TRAVEL TALES

Business Traveller (Asia-Pacific) - - UPFRONT -

NAMED AND SHAMED

South­west Air­lines was forced to apol­o­gise af­ter one of its pas­sen­gers com­plained that a mem­ber of staff mocked her five-year-old daugh­ter’s name, Abcde (pro­nounced ab-si-dee) and posted an im­age of her board­ing pass on­line.

FULLY EX­POSED

A United Air­lines pi­lot has found him­self fac­ing crim­i­nal charges for in­de­cent ex­po­sure af­ter he was spot­ted stand­ing nude in front of the win­dow of his room at the Westin Ho­tel at Den­ver In­ter­na­tional Air­port by trav­ellers in the ter­mi­nal – some­thing of which the pi­lot claims he was un­aware.

HAVE A WHIP-ROUND

Pas­sen­gers on a re­cent LOT Pol­ish flight from Bei­jing to War­saw found them­selves hav­ing to pay for re­pairs to their air­craft us­ing their own cash af­ter the me­chanic re­fused to ac­cept any form of elec­tronic pay­ment. The air­line later re­im­bursed them when they landed.

BURN­ING ANGER

A pas­sen­ger sched­uled to fly a Pak­istan In­ter­na­tional Air­lines flight from Is­lam­abad to Gil­git be­came so irate when it got can­celled that he chose to set fire to the con­tents of his own lug­gage.

LARGE LIT­I­GA­TION

A pas­sen­ger is su­ing Bri­tish Air­ways claim­ing he suf­fered in­juries as a re­sult of be­ing forced to sit next to an over­weight pas­sen­ger on a flight from Thai­land to Lon­don.

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