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Old Jun 16, 18, 1:50 am
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I'll let you figure out what's wrong with this.

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Old Jun 16, 18, 10:41 am
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I'll let you figure out what's wrong with this.

Oopsie! More stellar work by FT's crack team of *ahem* writers for the front page
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Old Sep 13, 18, 10:09 am
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Editors? Nah, we don't need them
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Old Sep 16, 18, 11:02 pm
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Southwest? Southwest didn't increase their bag fees.

If they're mentioning Southwest's increase in Early Bird Check In fees, then they did a piss poor job by not even mentioning Southwest in the article, so either the editor was furloughed or the title was intentionally misleading clickbait.
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Old Sep 17, 18, 1:38 pm
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Southwest? Southwest didn't increase their bag fees.

If they're mentioning Southwest's increase in Early Bird Check In fees, then they did a piss poor job by not even mentioning Southwest in the article, so either the editor was furloughed or the title was intentionally misleading clickbait.
Looks like they corrected the title this afternoon (though not the URL). Thought I'd missed major news if WN was suddenly charging for bags!
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Old Sep 17, 18, 4:36 pm
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Looks like they corrected the title this afternoon (though not the URL).
FWIW, changing a URL generally breaks lots of things on blogs. There are tools/plug-ins that can handle the rewrites but they add overhead and a chance for something else to break so they're not used particularly often.
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Old Oct 8, 18, 8:50 pm
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Either this writer can't tell the difference between OneWorld the alliance and Club World, the class of service, or they still haven't let the copy editor out of the locked cupboard yet.

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Strike 1: Terrible title implies that a labor movement was thwarted by a bird strike
Strike 2: Article says Loganair, but the photo is of Flybe, one of their biggest competitors.
Strike 3: If they were using the Flybe photo as an example of the aircraft type, they still have the aircraft type wrong.
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Strike 1: Terrible title implies that a labor movement was thwarted by a bird strike
Strike 2: Article says Loganair, but the photo is of Flybe, one of their biggest competitors.
Strike 3: If they were using the Flybe photo as an example of the aircraft type, they still have the aircraft type wrong.
Must have an ongoing opening for an editor at FTG! Or if not, they need to fire the current one. That "article" was about as useful as a screen door on a submarine. The one good thing is that it links to the BBC story where you can read something that actually makes sense.

Sumburgh looks like a nice little place to get away from the world for a bit, though.
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Nice stock photo from a long time ago.
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We may have solved the question as to whether FT has a editor for their front page "articles"...yes, however they don't appear to check to see if the writer responded to their notes. Here, what appears to be a note asking to identify the unnamed consumer protection agency (note the "Which?" in numerous spots), for example:

U.K. consumer protections organization, Which? has accused European carriers of intentionally breaking the law by enforcing so-called “no-show” policies – permitting the airlines to cancel return booking if passengers should miss outgoing flights for any reason. According to the advocacy group, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, KLM and others regularly enforce the rule.
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Edit: Correction, the error appears to have been in not italicizing and in some cases not properly punctuating the word as the title of a magazine (thanks to DYKWIA for pointing out). Apologies for the error on my part. However note that a good proofreading and a working editor would have caught this before the article was published - especially knowing the readership would be mostly non-UK and with a publication using a common word as its title. So I take back my hypothesis that an editor exists!





Add in the minor detail of using a photo of a WN aircraft to go along with a post that's about a UK group advocating in the context of UK/EU law, aside from one sentence comparing the situation in North America. I guess Shutterstock was all out of UK or EU airline photos today.

https://www.flyertalk.com/articles/c...w-clauses.html

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Add in the minor detail of using a photo of a WN aircraft to go along with a post that's about a UK group advocating in the context of UK/EU law, aside from one sentence comparing the situation in North America. I guess Shutterstock was all out of UK or EU airline photos today.
They could have used the one in the post above yours and would only be half incorrect
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They could have used the one in the post above yours and would only be half incorrect
That's true!!
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We may have solved the question as to whether FT has a editor for their front page "articles"...yes, however they don't appear to check to see if the writer responded to their notes. Here, what appears to be a note asking to identify the unnamed consumer protection agency (note the "Which?" in numerous spots), for example:
Which? is the name of the UK Consumer Magazine.

https://www.which.co.uk
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