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  • toptraveller

    I absolutely advocate a “standard” to measure Covid health and safety for airlines. When I saw two airlines announce today on Linkedin they have been awarded “Diamond” status I wanted to know more.

    When I followed the link for airlines to “self certify” it showed a number of options to select after each question, once complete it is then submitted by the airline representative.

    What happens after the submission is not clear enough for me. Is the airline audited to ensure accuracy? What does that audit entail? My concern is what stops an airline intentionally or unintentionally answering this questionnaire incorrectly in certain areas. The fact this is “awarded” leads the reader to believe that a thorough check has been completed.

    Interested to know thoughts and if I’m the only one who is skeptical about it…it appears a quick marketing ploy with no independent expertise behind it.


    If you look at the coding to the survey page you can see what points are awarded to each answer. It doesn’t seem weighted correctly, and not sure their logic. Having a ‘brand name’ to an airline’s safety approach is awarded 20 points, as is having a 3rd party like Clorox behind the airline’s scheme. Yet ensuring passengers wear a mask is only 10 points. They need to give more transparency on this, otherwise it’s a standard like Skytrax, something that can’t be trusted by the public.

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