Battling the travel threats

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Martin Moodie
Martin Moodie is the Founder & Chairman of The Moodie Report.

I’ve arrived back at Sydney Airport for a brief transit stopover before flying onto London via Bangkok.

Given that I am flying British Airways (BA), my agenda has been uncertain to say the least over recent days. The BA cabin crew strike (now called off by the courts) was due to be happening today, while UK airspace has been constantly threatened by the Icelandic volcano cloud this week.

Bangkok is, of course, near paralysed by political strife, though fortunately the crisis has not impacted the airport this time. We live in a difficult, tumultuous world and my heart goes out to the King Power International team, for whom this is just the latest in a series of bewildering crises out of their control.

There’s been time here to establish a temporary New South Wales bureau (below) and to take another look at the International Terminal’s stylish new commercial offer.

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Don, the superbly knowledgeable wine manager (below), ensured I did my bit to raise the average spend per head too; his knowledge of wine helping me to contribute A$124.90 to the Nuance coffers and two outstanding Aussie reds to my cellar.

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P.S. Later… Just arrived Bangkok Airport (below). It’s difficult to assess how busy the airport is from the transit zone, which is probably functioning pretty much as normal. But it’s a fair bet that the amount of arriving and departing traffic is massively down because of the escalating unrest downtown.

Next stop London…

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