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I tested the courses against fear of flying (2/2)

I tested the courses against fear of flying (2/2)

I tested the courses against fear of flying (2/2) Read moreTen tips to outsmart baggage problems at airportsNow is the time for all the questions we’ve always wanted to ask these suckers who have chosen to spend half their lives on planes. Goodbye tears, anxiety and sweat: I tested the courses against fear of flying (1/2) cobblestones in the sky In her hostess uniform, Elisabeth, 18 years in the business and tens of thousands of flights on the clock, came to tell us about her daily life under close surveillance in the air. From the outset, the foundations are laid, the air industry is as closely watched as the nuclear industry and throughout her career, she has not experienced any emergency situation on board. However, she would be able to ensure a delivery or manage an open fracture in flight. Air hostess is above all a profession of procedures. Elisabeth, and the 12,000 cabin crew members who work for Air France, go through their emergency procedure before each flight (whether they provide one a week or four a day), receive briefings before each rotation, undergo a check- full health up every year and check their technical knowledge every year. On the ground too, from baggage handlers to housekeepers, everyone receives security training. “Flying is the safest mode of transportation.” The anxious people of the plane have often heard themselves repeating this sentence, in vain, because we know our irrational fear. If the very procedural aspect of a flight can be reassuring, it also participates in further mystifying this totally elusive ecosystem from the point of view of the passenger dependent on the crew. Thus, when after the interminable safety instructions an unusual beep or message from the pilot occurs,...

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If you’re trying to change a flight, here’s how to avoid internet scams

If you’re trying to change a flight, here’s how to avoid internet scams

If you’re trying to change a flight, here’s how to avoid internet scams Read moreBalearic IslandsA new type of vacation scam is emerging. ©Pascal POCHARD-CASABIANCA / AFP Travel scams Read moreDubai - Burj Al Arab - The World Most Luxurious Hotel HDMore and more travelers in this summer period receive calls to change a plane ticket or a hotel reservation. These solicitations actually conceal scams. Atlantico: A new type of holiday scam is emerging: companies have posed as airlines or hotels and charge high fees to travelers who call them to change a plane ticket or a reservation. How does this deception work? Read moreArmani Hotel Dubai LaunchMorgan Bourven: This problem is in fact not new: people who have once been to the United States, and had to fill out and pay for an ESTA form before leaving, are surely familiar with these practices. Ditto for those who wanted to obtain administrative documents in France! In concrete terms, these are margoulins who create websites resembling those of official bodies, airlines or hotels, to bill for services that are normally free or very inexpensive. A man thus appeared at the end of 2020 before the Paris Criminal Court for having abused thousands of Internet users thanks to a dozen fake administrative sites. The technique is always the same: create a site with official appearances and carefully reference it on Google. Then charge Internet users for a service without telling them that the site is only an intermediary. For example, for ESTA, they will charge around fifty euros for their service, whereas it costs €20 on the US government site and only takes a few minutes. If the procedure is not prohibited in itself (after all, you have the perfect right...

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