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08/08/02
Travolta Flies Into Air Travel Row
- 'No real concern shown for passenger,' by airlines says consumer group

JOHN TRAVOLTA landed at Heathrow yesterday in his Qantas aeroplane, part of the actor's campaign to get people back into the flying habit after the decline in passenger numbers following September 11.

Travolta's efforts may have been badly timed, however, as Qantas employees in Australia went on strike protesting about a pay freeze and today a new report suggests airlines are virtually ignoring passenger gripes.

Airlines were not showing "any real concern about the impact on passengers of damaged, delayed or lost luggage," The Air Transport Users Council report, adding that complaints to its office had risen dramatically over the last year.

All that won't bother Travolta, who appears to be in love with air travel. "When I'm in the cockpit I have to be very serious and 32 years of experience has been my commitment and passion," he said.

Travolta will travel to many more cities around the world on his air-travel booster mission, much of the time accompanied by actress wife Kelly Preston and two children.




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