Monday, December 31, 2007
Happy New Year from Jawad
vendettas, sometime sacrifice innocent lives in the name of collateral
damage for some "noble" cause and some times death is delivered by the
state as a punishment. We believe killing is solution to many
History has shown us that it is understanding, education and
persuasion with which people change and by this we could prevent these
problems to occur in the first place. "Prevention is better than cure"
is true in all walks of life.
Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year.
Rana Jawad Asghar MD. MPH.
Coordinator South Asian Public Health Forum
Monday, December 24, 2007
MY EXPERIANCE WITH EMIRATES
From: mazher khan <email@example.com>
Date: 23 Dec 2007 21:15:01 -0000
Subject: MY EXPERIANCE WITH EMIRATES
i am Mazher Khan an eye specialist by profession , this ws my first
flight ever in my life till nw was exited and i booked my tickets in
emirates i flew from banglore to dubai where i was supposed to wait
for my flight to Qatar, finally i reached Qatar on 18th of Dec and my
baggage had not yet delevered , when asked the lost and found dept in
the airport asked me to fill a form and promossed me that i'll get my
baggage in one day , its been 6days by today n i hv not yet recieved
my baggage when ever i call the lost and found dept the only answer
get is "sir we have no information about ur baggage " i came to Qatar
for hilidays n got struck here, can u pls help me in this...
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Emirates will never see my money ever again!
From: Sandler Family <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Dec 20, 2007 7:42 PM
Subject: Emirates will never see my money ever again!
From: yousuf <email@example.com>
Date: Dec 21, 2007 2:06 AM
Subject: Bad experience
Last year January 207 I traveled with Emirates air from Portland PDX to Addis Ababa Ethiopia my final detonation was Dire Dada. when I got to Addis my baggage are not there because of emirates air mistakes I have to stay over for a night in Addis at my own expenses I was so frustrated for I did not get on time to my intended destination, time is very important I could not finish my job on time I was behind in all my projects. I said one time ok and for give them.
Again December 207 I decided to travel with Emirates through the same route, this time I have two kids with me who wanted to see the family and we have to be there on time and come back on time for the children's' school. All together we had 6 baggages, when got to Addis which again this is not our final destination and our baggage's are not there. This time they pay for our hotel for one night and told us that the baggage will be here next day, the next day we went to emirates baggage claims office it was not and we have tickets to go to the next city which was Dire Dada. This time it was disaster all clothes we took with us are in the baggage we did not even have extra close to change, my children are so frustrated. Since we are US citizen they charge us in dollar or foreign currency we have already spent over six hundred dollars in two days, and we are still in Motel in Addis and we don't know when our baggage will be here also we have tickets for next city which we planned to travel directly the same day did not happen. My husband has been calling to check out what went wrong and we don't know how much the telephone bill will be. Therefore, I have share my night mare experience with travelers when got back from ruined trip. I am still in a Motel praying to God to take me out of this chaos. Bad Bad Bad !
Thursday, December 13, 2007
From: Steven Davey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Dec 13, 2007 5:06 PM
Subject: Emirates Complaint
EMIRATES have accepted that they were wrong to let my wife board the aircraft to fly to Bangkok. This they have accepted as they have had to pay a 20,000 baht fine. EMIRATES and their check-in staff are liable for costs incurred by us.
Monday, December 03, 2007
Our experience flying with Emirates
From: Iyer, Suresh <email@example.com>
Date: Dec 3, 2007 11:43 AM
Subject: Our experience flying with Emirates
I reproduce herewith the mail written to Emirates.
Initially I was thinking of visiting Dubai on my way back to home, but I no more have the eagerness to visit Dubai.
We had a terrible experience travelling by Emirates. I completely understand that flights can be cancelled for various reasons, but the situation needs not be handled in a hostile way. The ground staff is grossly incompetent to handle the situation, both at Mumbai and at Dubai.
1. Flight No.EK 0503 L 17NOV 1900 from Mumbai got cancelled due to fog. After a very long delay and unlimited confusion, we were was put up in a Hotel in Mumbai.
2. Next day morning we were in the Airport by 7 AM and stood in a queue till 10:45 AM and the flight left for Dubai at 11:15 AM. This too was possible only after Air India staff were pressed into service.
3. We had a connecting flight EK 0701 L on 18NOV 0235, this we missed, so our connection turned out to be for 19th Morning 0235. There was a huge crowd but only a few counters to handle all cancelled flights and their food and accomodation. We stood in the queue for 3 hrs and only 2 people in our queue were cleared. We asked many officials in the airport for help but each was very curt. We just gave up and sat in the airport for the next 14 hrs! It was just horrible.
4. We had requested for "Asian Vegetarian meals" for the previous day's flight, but as we had missed the flight, this flight had no food for us except a few fruits.
5. The last straw was when we reached Mauritius to find that our baggage was missing! We received the baggage only after 3 days. You can imagine the pain we underwent, we were in a business trip, without our luggage which had our books, presentation materials etc.
To sum it all up, it was a horrible experience for us flying Emirates. We are forced to take the same airlines back home because we want a direct flight to Bangalore. We are just hoping that atleast this journey is hassel free.
Our plans of applying for a visa and visiting Dubai are ruled out with the attitude of the officials we had to put up with. I am sure you will take it seriously and correct the lapses, so that people do not suffer the way we did. Also please instruct your staff to be little polite and should extend help instead of having a rude attitude. Please remember, we too pay for our tickets and are not travelling on complimentary passes.
Thanks and regards,
Senior Business Analyst
SoftBrands India Pvt. Ltd.