Articles tagged “accidents”

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Sharm el-Sheikh Airport Officials Criticize Culture of Bribery and ‘Human Stupidity’

Sharm el-Sheikh Airport Officials Criticize Culture of Bribery and ‘Human Stupidity’

Nour Youssef, Associated Press

Airports the world over, when not managed properly, are filled with incompetence and bribery. Boston Logan after 9/11 attacks was the rightful target of similar criticisms.

4 years ago

‘Disaster’ Is the Best Word to Describe the State of Egyptian Tourism

‘Disaster’ Is the Best Word to Describe the State of Egyptian Tourism

Salma El Wardany and Caroline Alexander, Bloomberg

Egypt says the biggest challenge is radicals. But the biggest real challenge is a complete failure of leadership. Tourist won't return until they fix that.

4 years ago

Egyptian Authorities Blocking Some Tourist Rescue Flights out of Sinai Peninsula

Egyptian Authorities Blocking Some Tourist Rescue Flights out of Sinai Peninsula

Benjamin Katz and Kari Lundgren, Bloomberg

Egypt's bumbling ruling junta and their inept cronies do more damage to the country's tourism prospects (all prospects, really) than IS fighters could ever dream of.

4 years ago

Sinai Plane Bombing Worries Prompt Increased Security on U.S. International Flights

Sinai Plane Bombing Worries Prompt Increased Security on U.S. International Flights

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Wise move by officials even if it will be seen as an inconvenience by passengers.

4 years ago

Britain Suspends Sinai Flights Over Concerns Russian Jet Was Downed by Bomb

Britain Suspends Sinai Flights Over Concerns Russian Jet Was Downed by Bomb

Jill Lawless and Dmitry Lovetsky, Associated Press

4 years ago

Egyptians Worry About Impact of Plane Crash on Russian Resort Tourism

Egyptians Worry About Impact of Plane Crash on Russian Resort Tourism

Brian Rohan, Associated Press

As Egypt’s tourism sector slowly recovers from years of political tumult that left it battered, Russians have emerged as the dominant group on its Red Sea beaches. How Saturday’s Russian-bound Metrojet disaster killing over 200 passengers will impact future tourism arrivals depends on results determining the cause of the crash.

4 years ago

Cause of Russian Tourist Plane Crash Still Uncertain Says U.S. Spy Chief

Cause of Russian Tourist Plane Crash Still Uncertain Says U.S. Spy Chief

Chris Strohm, Bloomberg

Whatever the cause of the Metrojet crash in Egypt, yet another airplane disaster is likely to make global air travelers wary heading into the holiday season.

4 years ago

Air France and Lufthansa Avoid Sinai Region After Russian Plane Crash

Air France and Lufthansa Avoid Sinai Region After Russian Plane Crash

Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

It appears that the crash was a maintenance issue, but Air France and Lufthansa's caution is worth noting.

4 years ago

Russian Tourist Jet Crashes After Leaving Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

4 years ago

Nobody’s Happy About the Concordia Captain Conviction in Italy

Nobody’s Happy About the Concordia Captain Conviction in Italy

Associated Press

Costa would prefer that this case disappear quietly, and the unprecedented sentence seems like a good reason to let the decision stand.

4 years ago

Latest Crisis Shows Carnival May Have Learned Its Social Media Lesson

Latest Crisis Shows Carnival May Have Learned Its Social Media Lesson

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cruisers deserve up-to-date information online from cruise lines, whether or not a safety incident has occurred.

4 years ago

Passengers in British Airways’ Las Vegas Fire Were Their Own Worst Enemies

Passengers in British Airways’ Las Vegas Fire Were Their Own Worst Enemies

Justin Pritchard and Sally Ho, Associated Press

Baggage fees have long encouraged passenger behavior that makes the lives of flight attendants and crews harder, but they can also encourage behavior like this that makes everyone's flight less safe.

4 years ago