British Airways is about to receive a reminder that its license to operate in Britain is dependent upon the quality of service that it provides.
Britain’s Parliament will introduce a law forcing BA to carry surfboards and other recreational equipment. The airline recently decided that, after carrying surfboards since the days of BOAC, they were simply too much trouble.
“Wrong-O” said the tourism industry and parliament – far from being an inconvenience, the needs of passengers are the reason that BA exists.
British Airways is supposed to serve the needs of passengers – not the other way around.
This should make Zed Layson and his friends happy. That’s Zed at the top of the story.
Zed (who was looking a tad older than the photos on his website last time I saw him) 🙂 is the the acknowledged “old man” of the south coast where he runs Zed’s Surfing Adventures. We used to have a beer once in a while at Zed’s place long ago before the authorities took away his license (damned neighbours, anyway – we weren’t making THAT much noise, were we?)
We still surf and crab hole at Zed’s once in a while but nothing can equal the heady days of the mid-90’s when nothing else mattered except the wave.
Gotta go now… wife needs some things done around the house. (sigh)
eTurboNews – MPs move to lift airline surfboard ban