Briefings For The Week Monday 19th to Friday 23th Oct
Monday 19th October 2009
The first article that caught my eye at the beginning of the week was one that read “crude oil prices hit a one year high”. This is a big blow to the whole industry because now all the airlines have to fork out even more money some may not have to purchase the fuel which runs their planes. If this continues some airlines may have to go out of business as they simply cannot afford to go further in debt which alternatively would end in bankruptcy. I believe the reason behind this rise was because of the stock markets rapid inflation and the dollar continuing to slide. However it should be taken into consideration ...view middle of the document...
Often, especially on stopovers, passengers are literally forced to sit in their seat whilst the plane undergoes its maintenance work and other necessary changes i.e. re-fuelling.
I strongly believe both of these two things could have an impact on European trans-atlantic flights. If passengers flying on British Airways, for example, are travelling to the U.S. and their flight requires a stop over in one of the states, they may get disgruntled having to wait more than 3 hours on a plane to move off again, more so if they aren’t getting serviced during that time i.e. any food or water given to them. This could end up really nasty and be such a negative influence that people may not want to fly again well maybe with one particular airline so its very important that customers are taken care of but again this could only mean forking out more money.
Tuesday 20th October 2009
They are introducing a new strip search scanner at Manchester airport has a new even more advanced way of security. It is an X-ray machine called RapiScan and its being tested out at Manchester airport, the way it works is quite simple, customers go through the scanning machine and it brings up a clear picture of anything the customer may have on them. Funny enough it also shows piercings, body parts and breast enlargements. Children would not be able to go through this however as it would be braking a law that suggest children under the age of 18 shouldn’t be subjected to any form of naked imagery. This means all means that customers will not have to go through the tortuous and often embarrassing frisk search by someone they don’t know and having other strangers looking on. It remains to be seen how successful it will be, the majority I believe will approve purely on the basis that they will not be man handled any more and others might say they don’t won’t some stranger in a room being able to view their private body parts. If it is successful we may see more RapiScans not only across the UK but all over Europe might bet on board with idea as well.
Wednesday 21st October 2009
Delta is increasing its...