British Airways flight to Dubai forced to return to Heathrow due to ‘smelly poo in toilet’ – Telegraph

Isn’t it time that a forward-looking UK government distanced itself from British Airways? This headline is hardly likely to woo Chinese investment!

via British Airways flight to Dubai forced to return to Heathrow due to ‘smelly poo in toilet’ – Telegraph.

As an airline, British Airways has been going downhill consistently for many years. Despite spending a fortune on marketing, the quality of the service is a national disgrace. The above headline in the Telegraph highlights the latest quality issue.

Part of the problem with British Airways is the heavily unionized staff, with their strict job descriptions and broken business processes. Can you imagine the British Airways crew on the Dubai flight arguing over the ‘smelly poo  in the toilet’?

Of course, another part of the problem is that cleaning at UK airports is largely sub-contracted, with nobody remotely interested in hygiene or customer perceptions. Apart from the cleanliness of planes there’s an issue with the standards in public toilets at UK airports.

Surely the British Airways ‘smelly loo’ syndrome is a function of an over-regulated industry?

Thoughts?

Source: Senate panel probing ‎possible Obama administration ties to anti-Netanyahu effort | Fox News

There’s lots of anti-Obama dirt flying around in mainstream US media this weekend. Fox News is featuring the Obama administration’s ties to anti-Netanyahu politics, ahead of Israel’s election.

via Source: Senate panel probing ‎possible Obama administration ties to anti-Netanyahu effort | Fox News.

Also the NYT‘s lead article highlights weak financial controls at the CIA allowing cash to reach Al Qaeda. This is the same terrorist organization that was responsible for the 9/11 disaster.

Meanwhile, Kerry is briefing that the US is close to a historic deal with Iran on nuclear energy. Let’s see what emerges but I’m deeply suspicious.

Why is Obama not ready to take Iran deal to Congress? What’s he hiding?

Thoughts?