Vietnamese weigh in on release of flight attendants nabbed with illegal drugs — Radio Free Asia

The release of four flight attendants caught illegally bringing a stash of narcotics hidden in toothpaste tubes into Vietnam has sparked a wide range of reactions, with some people astonished that they escaped harsh punishment and others more supportive of the decision to free them. “Oh my God, how come they were released after transporting … Read more

Off-duty pilot on Southwest flight steps in to help after pilot suffers in-flight medical emergency

CNN  —  An off-duty pilot who was a passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight stepped in to help the flight crew after one of the on-duty pilots had a medical emergency mid-flight. The incident began not long after Flight 6013 to Columbus, Ohio, took off from Las Vegas Wednesday, Southwest Airlines said. One of the … Read more

Vietnamese police release flight attendants caught carrying illegal drugs from Paris — Radio Free Asia

Vietnamese police have released four flight attendants detained for transporting cocaine and other illegal drugs in their luggage on a flight from Paris because of a lack of evidence, state media reported Wednesday. The female flight attendants said they agreed to transport the toothpaste tubes for an individual who approached them in Paris and paid … Read more

10 airline crew-approved carry-on essentials to make any flight more comfortable

It doesn’t matter if you’re hopping on a short-haul domestic flight or you’re embarking on a transatlantic red-eye, proper flight preparation will always make your in-flight experience that much more comfortable and stress-free. Ensuring your carry-on bag must-haves are always packed will allow you to sit back and enjoy your flight. And, not to mention, … Read more

Vietnam authorities search homes of flight attendants caught with illegal drugs — Radio Free Asia

Vietnamese authorities have searched the homes of four flight attendants who say they unknowingly transported illegal synthetic drugs hidden in toothpaste tubes into the Southeast Asian country, Vietnamese state media reported Tuesday. But authorities did not find any illegal narcotics at the homes of Vietnamese Airlines flight attendants Nguyen Thanh Thuy, Vo Tu Quynh, Tran … Read more

Vietnamese customs officials nab airline flight attendants transporting illegal drugs — Radio Free Asia

Members of a Vietnam Airlines crew on an international flight from Paris to Ho Chi Minh City were arrested at an airport in Vietnam on Thursday after customs officers found illicit drugs in toothpaste tubes they were carrying, state media reported. Customs officers at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City detected … Read more

Israel launches 1st direct flight route to Ireland

Israel launches 1st direct flight route to Ireland

The first direct flight route between Israel and Ireland was launched on Thursday, Israel’s Ministry of Transport and Road Safety said in a statement, Trend reports citing Xinhua. Israel’s flagship airline El Al inaugurated the route with a flight from Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv to Dublin International Airport. Before takeoff, a … Read more

How to sleep on a plane: Everything you need for a restful flight in 2023

This article is a part of CNN Underscored’s Guide to Sleep, a week-long focus on everything you need to sleep better. We’ll be featuring new products and exclusive deals all week, so check in every morning to see what’s new. Long-haul flights can feel neverending, particularly if you don’t get any sleep. If you’re like us, you … Read more