Monday, 30 January 2012

Is it true?

I have just come accross this story. Is it real or not?

This happened on TAM airlines.

A 50-something year old white woman arrived at her seat and saw that the passenger next to her was a black man.

Visibly furious, she called the air hostess.

"What's the problem, ma?" the hostess asked her

"Can't you see?" the lady said - "I was given a seat next to a black man. I can't seat here next to him. You have to change my seat"

- "Please, calm down, ma" - said the hostess
"Unfortunately, all the seats are occupied, but I'm still going to check if we have any."

The hostess left and returned some minutes later.

"Madam, as I told you, there isn't any empty seat in this class- economy class.
But I spoke to the captain and he confirmed that there isn't any empty seats in the economy class. We only have seats in the first class."

And before the woman said anything, the hostess continued

"Look, it is unusual for our company to allow a passenger from the economy class change to the first class.
However, given the circumstances, the commandant thinks that it would be a scandal to make a passenger travel sat next to an unpleasant person."

And turning to the black man, the hostess said:

"Which means, Sir, if you would be so nice to pack your handbag, we have reserved you a seat in the first class..."

And all the passengers nearby, who were shocked to see the scene started applauding, some standing on their feet."

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Cancelled flights Alitalia 27 Jan 2012

This is the list of the Alitalia´s flights affected on tomorrow´s strike:

az1395 fco-goa
az1392 goa-fco
az2092 fco-lin
az2109 lin-fco
az2046 fco-lin
az2099 lin-fco
az1769 fco-pmo
az1798 pmo-fco
az2069 lin-fco
az2090 fco-lin
az2034 fco-lin
az2049 lin-fco
az1365 fco-trs
az1364 trs-fco
az2061 lin-fco
az2056 fco-lin
az2037 lin-fco
az2068 fco-lin
az1492 fco-vrn
az1423 fco-trn
az1430 trn-fco
az1152 suf-blq
az1153 blq-suf
az1314 blq-fco
az1311 fco-blq

Landings and take offs at Dusseldorf airport

This video shows the moment several planes try to take off and land with strong winds. 


  I find the first Condor quite shocking! But it also makes you feel more relieved pilots can control quite well these situations.

Are air miles worth it?

Interesting report from BBC´s Fast Track regarding collecting air miles. Is it worth it? Yes!
It´s true that it´s not as good as before, but hey! let´s try to get something positive about spending so many hours in the plane. Some people gets to fly almost for free :)

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Severe weather conditions across Europe

Severe weather conditions during these days are cancelling flights across Europe. Places like Germany, Netherlands or Scotland are suffering strong winds.

It´s strongly recommended to check your flight status before going to the airport if you think your flight could be affected.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Iberia's strike 09th and 11th Jan 2012

Iberia has published the list of the flights affected by the strike in the following days (9 Jan 2012 and 11 Jan 2012).

Click here if you want to check the flights on the 9th.
Click here for the flights on the 11th.