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Woman flushes down hamster as airline refuses ‘Pebbles’ the cuddly creature

Friday, 9 February 2018

A Florida woman says an airline told her to flush her hamster down an airport toilet because the emotional support rodent wasn’t allowed to fly with her. The Miami Herald reports before Belen Aldecosea flew home from college to South Florida, she twice called Spirit Airlines to ensure she could bring Pebbles, her pet dwarf hamster. No problem, the airline said. But when Aldecosea arrived at the Baltimore airport, Spirit refused to allow the animal onboard. The 21-year-old told the paper ...

Why Bangladeshi pilgrims get charged double during Hajj?

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Most airline companies around the world usually raise fares during the Hajj season for travel to Mecca, Medina, or Jeddah, but rarely is the fare more than doubled. Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrims face exorbitant expenses. Last year, 1,27,178 Bangladeshi pilgrims traveled to Saudi Arabia to perform the hajj. The government will announce this year’s hajj package next week. Plane fare will be one of the major components in the list of anticipated expenses. The regular cost of Dhaka-Jeddah-Dhaka ...

Passenger restrained on Emirates flight due to ‘unruly behavior,’ airline says

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

The Dubai-based Emirates airline said on Monday that a passenger on a flight from Dubai to Chicago last week “had to be restrained by cabin crew due to unruly behavior during the flight.” A statement read: "Emirates can confirm that a passenger on flight EK235 from Dubai to Chicago on 23 January, had to be restrained by cabin crew due to unruly behavior during the flight. The passenger was handed over to the authorities on arrival in Chicago. The safety of our passengers and ...

Indian touches airhostess feet to apologize for harassment

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

A video of an Indian air-hostess has gone viral showing a passenger begging for forgiveness as the hostess makes him touch her feet to avoid registering a police complaint.According to The Indian Express, the two passengers made inappropriate comments about the IndiGo airlines hostess who was returning home after duty. The hostess approached the police security with the two men who had harassed her.Both the passengers, named Bharat and Kalyan, are in mid-30s. They were apparently under the ...

Woman discovers husband’s affair mid-air, forces flight to divert and land

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

A woman reportedly created ruckus during a flight after discovering her husband’s infidelity, by unlocking his smart phone, forcing the flight to divert and land in Chennai, India.According to an India Today report, while her husband was blissfully asleep on a flight from Doha, she managed to unlock his smartphone and discovered he was cheating on her.The flight headed to Bali was diverted and landed in Chennai after the Iranian woman created a ruckus mid-air. Security agencies said she ...

WATCH: Pregnant Muslim woman forcibly removed off plane due to ‘allergies’

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Anila Daulatzai, a Muslim professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, was forcibly removed from a plane to Los Angeles in September, where her ill father awaited surgery. After a number of passengers documented the incident, the footage went viral on social media. Daulatzai can be seen and heard resisting security men who forcibly escorted her off the plane. The 46-year-old claimed she suffered an episode of discrimination, on board Southwest Airlines, “because she is ...

Oman carrier looking to capitalize on Pakistan’s ‘corridor of opportunities’

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

A budget carrier from Oman is looking to capitalize on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as a “corridor of opportunities” and a catalyst for future business and economic activity that could generate thousands of jobs across Pakistan. According to a Dawn news report, SalamAir, which launched in January 2017 with the objective to bridge the demand gap for quality and affordable flights on short-haul routes to and from Oman currently flies daily from Muscat to Dubai and Jeddah ...

Saudi Airlines lives up to its pledge

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

At the World Airline Awards held at the Paris Air Show on June 20, Skytrax announced the world’s Top 100 Airlines in 2017, as voted by airline customers around the world.The awards, described as “the Oscars of the aviation industry,” are the most coveted quality accolades for the world airline industry and a global benchmark of airline excellence.Saudi Arabia’s national airlines surprised many industry pundits when it garnered a heap of awards at the ceremony. It was ...

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VIDEO: Passenger faints on Karachi-bound flight due to faulty air-conditioning

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

A Karachi-bound flight that reportedly took off with a faulty air-conditioning system, and was delayed by more than three hours, left many pilgrims in distress. A report in the Dawn newspaper said that a passenger even fainted on board due to suffocation and a rise in cabin temperature. According to the report, the flight from Medina, was scheduled to arrive in Karachi on Saturday afternoon bringing home Hajj pilgrims but was delayed due to unexplained reasons. A video confirming this went ...

US airlines brace themselves, passengers for Hurricane Irma

Thursday, 7 September 2017

As Hurricane Irma bore down on the southern United States on Wednesday, airlines adjusted flight schedules, made cancellations and assured passengers they would not have to pay unusually high fares ahead of the storm’s arrival.Irma, the second powerful hurricane to approach the United States in as many weeks, was expected to make landfall in Florida by the weekend. It had already pummeled islands in the Caribbean with rain, pounding winds and surging surf by Wednesday.While the storm&rsquo ...

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