Suitcase loss costs KLM EUR 200,000

3rd March 2006, Comments 0 comments

3 March 2006, AMSTERDAM — A judge in the Philippines has ordered Dutch-French airline KLM to pay a fine of EUR 200,000 for losing a suitcase more than seven years ago.

3 March 2006

AMSTERDAM — A judge in the Philippines has ordered Dutch-French airline KLM to pay a fine of EUR 200,000 for losing a suitcase more than seven years ago.

Dr José Tiongco was travelling with KLM as an envoy of the Philippine authorities in November 1998.

He was scheduled to give a lecture at a conference held by the World Health Organisation in Kazakhstan.

He flew from Amsterdam to Frankfurt with KLM but his suitcase did not follow him.

This meant he had give his lecture in jeans, t-shirt and sneakers — something that damaged his credibility, the judge agreed.

KLM is appealing the decision.

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Subject: Dutch news

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