We all know that airplanes are large and expensive to run (why else would we pay a fortune to fly?) but few of us realise the sheer scale of what it takes to keep one of these flying monsters in the air. Keith Carter, Vice President of the Emirates Overhaul Workshop in Dubai, recently gave us unprecedented access to where the vast Emirates fleet gets serviced, repaired and polished.
Every traveller has been made angry or helpless due to a flight delay. At the time you were more than likely tired, hungover, or an unhappy combination of the two, and you may or may not have got out your annoyed voice.
Ever wondered how long that meal you’ve been given on a flight has been sitting in the galley? On a recent tour of the Emirates catering facility in Dubai I unearthed some interesting facts about what they’re doing to try and remove the stigma of ‘plane food’.
I had the opportunity to go behind the scenes of the Emirates Cabin Crew training facility in Dubai (yes, you hate me, I get it) and I discovered some pretty interesting facts about the training these ladies and lads have to go through to get you that next bourbon and Coke.
Short of winning a competition or marrying a millionaire, most of us will never fly first class. However, as rewards and frequent flyer programs allow you to cash in and upgrade, flying business class is becoming more attainable. So just how much better is it? Here’s how flying business will turn the travel to your destination into an adventure in itself.
Somewhere between a final film screening and heading off to a sound check to sing the anthem at the Bledisloe Cup rugby match, Peter Cousens found the chance to have a quick chat about his debut into film-making, a period piece spanning two centuries called Freedom.
Newly arrived, the American-Eagle style Jamboo headphones (yes, that is a play on Bamboo and jammin’) ready to represent for the Sochi Winter Olympics. Jamboo’s San Diego-based creators, Austin Glenn and Scooter Vaughan, originally used KickStarter to get their dream off the ground and after raising almost double their funding goal, finally launched their products to the world in 2012.