- attest /uh-TEST/
- rectify /REK-tuh-fahy/
- function /FUHNGK-shuhn/
- handler /HAND-ler/
- pandemic /pan-DEM-ik/
[verb] – to show something or to say or prove that something is true
I can attest to the absolute truth of his story.
[verb] – to correct something or make something right
You should rectify your error before it is too late.
[verb] – to work or operate
The machine doesn’t function.
[noun] – someone who carries or moves things as part of their job
A baggage handler is a person who loads and unloads baggage.
[noun] – a disease that exists in almost all of an area or in almost all of a group of people, animals or plants
What action can a country take against a pandemic?
Data – and how all this information is processed – has quickly become one of the most significant variables in deciding how an airline functions well, from predictive maintenance, baggage handling, and cargo tracking to staff management and customer loyalty programs. “A passenger may interact with up to 10 different entities during a single trip, ranging from airlines, government, ground handlers, and at least two airports,” says Jacques Demael, senior vice president of strategy and business support at SITA, an aviation-focused global IT firm headquartered in Geneva.
Mr. Demael claims that the amount of data shared across the sector has “exploded” in recent years. While tourists may not realize it, data plays an important role in making a journey go smoothly, from communicating travel documents to tracking baggage flow between airports. The aviation sector has been devastated by the global pandemic. IATA, on the other hand, predicts that the industry will recover to 2019 levels in 2022, the same year that it is forecast to break even or profit. And, as a result of that recovery, massive volumes of data will be collected.
- When was the last time you traveled by plane? Pleae tell me about it.
- Do you know anyone who has dealt with lost luggage?
- If you lost your luggage, what would you do?
- Do you agree with the idea that airlines are typically not very strong at information technology?
- Do you think that the industry will recover to 2019 levels in 2022? Why or why not?