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El Al Flight Attendants Take a Stand Against New High Heels Rules

Where: Israel
June 23, 2015 at 9:00 AM | by | ()

If El Al gets its way, flight attendants may soon be serving passengers from an even higher altitude. According to CBS News, the Israeli airline now wants female attendants to wear high heels throughout the boarding process. Formerly, the rules encouraged high heels at the airport but deemed flats fine for on-board wear.

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Couple Says 'I Do' in Impromptu In-Flight Wedding on JetBlue

June 5, 2015 at 2:30 PM | by | ()

It won't be winning at Pinterest, but a recent mid-air wedding is quickly capturing the hearts of travelers, thanks to a YouTube video making the rounds.

The couple who said their "I dos"—Chas and Dina—hopped a JetBlue flight to Seattle in order to elope. At some point, the cabin crew found out about this romantic plans, and decided to offer some in-flight entertainment in the form of an onboard wedding ceremony.

Weddings on airplanes are nothing new. Virgin Australia (nee Virgin Blue) hosted one as early as 2008, Southwest had their first mid-air marriage just last year, and Fiji Airways currently holds the Guinness World Record for world's highest ceremony. (At 41,000-feet, if you were wondering.)

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Zac Posen to Upgrade Delta's Flight Attendant Uniforms

April 30, 2015 at 5:21 PM | by | ()

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Vivienne Westwood, move over. You aren't the only fashion designer doing flight attendant uniforms.

Conde Nast Traveler reports that Zac Posen will design new uniform looks for both the flight attendants and the in-airport personnel.

"I always wanted to work with an airline," Posen told Condé Nast Traveler. "It combines a lot of different skills of mine, and Delta has been a leader, and I hope to make them look stylish."

Sadly, it will take until 2018 for passengers to spy the high fashion in-flight but we do like how Posen and Delta are asking Delta employees what they'd like to see from their uniforms. CNT reports that some suggestions offered at the formal announcement of the Posen partnership today included "The 'WOW' Factor!", "empowered," "classy and stylish," and "A lot of Red!" We say, "ALL OF THE ABOVE."

[Photo: @Zac_Posen/Instagram]

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Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Don't Forget to Be Nice to Your Server Too

February 13, 2015 at 1:35 PM | by | ()

If this post seems a little bit shouty, it’s because it is. PSA: If you plan on going out on Valentine’s Day--or Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Thanksgiving, or any other major holiday--please know that your server/flight attendant/grocery checker/concierge is most likely spending time away from their family and loved ones.

As a long-time restaurant widow (a term used for the significant others of those who work long, late hours in the restaurant industry), I’ve spent a decade of birthdays and holidays solo because my significant other is busy waiting on YOU.

Aside from his co-workers, he's shared these dates of significance primarily with strangers. Don't get me wrong, I know this is a conscious career decision. Just please be aware –- and extra nice -- to the folks who work holidays, because it's rarely ever a choice.

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Five Extremely Unique Ways Airlines Train Their Flight Attendants

January 6, 2015 at 2:32 PM | by | ()

Flight attendants are pretty unique people. Not only can they expertly mix a cocktail at 35,000' with a little turbulence (shaken, not stirred), but they're also trained to snap into action during emergencies and still wave "buh-bye" with a smile at the end of every flight. They're not simply born with the ability; the skills are taught and reinforced through rigorous training, some of which is quite eye-opening.

Here are a few things you probably never would have guessed about flight crews from 5 airlines:

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The Naughtiest Flight Attendants of 2014

December 31, 2014 at 10:23 AM | by | ()

It's that time of the year again, the time when the year just plain ends. Alas, we can't just let 2014 go that easily, especially since travelers spent it both up in the air and up in arms over a crazy range of topics. Now we take a brief look back at the best and worst of 2014 with the Jaunted Travel Awards,—or as we fondly refer to them—The Jauntys.

“Sexy” Halloween costumes aside (groan), here are some flight attendants who actually made tongues wag in 2014.

Lap dancers, pinup models, drug mules — oh my!

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How (and Why) to Thank Your Flight's Crew with a Small Gift

December 19, 2014 at 7:23 PM | by | ()

Congratulations! You've made it through the busiest travel day of the year, but with some 45 million projected to fly on U.S. airlines over the next 19 days, the rush is hardly over.

As a passenger, it's your desire to simply get where you're going with as little stress as possible. It's up the flight's crew, both in front of and behind the cockpit door, who make that wish come true. Show them your appreciation during this holiday season with a small gift, and watch the smiles spread.

