More carmakers caught in headlights of VW engine-rigging scandal

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Volkswagen has admitted it installed illegal software into 11 million 2.0 liter and 3.0 liter diesel engines worldwide (AFP Photo/Josh Edelson)

Volkswagen emissions scandal

Iran's 'catastrophic mistake': Speculation, pressure, then admission

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Analsyts say it is irresponsible to link the crash of a Ukraine International Airline Boeing 737-800 to the 737 MAX accidents (AFP Photo/INA FASSBENDER)

Missing MH370 likely to have disintegrated mid-flight: experts

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A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 commercial jet.

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Leaders see horror of French Alps crash as probe gathers pace

"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Saturday, May 19, 2007

E-ticketing finally takes off in Indonesia, IATA figures show

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

After long lagging behind in the e-ticketing stakes, 82 percent of airline passengers in Indonesia now access websites or telephone carriers to have their tickets issued electronically, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

This percentage, the second highest among IATA members in Asia-Pacific, is higher than the global and regional averages of 79 percent and 67 percent respectively, IATA said Friday in a statement.

IATA said that Middle Eastern and North African airlines topped the global increase in e-ticketing during the first three months, rising 16 percent to 39 percent over the same period last year "as airlines embark on a more aggressive e-ticket rollout."

During the same period, Africa-based airlines increased the volume of e-tickets issued by 12 percent to 58 percent, America-based airlines by 5 percent to 78 percent, and Asia Pacific-based airlines by 8 percent to 67 percent.

Meanwhile, the figure for Europe-based airlines rose by 4 percent to 82 percent, Commonwealth of Independent States-based airlines by 3 percent to 10 percent, North Asia-based airlines by 1 percent to 91 percent and United States-based airlines by 1 percent to 93 percent.

Since 2005, IATA has been requiring some 250 of its members serving 94 percent of international scheduled air traffic to adopt e-ticketing by the end of this year.

National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, which is a member of IATA, said it issued some 750,000 e-tickets and around 240,000 paper tickets in the first three months.

"Garuda is in third place among Asia Pacific airlines this year for e-ticket issuance," Garuda spokesman Pudjo Broto told The Jakarta Post on Friday.

Garuda, which introduced e-ticketing last March in compliance with the IATA regulations, offers e-ticketing on all domestic routes and 24 overseas ones. The destinations not covered so far are Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, Saigon in Vietnam, Beijing in China and Seoul in South Korea.

"We will have fully implemented e-ticketing for the four remaining overseas destinations by October," said Pudjo.

According to IATA, e-ticketing will result in savings of US$3 billion annually for the airline industry as processing a paper ticket costs $10, while an e-ticket costs only $1.

In addition, IATA says, passengers also benefit from e-ticketing as the inconvenience arising from lost tickets is eliminated and last minute changes are made easier.

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