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Checking in at the desk with Swine Flu
« on: July 20, 2009, 01:55:51 AM »
Holidaymakers in Britain suspected of having swine flu will be prevented from checking in and required to provide doctors’ notes saying that they are fit to fly, airlines said yesterday.

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have provided check-in staff and cabin crew with guidance on the virus as it continues to spread. The news comes just before one of the busiest weeks of the year for airports, with thousands of families preparing to go on holiday.

Doctors’ leaders condemned the policy as “an absolute nonsense”. They said they would not be able to identify everyone carrying the virus and that the process would be a drain on health workers’ time.

Peter Holden, the British Medical Association’s lead representative on pandemic flu, told The Times that he was advising doctors not to issue the notes because they would not be worth the paper they were written on.

That's all very well to take that stand, but try using it with the blond on the desk.
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