18 APRIL 2011
BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.
The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
© 2020 Business Travel News Ltd.
Readers may recall a recent AND FINALLY where we highlighted the difficulties for short sighted glasses wearers at Heathrow.
A reader has come up with another problem in this technological age.
Being of high-tech mind he loaded his e-boarding card onto a smartphone and trotted off to a London airport.
No problems with check-in of course (which he had done previously), nor security, or at the gate.
But on actual boarding the aircraft his PDA went flat.
“I am very sorry sir but no getting on without an authority that I can see,” said the cabin staff member.
“Yes but you must have a passenger list. I’ve got a passport too!”
“Rules is rules I’m afraid sir,” was the retort. “You cannot board!”
“But suppose I have hold baggage?” my friend explained.
“But you don’t have hold baggage. Where is the receipt?”
The AERBT reader failed to make the journey!
Back to the drawing board as regards technology.
All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum
No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?