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Flight attendant holds nervous passenger’s hand, sits on floor to comfort her

The heartwarming story of a flight attendant comforting a nervous passenger was shared on Facebook. An individual reacted to it and wrote, “Thank you for sharing this. The world needs more flying angels like Floyd.”

Delta flight attendant Floyd Dean-Shannon comforting a distressed passenger. (Facebook/Molly Simonson Lee)
Delta flight attendant Floyd Dean-Shannon comforting a distressed passenger. (Facebook/Molly Simonson Lee)
Published on Jan 26, 2023 05:17 PM IST

'Saw her crying...': Twitter backs IndiGo staff in 'not your servant' video row

Many users on the micro-blogging site also said that one should not jump to conclusions without knowing both sides of the story, while some mentioned that there was nothing wrong in calling flight attendants “servants”.

The video clip showed the IndiGo air hostess getting into an argument with a passenger on Istanbul-Delhi flight. (Screengrab/Video tweeted by Tarun Shukla)
The video clip showed the IndiGo air hostess getting into an argument with a passenger on Istanbul-Delhi flight. (Screengrab/Video tweeted by Tarun Shukla)
Updated on Dec 22, 2022 07:46 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Passenger's highly damaged luggage after a flight shocks netizens

A recent image of a luggage shows how badly a suitcase can get affected after landing at an airport.

Destroyed luggage from the airport.(Reddit/@an0nym0ose)
Destroyed luggage from the airport.(Reddit/@an0nym0ose)
Published on Nov 04, 2022 12:41 PM IST
ByVrinda Jain

USA's airline passenger traffic tops pre-pandemic levels, first time post Covid

Air passenger traffic has occasionally topped pre-pandemic levels in USA in recent months but only during unusual periods, such as when holidays have fallen in different weeks.

USA's airline passenger traffic tops pre-pandemic levels, first time post Covid (File Photo)
USA's airline passenger traffic tops pre-pandemic levels, first time post Covid (File Photo)
Updated on Nov 01, 2022 02:39 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Alliance Air launches flight between Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh and Indore in MP

The ATR 72-seater aircraft of Alliance Air took off from Bilaspur around 11.35 am for Indore with more than 50 passengers. It will be operated four days a week (Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday), an official said.

Alliance Air launches flight between Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh and Indore in Madhya Pradesh(File Photo)
Alliance Air launches flight between Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh and Indore in Madhya Pradesh(File Photo)
Updated on Oct 03, 2022 05:45 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Bilaspur

IRCTC launches WhatsApp food delivery facility for passengers using PNR number

India's first and only WhatsApp-enabled food-ordering platform by IRCTC allows passengers to order a variety of cuisine like Veg Thali, Veg/Chicken Biryani With Raita, Standard/Jain Special Thali etc. from selected restaurants using their PNR number.

IRCTC launches WhatsApp food delivery facility for passengers using PNR number (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo)
IRCTC launches WhatsApp food delivery facility for passengers using PNR number (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2022 12:21 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

New Zealand welcomes back first cruise ship since Covid-19 pandemic began

The end of Covid-19 travel restrictions in New Zealand allowed Carnival Australia's Pacific Explorer cruise ship to dock in Auckland with about 2,000 passengers and crew Friday morning as part of a 12-day return trip to Fiji that left from Sydney.

The Pacific Explorer sails into the Waitemata Harbour, in Auckland, New Zealand, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. New Zealand has welcomed the first cruise ship to return since the coronavirus pandemic began, signalling a long-sought return to normalcy for the nation's tourism industry. (AP)
The Pacific Explorer sails into the Waitemata Harbour, in Auckland, New Zealand, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. New Zealand has welcomed the first cruise ship to return since the coronavirus pandemic began, signalling a long-sought return to normalcy for the nation's tourism industry. (AP)
Updated on Aug 12, 2022 01:24 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Wellington, New Zealand

Spanish bullet train service between between Madrid and Barcelona resumes

Passengers on Spain’s busiest high-speed train route between the tourist and business hub i.e. Madrid and Barcelona, faced delays due to rail disruption in connection with cable theft

Train passengers wait with their luggage at Atocha train station in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. Hundreds of passengers were stranded Monday morning in Madrid and Barcelona train stations as the bullet-train railway linking both cities was sabotaged during the night. The Spanish railway infrastructure company ADIF reported the theft of some 600 meters of optic fiber cable during the night in the Catalonia region which led to the suspension of the train service for most of Monday morning.  (AP Photo/Paul White)
Train passengers wait with their luggage at Atocha train station in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. Hundreds of passengers were stranded Monday morning in Madrid and Barcelona train stations as the bullet-train railway linking both cities was sabotaged during the night. The Spanish railway infrastructure company ADIF reported the theft of some 600 meters of optic fiber cable during the night in the Catalonia region which led to the suspension of the train service for most of Monday morning.  (AP Photo/Paul White)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 06:41 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Madrid

Lufthansa German ground staff strike cancels 100+ flights, 134,000 fliers stuck

Around1,000 Lufthansa flights were canceled affecting passengers in the latest travel crisis to hit Europe.

German national carrier Lufthansa said it would have to cancel almost all flights at its domestic hubs in Frankfurt and Munich on July 27, 2022 because of a planned strike by ground crew, The one-day walkout called by Germany's powerful Verdi union will have a
German national carrier Lufthansa said it would have to cancel almost all flights at its domestic hubs in Frankfurt and Munich on July 27, 2022 because of a planned strike by ground crew, The one-day walkout called by Germany's powerful Verdi union will have a "massive impact", (AFP)
Published on Jul 27, 2022 02:54 PM IST
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Dover in UK, a departure point for France, eases backlog of tourist passengers

The peak in road traffic around the Port of Dover comes as travel chaos continues to plague the UK, with staff shortages disrupting air travel and strikes and extreme temperatures hampering trains.

