Airline Takes Revenge On YouTuber, Makes Up Lie, Posts Passport Online

Airline Takes Revenge On YouTuber, Makes Up Lie, Posts Passport Online

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A couple of months ago, I wrote about how Qatar Airways reportedly banned a YouTuber after he shared a negative review of a flight. Well, that same YouTuber has now found himself in an even worse situation with another airline.

Aero Dili posts Josh Cahill’s passport online

This incident involves Josh Cahill and Aero Dili. For context, Josh Cahill is a popular YouTuber who reviews flights, while Aero Dili is a small airline based in East Timor, which was founded in 2017.

In September 2023, Cahill took a flight on Aero Dili from Bali to East Timor, which he posted about on YouTube. He described the flight as a “disaster,” as he had issues at check-in, and then he claims he got “the worst food poisoning” from the flight.

Recently the country manager for Aero Dili, Acacia Mota, made a post on Facebook about Cahill with some wild claims. He states that Cahill reached out before his flight, asking for a free flight, free accommodation, a food allowance, and $50,000 in cash, in exchange for a positive review.

Those are some outrageous claims, so what proof did Mota provide? Well, instead of sharing a screenshot of the alleged extortion attempt, he shared a picture of Cahill’s passport, with all the details showing. Cahill isn’t sure how he got that picture, though it may have been from during check-in (given that there were issues), or from his arrival in the country.

Cahill reached out to the airline regarding his passport being posted online, but the airline never responded. So Cahill then reached out to law enforcement in East Timor, and was informed that the country has no data protection laws, so what the airline was doing wasn’t illegal, and therefore the airline was within its rights.

Cahill states that the airline could post the passport and credit card details of any passenger online without any punishment. Aero Dili is supposed to start flights to Singapore shortly, so Cahill is asking his viewers to reach out to Singapore’s Minister of Transport to encourage him to block this flight, given the disregard that the airline has for basic data protection standards.

You can watch the 10-minute video about what happened below…

My take on this Josh Cahill & Aero Dili situation

Not only is Aero Dili being incredibly unethical here, but the airline’s behavior is also beyond stupid. Here you have a YouTuber with a large audience who can capitalize on this kind of stuff, and you’re going to give him this kind of bait? And the airline thinks it’s going to come out of this looking good?

Think what you may of Cahill, but I 100% believe him when he says that the accusations by the airline are completely baseless. C’mon, he wanted a free flight, a food allowance, and $50,000, in exchange for a positive review, from a small, national airline? No, that’s totally made up. And I love how the “proof” provided comes in the form of completely violating his privacy. This is absurd, plain and simple.

Now, I’m sure people will have mixed opinions here, so let me acknowledge a couple of things. First of all, I think those who say that Cahill is often overly dramatic and is seeking out drama aren’t off base, to put it politely. But that’s all the more reason the airline shouldn’t do something so incredibly stupid, which will only bolster his popularity and bottom line.

Having gone back and watched the original review, I don’t think Cahill comes out looking good with how he interacted with the station manager, as he was quite aggressive and pointing his finger. While I understand his frustration, that’s never how you get what you want. Regardless, that it no way excuses what the airline did.

Bottom line

YouTuber Josh Cahill had a bad experience flying with Aero Dili, and posted a review about it. The airline took revenge on him by claiming he demanded a $50,000 bribe for a positive review, and supported that claim by posting a full picture of his passport. No matter how dramatic Cahill may be, this is completely unacceptable behavior from an airline.

What do you make of this situation between Josh Cahill and Aero Dili?

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  1. Dudebro Guest

    I've lived in Timor for several years and I think it is pretty normal to overshare online in ways you wouldn't in other places. I often see people post pictures of lost IDs and other items on Facebook trying to locate the owner.
    There isn't home mail delivery so the central post office occasionally posts screenshots on facebook of a spreadsheet with hundreds of names of people who have letters waiting for collection. I've...

    I've lived in Timor for several years and I think it is pretty normal to overshare online in ways you wouldn't in other places. I often see people post pictures of lost IDs and other items on Facebook trying to locate the owner.
    There isn't home mail delivery so the central post office occasionally posts screenshots on facebook of a spreadsheet with hundreds of names of people who have letters waiting for collection. I've received mail this way before.
    So whoever posted this guy's passport probably wouldn't have been thinking that they were doing something especially controversial.

  2. Jeronimo Guest

    I think Josh deserves everything that's coming his way. But I'd rather not give him +1 view of his videos or any of his publications. He annoyed me since the relentlessly whipped-up drama against Malaysia Airlines years and years ago. I saw it coming how he would end up today. Never sub to his channel, but watched a few and despised him much.

    If we all ignore his existence in this media world, he will soon become "just another YouTuber"

    1. Billy Bush Guest

      do you work for airline?

  3. robertw Guest

    Josh Cahill and Noel Phillips have mastered the trip reports going to weird places, on weird airlines, or other mass travel. They let others cover the luxury flying reports. I will say overall I have no issue with Cahill. I find him polite and while he may have a strong personality to some, I dont have issue. I realize he has been in the middle of teo recent incidents. If there are more of these...

    Josh Cahill and Noel Phillips have mastered the trip reports going to weird places, on weird airlines, or other mass travel. They let others cover the luxury flying reports. I will say overall I have no issue with Cahill. I find him polite and while he may have a strong personality to some, I dont have issue. I realize he has been in the middle of teo recent incidents. If there are more of these situations,I will tend to agree to comments here. I know some realize he earns mnice money from the videos and that seems to amplify things with some. On his reports/reviews do people see them on Youtube and change airlines or travel plans based on his experiences? I think not. The average person (Not the miles and points crowd here) goes for the cheapest flight that will get them where they want to go. Timor is not exactly a palce with many if any other flight options to the places he went. Noel Phillips transited through Turkmenistan on a video posted this week. There are not exactly a ton of other airlines choices for some of those routes. He may have a strong personalithy but I dont think its nice in this community to sterotype him in any way either. I find most Fas are nice to him, and he is nice as well.

