Thought for the day….”A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.”
“The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.”
There is an interesting story in the news in Norway at the moment about Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) overselling seats for the summer. SAS has set up an Irish based division (SIAL) and uses cheaper, Irish contracts to avoid Norwegian taxes. But the plan seems to have backfired, as many staff have left the new Irish division because of lower pay and also having to work longer hours. It is unfair that companies like SAS can use ‘flags of convenience’ to circumvent local procedures. Same job, same aircraft and same routes, but different levels of salary for the same work, all because of flags of convenience. So SAS have been left in a position where they have sold many more seats than they have staff to operate because of a lack of staff. I hope that all those passengers persue claims under the EU 261/2004 regulations. The same thing happened in shipping previously, now it is spreading to other areas too. Cheapest is not always best, and the same work should get the same pay.
Two colourful photos from Fiji for the photos today….
and another photo, a Fokker 100 aircraft seen here in Papua New Guinea, about to fly from Mount Hagen back to the capital Port Moresby.
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RESPECT, CONSIDERATION & FAIRNESS
Thought for the day…” Live each day as if it was your first, with wonder and amazement. Live in the past and you will fade in the future”.
The people working at Air France/KLM clearly do not want to stay in a job. Still no reply from them, and they just do not answer my emails. Apparently, they do not see that customers ultimately pay their salaries, and that unhappy customers will go elsewhere. Not surprised that they are losing money, as I have found them to be such a terrible airline. So Air France/KLM are on the no-fly list now. When you have tried some of the Asian or Arab carriers, then you soon see just how bad Air France/KLM are. They may have been good once, but not now. So the advice is to avoid Air France/KLM if you want good service.
And on the subject of airlines, here is a photo of the cockpit of a Fokker 100 jet. Nice, clear and uncluttered cockpit of this old aircraft. Built in the Netherlands, and introduced into service in 1988, it carried around 107 passengers. Although owned by Daimler Benz Aerospace, the loss-making company closed down in 1997.