Some suggestions:

At the airport

· Starbucks $5 gift cards (or gift cards from other small eateries at the airport)
· A Thank You card, signed by your whole travel party (or, if you're feeling ambitious, the whole plane)
· A travel-themed drawing by your children (here's an example)
· Clear plastic box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates

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Why United May Be Apple's Biggest Customer for the iPhone 6 Plus

December 15, 2014 at 9:44 AM | by | ()

Sometimes it seems like everyone around you has the newest, best smartphone, and soon that feeling will include all the flight attendants onboard United Airlines. The carrier just announced that they’re ordering a boatload Apple's freshest offering to aid with in-flight service efficiency.

United was sold on the awesomeness of these little—well, big—devices, as the carrier is bringing the iPhone 6 Plus to 23,000 flight attendants. It's not a holiday present, however; the iPhones will be used to record retail transactions and other purchases aboard flights. Access to corporate email, intranet sites, and even policies and manuals will also be accessed through the new phones. United is even ditching the traditional printed safety manuals, as everything will now be right on the screen.

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What is the Correct Way to Serve Warm Nuts on an Airplane?

December 9, 2014 at 4:15 PM | by | ()

A Korean Air Airbus A380 was delayed on departure from New York's JFK Airport for a very nutty weird reason Friday; there was an onboard disagreement over the presentation of the warm nuts given to Business and First Class flyers before takeoff.

Whether the issue concerned what was (or wasn't) said when the nuts were served or how they were or weren't served, there's no doubt that something went wrong enough to arouse the anger of Korean Air executive (and daughter of the chairman), Heather Cho. Her reaction to a slip-up in the service was to command the aircraft back to the gate at JFK and have the offending crew member removed, causing the flight to take a delay.

For an opinion on the matter we deferred to our friend, and airline catering authority, InflightFeed. What's the correct way to serve nuts in a premium class, disregarding airline-specific fripperies?

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Have a Peek at American Airlines' New Crew Uniforms for 2015

December 5, 2014 at 12:28 PM | by | ()

It seems American Airlines is on the cusp of releasing their updated uniform designs to debut in 2015, on both AA and US Airways crew as the companies continue their merger.

The process began way, way back in January 2013; that's nearly two years of work before actual garments were available to preview. In the meantime, the designers, duo KAUFMANFRANCO, were also working on their seasonal runway collections; it's in their Fashion Week credo that they share their raison d'être and a sense of what to expect from the AA uniforms: "We deliver clothes that are deceptively understated but when you take a closer look at them, they are actually quite complex, not based on decoration but on the cut, fabric and detailing.”

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Eastern Airlines Seeks to Hire a Few Good Flight Attendants

November 10, 2014 at 10:23 AM | by | ()

So earlier this year—like way back in January, wow—we heard about an airline launching under the Eastern Air Lines brand. Well it looks like they must have some funding in place; as it appears that things continue to move forward. Now they’re looking for some people to join their planes, so if you ever thought about scoring a flight attendant position now might be the time.

Sure the route network will be limited at first, but getting your foot in the door might just lead to big things further down the line. There’s a form to fill out before hand, and we’re sure updating that resume is probably a good idea as well. If things go well there’s going to be a hiring event on November 22.

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Hawaii Will Host a Flight Attendant Fashion Show This Weekend

November 7, 2014 at 8:55 AM | by | ()

Skip the beach for a little bit this weekend, and enjoy a little bit of a fashion show during your time on the islands. This weekend uniforms, accessories, styles, and designs from Hawaiian Airlines will be on display, and if you’re in the neighborhood and have the time—it’s yours to check out.

The presentation from Hawaiian Airlines is all part of their sponsorship of Hawaii Fashion Month. The fun takes place at the MAMo Wearable Arts show at the Hawaii Convention Center. The event is free and open to the public, and it begins around 7:30pm on November 8—that’s Saturday. It’s actually the first time Hawaiian Airlines has done something like this, but we’re thinking if it goes well—it might not be the last.

The flight attendant fun isn’t the only thing taking place, as the MAMo Wearable Arts event will also show off some goodies from a few native artists from the Aloha State as well. Things like bamboo printing, lauhala weaving, and body art will be on display, and that’s in addition to some dancing, chanting, and other Hawaiian activities and traditions.

We’d see you there—but sadly, no Hawaii in the plans for us this weekend.

[Photo from HNL: Jaunted]