News of: Monday, May 09 2005,

KLM Airlines not wait for late passengers

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will start taking tests with not admitting passengers any more who are late for their flight.

The measure is first going to be tested on some flights, in order to see how passengers react.
KLM says that often passengers are only late because they want to do last-minute shopping. Currently, the plane will wait for these passengers, but of course they cause delays, which are an inconvenience for the fellow travellers.

After the testing period it will be decided whether KLM will introduce the rule on all flights.