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France and Belgium’s banned airlines


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It strikes me as odd that the lists published by France and Belgium should be mutually exclusive. One would think that they would use similar criteria to decide whether or not an airline was safe, and thus if it’s safe enough to fly over Belgium, then why not over France? And vice-versa? Surely one would expect at least some overlap?

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Comments and responses

Comment from Carolus Magnus

by Carolus Magnus

Comment posted at 23:51 on 2nd September 2005.

But really should there not have been different lists for Vlaanderen and Wallonie?

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