Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Travelers are returning to the skies in 2022 for domestic and international flights. This summer will be the busiest travel season since the Covid-19 pandemic began. However, many flights are being canceled or delayed. What is the root cause? Here are a few factors you should know about if you plan to travel. Pilot Shortages Are The Primary Reason Many delays and cancellations are because of an industry-wide pilot shortage. In addition, the legacy carriers and regional operators don’t have enough staff for various reasons. As a result, airlines are combining routes or discontinuing services when necessary to offset staffing shortages. This move is similar to the height of the pandemic when carriers reduced to minimal service as travel demand plummeted. However, consolidating flights to conserve pilots and reduce operating expenses isn’t as simple as waving a magic wand. Pilots can only fly planes they are … [Read more...] about What’s Causing Flight Delays And Cancellations?
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Indian Railways has taken a leaf out of how airlines operate and have decided to limit the size and weight of the luggage passengers can carry. The Railway Ministry highlighted the move in a tweet and advised people not to travel with excess luggage. “If the luggage is more then the enjoyment of the journey will be half! Do not travel by train carrying more luggage. In case of excess baggage, go to the parcel office and book the luggage,” read the tweet. अगर सामान होगा ज्यादा, तो सफर का आनंद होगा आधा! अधिक सामान ले कर रेल यात्रा ना करें। सामान अधिक होने पर पार्सल कार्यालय जा कर लगेज बुक कराएं। pic.twitter.com/gUuishbqr5 — Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) May 29, 2022 By doing this, the Ministry asserted, it was not introducing a new policy but only enforcing an existing policy. Close News item covered on some social media/digital news platforms that the luggage policy of railways has recently been changed, is incorrect. It is hereby clarified … [Read more...] about Indian Railways reinforces luggage policy, limits size and weight of passengers’ baggage
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Is there a pilot shortage, or not? Depending on who you ask, you can get different answers . Flights are getting cancelled due to a lack of pilots, and small cities are losing service as a result. Over time this problem will correct itself with changes in pay, new training, and perhaps regulatory reform. None of these solutions will fix this summer, however. With strong demand for air travel both domestically and internationally, the airline industry has a challenge to make this summer work. To address this near-term challenge, airlines have started to adopt some creative tactics. Not all of these may work, but they get to the heart of the matter - finding more pilots quickly. Here are some of the best ideas that are being tried: Use Higher Pay As An Incentive Incentives work, and often monetary incentives work the best. In order to keep pilots flying and maybe not jumping to a bigger airline, some airlines are offer … [Read more...] about Five Creative Ways Airlines Are Addressing The Pilot Shortage
Explore the full 2022 list of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies , 528 organizations whose efforts are reshaping their businesses, industries, and the broader culture. We’ve selected the firms making the biggest impact with their initiatives across 52 categories, including the most innovative media , design , and consumer goods companies. advertisement advertisement This year’s most innovative consumer electronics companies might not be the ones you expect. While major tech brands such as Apple and Samsung dutifully churned out new versions of their popular phones, earbuds, smartwatches, and computers, the largest leaps happened on a smaller scale—or, in some cases, helped clean up bigger companies’ messes. Companies such as Back Market and the Swap Club , for instance, focused on reducing e-waste in consumer electronics by lowering the barriers to buying refurbished gear, while Framework reimagined the laptop with easy repairs … [Read more...] about The 10 most innovative consumer electronics companies of 2022
Compiled by GERARD GIMINO, C ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN KING of Mandopop Jay Chou is set to release his latest album on July 15 following an eight-year hiatus, reported Sin Chew Daily . Chou uploaded a video titled Jay Chou Documentaire Sur La Musique (French for Jay Chou Music Documentary) on YouTube showcasing snippets of his latest album which were done in Paris. In the video, Chou claimed that he wrote a song at Gare du Nord, one of the six large mainline railway station termini in Paris. “There is a piano at the station! The environment is so cool and it changes the creative atmosphere. Some people (write their music) in bathrooms during a shower. “The creative environment is important. “I wanted to challenge myself to write a song at the train station,” he said. Chou released his last album Jay Chou’s Bedtime Stories in 2016. When contacted, JVR Music confirmed that Chou’s album will be released on July 15. > Hong Kong superstar Sammi Cheng is believed to … [Read more...] about Jay Chou to drop album on July 15 after eight long years