  4. Carl Guest

    Cahill has constant drama with so many airlines, it's baffling and he doesn't mind dropping fellow bloggers' names in his videos about their supposedly poor ethics and biased reviews. Who does that? The one airline he loved though was Royal Brunei, which he took for a vacation there. Who paid for what, I don't know, but LGBTQ and women's rights are clearly not any of his concerns. What this airline did in this case was...

    Cahill has constant drama with so many airlines, it's baffling and he doesn't mind dropping fellow bloggers' names in his videos about their supposedly poor ethics and biased reviews. Who does that? The one airline he loved though was Royal Brunei, which he took for a vacation there. Who paid for what, I don't know, but LGBTQ and women's rights are clearly not any of his concerns. What this airline did in this case was wrong and stupid but I can't even feel sorry for this guy.

  5. simmonad Guest

    If he was waiting for two hours just to be issued a boarding card, Josh had every right to be angry. It's called being human.

  6. EK_engineer Guest

    As 'Aljoscha Wenholdt' he failed at soccer.
    As 'Josh Cahill(!) he's clearly failing at honest reviewing.
    Next.....as 'Haoyu Wei Chen' he will pop up as a talking head on The View

    1. robertw477 Member

      Are you not gong to fly a Timor airline because he gave it a bad review? I think not. Most of his reviews are positive.

  7. Miami305 Gold

    The airline was completely 100% wrong in what it did.
    It is HIGHLY LIKELY Cahill didn't make those demands.
    It is possible Cahill made other demands. It is possible he did not.

  8. JP Guest

    I travel quite a lot and I love reading trip reviews. If I look at Ben, his reports are objective and rational, based on facts. Yes there are the points I will smirk about, such as the barista coffee, the air nozzles (I understand this point very well) and the retail price of the champagne served ;-). But when reading his reviews, one knows what to expect on that airline, lounge or hotel.
    Then...

    I travel quite a lot and I love reading trip reviews. If I look at Ben, his reports are objective and rational, based on facts. Yes there are the points I will smirk about, such as the barista coffee, the air nozzles (I understand this point very well) and the retail price of the champagne served ;-). But when reading his reviews, one knows what to expect on that airline, lounge or hotel.
    Then we have other bloggers, for instance Sam Chui who leaves everything to the positive given his passion for flying and to him it's flying which counts. We also have the points guys UK, who present their stuff in a humorous and entertaining manner, and tbh I have a crush on one of their presenters.
    Until the QR drama, Josh Cahill was not known to me and to be frank, if that what happened on QR is a fact, QR should fire their PR and corp communications guys on spot.
    But looking at Josh Cahill, if I were an airline CEO I would ban him from my airline too: Reason: all his reviews are made in a sense of entitlement, he patronises people and demonstrates a massive arrogance. Further he does not review, but looks for drama, digs as deep as he can to find and spread negativity and in my view achieves satisfaction once he has found what he wanted to find.
    Now in his total lack of self awareness, irrespective of the Air Dili issue is right or wrong, he thinks he can bring his grievances to airline regulators, make a political drama and act in a sense of being a "Mr. Clean" who is overly concerned about passenger rights. Well, in my view, with this arrogance, he just deserves what he is asking for.

  9. dirktherabbit Guest

    You know it's perfectly possible to dislike Cahill while also agreeing that plastering a passenger's personal information online is out of order.

    These two points of view are not mutually exclusive.

  10. Misinformation Watchdog Guest

    Qatar’s post-for-hire employees are dominating the comments here!

    1. Xavier Guest

      Or Vistara for that matter.

  11. iamhere Guest

    The problem is that his review is not objective. Most airlines and hotels will not mid if you address the problems along with the good points. It is not usual for there to be only problems. Furthermore, you assume that he did not make an unreasonable request for compensation. There are different business models for reviews. Some people are paid and/or receive perks for doing the reviews. Not everyone does it based on their points and miles strategy.

  12. Anthony Joseph Guest

    Josh Cahill needs to "re-think" his career as an "unbiased" V-Logger.

    I liked a lot fo his earlier videos and thought they were well balanced. But seems like COVID/post-COVID era, the amount of sarcasm and the manner in which he reports negative experiences during his airline reviews make them far more subjective rather than being objective. Is this a result of "burnout" on air travel... Each person has different tolerances to rigors of air travel...

    Josh Cahill needs to "re-think" his career as an "unbiased" V-Logger.

    I liked a lot fo his earlier videos and thought they were well balanced. But seems like COVID/post-COVID era, the amount of sarcasm and the manner in which he reports negative experiences during his airline reviews make them far more subjective rather than being objective. Is this a result of "burnout" on air travel... Each person has different tolerances to rigors of air travel even if flying in "comfort" of Business/First Class (and incidentally that goes for FA's especially the geriatric FA's on US carriers).
    Even Ben is having more issues with his uber-long review trips and that is reflected in the comments lately on airline reviews.
    Know your limits....

    1. Jeronimo Guest

      Since before COVID he seemed to be attacking most lower-tier Asian airlines. Like, the relentless drama against Malaysia Airlines, then he ridiculed the pronunciation of Xiamen Airlines as well as quoting the airline for being the worst just because the cabin light wasn't dimmed during take off. But then when Vietnam Airline FA gave him special treatment on camera, his video became highly positive.

      I reckon he's in it for the views, because that's what...

      Since before COVID he seemed to be attacking most lower-tier Asian airlines. Like, the relentless drama against Malaysia Airlines, then he ridiculed the pronunciation of Xiamen Airlines as well as quoting the airline for being the worst just because the cabin light wasn't dimmed during take off. But then when Vietnam Airline FA gave him special treatment on camera, his video became highly positive.

      I reckon he's in it for the views, because that's what he makes money on. Each of his videos is like a click bait for the views and to make the headlines. I doubt he has any good intentions for any airlines.

