terrible events in London have once again brought terrorism to the forefront.
Those who commit these acts choose their targets carefully: they want to disrupt the daily lives of residents and to persuade would-be visitors to stay away. Their aims are to inflict immediate damage and to create long-term economic harm.
Continue reading Be alert to travel dangers
Another week, another horror story about customer service on airlines. This time it’s about a woman who
says she was told by United Airlines cabin crew to urinate in a cup.
Of course, there are different ways to interpret the story, but it does — once again — highlight an important issue: exactly how much control airline crew have over their passengers.
Continue reading Passengers are powerless
This blog received a shout-out on Australia’s Channel 10 this morning in the
program. Studio 10
this post about scrapping airline safety demos on the basis that nobody is paying attention.
Although airline incidents are rare, and flying is statistically much safer than driving, we all sometimes have concerns when we fly.
And the winner is … (qantas.com)
I know a few people who refuse to fly with certain airlines because of a past incident or a belief that there is a greater risk of an accident.
So lists like that of the world’s safest airlines are eagerly read.
Continue reading The safest way to fly