Even when your hotel asks for it, don't leave your passport at the front desk. Often they want to photocopy it and keep it for the duration of your stay. Local governments or the central government may also require hotels for copies of their guests' passports.Read more
On May 23, 2018 Australia and the Netherlands announce they are holding Russia liable for downing a codeshare flight of Malaysia Airlines (MH17) and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL4103) on July 17, 2014.
Downing of flight MH17The Dutch foreign minister Stef Blok visits Australia In late March 2019. His ministry quotes him as saying: ‘I want to stress: we will not rest until we have uncovered the truth surrounding the downing of flight MH17 and achieved justice for the victims and next of kin".
Despite the 2 crashes of Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes in 2019, flying remains the safest mode of transport. In 2018, some 4.3 billion passengers flew safely on 46.1 million flights. There is 1 accident for every 740,000 flights according to 2018 safety data of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).Read more
Flying is getting saferMoreover, flying is getting safer overall. If safety in 2018 had remained at the same level as in 2013, there would have been 109 accidents instead of the 62 that actually occurred. Also, there would...
Following a second disaster with a Boeing 737 MAX 8, all countries but 1 ground the aircraft. Eventually, the USA does the same as the very last. Not the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) makes the decision, but rather president Trump. This is one of the rare good decisions he made since taking office.Read more
Fraud?Two federal agencies, the US Department of Justice and the US Department of Transportation, are conducting a criminal probe of Boeing, according to The...
The ranking lists season is open. Skytrax has posted a cleanliness ranking of airlines. It has nothing to do with the natural environment and CO2 emissions by planes.
SurveyRather, they have asked passengers to rate the standard and quality of aircraft cabins. Seat areas, tables, carpets, cabin panels and washrooms are all part of the overall cleanliness score. By its nature it is a subjective list because it is based on travelers' opinions. As usual, there is hardly an account of the survey. Thus, we don't know how,...
A reader shares his experience with traveling to the USA. We have only edited the text for purposes of clarity and readability.Read more