  13. Aljoscha Wendholt von Mildenau Guest

    Aljoscha Wendholt claims to be authentic, but the fact that he used a fake name and actively tried to censor his real name on Wikipedia shows that his "authenticity" is just a branding. That's why I stopped watching his videos, it's all just a show.

    Second, he has a delusion of grandeur. He once tried to send his army to get the President of Sri Lanka to respond to him. He whined to the US...

    Aljoscha Wendholt claims to be authentic, but the fact that he used a fake name and actively tried to censor his real name on Wikipedia shows that his "authenticity" is just a branding. That's why I stopped watching his videos, it's all just a show.

    Second, he has a delusion of grandeur. He once tried to send his army to get the President of Sri Lanka to respond to him. He whined to the US Embassy when they rejected his visa (most likely because he went to "problematic" countries like Iran). In the Aero Dili video, he was extremely aggressive to the station manager. The problem was totally his own fault because he put Josh Cahill in his boarding pass while having Aljoscha Wendholt in his passport. Further, his accusation of food poisoning was baseless. He had no proof that the cause was the food in the airline, it would have been too fast and it could totally be the food he had in Bali.

    Lastly, data protection is a European concept and is an especially German obsession. It is totally foreign in Asia, so people there won't stop flying Aero Dili just because of a whiny blogger crying. Some of his supporters are also delusional for suggesting Cahill to complain to the EU or the US. Aero Dili cannot even fly to Jakarta, they will not be flying to Europe or let alone the US anytime soon.

    1. John D Guest

      Exactly who are you?

      How do you know what name was on his boarding pass and which one was on his passport unless you were an employee of the airline and maybe the station manager in the video?

      And since you have a problem with someone using a different name (although it is clear that Josh is part of his actual name) why don't you use your real name?

  14. Mr bo jangles Guest

    Ban him for life. I'm tired of people trying to manipulate the system for his gains.

    1. Bob Guest

      You mean ban the airline?

  15. Will Guest

    All the people criticising Josh, why? His literal job is a flight reviewer, his job is to review flights honestly, unlike some other airline reviewers (*Cough* Sam Chui *Cough*). And he provided a honest review. He is not stiring up drama. If an airline gives him a bad experience, he records it honestly. If it was a bad experience (Like this one), I would expect an honest review, rather then one that fits with what...

    All the people criticising Josh, why? His literal job is a flight reviewer, his job is to review flights honestly, unlike some other airline reviewers (*Cough* Sam Chui *Cough*). And he provided a honest review. He is not stiring up drama. If an airline gives him a bad experience, he records it honestly. If it was a bad experience (Like this one), I would expect an honest review, rather then one that fits with what the airline wants you to think. And how can he be accused of 'stiring the pot' when all he is doing is his job. If I am paying an airline good money for a ticket, and then they go and provide an experiance like his, I would complain. And these days, complaining to customer service won't do anything. You need to make a public song and dance about it. And from that song and dance airlines can do one of two things; One: Improve their product, of two Aero Dili style: Go on a temper tantrum.

    1. Eskimo Guest

      Is that you John and Sebastian?

  16. Alan Diamond

    I have seen a few of his videos and his fame has certainly gone to his head. He panders to his followers and that is certainly to be expected. Unfortunately youtube has amplified this type of behavior.

  17. Awi Mascarenhas Guest

    Pls try to run a bloody business on your own and then you may have the liberty to judge others. Every Tom dick and harry thinks they can get on a flight and write a review…

    1. Nic Guest

      You say his demands are “totally made up”. How do you know this? Where’s your evidence?

  18. Mike kelly Guest

    Josh is super nice guy. I think all these negative statements are a testimony to how fallen our world actually is, and how judgemental everyone can be. Josh is doing his chosen work. Everyone is allowed to do what they please with their life and career. Josh is one of the best at what he does...and with that said all the world airlines suck because their bottom line is profit over people..

    1. Pudu Guest

      You’re wrong. No one is entitled to do whatever they feel like without criticism and no one has some divine right to be paid for their hobby. You’re entitled, and so is he. As for your point about the world being “fallen”, you sound like a lunatic.

  19. JP Guest

    I'm actually surprised by people defending him just because the airline invaded Josh Cahill's personal information. So apparently if you do something bad and the other party does something bad too, than does it mean the first one is innocent? I don't think it's following the "freedom", "equality" and "laws" that you people value as much as your lives.

  20. Nick Guest

    I don't understand why people hate Sam Chui when there's Josh Cahill. I don't care whether is Sam Chui getting paid by airlines or not - at least he's not causing such drama.

    1. Zach B Guest

      Who's causing the drama really here, him or every airline who gets pissy that he gave an honest review of their crap experience. Because it's clear that it's more latter than the former.

    2. Pudu Guest

      Him. He’s the one causing drama. It’s what he does and the reason he always seems to be having tantrums and conflicts. Do you really think he’s just unlucky?

      As the expression goes, when everyone else is always the problem, you’re the problem.

  21. Michael_FFM Diamond

    He definitely likes controversy. Six incidents over the years per Wikipedia, each certainly generating clicks and subscribers. On the Qatar “incident”, with QR’s reputation in HR matters, he should have known that his post will cause QR terminating the cabin crew.
    I don’t trust this guy and don’t watch his videos any more.

    1. Zach B Guest

      Or maybe because because some airlines can't take criticism for their failings. Maybe they should listen to the feedback instead of being whiny and throwing a temper tantrum because someone pointed out their service experience is awful. If you can't take honest feedback then get out of the kitchen.

    2. robertw477 Member

      6 incidents over all those flights is nothing really. If I see alot more of this Ill stop watching. The guy has been on hundreds of flights. And he has been on some weird airlines like this Air Dilli.

  22. Jerry Guest

    Seems like Cahill has entered the "find out" stage.

  23. Frog Guest

    Cahill and Aero Dili deserve each other…

  24. Olivia Guest

    I agreed with Ben. This is a super small airline who wanted to get revenge by posting Josh’s passport. It doesn’t matter whether you like him or not but if it happens to you, how would you react? Honestly? Totally unacceptable. Too many stupid people in a 3rd world country like East Timor. This is the way they normally react when they are upset. They punish you by doing something unethical like this and hoping...

