Virgin Atlantic crew are likely to strike, a Southwest pilot broadcasted terrible things to all on board, US Airways lets a scantily clad man fly, and more. Here are the stories that travellers are buzzing about:
Virgin Atlantic prepares to strike
The Virgin Atlantic flight crew is set to strike over pay, ostensibly on
30 June, for the first time in the airlines’ 27-year history. A final
announcement as to whether it will happen is expected in the coming days.
Planning to fly Virgin soon? Get the details how the strike might affect you in an
article from The Independent.
Southwest pilot’s intercom rant recorded
The day after Southwest Airlines came
in first for customer satisfaction, news broke of a Southwest pilot’s misogynistic and slur-filled rant about
his co-workers, which he accidentally broadcasted to the entire plane. The
incident happened in March, according to a Southwest statement released
yesterday, after which the airlines suspended him and forced him to undergo
“diversity education”. He is now back on the job, and the rant is everywhere online.
Scantily clad man permitted to fly
Last week we
reported about the passenger US Airways staff refused to let on and had
arrested because of exposed boxers and saggy pants. Turns out an elderly
gentleman wearing a midriff top and matching royal blue women’s underwear with
only a translucent white cardigan on top boarded a US Airways flight without
problem six days earlier. A picture
of the passenger was printed yesterday in the San Francisco Chronicle and
has people questioning whether an unfair double standard is at play.
We scour Twitter to highlight a standout travel tweet.
“VID-No More Baby Pat-Downs? TSA Announces Changes to Kid
reported on yesterday’s Transportation Security Announcement about amended
screening policies for children.
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