Interview: What a veteran airline employee advises travellers

Mr. Praveen (name concealed to protect identity) has been an airline employee for about three decades. Gold smuggling, coffin thefts, counterfeit passports etc he has seen it all!

“Security measures in the aviation sector are not stringent enough,” he says.. “we still have a long way forward towards perfection.”

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2 mins at Angel with China

Roughly 1.2 billion people ride the London subway each year. Most of them locals, rushing to work. We met China at the Angel underground station yesterday when she had a lull between peak travel periods.

She agreed for a quick chat but warned me we might be interrupted (which we were, by someone who had a particular sweet craving and someone who didn’t say thank you).

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