18 APRIL 2011

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AND FINALLY: More technological problems

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.

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