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The alternative awards.(odds&ends)

Passenger Service Award

To All Nippon Airways, which recently announced that on its 787s (whenever it gets them) it will "refresh the parts that other airlines can't reach" with its new inflight amenity--a bidet.

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Sensitivity Award

To Qantas ex-Chairman Maggie Jackson, for telling shareholders that "they had a mental problem" if they did not tender their shares to the (unsuccessful) Airline Partners Australia bid to buy the airline.

Best Model Airplane Showcase Award

To Boeing, for the scale model 787 displayed on 07-08-07. Except for bits of duct tape here and there and a bunch of temporary-looking fasteners, the life-size replica of the Dreamliner looked wonderful, almost like it could fly. …

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