09/11/2013

Des(irable) Res(idence) a bit noisy!

A newly renovated house belonging to the CFF is for rent, but is finding no takers because it is in a noisy environment.

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09/04/2013

Be quiet in Thoune football stadium

FC Thoune football stadium capacity is normally limited to 6000 , but will be higher when Thoune play in the Europa League.

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09/03/2013

easyJet forced to pay late flight compensation

Passengers on a flight from Antalya to Bâle, which was 5 hours late, combined to demand compensation. A class action?

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09/02/2013

Are our children well-behaved?

One low cost airline has excluded (noisy!) young children from part of the aircraft to allow other passengers some quiet.

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08/25/2013

When Evian play at home Vernier loses!

When Evian Thonon Gaillard football team play at home, the visitors sometimes come by charter flight but leave late.

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08/21/2013

REGA has been busy this month

This month, August 2013, the three Challenger 604 ambulance jets  of REGA have been very busy.

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08/19/2013

Claim compensation: yes or no?

In general, easyJet flights are mostly extremely punctual, but sometimes they are very late. Should people claim compensation?

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08/16/2013

Bye bye World Radio Switzerland

On 31 August World Radio Switzerland will cease to exist when it is privatised by the Swiss broadcasting authority.

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08/09/2013

The best known Spitfire pilot

On this day, 9 August 1941, the best known Spitfire pilot, Douglas (later Sir Douglas) Bader was shot down over France.

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08/08/2013

easyJet from Bordeaux to Geneva via Lyon and the autoroute

The newspaper 20 Minutes last Tuesday reported on the misfortune for passengers returning from Bordeaux on 2 August.

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08/07/2013

Hot weather is bad for aircraft and airport neighbours

When the weather is very hot and the air is thinner, aircraft have more difficulty in taking off, and often make more noise.

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08/02/2013

August 1st: the sound of silence

We know that August 1 is a day when there is a lot of noise (fireworks), but it can also be a day of unusual silence.

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07/29/2013

125 year anniversary of the Brünig line

For the 125th anniversary of the Brünig railway line between Lucerne and Interlaken there have been some steam trips.

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07/26/2013

Speedy help to accident victims

Yesterday, returning from a day out, I saw on the telejournal images of the awful train crash and a dispute between REGA and Air Glaciers.

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07/24/2013

Murphy's law strikes again (more than once)

In the past few days some easyJet passengers have suffered when the reserve easyJet Swiss aircraft has been absent when needed.

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