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Fellow passengers on their Air Asia flight were not happy when a Chinese woman started to remove her footwear and placed her bare feet on the armrest in front of her.

Air Asia FootwearThe passengers on the flight from Bangkok to Xi’an complained about the smelly and disgusting act to the flight attendant who answered there was nothing she should do as they were ‘all Chinese’.
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The U.N. aviation safety body ICAO made good on it’s warning to ‘Red Flag’ Thailand over serious concerns in air safety procedures and lack of oversight (See previous LoyaltyLobby article here).

ICAO Thailand Downgrade

3 Months ago the ICAO notified the Thai authorities about their concerns and issued a deadline to implement improvements and comply with those standards of the Category 1 classification. This deadline has now expired and as a consequence the Red Flag has been put in place, making it impossible for Thai Carriers (especially charter carriers such as Thai Air Asia-X, Nok Air, Nok Scoot etc) to file new routes and expand their international network.

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When I was watching Bloomberg News this morning, they had a segment on AirAsia and its problems with a research report that was published on June 10th but won’t become “public” before June 24th.

AirAsia Cooking The Books

The report prepared by GMT research basically alleges that the airline has used creative accounting with its dealings with the various AirAsia affiliates to boost its profitability. [click to continue…]