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What is at stake is a sense of comfort or discomfort, so by essence it is somewhat irrational. And while I don’t care about the sexual life of others, there are very obvious cases, may-be more male than female, that can create discomfort when it comes to touch your intimate parts.
And yes, technology makes the job better and better.4 Nov 2018
Of course the numbers no more allow a large aircraft to CAI, sadly. The interesting consequence is to prefer MS (Egyptair) that offers a real business class seat on its B737-800. And they do serve nice glasses with ice cubes…in reply to: SWISS route Zurich to Cairo: A flight made of hell!4 Nov 2018
Is Swiss going down the drain? this is unquestionable. And the fact a CS300 (I know, it’s Airbus now) is a small plane, probably not fit for a 4 hours flight is also obvious to me, Swiss, based in the centre of Europe. We are not used here to medium haul flights operated on single aisle aircraft contrarily to Brits for instance, although this is changing.
I’ve flown only twice on this airplane, for a 3 hours flight in business and it was all right, given the fact I had two seats for me. Not sure a single seat would have been viable though. And the service was all right. As for Swiss economy food, it is indeed inedible. But, come on, we know that in eco, it is chicken or pasta, no matter which airline…
Now I started flying the ZHR-CAI route on MD11s and much more often the LHR-CAI one on a B747. Clearly the business or first class service was far better. But those days are over for now 7 years…
1 user thanked author for this post.in reply to: SWISS route Zurich to Cairo: A flight made of hell!2 Nov 2018
It is crazy to see the social impact of this. I hope this bastard feels his bad behaviour everywhere he goes… That said, I don’t see any other airline behaving differently. FAs saw an altercation and separated the passengers. What else could have been done? Is there any ground to expel the guy? I don’t think so.in reply to: Should I boycott Ryanair?23 Oct 2018
This did not endanger the flight, so there is no reason for the captain to be involved. That said, this kind of behaviour has to be reported. It seems this is what Ryanair did. Is it a good enough reason to fly with them? Certainly not! But there cannot be a good reason.
1 user thanked author for this post.in reply to: Should I boycott Ryanair?22 Oct 2018
Most buses have 3 sets of automatic doors on each side and they can be opened and closed independently. Why not have the front of the bus roped off for premium pax then on arrival at the aircraft open them first then open the other doors?
This is what QR and EK (and probably EY) do in GVA (well they actually use the rear door). It works provided you have an employee filtering.20 Oct 2018
As others have said, it infuriates me when priority boarding pax are given priority boarding onto the bus, and then the masses get on, and when the doors are opened, it’s a free-for-all to get to the aircraft, with no attempt at segregation.
It can even be more subtle, when we have to queue at the foot of the airplane with temperatures below zero after having been baked in that bloody bus…
1 user thanked author for this post.19 Oct 2018
Yes, we are walking miles nowadays. I still hate the bus however, particularly when boarding as not only we are packed in a bus, but we have to wait either for other passengers to join or for the cleaning staff to finish their job.18 Oct 2018
Interesting – that breach is pre GDPR, so the penalties could be much higher, now.
In this modern world, USB memory sticks are a nightmare – I have locked down (physically and by software) all the external storage ports on my laptop, including the USB ports and the SD card port.
All it takes is for someone to slip an infected device in and …..
The Heathrow episode shows that people disregard security policies, so locking them out (including colleagues) is the only way.
Also, if anyone asks to charge their smartphone from your laptop, beware, don’t do it without something like this
Protect your data.
I won’t do it anyway! But I always carry a USB plug…in reply to: BA Data Breach – one month on14 Oct 2018
I am doing my utmost, so far rather successfully, to avoid inter-West African flights so can’t help much, I am afraid. That said, some European airlines are possible, notably AF and SN, as they operate lots of triangular flights. And if you want to focus on rubbish Star Alliance, then SN is your new friend. TAP is also an option sometimes, for short flights (as they use A320s to this area).
1 user thanked author for this post.in reply to: West Africa flights and flight options10 Oct 2018