12 results for 'policy'
The hot topic now in India is FDI in retailing, any other events or issues other than that are totally irrelevant in the eyes of our politicians and majority of the media. The UPA government is praising the FDI in retail as a holy angel that will fly down to India to save all its farmers and the poor. The corruption scams, Maoist insurgency, caste based violence, farmer suicides, outrageous increase in child malnutrition rate, savage increase in molestation cases especially towards under aged children, the rocket increase in commodity price, all these issues are totally out classed by this... (more)
In an exasperated rant, the line was muttered in an arrogant parting shot “the British won with lobbying and tactics. We lost the games but kept our honor”. That’s right. British officials won with tactics and lobbying. Which is to say, the only way to win and exactly what they were supposed (and paid) to do.
The latest turn of events in France’s ITER project provides spectators worldwide with the absolute and perfect counter-example of good practices in government economic support. France shined during the early stages of the adventure. The project was to take the world to the next... (more)
...of the coming change. The act of a government to prevent people having a means to reduce and relieve their chronic pain is being challenged on political, medical, and societal fronts. If the medical community were to seriously reconsider its own attitudes that help prop up failed public policy, not to mention its own conventions and shibboleths, then there might be hope for real change. Because chronic pain, while hard to address objectively, is a subjectively true fact for far too many people. Of course, there is one thing worse than chronic pain. Chronic ignorance. And that,... (more)
As sure as the holiday season is upon us, someone is always ready, willing and able to ruin things for the rest of us!
Last week, a Continental Airlines passenger, bound for Cleveland, was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport and charged with possession of and transporting marijuana with the intent to resell it. What made this incident a bit more relevant than most was HOW the Transportation Security Administration discovered the more than 120 pounds of cannabis that was seized…
It turns out that Derik Dwayne Neely, 32, of Flint, Michigan, had concealed the parcels... (more)
A little while ago, a passenger on a jetBlue aircraft was escorted off a flight, in hand-cuffs, for refusing to delete footage she had taken of an altercation between passengers and flight crew about a disruptive toddler.
The passenger, a 56-year old grandmother, had videotaped an argument that was taking place a few rows ahead of her between two passengers regarding a crying child, which allegedly belonged to one of the arguers. You can few the 50 second video here on the left.
When asked by the flight crew to delete the footage after she showed it to them, she refused. Soon... (more)
Later on, she declares that she wrote to the airline and got nothing more than a measly apology and pretty much nothing else.
So, what went wrong here?
To begin with, let’s be very clear about the actual handling of passenger luggage: while there are a few airlines whose policy it is for both agents and flight attendants to lift and maneuver passenger luggage, the vast majority are NOT authorized to do so. This is a very cloudy subject among the various airlines, but for the most part this subject falls outside the scope of the attendants' and agents' job parameters. ... (more)
I’m really scratching my head on this one. I know that we can all be a little forgetful when we travel. I have a mental checklist when I get ready to leave home for a trip that will put me in several airport terminals in the space of three or four days. I usually travel with two bags: my roller-board suitcase and a compact duffel-tote bag. With these two bags, I can pack up to six days’ worth of clothing and sundries to meet just about any situation.
I pack my own bags. I don’t have hired help, or even my mother to help me out the door with all that I need. So I am well aware of... (more)
I was witness to an increasingly unfortunate situation as I commuted home the other day – one that hits closer to home than most people may realize.
As I waited in the gate area of my flight home, the gate agent made the announcement that boarding would begin shortly, as soon as the less able passengers who were ticketed on this flight were accommodated onboard and situated. On this particular flight, there were nine wheelchairs waiting for boarding, one that was an electric wheelchair, which clearly meant that a little more time would be necessary to board this individual using the... (more)
A recent report about a passenger being removed from a flight and arrested for not turning off their cell phone got me to thinking this week. Often times, I get this question from passengers wanting to know the "WHY" about phone and electronic device usage restrictions during a flight. I dare say that many flight attendants know the basic knowledge of why, but I'll wager that a good majority have probably not investigated this regulation much past the reply "it's Federal law." It seems to me that this subject is rather vaguely reported in the media and the details of the reasons behind... (more)
...days old. I’m very sorry but I cannot allow you to travel with these infants today!” The couple looked shocked and then angry, while the passengers around them produced in unison a hushed gasp. The supervisor proceeded to explain that since the babies were less than 7 days old, airline policy required a physician’s release and declaration of the babies’ health in order for them to travel unhindered.
As luck would have it, one of the parents was a licensed physician, and after producing his medical card and producing a statement of health for each child, the supervisor... (more)
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