By: Air Traveller PH Staff
Royal Air Philippines recently mounted a mercy flight to repatriate stranded Filipinos at Wuhan City in China, ground-zero of the 2019-Novel Coronavirus outbreak. Around 30 passengers and one infant were on board the flight together with six crew members and eight government officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and Department of Health (DOH).
By: AirTravellerPH Staff
He was that former GMA news anchor who would end his report with the familiar "Steeeeeeeeeeeeeve Dailisan...". Yes, we are referring to Steve Dailisan, a former GMA news anchor who left the world of media to pursue his long time dream to be a pilot, and today, he is now living his dream as a first officer pilot of Cebu Pacific's Airbus A320 fleet. Even before he left his job as a GMA news anchor, we knew already that he was bound to fly.
When buong pusong alaga also extends to our furry friends. A man travelling from the United States to Thailand was very elated with Philippine Airlines's service especially that he was travelling with two service dogs. Adam Francisco was travelling from New York JFK to Bangkok via Philippine Airlines flight when he shared his flight experience enthusiastically, highlighting how PAL made things easy for him.
In a move to encourage more women to join the aviation world, Virgin Atlantic has tied up with the iconic brand Barbie to create their own female dolls. With the hashtag #seeherfly, these custom Barbie dolls will be in donning different uniforms in the field of commercial aviation like flight attendants, pilots, and aircraft mechanics. Virgin's Barbies symbolizes smart and career driven women.
A flight attendant's ultimate dream. A Westjet flight attendant filmed the orderly deplaning of Canadian passengers in timelapse and posted it on social media which quickly went viral. Louise Vadeboncoeur told CNN Travel, "These men and women do this flight on a regular basis. As it blows my mind every time, I decided to film it." Others described it as "the art of leaving an airplane".
Blood is indeed thicker than water, even in the air. A veteran pilot left his 40-year old career in Malaysian Airlines so he can join and fly with his daughters who both became pilots of Air Asia. First officer Safia Anisa and her sister immediately joined the airline right after graduating from a flying academy.