04/24/2013

Roads are more dangerous than air, sea or rail transport

The sight of the firemen cutting a car into pieces to extract an injured car driver reminded me that road travel is always potentially dangerous.

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04/17/2013

Geneva airport refuses to admit doctors of Ali Kafi

When an Algerian government jet brought the very seriously ill ex-president to Geneva the airport reception was less tnan acceptable.

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04/11/2013

A Swiss aircraft makes two U-turns in one day.

Twice yesterday one particular Avro RJ-100 of Swiss had to turn around to come back to Geneva 30 minutes after taking off.

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04/10/2013

Thatcher(ism) and Switzerland

The innovations of Margaret Thatcher show some aspects relative to transport, of people and objects, particularly relevant to Switzerland.

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04/05/2013

Thefts from TPG ticket distribution machines

I often wondered what was the error code 07 which prevents anyone from buying a bus/train ticket. Now I know that it can be theft.

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03/30/2013

Why are false security alerts unwanted?

Security alerts at the airport are unwanted, but not always for the obvious reasons: one reason is a little curious.

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03/26/2013

The rich and the poor in Brussels

Last weekend the rich and the poor, though at different levels, were in Brussels. Sometimes they met, but maybe not always!

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03/12/2013

A tale of two airports

Geneva and Gatwick airports are often compared to each other. Do we really want Geneva to have the same traffic as Gatwick?

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03/08/2013

25 millions de passagers à Genève aéroport: comment?

Dans un aéroport dèjà surchargé, le directeur de l'aéroport parle de la possibilité d'accueillir 25 millions de passages par an. Comment?

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03/06/2013

Business jets bring German car chiefs to Geneva

From Monday of this week there are lots of business jets bringing car company executives to the Motor show. VW are most in evidence.

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02/20/2013

London airport passenger charges to rise: why?

There is dismay amongst airlines about proposals to increase passenger fees in order to pay higher dividends to its shareholders.

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02/13/2013

A (tenuous) link between the Pope and easyJet

Last Monday, 11 February, Pope Benedict announced his retirement and the last departing easyJet flight took off at about 1am next day.

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02/03/2013

Airport water is overcharged

The morning radio programme asked Geneva airport why bottled water was so much overcharged: the answers were unconvincing!

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01/29/2013

l'OFAC décide d'attendre 10 ans

L'Office fédéral de l'aviation civile (OFAC) fait des manœuvres dilatoires beaucoup plus poussés que celles des parlementaires sur l'initiative Minder!

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01/26/2013

easyJet empty flights to and from East Midlands airport

This year already, two different easyJet Switzerland aircraft have gone empty to Leeds and stayed a week. Maintenance there?

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