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Ministerie gaat passagiersrechten iets beter bewaken

De Inspectie Verkeer en Waterstaat blijft erg soepel voor vliegmaatschappijen die de rechten van passagiers aan hun laars lappen.

Dat blijkt uit het handhavingskader van de Inspectie Verkeer en Waterstaat, dat staatssecretaris Atsma van Infrastructuur en Milieu naar de Tweede Kamer heeft gestuurd. Daarmee komt hij een toezegging van zijn ambtsvoorganger na.

De eerste 40 overtredingen van de regels voor passagiersrechten zijn voor de luchtvaartmaatschappijen gratis. Pas na 40 overtredingen krijgen ze een boete.

De winst van het nieuwe (soepele) handhavingskader is, dat de


maatschappijen zich niet meer kunnen verschuilen achter hun eigen interpretatie van de regelgeving. Ze...

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Studying for the pilot license

When a flight attendant leaves the flight deck, a lady sitting first class catches a glimpse through the cockpit door. She is incredulous to see that the pilot is reading. Very concerned she asks the flight attendant: “Miss, why is the pilot reading? Isn’t he supposed to be flying? “ The woman faints when the flight attendant says: "Oh well, he is just studying for his pilot license."...
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The saddest story

Bill, Jim, and Scott are at a convention together and are sharing a large suite on the top of a 75-story skyscraper.

After a long day of meetings they are shocked to hear that the elevators in their hotel are broken. They will have to climb 75 flights of stairs to get to their room.

Bill says: “Let us break the monotony of this unpleasant task by concentrating on something interesting. I will tell jokes for 25 flights, Jim can sing songs for 25 flights, and Scott can tell sad stories the rest of the way.”
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A kind of groin check

A full body scan is optional for all passengers. This is what the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) tells us on its web site. Thus, passengers who wish to avoid exposure to radiation or naked pictures may opt for alternative screening, including a metal detector and physical pat-down. Well, theoretically at least. What may happen in reality highly depends on TSA agents’ behavior as John Tyner, a San Diego software programmer, found out at San Diego International Airport/Lindbergh Field on November 13, 2010. A TSA officer directs him toward the full-body scanner in the security line. If Tyner says...
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Guess who?

An inexperienced and foolish pilot wanted to sound cool when he contacted traffic control on the aviation frequencies.

It was dark and this was his first time approaching the small airfield during the nighttime.

Instead of making any official requests to the tower, he said: "Guess who?"

The controller switched the field lights off and replied: "Guess where?"

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Safety dancing

Many travelers consider the safety instructions that flight attendants give before departure quite boring. Right or wrong, the instructions do not need to be boring. Cebu Pacific Air, a low-cost airline in the Philippines, has its own way to draw passengers' attention to the safety instructions. If you are a male watch this video. If you are a female watch this video.The question is, however, whether passengers pay more attention to the flight attendants or to the safety instructions....
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