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Urgent toilet stop gets man booted from flight

April 28, 2017 Headline News No Comments

 

Weird happenings on US airlines just keep coming, and acting on lawyers’ advice, passengers avidly film the incidents on mobile phones for possible later use. … Continue Reading

New China tourism drive will benefit agents and airlines

April 28, 2017 Headline News No Comments

With tourism from China to Australia soaring as never before, an Australia-wide campaign was launched yesterday in Sydney to boost travel in the other direction, harnessing the appeal of pandas and koalas and other attractions to lure more Aussies to China. … Continue Reading

Sydney: fix cruise infrastructure or miss the boat

April 28, 2017 Headline News 1 Comment

The Royal Australian Navy must be made to allow cruise ships to access the infrastructure at Sydney’s Garden Island, currently a major naval base, on share basis or the city and Australia will miss out on a cruise bonanza. … Continue Reading

Air NZ takes top reputation slot on both sides of Tasman

April 28, 2017 Headline News No Comments

Air New Zealand is rejoicing at being named the most reputable company in both Australia and New Zealand – taking out the number one spot in AMR’s 2017 Corporate Reputation Index in both countries, a feat that entailed beating Qantas and Virgin in Australia. … Continue Reading

Part Four: P&O Events and Parties

April 28, 2017 Headline News No Comments
The P&O team during the sixties were somewhat famous for their parties – they were a combination of industry lunches, staff parties, bucks turns, wedding parties and  pretty simple (almost daily) drinking events – and some of them became legend.

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More Etihad A380s to Sydney but none to Melbourne

April 27, 2017 Headline News No Comments

Etihad Airways is going double-daily with A380s to Sydney, announcing that all 14 weekly flights on its popular Abu Dhabi-Sydney route will be operated with its flagship A380 aircraft, effective 29 October 2017 – though the airline will reportedly stop flying A380s to Melbourne from the same date. … Continue Reading

Cosmic! Why an airport closed on Anzac Day

April 27, 2017 Headline News No Comments

A New Zealand airport closed in the morning of Anzac Day for a very special and unusual reason related to cosmic rays, NASA and an enduring mystery. … Continue Reading

Million-dollar reward over cruise line’s ‘magic pipe’

April 27, 2017 Headline News No Comments

Princess Cruise Lines Ltd has been fined USD 40 million (AUD 52.8 million) in the US for concealing major deliberate pollution – and the whistle-blower who dobbed in the cruise line, a young British ship’s engineer, has received USD 1 million as a reward. … Continue Reading

Cancellations up and punctuality down – for a reason

April 27, 2017 Headline News No Comments

Domestic airline cancellations shot up and punctuality nosedived in March – and there’s good reason for a lot of it. … Continue Reading

Part Three: P&O Characters “In the Room”

April 27, 2017 Headline News No Comments
In some of these little exerts from my working life I am going to talk about some of the characters that I have met along the way – so I am calling it “Characters in the Room”.  In doing this I need to be a tad careful that I don’t malign or misrepresent anyone at all – so IF I am in doubt I may well use a nick name or a pseudonym  instead of a real name.  In that case I would ask that those of you who recognise the “real person in the room” do not publicly reveal it – in other words – just gossip amongst yourselves!

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