11/30/2010

Why is the Geneva airport web site so awful?

In the city where the Web was invented, it is shameful that the Web site of the airport is so terrible. To the bad design and the incredibly slow response time must be added the inability to give up-to-date and relevant information.

 

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11/29/2010

An old and noisy private jet!

A Bermuda-registered small business jet makes as much noise (in Vernier, again!) as a Boeing 747. Has it been here before under a different name?

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11/28/2010

easyJet problems are not just from the snow!

I (easyJet Switzerland airbus HB-JZI) know that it has been a bad time for passengers these last few days. THe problem is not just the weather, though!

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11/25/2010

Two very late flights by business jets of an Irish company : interesting coincidence!

Last night, 25 November, two business jets belonging to a company in Ireland left Geneva airport between 11pm and midnight. Is it a coincidence that Ireland is in the news?

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11/24/2010

A quiet day for some easyJet Switzerland aircraft, but ...

... despite that, and despite my (HB-JZI) day off, not everything went to plan, nor will it today. Another installment of my secret diary.

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11/23/2010

A shining brand new Falcon 7X

A brand new and shining private jet visited Geneva yesterday. Its owner no doubt likes it, even though he has a much larger aircraft.

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11/22/2010

Aviation and politics: the close links

Like many other influential industries, the aviation lobby likes to keep well connected with politicians, with Moritz Leuenberger being the latest example. Perhaps he will now prefer air travel to train travel.

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11/21/2010

WAIF : Women alone in France

When some low-cost airlines cut back on flights and property values fell, some women found themselves alone in the South of France: why?

 

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11/18/2010

The air transport of a county's government

The Swiss Federal Councillors now get a better deal on their aircraft trips. Could they do even better?

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11/17/2010

easyJet: towards flexible fares and business passengers

For some time some airlines have been charging for all sorts of extras. Now easyJet seems to be going even further by introducing flexible fares aimed at attracting business people: where might it end?

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11/15/2010

Whistleblowers : good or bad?

The airline Swiss escaped substantial fines for price-fixing activities between 2000 and 2006 because of having joined with Lufthansa in 2005. How ironic that they profit from this whistle-blowing by the Germans, yet the Swiss government cries foul when the German government profits from a Swiss whistle-blower!

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11/14/2010

Aviation : the good , the bad and the ugly.

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Today, the Sunday of Remembrance and Reconciliation, gives us many reminders of how aviation has been responsible for bad times as well as good. One of the worst, and ugliest, times was on the day of my fourth birthday : Nagasaki!

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11/12/2010

easyJet Switzerland helps out easyJet UK

When [HB-JZ]I came back from a short holiday I was told how my brothers of easyJet Switzerland helped when an easyJet UK cousin was not well. The next extract from my secret diary!

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11/11/2010

The latest British high-tech aeronautical achievement

Is Geneva airport ready to authorise the landing of paper aeroplanes piloted by a Playmobil figure? At Madrid, they were ready, tracking the descent as well as possible despite the difficulties!

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11/10/2010

Vernier is hiring night-time mediators

The article in this newspaper today, 10 November was actually "Vernier va engager des médiateurs de nuit". Although hired for other purposes, they could perhaps protest to the airport about Vernier being a dumping ground for late night flight noise.

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