    I agreed with Ben. This is a super small airline who wanted to get revenge by posting Josh’s passport. It doesn’t matter whether you like him or not but if it happens to you, how would you react? Honestly? Totally unacceptable. Too many stupid people in a 3rd world country like East Timor. This is the way they normally react when they are upset. They punish you by doing something unethical like this and hoping you’ll learn your lesson. I hope they will not get their route to Singapore.

    1. Mason Guest

      I love when "politically correct" people here sometimes allow themselves to be racist to those they hate. Being selectively racist is even worse than being totally racist.

    2. Pudu Guest

      You’re trash, Olivia. No wonder wonder you like that entitled little brat.

  25. Bobo Bolinski Guest

    This guy is just a complete asshole. Glad to see some company giving him a dose of reality. What a dick.

    Why do you help promote scumbags like this? By glorifying him - and giving him attention - it just makes more assholes come slithering out from under logs. This is why the world is in such a mess. Stop encouraging these spoiled, entitled children.

  26. Isaac Guest

    As a frequent traveler from PHX to CPH via LHR or any Airport in Europe and the USA, I can say that if Aero Dili was flying to the UK which I highly doubt, the Airline is required to abide by UK Data Protection laws which includes the Data Protection Act 2018. What they just did was clearly unacceptable and I am concerned the government of the country that issued the passport (In this case,...

    As a frequent traveler from PHX to CPH via LHR or any Airport in Europe and the USA, I can say that if Aero Dili was flying to the UK which I highly doubt, the Airline is required to abide by UK Data Protection laws which includes the Data Protection Act 2018. What they just did was clearly unacceptable and I am concerned the government of the country that issued the passport (In this case, it was Germany) had not been made aware of this. The IATA (International Air Transport Association) is aware of this because Josh called them as well. Aero Dili MUST be held accountable to the fullest extent of the Law!!

    1. Ryan Guest

      I'm confused, while I'm not a fan of Josh, I'm confused at what laws Aero Dili violated. Are you familiar with East Timor laws? You do realize that Germany or US laws are not relevant here?

      Also what does the IATA have to do with this, Aero Dili is not an IATA member airline.

    2. Isaac Guest

      International Regulations such as the Montreal Convention, Warsaw Convention, and the Chicago Convention. It is unknown about the last two but I highly doubt it. While I agree that United States Law and German Law don't apply in East Timor and the fact that Aero Dili is not a member of the IATA, I was concerned that when he got back from his trip, he probably called the German Government and they may have filed...

      International Regulations such as the Montreal Convention, Warsaw Convention, and the Chicago Convention. It is unknown about the last two but I highly doubt it. While I agree that United States Law and German Law don't apply in East Timor and the fact that Aero Dili is not a member of the IATA, I was concerned that when he got back from his trip, he probably called the German Government and they may have filed a complaint. Which I also seriously doubt that. I have received word that Aero Dili is investigating this but I doubt they will find anything wrong within their organization. Yes, Data Protection Laws have not been enforced in East Timor. I agree with that. However, data protection is essential for the safety of the customer (Example: Data Protection Act 2018 which is a Law in the UK). Under the Chicago Convention, the laws of East Timor apply based on Jurisdiction.

  27. Scott Guest

    I have to be honest, I am not a fan of Josh and generally avoid his reviews. Having said that, this is astoundingly bad behaviour.

  28. Miss Cahill Guest

    I watched this video for a minute and stopped. Couldn't bear her accent
    and whinning. Yet I couldn't help but wonder, what kind of made up award he got on the wall besides YouTube stuff(not award but by the # of subscribers).
    Can anyone tell me what kind of award he got on the wall? As far as I know, this drama queen is definitely not award worthy at any level.

    1. EFHM Guest

      Taken from Wikipedia:
      "He helped organise Afghanistan's first all-female flight together with Kam Air in February 2021 on a flight from Herat to Kabul for which he received the Aviation Achievement Award."

      "On 24 February 2021, Cahill documented Afghanistan’s first all-female crew flight on Kam Air which he helped to organise. The airlines first female Afghan pilot, 22-year-old Mohadese Mirzaee, joined Captain Veronica Borysova from Ukraine in piloting the Boeing 737-500 from Hamid Karzai...

      Taken from Wikipedia:
      "He helped organise Afghanistan's first all-female flight together with Kam Air in February 2021 on a flight from Herat to Kabul for which he received the Aviation Achievement Award."

      "On 24 February 2021, Cahill documented Afghanistan’s first all-female crew flight on Kam Air which he helped to organise. The airlines first female Afghan pilot, 22-year-old Mohadese Mirzaee, joined Captain Veronica Borysova from Ukraine in piloting the Boeing 737-500 from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul to Herat. The flight took 90 minutes. Cahill described the moment as historic, "given that during the Taliban occupation, women [in Afghanistan] had no rights". The event made global headlines, and was featured on the BBC, DW and the Business Insider. It was later revealed that both the airline and Cahill received threats by the Taliban, who were opposed to the idea.

      In April 2021, Cahill received the AeroTime Aviation Achievement Award 2021 for covering the Kam Air flight and "In recognition of his dedication to the aviation industry, for his focus on equality and to promoting diversity and inclusion in the sector." The award was presented to him by former EU Ambassador to Afghanistan, Vygaudas Ušackas."

  29. Simplicio Guest

    The only thing I learned from these comments is that some people are unfathomably petty.

  30. Points and Miles Doc Guest

    Wow, most of his Wiki page is devoted to incidents with airlines.

    “It’s me. Hi, I’m the problem it’s me”

    No excuse for posting personal information online, but most of us know to exercise caution in countries who have different laws and protections than our own. Travel 101

  31. Ripty Guest

    The people justifying this sort of behavior are more deranged than what they claim Josh Cahill is. It doesn't matter if you think he is attention farming or self centred, what happened here is a huge breach of privacy and is a terrible precedent to set. 'It won't happen to me so I don't care' seems to be the most common sentiment here and it's the same mindset most people who get in a car crash have.

