How’s this for an AvGeek irony: it’s hard to planespot from a plane. Sure, while you’re on the ground there’s tons of aircraft around. But once you’re in the sky you’re zooming by other planes so rarely — and so quickly — that it’s hard to catch any of them. But one recent flight I took was a fun exception to that rule. Thanks to a winter wave of employee COVID infections and a high-profile system meltdown, Jetblue had a tough past year from an operational perspective. But they rebounded from those issues, and their onboard economy product still shines strong — especially the free high-speed inflight internet (“Fly-Fi”). Fly-Fi is one of JetBlue’s major points of differentiation, and they know it To minimize touch points in the C...
There is just nothing like seeing the world from thousands of feet up in the air. ✈️ . . . Source
BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation, the precursor to British Airways) Cabin Crew Bulletin, June 1969. In the 1960’s and 70’s BOAC used to employ so-called ‘National stewardesses’ (this opportunity appeared only to be available to women but correct me if I’m mistaken) from countries like Japan, India and Pakistan and this edition features one such stewardess from Japan on what was then known as the Polar Route (London - Anchorage - Tokyo). National stewardesses has special uniforms (the Japan one is featured here) and the route had its own brand (also featured here). I’ve also included an article about the new (in 1969) BOAC USA advertising campaign and some examples included in this edition.
louise.rudkin: "Reposting some of my favourite TC memories 🛬 two years ago today I was offered the job at Thomas Cook and I remember crying as I was so happy! It was the best job I’ve ever had and I’m still so sad that it’s over. I met the best people and had the most fun with my pals. I miss gossiping on night flights when everyone else was asleep, flying over London at night time (and hearing the important words: 10 mins till landing!!) and going into the flight deck and seeing views you don’t usually get to see. I can’t wait to get back flying this year - the world looks better from above! 🌍 ✈️" ©️📸@louise.rudkin Source
Just another mirror selfie of me before work💁🏻♀️ Everyone please be safe out there right now, we will get through this❤️🌎 and before anyone flips out, my job is considered essential. Source
WASHINGTON DC Dulles Airport report. Source
It’s been three days and I already feel trapped without my wings. But I do know that the sooner we all put the well-being of mankind over that of ourselves, the sooner this will be over. For the next two months, I’m keeping both feet on the ground , but I can’t wait to be back in the friendly skies taking you and your families around the world with me. ✈️💙 Source
I’ll be miss of it 2 months❤️✈️ Source