What we’re reading: Cargo and passenger demand on the rise, TSA to expand security measures, US Airways regional lands safely
Cargo, passenger demand rise in November – IATA
Cargo and passenger traffic rose in November in what may be a sign of a global economic recovery.
Passenger demand rose 2.1 percent in November compared to a year earlier and air freight climbed 9.5 percent, data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) showed Wednesday.
“Demand continues to improve, but we still have a lot of ground… to recover. We cannot anticipate any significant improvement in yields in the coming months,” said IATA CEO Giovanni Bisignani.
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As computers have become laptops, and laptops have become smartphones, so has the working world become increasingly a 24-7 phenomenon.
It’s not just that most of us check email nights, weekends and on vacation, it’s that now bosses and clients expect it too. As a successful travel agent — yes, there are some of us still out there — I do answer after-hours emails when I can. I have, however, been struck by the fact that while many people still say things like “Hey, I’m thinking of this on the weekend but no rush,” or “If you happen to be online and have a few minutes,” etc, etc, that more and more people just assume emails will be answered nearly immediately. Emergency or not.
In fact, I had one email Thanksgiving evening about 10 p.m. about a proposed trip for next week (from a client who books a handful of flights a year) and then a slightly cranky followup at 9:30 a.m. Friday morning that I hadn’t sent her ideas. And a client earlier this year who sent me six emails before 7 a.m. on a Saturday, the last few incensed that not only was I not emailing her back, no one was answering the phone at our small office.