    1. Michael_FFM Diamond

      Why is this a huge breach of privacy? With the possible exception of Date-of-birth it does not contain any sensitive information.

    2. Icarus Guest

      Passport details are used for fraud.

    3. Ryan Guest

      His name and DOB are public on the internet.. That leaves a passport #.

      You really need more than that to commit fraud.

      While I wouldn't purposely put my passport out there, I know that it does not contain any more sensitive information that isn't already out there.

      A simple google search of my first and last name and the state I live in will pull up more sensitive information than what is found on my passport.

    4. Pat Guest

      if you don't consider that a big issue, then why don't you send me a picture of your passport?

  32. Todd Guest

    First class snowflake

  33. Couwe Smith Guest

    I lived in Dili for four years. There have been weekly reports of all kind of issues with this this airline since it started its operations. Problems with disappearing bookings, unannounced schedule changes, lost luggage, malfunctioned
    Airplane-Parts (without having Spare Parts, which then had to brought in another day from Darwin or Denpasar), a non-replying customer service, etc., are their standards.
    One of my colleagues even got burned twice: One time on a...

    I lived in Dili for four years. There have been weekly reports of all kind of issues with this this airline since it started its operations. Problems with disappearing bookings, unannounced schedule changes, lost luggage, malfunctioned
    Airplane-Parts (without having Spare Parts, which then had to brought in another day from Darwin or Denpasar), a non-replying customer service, etc., are their standards.
    One of my colleagues even got burned twice: One time on a flight to Bali, on which boarding was completed, people have been asked to take the next days flight. As for the reason, they blamed bad weather, which would not allow them to fly with a full cabin. Of course, there was no weather problem. After half of the passengers left the plane, and their luggage was unloaded, they filled up the freed space in the hold, up with cargo, which made them four times more money.
    The second bad experience he had with a flight from Dili to Kuala Lumpur, on which his, and his families luggage was unloaded, without any notice. They had a connection flight with Turkish Airlines, which they made, despite a heavy delay.
    It took him over three weeks, 41 e-mails, and 32 phone calls, to finally receive his luggage. The only trustful way to fly to Dili, is from Darwin with Qantas. Everything else is a game of chance.

  34. Thomas Fleisher Guest

    I unfollowed him long ago. Overdramatic for the sake of likes.

    That, however, does not excuse the airline for blatant breach of his privacy. He may be a boring drama Queen, but Aero Dili handed him a gift.

    SMDH.

  35. Dan Gleebals Guest

    Somebody needs a real job. This Gen Z video crap as a job doesn’t have a very good pension plan, poor health insurance, and this d bag probably sleeps into 12 noon. This is a loser job that other losers watch.

    1. ImmortalSynn Guest

      You sound jealous....

  36. Sandy Needham Guest

    An amazing number of anti-Cahill comments from guest contributors - it smells of organization. Yes his comments are often over-critical but he is a single person doing blogging. One would expect a much higher standard from an airline with corporate responsibilities and staffs in charge of customer relations. Cahill may be a pest to airlines but they need to take the high road on this and Aero Dili has obviously failed. Individuals may have a...

    An amazing number of anti-Cahill comments from guest contributors - it smells of organization. Yes his comments are often over-critical but he is a single person doing blogging. One would expect a much higher standard from an airline with corporate responsibilities and staffs in charge of customer relations. Cahill may be a pest to airlines but they need to take the high road on this and Aero Dili has obviously failed. Individuals may have a temper tantrum, but companies should not!

    1. Ciaran Clancy Guest

      I have a lot of respect for Josh Carhill
      His reviews are varied and always interesting
      He has an excellent knowledge of the airline industry, and he is pro safety being totally uncompromising over it
      I have 30 years aviation experience as Onboard manager to senior management
      There are some negative comments on here that are not genuine
      Josh is always looking out for other people and he does something...

      I have a lot of respect for Josh Carhill
      His reviews are varied and always interesting
      He has an excellent knowledge of the airline industry, and he is pro safety being totally uncompromising over it
      I have 30 years aviation experience as Onboard manager to senior management
      There are some negative comments on here that are not genuine
      Josh is always looking out for other people and he does something very special with his reviews
      He says it as it is, and conducts an honest review
      He is pointing out that Air Dilli is a cowboy operation, with poorly trained staff and no professionalism at all
      These are inductions of low standards and complacency, which spells danger
      Josh has extensive experience and knowledge and is very professional, if he has taken the time to post this warning we should take it seriously.
      I can definitely confirm that my company (large international operator) will black list Air Dilli and ensure that no ID 50 /90 positioning tickets will ever be requested
      I will contact some of our legal team to see if they can help him too

  37. Vic Pla Guest

    He expects over-the-top TLC from the airline’s cabin crews, especially female FA’s and if denied or if short of his unwarranted expectations, he disses them in a heartbeat to high he’ll and back!

  38. David Diamond

    For those who sees “nothing substantive” from Cahills behaviour, this is the video that made me stop watching: he complained about China not letting him in to the country and giving a huge hassle and so on. What was the reason? He himself chose to overstay his visits to China before. For all of the issues with China, this is not one of them, and would be par for the course for almost any country....

    For those who sees “nothing substantive” from Cahills behaviour, this is the video that made me stop watching: he complained about China not letting him in to the country and giving a huge hassle and so on. What was the reason? He himself chose to overstay his visits to China before. For all of the issues with China, this is not one of them, and would be par for the course for almost any country. This tells me this person has no sense of responsible and complains about everything, even if it was completely of his own doing.

    1. Ken Guest

      Sense of entitlement he has is beyond words

  39. neogucky Member

    I don’t get it why everyone is so against Cahill. Is he overly dramatic? Sure. But is he a bad person fabricating bad stories? I didn’t have that feeling yet. And for an airline to release private customer information and to lie about customers is a horrible testament to their integrity. They will for sure also lie about other things that could have safety concerns.

