Emergency Contact Information Required … But Whose Emergency?! Count-Down of Silly Rules from the BBC2011 Contest – #8I was not allowed to make an airline reservation without an emergency contact number. I figured this was a great thing, which should have meant I’d get a phone call to that number in the event of a cancellation or delay. NOT! I learned of the cancellation of my 6:40 a.m. flight (for which I got up at 3:30 a.m.!) only upon my arrival at the airport at 5:30 a.m. When was the flight cancelled? You guessed it – the previous evening! I wasn’t contacted, so why was the information required?! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ … Lorie Karpyn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tags: BBC2011, rules say must not, silly rules
Clearly, if the flight had been cancelled many hours before, there was no sense of emergency; hence no phone call 🙂
Seriously, though, I had always assumed that emergency phone numbers are required in case the plane goes down, explodes, etc. I always provide someone else’s phone number. I wonder if I have been misinterpreting things all these years.