More evidence of the madness of aviation

This story of airline excess might be funnier had it not happened at the same time as the T5 opening debacle and the news that passengers would have to be fingerprinted, as well as having their luggage randomly scattered around west London to be retrieved only with psychic powers aided by two bent metal coathangers…

Actors hired for empty plane scam

Environmental campaigners attacked a budget airline which proposed paying actors to fly between Norwich and Dublin to boost passenger numbers.


Flybe hit on the idea when faced with a £280,000 penalty because it had not met a passenger target imposed by Norwich International airport as part of a commercial deal.

The company also laid on extra flights, offered the public free trips and placed its own staff on stand-by to fly in case seats were not filled. Read full story here…