  40. Grey Diamond

    People here are disgusting. I don't care if he makes up all of his stories, he doesn't deserve to have his privacy violated.

    1. ImmortalSynn Guest

      Someday, when you learn more about life, you'll realize that if someone pisses off enough people enough times, they'll turn a blind eye to that person's peril, whether legitimately imposed or not.

      Fact of life, no amount of outrage will change it.

  41. TravelinWilly Diamond

    The comments attacking Cahill make me laugh.

    They all address personal grievances with his style or tactics but few (none?) address the substance, which is that a corporation published personal information as retribution for his complaints. Legal or not, it doesn’t make this airline’s response okay, and Singapore should indeed ensure that this airline conforms to IATA regulations and trade norms before allowing the airline to start service to their country.

  42. Nicki Guest

    I will never understand the Cahill hate. Sure, he can be a bit dramatic, but how else does one drive engagement? At least he's not an entitled little baby like Nonstop Dan, or a corporate shill like Sam Chui.

    Plus, he is fooooooine, and I don't care who disagrees with me about this.

  43. Ken Guest

    So he is expecting another sovereign country (Singapore) to intervene on his behalf by banning another country, all because of what he alleges a staff from the airline did. Do you need further proof of his sense of entitlement and Narcissism?

    1. TravelinWilly Diamond

      “Alleges?”

      It’s on their FB page. A “staff from the airline” represents the airline.

    2. Ken Guest

      Right, cos food poisoning can be validated. Regardless, to expect another country to act on your behalf screams entitlement. As an African who has had my fair share of unwelcome misfortunes from different border agencies or airlines I don't expect my country or other countries to retaliate. I'm sure many people have had worse issues. Cry me a river

    3. Johncadams Guest

      I DON’T HAVE A CLUE WHO THIS GUY IS THAT YOU ARE ALL WRITING ABOUT. AND THAT APPEARS TO BE A GOOD THING

    4. Watson Diamond

      @Ken. The issue is posting the passport, which would be illegal in most countries. Did you really think everyone here was talking about the food poisoning?

    5. EFHM Guest

      You can't be a part of IATA if you just decide to not follow regulations. This drama is mainly about the doxxing of a persons passport and alleged claims against a paying customer. This situation here is not about the food poisoning.

  44. joeblonik787 Gold

    What an idiot. He yells at the station manager, denigrates an airline online, and then is upset when they post some information that he has already posted himself online. Sure, it's probably not the best idea to put his passport number online, but it's not like an identity thief can do anything with that anyway. This is just more of his typical bullshit of posting wild and outrageous claims online in order to try to...

    What an idiot. He yells at the station manager, denigrates an airline online, and then is upset when they post some information that he has already posted himself online. Sure, it's probably not the best idea to put his passport number online, but it's not like an identity thief can do anything with that anyway. This is just more of his typical bullshit of posting wild and outrageous claims online in order to try to get clicks. I have zero sympathy for him, and I certainly hope that the five people that he insights to call the Singaporean authorities have zero effect on Aero Dili's ability to fly there.

    What an entitled prick. The airlines of the world should do us all a favor and join together and refuse to let him fly. After all, every flight he takes is "awful, disgusting, shameful, illegal" or some other BS.

  45. John Guest

    Airline bites back at grifter.

    It's very telling that the overwhelming majority have no empathy for Cahill. Neither do I, and I occasionally still watch his episodic drama queen installments, so I also know what he's like. Smarmy. Entitled. Oblivious. Suck it up, Cahill.

  46. upstarter Guest

    I will say this: It was one of the more thought-provoking videos I've seen in the last 3 years. And I watch many, MANY, videos. All the time. I would suggest at least 40% of my day involves using the internet, or thereabouts, so I think I'm in a better position to analyze this video vs. most of the comments here. I actually spent most of my afternoon yesterday rewatching this specific video, taking only...

    I will say this: It was one of the more thought-provoking videos I've seen in the last 3 years. And I watch many, MANY, videos. All the time. I would suggest at least 40% of my day involves using the internet, or thereabouts, so I think I'm in a better position to analyze this video vs. most of the comments here. I actually spent most of my afternoon yesterday rewatching this specific video, taking only occasional breaks to make notes. My intention is to share it here with you all. My view count of the video is currently 14, and once I have finished my edits I will post it here on this thread. I will also print out a copy for my own record keeping which I recommend nearly everyone should do themselves. I was once on a connecting flight from Male (this is in the Maldives - I was staying at an expensive hotel for 3 weeks) to Gujarat in India. I had already made positive comments towards the airline I was flying on a blog site very similar to this one (cough cough... matthew), and at check-in they asked me why I had made a derogatory comment of the airline. I won't name the airline because it would be considered inappropriate to do so. However, I had the foresight to print out my review on paper to prove what I had done was not what I was accused of at the Male airport business center, and they gave me a boarding pass. Winner winner!!

  47. David Diamond

    Is what the airline doing extremely childish and professional and childish? Yes.
    Did Cahill have it coming? Yes.

    If you went to the slums in South Africa or what not and started making fun of people for being poor, and calling them rude to their face, you'd eventually get beat up, stabbed (or much worse). It's the exact same thing.

    Same with all the other bloggers like nonstop Dan. Who all seem to like...

    Is what the airline doing extremely childish and professional and childish? Yes.
    Did Cahill have it coming? Yes.

    If you went to the slums in South Africa or what not and started making fun of people for being poor, and calling them rude to their face, you'd eventually get beat up, stabbed (or much worse). It's the exact same thing.

    Same with all the other bloggers like nonstop Dan. Who all seem to like calling more than half the airlines they review as "terrible", "atrocious" etc. If the majority of the airlines are so terrible, then maybe they should start looking at the common denominator.

    1. David Diamond

      *unprofessional (and delete the extra childish, but they definitely deserve that a second time).

