Jetstar workers to walk off the job over Christmas period
Travel plans over Christmas may be thrown into chaos this year, after Jetstar employees voted in favour of industrial action. Baggage handlers and ground crew will walk off the job over their work hours and wages after the company "rejected basic demands"."(This includes) 30 guaranteed hours of work per week and increases to current wages, which are among the lowest rates in the industry," the Transport Workers Union said.
According to these pilots, the way airports are designed is the reason why you can’t send a text message so easily. While cellular antennae generally cover large distances, chances are they don’t provide enough coverage to span the entire distance of an airport , including the tarmac .
If you’ve ever boarded a flight only to find your phone connection suddenly drop just while you’re trying to send a pre-flight text, you’re not alone. It’s a problem that plagues most passengers right before their departure or soon after landing, just when they most need a lifeline to the outside world.
If you’ve ever boarded a flight only to find your phone connection suddenly drop just while you’re trying to send a pre-flight text, you’re not alone. It’s a problem that plagues most passengers right before their departure or soon after landing, just when they most need a lifeline to the outside world. “Everyone seems to look at their phone immediately after landing and I can’t figure out if they’re happily online or they keep trying to refresh like me,” one travellerof his flying experience.
My longstanding theory has been that while you’re inside a plane, it’s harder to get access to a stable connection; you’re sealed in a metal box, after all. And as it turns out, this theory does hold some weight.
Woman says she was stung by a SCORPION on United Airlines flight which fell out of her pant leg when she went to the restroom
The woman said she was stung multiple times in the leg by a scorpion that was in her pants leg while she was flying on a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Atlanta Thursday morning.The woman, who has not been named, told TMZ that while the plane was in midair, she started to feel a stinging sensation on her leg.
Why Your Phone Connection Is Slow on the Airport Tarmac . But here’s where it can become complicated: When arriving at the airport , obviously, traveling with two boarding passes might earn you a few concerned looks from TSA or airline attendants.
But in an airport , things can go haywire, especially as you're switching from the powerful outdoor "macro" antennas that you've connected to on the tarmac to the smaller For travelers, that means that the moments after you walk inside an airport are where you're most likely to have a dropped call.
This week, in a report by writer and Loyola University of New Orleans professorfor , Schaberg spoke to three commercial pilots who fly for major airlines like British Airways and Delta about the reasons behind your slow phone connection while on the tarmac. (Apparently, the connection doesn’t hold up for pilots in the cockpit, either.)
Jetstar cancels close to 100 flights this weekend
Jetstar says it will cancel close to 100 flight this weekend as pilots prepare to strike. Jetstar says it will cancel close to 100 flight this weeken The airline says it expects 80 percent of its flight to operate as scheduled by consolidating services, moving flights onto bigger planes, re-timing flights and using supplementary services from Qantas and QantasLink, however it will cancel some services to mitigate delays."Overall, Jetstar will cancel 44 services on Saturday 14 December and 46 services on Sunday 15 December and Jetstar will contact impacted customers from today.
Parts Of An Airport . Airplanes move about on three (and only three) surfaces on the airport . Notice that I didn’t mention tarmac ? It’s Not A Tarmac ! Yes, why use the word “ tarmac ”, which everyone understands, when you could use ramp, apron or taxiway and then have to explain those terms
That means that although passengers who experience an extended tarmac delay at a foreign airport while flying to the U.S. may be protected against extended tarmac In the case of tarmac delay, if a passenger chooses to disembark, the airline is not obligated to let the passenger back on the plane.
According to these pilots, the way airports are designed is the reason why you can’t send a text message so easily. While cellular antennae generally cover large distances, chances are they don’t provide enough coverage to span the entire distance of an airport, including the tarmac.
As a result, and to provide sufficient coverage at its terminals at the very least, airports often use what are referred to as distributed antenna systems that work best indoors. In other words, you are smack dab in the middle of terminal antennae that only really work while in the terminal and those antennae that don’t quite reach the tarmac—and a crappy connection is the result.
Add to this the problems of your phone continually seeking an antenna to connect to and certain aircraft that impede your connection by their design (, in particular, because of material incorporated for their structural integrity), and you’ll find your inbox struggling to refresh.
Tigerair jet is forced to make an emergency landing in Melbourne - as two people are taken to hospital
A Tigerair jet travelling from Adelaide to Sydney has made an emergency landing in Melbourne after passengers complained of an 'unusual' smell on board.Two passengers were taken to hospital after the flight was diverted to Melbourne Airport at about 8pm on Thursday.
Or noticed that your phone can't seem to find anything to connect to in the first place? Wired took a look at why that is. But in an airport , things can go haywire, especially as you're switching from the powerful outdoor "macro" antennas that you've connected to on the tarmac to the smaller indoor
It encrypts the connection between your phone and Wi-Fi hotspot, preventing anyone else on the network snooping on your data. Speak to your carrier if you have ongoing problems. If there’s no solution, it may be time to change. 7. Your Phone Is Slow .
Is there anything you can do to fix this problem? Well, not really. But we do have a couple of suggestions that might make the experience of waiting on a tarmac a little less painful, particularly if your flight’s delayed and you’re stranded onboard. For one, stock up on your Netflix downloads well before you head to the airport.
If you’re headed to an unfamiliar destination,to save Google Map areas for offline use, so you can plan out your travel ahead of time. You might also use these saved maps to create or update an with your itinerary.
And in case you’ve finally made it back to the airport, and the connection still leaves a lot to be desired,to get the absolute best Wi-Fi connection at any airport.
Qantas Sydney to Perth flight evacuated at airport after smoke fills cabin .
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says for Australia's economy to be successful in the next decade, it needs to be a leader in the digital space.