Archive for May, 2011

Airlines scratch head; 3 passengers walk away with cars

Ryanair has launched an enquiry after three passengers on the same flight each won a car worth £11,500 after playing its in-flight scratchcard game. The three passengers, who were flying from Milan to Madrid last recently, won the prize after buying one of the airline’s £2 scratchcards, despite...

May 13th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

Airport Metro a big draw

The high-speed Airport Express Line (AEL) has recorded a daily ridership of 9,000 commuters, many of whom are non-fliers according to the Delhi Metro. Recent survey conducted by Reliance Infrastructure, which runs the 23-km Metro stretch revealed around 2,500 people boarded the train daily from stations...

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Live show,down the wild slope

Bigness often takes our breath out. Smallness rarely tires us out looking at. Confused a bit? Then look at the way the biggies protect and coddle the little from the suspicious gaze of the jostling picnickers who swarmed into Mattuppetty on a holiday. The cow elephants lured by the lush green patch of...

May 13th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

Zeroing in …. Don’t give up

S. Saldanha, National Treasurer, IAAI My friend Vinod dropped in to my office this morning. After initial pleasantries, he formally gave me his fresh business card as a “Sales Manager” for one of the leading online portals. “What happened to your old company ?” I asked in surprise. “Well, we...

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Weekly Payments – The Final Death Knell ?

V. L. Jaghannathan, General Secretary, IAAI Is Weekly payments the final death knell for the already paralysed and impoverished travel agent fraternity ? Undoubtedly YES . And it could be the last straw on camel’s back, the hapless travel agents . It is another stick wielded by the Airlines time...

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TrawellTag Assist: a comprehensive concierge programme

Dev Karvat Managing Director Trawelltag “Karvat Travel Services Pvt. Ltd” had launched a new bundle product named “TrawellTag Assist”. TrawellTag Assist is a comprehensive concierge programme which provides with a 24 x 7 worldwide Travel assistance by providing information on the city / location,...

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Crawlers besiege Indian Railways

Osama is gone. But what about the crawlers that infest Indian Railways, creating nightmare for passengers? A Congress party functionary in Mumbai has alerted Railway authorities to frequently seeing rats and cockroaches in long distance trains. Guru Nair, Vice Chairman of the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress...

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Delay lifting liquids ban: EC urges

The European Commission advised European Union member states to defer lifting a ban on carrying liquids on board flights, saying it wanted to avoid potential disruption for passengers. Aban on taking more than 100 ml of liquids on board flights, in place since 2006, was due to be partially lifted in...

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Radiation on Jap container

Belgium’s radiation safety regulator has discovered radiation levels surpassing European Union limits on a shipping container from Japan, reported Reuters. The agency is decontaminating the container after it found radiation from Cesium-137 being emitted at a level of 0.5 microsieverts per hour...

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Airline industry needs bio-fuel

Air Transport Action Group Executive Director Paul Steele said the airline industry failing to achieve its stated goal of a 1.5% improvement in fuel efficiency/carbon dioxide emissions annually through 2020 and CO2-neutral growth beyond 2020 would “destroy our credibility.” But he cautioned...

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