    2. JP Guest

      Can't agree more. Especially the Nonstop Dan part - him and Josh Cahill even makes Sam Chui's video professional.

  48. George Romey Guest

    Why would anyone listen to some "review" of a frickin coach seat? I'll save you the time. If you're in coach it will suck. If you're in domestic first it will suck a lot less. If you're an International lie flat suite it will be sweet. "Airline review" over.

  49. Gini Denninger Guest

    I would not want to fly this airline. No matter what they should never post private information on line like that. Absolutely unacceptable.

  50. Pat Guest

    1) Aljoscha Wendholt did not show any proof that that airline posted his passport image on social media.
    2) Aljoscha Wendholt needs money to finance his lavish globetrotter lifestyle. Hence, he relies in extreme form of clickbaiting to earn advertising revenue from Youtube.
    3) Aljoscha Wendholt is often trying to trick airline employees into making mistakes. These mistakes are then exploited by Aljoscha Wendtholt in his videos.
    4) In my eyes Aljoscha...

    1) Aljoscha Wendholt did not show any proof that that airline posted his passport image on social media.
    2) Aljoscha Wendholt needs money to finance his lavish globetrotter lifestyle. Hence, he relies in extreme form of clickbaiting to earn advertising revenue from Youtube.
    3) Aljoscha Wendholt is often trying to trick airline employees into making mistakes. These mistakes are then exploited by Aljoscha Wendtholt in his videos.
    4) In my eyes Aljoscha Wendtholt should be banned from any airline. He is a danger to the flying public.
    There is an effort on the way that more and more airlines are adding him to their internal no-fly lists.

    1. Will Guest

      How is he a danger to the flying public? From mildly irritating airline management?

    2. John D Guest

      Pat whoever you are, I find your comments very questionable.

      1) You point out a dozen times what Josh's real name seems to be. Why? Are you accusing him of hiding something or using a name that is easier for the average person who is watching his reviews to understand?
      2) What lavish globetrotting lifestyle? He lives in an area with a very low cost of living and looks for special fares to...

      Pat whoever you are, I find your comments very questionable.

      1) You point out a dozen times what Josh's real name seems to be. Why? Are you accusing him of hiding something or using a name that is easier for the average person who is watching his reviews to understand?
      2) What lavish globetrotting lifestyle? He lives in an area with a very low cost of living and looks for special fares to save money on his trips. Do you have evidence of a lavish lifestyle?
      3) Please show proof that he tries to trick employees into making mistakes.
      4) He should be banned from any airline? Prove that his a danger to the flying public because, to me, pointing out safety issues is the opposite of being a danger to the public he is informing him.
      5) Also, do you have proof they didn't post his information?

      I find your comments highly suspect, and you appear to be out to get Cahill and possibly from one of the airlines.

      Can he be a drama queen, yes but not any more than any of the other major aviation bloggers such as Noel Phillips.

      And to those that say that rather listen to Sam Chui, then all you want to hear is fakeness and not the truth about how it is to fly the airline.

    3. Cavillo Guest

      It seems like Aljoscha Wendtholt or John cavilli spent a day to defend his reputation here

  51. Archie S Guest

    I used to watch a lot of Josh Cahill’s review but his sense of entitlement just started to become unbearable. He has become very cynical in his commentaries and, although I don’t agree with Aero Dili’s unethical behaviour, I did admire Qatar’s position on Cahill’s review because, quite frankly, his sense of entitlement was so evident.

  52. Dempseyzdad Diamond

    I'm sorry. We're supposed to believe him because...? I have traveled the world, complained about bad service, complimented good service, and never been banned from any airline. After watching the video, I don't feel sorry for him one bit.

  53. BuBu Guest

    While i felt like his Qatar flight was pretty bad, he did show proof but i find his flight with Aero Dili to be quite unreasonable though.
    For one, your accusing the station manager of hiding or showing up late, i really dont see any proof in that. A lot of times, station manager would need to go back to their office to figure out your problem, calling people etc. The system rejected a...

    While i felt like his Qatar flight was pretty bad, he did show proof but i find his flight with Aero Dili to be quite unreasonable though.
    For one, your accusing the station manager of hiding or showing up late, i really dont see any proof in that. A lot of times, station manager would need to go back to their office to figure out your problem, calling people etc. The system rejected a smooth check in and a lot of times, the check in ppl dont know why including station manager.
    Food poisoning? it can be from anything. How do you prove that the airline gave you bad food?

  54. AT Guest

    I do not like Josh Cahill's reviews and agree that there is a look-down-on-others attitude he has that I find difficult to fathom.

    Yet, he is entitled to his privacy and posting someone's passport or other information in spite is not acceptable.

  55. ken Guest

    I can barely finish his videos, just full of drama and very uncomfortable to watch. Basically, he thinks the world revolves around you. And he is a cheapo, yet tries to brag about his luxury lifestyle lol One sad thing about him is that he acts like a typical german: looks down on other people, commands others to do something he thinks he deserves. These things usually do not sit well with many asians but...

    I can barely finish his videos, just full of drama and very uncomfortable to watch. Basically, he thinks the world revolves around you. And he is a cheapo, yet tries to brag about his luxury lifestyle lol One sad thing about him is that he acts like a typical german: looks down on other people, commands others to do something he thinks he deserves. These things usually do not sit well with many asians but many of them just simply tolerate it for foreigners but I guess a station manager at a national airline does not give a f.

    On a different note, many small national airlines do not care about their reputation and business revenue. I think you are off base there. So to me how they behave is kinda understandable given many developing countries do not have privacy laws or sense of privacy that is common in EU. Understandable doesn't mean I justify these acts to be clear

    1. June Guest

      Exactly. The fact that he has his name plastered on the wall behind him should give an indication of his level of narcissism. He's going to FAFO someday if he continues to provoke the wrong people.

  56. derek Guest

    Is there proof that his passport was published unredacted?

    Does the blogger have proof of food poisoning? Could he have eaten bad food on the ground in Indonesia, not the cleanest of places.

