Recently returning from a very 'cool' - I mean literally freezing - trip to the good old United States of America it suddenly dawned on me I had just visited one of the seven natural wonders of the world. (more…)
I woke this morning to a Facebook notification that Malaysia Airlines had updated it’s profile picture. My heart sank as there Facebook page loaded with a black and white logo and the realisation of yet another tragedy for them.
Very déjà vu as I find myself like I did 5 months ago with MH370 watching rolling news coverage and press conferences, in fact me and my flatmates watch the MH370 press conference every night for a whole month and a bit after MH370 disappeared and Malaysia airlines have only just recently put the website back together as again today they pull it apart and display updates, media statements and family contacts. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and everyone involved.
Our thoughts and prayers are with those on board MH17, as well as their families and loved ones. We stand ready to provide assistance. — Boeing Airplanes (@BoeingAirplanes) July 17, 2014
We are retiring the MH17 flight number from 25 July out of respect for the crew and passengers - http://t.co/HUIWQXl7dx— Malaysia Airlines (@MAS) July 20, 2014
The conductor at #AstroAwani is in tears. Poor guy only gives sad news this year, he did great job with #MH370 #MH17 pic.twitter.com/xZuiB3ZwhZ — FCSchirmer (@FCSchirmer) July 17, 2014
Our deepest sympathies are with the families of all those onboard MH17 and with everyone at @MAS. — Qantas Airways (@QantasAirways) July 18, 2014(more…)
A look back as my updates come to an end. Over the past three weeks as we enter the fourth, people all around the world have been, like me and my friends extremely curious by the mystery of Malaysian Airlines flight 370. We may never know what happened to it, but as I write this it has to be said that I don't think any other event or global incident has occurred where I have spent so much time keeping up-to-date with it, from all the articles, statements and daily press conferences online from day one. As the media microphones started to slowly disappear as the global interest started to decline we were still watching waiting for news thinking 'one of these days they will find that plane' but unfortunately - and more so for the families - that hasn't happened. The Malaysian government in my opinion along with the airline has done extremely well. The Malaysians acting transport Minister has gone from not being able to string a sentence in English, to being able to front a daily media conference and answer difficult questions with some 'pretty rude media'. Malaysia airlines were extremely quick and efficient at supplying information online after the incident occurred straight on the front page of their website. Air travel is safe. MH370 was an incredibly rare event, yes it was extremely sad but lessons will be learnt and I'm sure the aviation industry is reviewing a number of procedures as good things will come out of this one tragedy. (more…)
So whilst on my short trip around the world I visited an Apple store whenever I could, in the end it turned out to be pretty much everywhere. First off Washington followed by London Covent Read more…