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Cathay Pacific Reaches Agreement with Union, Strike Averted

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We reported last week that Cathay Pacific cabin crew were considering going on strike in August pending a salary negotiation…well it looks like after a lengthy negotiation, the Flight Attendant Union and airline have reached a last-minute agreement. Sources inside Cathay Pacific revealed that the negotiation took a rough course. Key union personnel negotiated with the airline for hours at…

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NYC Is Officially A No Catcall Zone

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Nora Crotty at Yahoo! reports that New York City is now “officially” a no catcalling zone. She reports seeing the new signs posted more than 50 times around Manhattan and Brooklyn. They were placed around the city courtesy of Feminist Apparel. According to Alan J. Martofel, production coordinator at Feminist Apparel, the signs were erected in support…

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Saudi Airlines Airbus A330 In Israel @ TLV …Results in Canceled Maintenance Contract

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Israeli media were stunned when a Saudi Airlines Airbus A330 landed at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport two weeks ago. It had supposedly landed for mechanical reasons and had no passengers on board, returning from Brussels. Media speculated of an in-fight emergency. The sight was rare as Israel has no formal diplomatic ties with Saudi Arabia and no…

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Alitalia Dumping Air France-KLM Partnership

This morning, Alitalia announced that it will not be renewing its partnership with Air France-KLM which is set to expire in January 2017. CEO Silvano Cassano had this to say: These agreements are no longer beneficial, either commercially or strategically, to the new Alitalia and its ambitious turnaround plan. They were negotiated when Alitalia was in…

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US Carrier Wifi Ranked…and the winner is

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Gizomodo has published a review of the wifi service aboard the legacy and low cost carriers, crowning JetBlue and its “Fly-Fi” Ka-band technology as the overall champion. I have to agree, my Fly-Fi experience was night and day when compared to the traditional Gogo ATG wifi found on most carriers. Fellow low cost carrier Virgin America snagged second place.…

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