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 Fighting air rage - we ALL need to help!

A lot's been said in recent weeks (not least by me) about the security challenges travellers - leisure and business alike - face nowadays, and how we need to be ever more determined and vigilant in the face of terrorism, from wherever it emerges. But a couple of incidents have also occurred, in which airlines (most recently Jet 2) have had to deal with unruly - often drunk - travellers, and in many ways these misguided people pose just as much of a threat to the safety of other passengers and crew, as do terrorists. Part of the freedom we enjoy in the UK is that we can, for example, have a celebratory drink to start our hard-earned holiday - pretty much any time of the day or night - but for a few foolish people, one is not nearly enough, with some potentially dangerous consequences for all. No responsible traveller wants to dampen the holiday spirit, but we do need to lead by example - show some moderation ourselves, and offer airport, airline, port and shipboard crew our moral support when a fellow passenger cracks a dangerous joke or becomes abusive. In this case, we're ALL definitely in it together! 

You'll recall that the SPAA has recently conducted a Member Survey on a number of topics currently 'on the agenda', such as discounting, sales incentives, and of course the Lufthansa GDS charge announcement. The Association's air committee has, this past... click below to read on.

Jimmy Martin - SPAA President

 
 
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Hi all...

Summer is just around the corner at last!  Will we be basking in sunshine this year?  Mmm I wonder?

Lots happening with SPAA as usual.  The SPAA travel quiz heats start this month, if you haven’t got your teams in yet, there is still time to enter in Edinburgh or Aberdeen, amazing prizes from our sponsors once again this year. Register your teams with jhogarth@spaa.org. 

Lots to share with you this month so I’ll crack on...

Gayle Gordon - futureSPAA

 

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