China Southern Airlines on Saturday received Airbus’ first delivery of A380 jumbo jet.
The A380 jumbo jet landed at the Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) Saturday morning and will start its maiden voyage from Beijing to Guangzhou, the provincial capital of southern Guangdong Province on Monday, said Tan Wangeng, a senior manager of China Southern.
It is Airbus’ first out of five A380 jets to be delivered by Airbus to China Southern, according to Airbus.
The A380 jumbo jet will fly on commercial domestic route between Beijing and Guangzhou from Oct. 18-26 and between Beijing and Shanghai Pudong International Airport from Oct. 27-29.
China Southern’s A380 has a 506-seat cabin featuring eight luxury first-class suites, 70 flat-bed business-class seats and 428 economy-class seats.
Don’t mess with the cabin crew onboard Hong Kong Airlines, because they’re about to become martial arts masters. No, really! After a flight attendants trained in close-range combat found her skills helped her deal with unruly and heavy passengers, the airline has now made such training compulsory for all flight crew, with other HK Airlines staff invited to learn as well.
According to the AFP, the flight attendants will specifically learn Wing Chun, a form of Kung Fu ideal for up-close combat in confined spaces.
Flight crew won’t just be using it to chop troublesome passengers into submission; it’ll also aid with overweight passengers. The Wing Chun-trained FA who inspired all this actually found her strength allowed her to better deal with an overweight man who was feeling ill onboard a flight. Those who are currently in the program say they’re enjoying it, since being able to defend themselves is a valuable skill.