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Things I Think About, by Peter Bowditch

American Airlines gets it right

A few days ago, Meryl Dorey of the Australian Vaccination Network issued a media release in which she said:

The Australian Vaccination Network’s President, Meryl Dorey, has recently participated in an interview which will air for two months on all American Airlines domestic and international flights for the months of July and August, 2012.

A storm erupted in Twitter and blogs and the airline came under criticism for promoting ideas which could cause severe health issues for its passengers. American has now issued the following statement via Twitter:

This interview has not been submitted to AA yet. We decided not to air this audio. We thank those who shared their opinions.

And in an email:

Despite what you may have read from press releases, the interview in question has not yet been submitted to American Airlines, and we will not be running it if, and when, it is.

I would like to thank and congratulate American Airlines for this action. I can fly with them again.

Oh, and did you notice that Ms Dorey was a little “premature”* in announcing that AA were going to run the audio. It hasn’t even been submitted to them yet.

* The word “premature” is a euphemism. You can guess what for.

 

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