at which air rage becomes really serious
Airbus and Boeing prefer not to talk about their latest airliners complementing each other in fleet decisions, but that isn’t stopping Etihad making such a point with its first A380 on Thursday last week and its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner over the weekend.
How to get 23 million people to search for information about an airline in a day: Offer a luxury apartment, and keep them waiting for a dramatic new livery
Etihad's over the top $43,000 London flights take us back to similar equivalent fares for kangaroo route flights post WWII
No doubt the managerial cadres at Virgin Australia, and whoever is really running the show at Qantas, would find the recent reported comments of Etihad CEO, James Hogan, at a media event in India of some interest.
The significance of the (all but totally) completed deal by which Etihad invests massively in a revitalised Alitalia should become apparent to Australian travellers in the latter half of next year.
Etihad as 24 percent owner of Jet Airways says the India flag carrier will make routes to Australia one of its focuses in a three year plan to bring the airline to profitability.
Bring the competing ambitions of the leaders of three of the world’s most dynamic airlines into the board room of Australia’s second largest airline, Virgin Australia, and very interesting things are sure to happen.
Abu Dhabi’s sovereign owned Etihad Airways is ready to go where most airlines would fear to fly, with a major investment in Italy flag carrier Alitalia.
AusBT, which has carried many a Skytrax award announcement, is reporting that Etihad has just given the ratings site the boot after reviewing its ‘methodology’ among other things.