Weekly Roundup – December 2nd, 2019

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Here are our 4 most popular articles from the past week.

investigators call for clearer instructions after AirAsia chaos

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A passenger on the AirAsia Indonesia flight. Photo: Seven News

Cabin crew shouting inappropriate instructions such as “brace” and “crash position” contributed to passenger confusion and panic during a cabin pressurization problem on an AirAsia Indonesia flight from Perth to Bali, according to Australian investigators.


Best Airlines 2020: Airline Ratings Names Air New Zealand Top Carrier

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The world’s best airlines for 2020 have been named by AirlineRatings.com, the world’s only safety and product rating website, and the airline of the year is Air New Zealand.


 Airbus boss does not regret A380 decision

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Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury. Photo: Steve Creedy

The order by Emirates for 50 Airbus A350s at the recent Dubai Air Show was a last-minute affair, so much so that there wasn’t even time to print press releases in time for the announcement press conference.


Unruly passengers face overseas jail under new rules

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Passengers who act badly on a plane after January 1 might find themselves cooling their heels in an unpleasant jail in a country they never expected to visit.

A new protocol due to come into force from January 1, 2020, makes it easier for police in the country in which a plane lands to prosecute unruly passengers.