11 MAY 2015


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Article from BTNews 11 MAY 2015

AND FINALLY: Charge up – A health and safety warning is required!

Business Travel News would like to start a campaign for power points (USB connections too) at all hotel reception desks, airport check-ins and boarding gates.  In fact wherever a travel confirmation is required.

The problem is what happens when your iPhone or Android device goes flat?

This danger was brought sharply into focus last week when American Airlines lost 74 flights due to a glitch in its IT system.  The pilots could not load essential information into their iPads. 

Only in a real crisis do today’s air crew fly manually.  American says it was only a fraction of the company's 6,400 daily sectors, but what if you were a passenger on that flight?

easyJet is going electronic at the gate now.  What happens to the passenger with a flat battery?

Are we relying too much on technology?

Charge up – A health and safety warning is required!

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