[Ads-l] "women using 'Miss' were treated as children"

James Landau 00000c13e57d49b8-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Tue Jul 20 10:41:31 EDT 2021


https://www.theregister.com/2021/04/08/tui_software_mistake
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Airline software super-bug: Flight loads miscalculated because women using 'Miss' were treated as children
The error occurred, according to a report [PDF] released on Thursday by the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), because the check-in software treated travelers identified as "Miss" in the passenger list as children, and assigned them a weight of 35 kg (~77 lbs) instead of 69 kg (~152 lbs) for an adult.
The AAIB report attributes the error to cultural differences in how the term Miss is understood.
"The system programming was not carried out in the UK, and in the country where it was performed the title Miss was used for a child, and Ms for an adult female, hence the error," the report says<end quote>
.James Landau
jjjrlandau at netscape.com

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