Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Up, up and away
Outrageous! Two European governments have dared to interfere in the free market, not only by banning certain airlines from their territory on safety grounds, but also by publishing their blacklists.
This is the nanny state gone mad.
As a consumer, I demand the right to fly on North Korea's Air Koryo and on that sterling Ghanaian outfit, Johnsons Air Ltd. Furthermore, I demand the right not to know that these airlines might be rather dodgy operators.
After all, what could possibly go wrong? The worst that might happen is that the in-flight catering is supplied by Gate Gourmet.