Vehicles queue at the border control booths at the Port of Dover, in Dover, Britain, July 24, 2022. (REUTERS/Henry Nicholls)
Vehicles queue at the border control booths at the Port of Dover, in Dover, Britain, July 24, 2022. (REUTERS/Henry Nicholls)
Updated on Jul 24, 2022 08:07 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

UK launches ‘Aviation Passenger Charter’ to help passengers know their rights

Long queues and cancelled flights caused by staff shortages have caused chaos at times, prompting airlines in UK to cut back their schedules as the industry struggles to keep up with a surge in demand after the Covid-19 pandemic.

UK launches ‘Aviation Passenger Charter’ to help passengers know their rights (Anna Shvets)
UK launches ‘Aviation Passenger Charter’ to help passengers know their rights (Anna Shvets)
Updated on Jul 17, 2022 05:54 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, London

London's Heathrow airport warns passenger experience set to suffer. Here's why

London's Heathrow airport says passenger experience set to suffer while UK airports have already been struggling with resurgent traffic as Covid-19 pandemic restrictions ease, with flight and baggage-handling delays mounting 

Passengers queue inside the departures terminal of Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport in London, Britain (REUTERS/Henry Nicholls)
Passengers queue inside the departures terminal of Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport in London, Britain (REUTERS/Henry Nicholls)
Updated on Jun 28, 2022 02:45 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Nepal's private flights may halt from Wednesday if demands not met

Airlines Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN), an umbrella organisation of the private airlines, announced plans to suspend regular operation of all flights, asking the government to withdraw all the fee hikes made recently including on landing, parking, passenger service and navigation.

Nepal's private airlines association threatens to halt all flights from Wednesday if demands not met (Pixabay)
Nepal's private airlines association threatens to halt all flights from Wednesday if demands not met (Pixabay)
Updated on Jun 21, 2022 08:46 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Kathmandu

India-Bangladesh's third passenger train ready to run from Wednesday

The New Jalpaiguri-Dhaka Cantonment train, bearing number 13132, will run two days a week, ie on Sunday and Wednesday and for the return journey, train no 13131, Dhaka Cantonment-New Jalpaiguri, Mitali Express will run every Monday and Thursday.

India-Bangladesh's third passenger train ready to run from Wednesday (Twitter/ani_digital)
India-Bangladesh's third passenger train ready to run from Wednesday (Twitter/ani_digital)
Updated on Jun 01, 2022 08:56 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Siliguri (west Bengal) [india]

Shanghai reopens some public transport amid high Covid-19 alert

Many who ventured out in China's commercial hub, Shanghai, wore blue protective gowns and face shields. Inside the carriages, passengers were seen keeping some empty seats between themselves. Crowds were small.

Residents go for a bike ride as people are allowed to leave their compound for a few hours during a relaxation of restrictions during a Covid-19 lockdown in Pudong district of Shanghai on May 22, 2022.  (Photo by LIU JIN / AFP)
Residents go for a bike ride as people are allowed to leave their compound for a few hours during a relaxation of restrictions during a Covid-19 lockdown in Pudong district of Shanghai on May 22, 2022.  (Photo by LIU JIN / AFP)
Updated on May 22, 2022 07:49 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Shanghai/beijing

Carnival cruise ship passengers complain of high number of Covid-19 cases

Carnival didn’t say how many people were infected with Covid-19 on the Carnival Spirit cruise ship, which docked in Seattle and has a capacity of more than 2,000 passengers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking into the situation

Carnival cruise ship passengers complain of high number of Covid-19 cases (Twitter/JBNAVictoria)
Carnival cruise ship passengers complain of high number of Covid-19 cases (Twitter/JBNAVictoria)
Updated on May 06, 2022 09:25 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Daily brief: 2 passengers in ICU after SpiceJet's flight turbulence incident

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

As many as 15 passengers were injured in the SpiceJet turbulence incident on Mumbai-Durgapur flight. (Representational image)
As many as 15 passengers were injured in the SpiceJet turbulence incident on Mumbai-Durgapur flight. (Representational image)
Updated on May 02, 2022 08:53 PM IST

US airlines, public transit passengers may travel without mask despite Omicron

Transportation groups urge government to let mask rule end even as Omicron variant adds to US Covid-19 case count.

US airlines, public transit passengers may travel without mask despite Omicron (REUTERS)
US airlines, public transit passengers may travel without mask despite Omicron (REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 13, 2022 07:58 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Hyderabad's airport passenger traffic at 109%, surpasses pre-Covid level

The international slots at Hyderabad airport filed 103 per cent of pre-Covid in Summer-22 Schedule and recorded 89 per cent of pre-Covid average daily passenger traffic in the international sector on March 28.

Hyderabad's airport passenger traffic at 109%, surpasses pre-Covid level  (REUTERS)
Hyderabad's airport passenger traffic at 109%, surpasses pre-Covid level  (REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 03, 2022 08:28 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Hyderabad (telangana) [india]

China plane crash: No foreigners among 132 passengers on board

The Boeing 737 aircraft of China Eastern Airlines, which flew from Kunming to Guangzhou, crashed in Tengxian County in the city of Wuzhou.

The logo of China Eastern Airlines at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, China March 21, 2022. REUTERS/Tingshu Wangvv(REUTERS)
The logo of China Eastern Airlines at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, China March 21, 2022. REUTERS/Tingshu Wangvv(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 21, 2022 08:08 PM IST
PTI | , Beijing
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