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July 20, 2009 – Bangalore Aviation

Daily Archives: July 20, 2009

Video: Singapore Airline’s passengers’ outburst after delayed flight

Another video on YouTube showing a whole horde of very irate passengers who were to have boarded Singapore Airlines flight SQ117 from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. The flight was delayed due to mechanical problems, something extremely rare for the airline. The lady keeps hollering “PPS passengers”. The PPS Club membership is one level above the regular Krisflyer frequent flyer program. …

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British Airways and Virgin Atlantic screening passengers for H1N1 flu

On July 19, British Airways (BA) and Virgin Atlantic Airways (VS) confirmed that their check-in staff were instructed to turn away passengers suspected of being infected with pandemic (H1N1) “swine” flu. So far this policy only applies to main airports in the UK; these airports might include but are not limited to London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW), Manchester International …

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Travel advisory: Bangkok airport duty free scam

The BBC reports “Now new allegations have been made that a number of passengers are being detained every month in the duty free area on suspicion of shoplifting, and then held by the police until they pay large sums of money to buy their freedom.” and goes on to describe how the scam works on its website, and includes a …

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Swine flew – Bird strikes topped off by pig strikes

The recent rains have created a sudden bird problem at Ahmedabad (IATA: AMD) airport who come to feed on the insects. On Friday July 16th, a GoAir Airbus A320-214, performing flight G8-321 from Ahmedabad, Gujarat to New Delhi, India with 102 passengers and 6 crew, was taxing for take-off when a black kite (Milvus migrans) was ingested into the right …

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