Thought for the day…”If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.”
“Power is like being a lady… if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” (Margaret Thatcher).
When I was 16 years old, I would always shop around for the cheapest (as students do), with little thought for quality or service. But now it is the opposite. I cannot understand why Ryanair (which is so often on the internet or newspapers for cancelling flights or upsetting passengers) is still in business. There are so many people who will automatically go for the cheapest airline ticket, with no thought about quality or service. Ryanair can upset thousands of passengers, yet still makes large profits. When an airline upsets me (and many have) then they lose my business for good. I vote with my feet. Plenty of airlines out there, and those that mistreat passengers do not deserve business. But why do people keep flying with Ryanair? Cheap is not always good. Service costs money to provide, but by paying more, you can often avoid problems. Airlines such as Singapore Airlines are not the cheapest, but the service levels and reliability (and inflight experience) are FAR better. If more people voted with their feet then average service levels would go up, as airlines such as Ryanair and Air Asia would be out of business. Same thing with the airlines who are now putting 10 across seats into their Boeing 777 aircraft. If more people refused to fly on these cramped aircraft then the airlines would be forced to go back to 9 across. But too many people want the CHEAPEST. But some of us are saying no, and are voting with our feet/money.
A photo from Aruba, in the Southern Caribbean for the photo today..
and another photo from the archives…beautiful coastline around Antigua, Caribbean……
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RESPECT, CONSIDERATION & FAIRNESS
Thought for the day…” Your mind will push your thoughts, your thoughts will push your actions, and your actions will push your life”.
” One rotten apple will spoil the whole bunch, even if it does not know that it is rotten. Treat your thoughts the same way”.
A photo of the second smallest country in the world today, Monaco. Vatican state is regarded as the smallest country in the world. At only 1.95 square kilometres in size (about the same size as Central Park in New York), it has one of the largest population densities in the world (16 477 people per square km). An odd trivial fact is that the flag is almost identical to the flag of Indonesia. The name Monaco comes from Greek, and means ‘solo house’. An average person can walk across the country in under an hour, and will enjoy a country free of income tax. Strangely enough, despite being famous for the casino in Monte Carlo, citizens of Monaco are not allowed to gamble, and are also not allowed to enter the famous casino. And you will be unable to land your private jet there, as it does not have an airport (but it does have a heliport).
And here is a photo from the archives, already on the wordpress site a long time ago…..
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