A 67-year-old American woman on her dream holiday in Australia claims to have literally been deafened by the scream of a three-year-old boy sitting across the aisle from her aboard a Qantas aircraft in Alice Springs whose destination was Darwin.
The woman and Qantas are attempting to resolve the issue in court more than a year after the incident allegedly occurred, in which the woman alleges permanent damage to her hearing which caused drastic changes to her life, including not being able to conduct business anymore.
FlyerTalk members discuss whether or not the woman has a case. Is Qantas responsible legally or financially?
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First some background. The FTer bought a ticket with Jetstar that included connecting flights on Qantas. Jetstar is a fully owned subsidiary of Qantas. When the FTer went to check in for the Qantas flight, they said it wasn’t ticketed & required purchase of a new ticket. Naturally the FTer wants a refund.
Now to the current discussion. Months pass. Qantas and Jetstar are still passing the buck over who is responsible. Result unhappy customer. What should/could be done next?
When is a Qantas group airline not a Qantas group airline? Like most others, Brewsterz didn’t realise airlines could be part of a group for some purposes and not for others. Check out the discussion on how the Qantas-jetstar arrangement can have serious impacts for travellers.
In honor of Earth Day, which was officially yesterday, April 22, this is a good time to link to FlyerTalk threads which discuss carbon offset programs.
- Wouldn’t it be great if you could redeem miles and points to offset carbon emissions?
- Carbon Offsets Email
- Delta becomes first US airline with carbon offset program
- Aeroplan ‘Greens it Up’ with Go Carbon Neutral Contest
- THOUGHTS?? – Charge by Weight & Mileage Carbon Offset Program
- Offsetting Carbon Emissions…something for AC to consider?
- Will all airlines go carbon neutral like Silverjet?
- Globe and Mail query: carbon offsets
- OT: You like Fuel Surcharges… then look forward to Carbon surcharges…
- United Airlines to Save on Fuel and Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions
- Fuel surcharge and “fly carbon neutral” charge
- The carbon footprint of flying (good/bad)?
- Offsetting carbon emissions
- UK Govt Wants Airlines In Carbon Trading Scheme
- Offsetting carbon emissions
- How is AC’s carbon footprint program doing?
- CO Announces Carbon Offsetting Program With Sustainable Travel International
- Are you purchasing your dispensation? [CO’s new carbon offset offering]
- Carbon Offsetting: Anyone signing up?
- Do you care about your CO carbon footprint?
- As a Frequent Flyer, what are you doing to be Carbon Neutral?
- OT- ” Air pax should pay £40 Carbon Offset fee for flights” (Scotsman)
- Buying carbon offsets for travel
- Spanair: Offset your CO2 emissions by purchasing carbon credits
- Warning over ‘carbon neutral’ schemes for flyers
- OT Thoughts on BA Carbon Trust Scheme
- Are your flights carbon neutral?
- Would you pay to ofset your flight carbon emissions?
- Only in SFO… assuage flying guilt at carbon offset airport kiosk
- Air Travel with negligible carbon footprint…
- The Google carbon footprint calculator above
- Fly Carbon Neutral
- Carbon Offsets “R” Us
- OTish – Article about IATA and their views on Carbon Emissions
- Expedia to sell carbon credits with tickets
- FT Investments Clinic: How do I invest in carbon credits
Relax…Nancy will be just fine. No blood was spilt. In fact, Nancy is already back on the job!
But wait…Nancy cannot be more than a couple of years old. In fact, FlyerTalk member Blackadder1402 wonders how the catering truck did not see her, as she is hard to miss. How could Nancy be working if she is so big and young, and why is there not more of an outrage that she was hit by a truck?
The A380 (Nancy) hit by catering truck thread has the answers for this mystery, if the title of that thread did not already give it away…