Emirates Named Best Airline in the World by TripAdvisor

Emirates Named Best Airline in the World by TripAdvisor

by Jaida Khaled

  Mirror, mirror on the wall, which airline is the one to rule them all? TripAdvisor has just announced that Emirates is comfortably sitting on the Iron Throne of airlines, naming them the world’s best airline in an inaugural TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards, as voted for by holidaymakers.   Emirates was followed by Singapore Airlines that […]

Egypt’s All-Female Flight Crew Proves That the Sky Is the Limit, Literally

Egypt’s All-Female Flight Crew Proves That the Sky Is the Limit, Literally

  Nile Air has just launched Egypt’s first all-female flight crew led by pilot Nareen Salem and co-pilot Fatma Soliman. The record-breaking flight was operated between Cairo, Egypt and Al-Jawf, KSA on September 5th, to empower women and encourage more Egyptian women to pursue careers in aviation.   The airlines’ CEO, Ahmed Aly, has announced that the main reason behind […]

Middle East Airlines Just Burst out with a New Dance Themed Safety Video and It’s Everything

Middle East Airlines Just Burst out with a New Dance Themed Safety Video and It’s Everything

By Souad Lazkani

  For travelers, listening to airplane safety instructions over and over again can get pretty damn tedious. Consequently, airlines have been getting creative with how they present the information (you can find great examples here). The last two entertaining in-flight safety videos I’ve seen were Qatar Airways starring FC Barcelona, and United’s video starring Team […]

Etihad Airways Gives UAE Pet Owners the Chance of a Lifetime

Etihad Airways Gives UAE Pet Owners the Chance of a Lifetime

    Pet owners in UAE, we have great news for you! You can now travel anywhere you desire with your sweet little kitty or cute adorable puppy on Etihad Airways with a 10 percent discount if, and only if, you bring your lil’ buddy with you.   The Abu Dhabi airline is offering residents […]

Perks Of Flying With Middle Eastern Airlines

Perks Of Flying With Middle Eastern Airlines

The Middle East has swept the most recent Skytrax awards and took the top ranks as well as many awards home. If that hasn’t convinced you yet to fly with our region’s proud carriers, maybe these exclusive advantages will:     Coach service – Etihad Airways   The coach service is free of charge to […]

10 Great Reasons to Be a Pilot – By a Pilot’s Wife

10 Great Reasons to Be a Pilot – By a Pilot’s Wife

Recently, I wrote an article dispelling 10 misconceptions about pilots. When I gave the draft to my pilot husband to read, his first response was “I want to quit my job,” then followed by, “but there are so many good things too.” Let me be clear, the intention wasn’t to bash pilots or their profession; […]

This Beautiful Video Reveals a Worrying Fact about Air Traffic in the Gulf

This Beautiful Video Reveals a Worrying Fact about Air Traffic in the Gulf

What a gorgeous rendering of air travel, right? Would you believe that the visualization above represents just one day? The video depicts air flights from 4:00 am to 4:00 am UAE time on Nov. 28-29, 2013. Abu Dhabi notoriously spent one billion AED on its new airport terminal, while Doha opened a new airport this […]

Top 10 Airlines in the Middle East

Top 10 Airlines in the Middle East

Skytrax have just announced their 2014 awards for the best of the best in the airline industry. With three in the top 10 airlines worldwide, and six in the top 100, we could not have been more proud to see that Middle Eastern airlines have been smashing it lately. So if you’re planning to fly […]

Emergency Landing in Medina

Saudi Arabian Airlines made an emergency landing in the Kingdom’s Muslim holy city of Medina today. Traveling from Iran’s second city of Mashhad, the plane was carrying 315 people on board; Luckily, only 29 were injured. 12 of the passengers were taken immediately to the hospital, while three of them are reportedly in unstable condition. […]