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2 Women Allege in Lawsuit That They Were Sexually Assaulted on Frontier Airlines Flights and the Airline Failed to Respond

2 Women Allege in Lawsuit That They Were Sexually Assaulted on Frontier Airlines Flights and the Airline Failed to RespondTwo women have alleged in a lawsuit that they were sexually assaulted on Frontier Airlines flights — and the airline failed to respond



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2 passengers say they were sexually assaulted during their flights. They're suing the airline for allegedly ignoring their reports.

2 passengers say they were sexually assaulted during their flights. They're suing the airline for allegedly ignoring their reports.One woman alleged in the lawsuit that she immediately notified a flight attendant when she was assaulted, but she was not allowed to switch seats.



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The mystery of MH370 remains more than 5 years later — here are all the theories, dead ends, and unanswered questions from the most bizarre airline disaster of the century

The mystery of MH370 remains more than 5 years later — here are all the theories, dead ends, and unanswered questions from the most bizarre airline disaster of the centuryMalaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared in 2014 with 239 people on board en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur. Mystery has swirled since.



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Woman claims she was 'slut-shamed' by airline

Woman claims she was 'slut-shamed' by airlineAn Australian woman said she was “publicly slut-shamed” by two Jetstar airline employees while trying to board a flight at Sydney Airport.



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A Southwest flight attendant who accused pilots of watching the plane bathroom with a hidden camera said she was pressured not to tell or 'no one would ever fly our airline again'

A Southwest flight attendant who accused pilots of watching the plane bathroom with a hidden camera said she was pressured not to tell or 'no one would ever fly our airline again'Renee Steinaker is suing Southwest, claiming she saw two pilots watching a livestream of the plane bathroom on an iPad in 2017.



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UAE to launch new low-cost airline

UAE to launch new low-cost airlineAbu Dhabi’s giant Etihad Airways and Sharjah’s low-cost carrier Air Arabia announced Wednesday an agreement to launch a new low-cost airline based in the United Arab Emirates capital. Etihad Airways posted a loss in 2018 for the third year running, it said earlier this year, blaming investment losses and challenging market conditions. The new Air Arabia Abu Dhabi will be launched in “due course”, Tony Douglas, CEO of Etihad Aviation Group, said in a statement issued by the two Emirati carriers.



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Airline owner offers to 'evacuate' Nigerians from S.Africa

Airline owner offers to 'evacuate' Nigerians from S.AfricaThe owner of a Nigerian airline has offered to airlift Nigerians from South Africa following a spate of xenophobic attacks on migrants there, the foreign ministry said. The ministry said in a statement late Wednesday that Allen Onyema, the proprietor of Air Peace, had volunteered to send a plane “to evacuate Nigerians who wish to return to Nigeria free of charge” on Friday. Air Peace, the nation’s largest commercial carrier, which operates on local and international routes, was not immediately available for comment.



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Unions target Cathay Pacific airline in Hong Kong protest

Unions target Cathay Pacific airline in Hong Kong protestTrade union members in Hong Kong rallied Wednesday against the city’s flagship Cathay Pacific Airways, which has fired several employees in the past two weeks after coming under pressure from China over their links to pro-democracy protests. Cathay’s situation encapsulates the very fears that sparked the protests — that China is encroaching on the freedoms and separate legal system that Hong Kong maintains under a “one country, two systems” framework.



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Airline leaves group of children as young as eight ‘unaccompanied overnight after flight delayed’

Airline leaves group of children as young as eight ‘unaccompanied overnight after flight delayed’Hudson Hoyt was ecstatic for his first time at Camp New Friends.The 8-year-old, who lives in Beaverton, Oregon, flew east in early August for the camp's week-long summer program outside of Charlottesville, Virginia, specifically for children with neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes tumours to grow on nerve tissue.It was a dream experience for Hudson – at least, until the return flight home via American Airlines, for which point Hudson's mother says he and eight other unaccompanied minors from the camp were temporarily stranded, deprived of food and met with conditions so poor it's made her son reluctant to fly again."I felt scared," Hudson, who suffers from anxiety, said in an interview with The Washington Post. "When the plane stopped moving, I was afraid I was never going to see my mum again."The first plane arrived late for a layover in Charlotte, North Carolina, according to Hudson's mother, Kristie Hoyt, and the children were rushed to their Portland, Oregon, flight without stopping for food. But then the second plane was stalled by delays that were not communicated to the parents. First, fuel spilled on the tarmac. Then, she learned that the airline needed to find replacements for the pilot and co-pilot, who had worked too many hours.When Ms Hoyt asked for a direct phone number for someone with American Airlines who could keep her updated on the children's situation, the mother says she was denied. Updates came after a 12-year-old in the group called her and gave the phone to a flight attendant. The airline never reached out to her directly, she says, even though she was listed as the contact for two children on the trip.With their flight delayed until the next morning, the children's' problems worsened at the Charlotte airport. They stayed overnight in an unaccompanied-minor room, where some of the kids had to sleep on the floor because there were not enough beds and furniture, Ms Hoyt said. Hudson and his friends still hadn't eaten a full meal since breakfast at camp that morning, and the vending machines inside didn't work.Some of the children on the flight required medication with a full meal to prevent seizures and migraines, she says.Ms Hoyt detailed the saga in Facebook posts."American Airlines, how are you okay with leaving 9 unaccompanied children all with medical needs on a plane for over 5 hours and not giving their parents updates?" she wrote Friday night. "Or allowing the kids access to electricity to charge their phones to talk to their parents? You are disgraceful! And harming these children!"After their overnight stay at the airport, Hoyt says the children were rushed onto a plane at about 6am. The children did not receive breakfast aboard the plane as promised, she said, even when the takeoff time was delayed again because "the catering service wasn't delivered."The confusion came to a head when the kids arrived in Portland and the mother was asked to sign for a child who was not hers.In all, Ms Hoyt said the children went more than 24 hours without a full meal. In a 5am text from her son, which she later posted to Facebook, Hudson wrote: "[Our] plane has not take off yet I [have] not had lunch dinner or breakfast."After his adoption, Hudson has struggled with anxiety and abandonment issues, something his mother says they are working to overcome. She and other parents say they were never contacted by the airline, even though American Airlines' policy requires staffers to "call the contacts on the unaccompanied minor form" in the event of a delay or cancelled flight.Kelley Phillips, identified by KATU as another child on the plane, told the network she and her friends had "limited" access to the bathroom and were only provided with snacks."The only thing we had were crackers and soda, which isn't good because we need real food to be able to take our medication," she said.American Airlines issued a public statement of apology and attributed the overnight delay to a mechanical problem. It said the children were kept "safe and comfortable" in the care of airline personnel."Our team is in the process of reaching out to the families involved and sincerely apologises for this travel experience. We will be reviewing with our teams internally to understand how we can do better next time," the airline wrote.Hudson, she said, wants to go back to camp but now has trepidation about flying. After meeting with a counsellor Monday, however, they've narrowed that scope to American Airlines flights, specifically."We're just trying to work through the trauma of it," she said.The Washington Post



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Airline pilot flies dad's remains home from Vietnam 52 years after seeing him off at same Dallas airport

Airline pilot flies dad's remains home from Vietnam 52 years after seeing him off at same Dallas airportWhen Air Force Maj. Roy Knight, Jr., left Dallas for Vietnam 52 years ago, his 5-year-old son, Bryan, came to Dallas Love field to see him off. On Thursday, Bryan, now a captain for Southwest Airlines,  brought back his father's remains aboard a flight to the same Dallas airport.



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