Opinion – Man sues Etihad over back injury from sitting next to obese passenger | Business | The Guardian – John Gelmini

Etihad Airways Boeing 777-300ER at Brisbane in...

Etihad Airways Boeing 777-300ER at Brisbane international airport (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr Alf raises an important point, because airline CEOs and their major shareholders would not sit with anyone like that for one second.

Passengers who are grossly obese should be charged for two seats whilst the smelly, troublesome, drunk and flu ridden should not be allowed to fly on normal commercial flights.

The airlines owe a duty of care to the ordinary travelling public, who queue in airports and have to put up with these things.

Apart from the airlines, people need to learn manners again, even if that means applying fast-track ASBOs and fines on people and their errant offspring and charging them a lot more before they can travel with the rest of us.

John Gelmini

Turkish economy grows at slowest pace in three years – ECONOMICS – Hurryat

Mosque in Istambul

Mosque in Istambul (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


This is a must-read article on Turkey, from important Turkish news source Hurryat. Check it out! via Turkish economy grows at slowest pace in three years – ECONOMICS. As predicted Turkey’s staggering economic growth is starting to falter. With the mixed signals from Turkey’s foreign policy shifts in recent years, I predict that foreign investment in Turkey will probably decline in coming years. Foreign investment creates jobs which are essential for Turkey’s rapidly growing young population. If the jobs growth dries up Turkey’s young people will start to question the effectiveness of their government. Thoughts?

Flag of Turkey.

Flag of Turkey. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)