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Air India technician dies after getting sucked into an A319 engine

In a shocking incident an Air India technician was sucked into the engine while performing pre-flight activities. The incident which happened on Wednesday night at the Mumbai airport was caused by the co-pilot misreading the signals from the ground staff and switching on the engines even though there was staff standing right next to it. Due to this sudden start, the technician was sucked right into the engine. In an email that’s reportedly being circulated, it is mentioned that Standard Operating Procedures such placing chocks, getting clearance from the technician by the pilot were not properly adhered to which led to this unfortunate event. The flight AI 619 which was headed to Hyderabad had to be cancelled as the body was stuck in the engine.…

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Stay 2 nights at Trident properties for a chance to win 100,000 miles

Trident Hotels is running a promotion whereby you can stay for 2 consecutive nights at one of the participating properties and you can be eligible to win 100,000 miles. The offer is valid for check-ins between 22nd June and 31st August, 2015 and the list of the participating properties is as below: Trident, Bhubaneswar Trident, Chennai Trident, Gurgaon Trident, Hyderabad Trident, Bandra Kurla, Mumbai Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai To avail the offer you need to join the Trident privilege program and book your qualifying stay. You can sign up for Trident Privilege here The airline programs that are partners for the transfer of 100,000 miles are as below: American Airlines AAdvantage® program Hawaiian Airlines® HawaiianMiles® United Mileage Plus® Virgin America Elevate Virgin Atlantic Flying Club…

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Air Asia to discontinue flights to Europe and India

Malaysian long haul carrier Air Asia X has planned to scrap its unprofitable routes to Europe and India. The carrier that is planning to list itself in the near future independently from its low cost pioneer parent Air Asia, is ceasing operations to Mumbai from January 2012, while services to New Delhi, London and Paris will cease in March 2012. The airline is citing weak European economy/reduced demand, continued high fuel prices and high airport and government taxes including 1 Jan 2012 carbon tax as the reasons for discontinuation of its services. London and Paris were the only European destinations that the low carrier was flying and this effectively puts an end to its ambitions to fly to those sectors unless the current European crisis…

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