  57. yoloswag420 Guest

    Wow y'all are actually crazy. An airline posted private, sensitive private data of a passenger online. That's incredibly dangerous and can lead to serious damage from hacking, identity theft, etc.

    Who's to say that won't happen to you next? Y'all are just as bad and entitled as the bloggers you complain about.

    1. Antwerp Guest

      It won't happen to us. You know why? We don't engage in Terrorist blogging to purposefully try to stir up drama for clicks and money. The majority of us actually have legitimate careers and do what reasonable people do when there are issues: we address them, work through them and if not satisfactorily handled we just choose to not use their services either then or in the future. We don't go on the street corner...

      It won't happen to us. You know why? We don't engage in Terrorist blogging to purposefully try to stir up drama for clicks and money. The majority of us actually have legitimate careers and do what reasonable people do when there are issues: we address them, work through them and if not satisfactorily handled we just choose to not use their services either then or in the future. We don't go on the street corner and picket the place using a megaphone with a donation cup...which is the equivalent of sensationalist blogging.

    2. Dempseyzdad Diamond

      100% Antwerp.

    3. Watson Diamond

      @Antwerp you're probably one of those people who thinks the police should be able to search you at any time for any reason because "iF yOu HaVe NoThInG tO hIdE, tHeN wHaT's ThE pRoBlEm?"

    4. Pat Guest

      Aljosche Wendholt has claimed that the airline posted his private and sensitive privacy data.
      He did not provide any proof that this had actually happen.

  58. Denis Guest

    A lot of 'reaching out' going on. How about contacting, talking with, seeing. phoning, sending an email ? kkkkk I would not likr being 'reached'

  59. Jordan Diamond

    He intentionally books airlines that will have "different" standards to the Western, and tier one and two Eastern carriers.

    From what I have seen, he intentionally is on the lookout for negative things to point out from the moment he arrives (all for the sake of views). I mean, all you bloggers have their "thing" for views $$ from time to time (and we all see it)...but his youtube page is shockingly negative.

    I'm sure...

    He intentionally books airlines that will have "different" standards to the Western, and tier one and two Eastern carriers.

    From what I have seen, he intentionally is on the lookout for negative things to point out from the moment he arrives (all for the sake of views). I mean, all you bloggers have their "thing" for views $$ from time to time (and we all see it)...but his youtube page is shockingly negative.

    I'm sure the people who fly that airline look at it as a means to get from A to Z safely, and that's all they care about.

    Ben is still having a "benny" ;-) about Oman Air, in what feels like its 20th posting...lol One of the initial rants felt so long, I thought it was the main review. No, that juust showed up the other day. When he is tired and cranky, the reviews show it and I just close the page.

    I'm not a public figure, but when I use to have time to post a hotel review online, I waited until after my travels. It gave me time to reflect. Was I tired, jetlagged? Did I take something the wrong way?. Reviews influence others.

    Airlines talk, and airline employees have "watch" lists. Yes, the airline posting his info online is a gross violation, but perhaps he needs to calm down and start to see that the aviation world has had enough of him?

    Will Cahill be the first blogger to face an alliance wide ban?

  60. MoKoop Guest

    It’s a drama of Cahill’s own making - with the purpose to create “quality” content.

    When traveling to countries like Timor Leste, don’t expect 5-star service with local or national airlines. Be prepared for things not going smooth, be flexible and respectful. It’s as simple as that.

    If you don’t, expect crazy things to happen. So, Cahill is to blame for this, not the airline or their staff.

    1. Pat Guest

      His name is not Cahill. His name is Aljoscha Wendholt.

  61. Tony Guest

    Josh Cahill seems to have some severe personality disorder/s. The guy goes looking for trouble, by actively manufacturing it, then cries foul when he finds it? He pushes people and companies beyond their limit with his ludicrous behaviour. You demean your blog by giving him air time, Ben.

    He’s bad news. Stay away.

    1. ken Guest

      agreed! he should not get more attention...

    2. Edgar Guest

      There was no need for Ben to further glorify him by adding this post

    3. Edgar Guest

      Fully agree! The issue lies with him and he requires treatment

    4. Pat Guest

      Well, I agree with you 90%.

      10% - you did get his name wrong.
      His name is not Josh Cahill, but Aljoscha Wendtholt.

    5. EFHM Guest

      @Pat my God, ok we understand! You dont have to mention in every comment here that he has a celebrity name. Looking at both names everybody understands why he did it. To make it catchier and easier to spell/say for an international audience.

      Do you also have to tell everyone that Bill Clinton was named William Jefferson Blythe, that Marilyn Monroe is actually Norma Jean Mortensen Baker, Elton John is Reginald Kenneth Dwight, Nicholas Cage...

      @Pat my God, ok we understand! You dont have to mention in every comment here that he has a celebrity name. Looking at both names everybody understands why he did it. To make it catchier and easier to spell/say for an international audience.

      Do you also have to tell everyone that Bill Clinton was named William Jefferson Blythe, that Marilyn Monroe is actually Norma Jean Mortensen Baker, Elton John is Reginald Kenneth Dwight, Nicholas Cage is actually Nicholas Kim Coppola, or David Copperfield is David Kotkin, Mick Jagger is Michael Philip, Tina Turner is Anna Mae Bullock, David Bowie is David Robert Hayward-Jones.

      Are name changes like all of these actually an issue for you, or are you just singling out here, to find a petty reason to not like someone?

  62. Joe Maune Guest

    Dear Lord! Didn't know that German Josh Cahill is such a polarizing character in the world of aviation blogging. You either like his videos/
    his person or hate him. Whatever happens now, I hope he has an elephant skin. Hope he knows what he is doing. If you blog too much negative over a company etc., they can ban you. Now he is experiencing in Timor Leste what it means not having any rights...

    Dear Lord! Didn't know that German Josh Cahill is such a polarizing character in the world of aviation blogging. You either like his videos/
    his person or hate him. Whatever happens now, I hope he has an elephant skin. Hope he knows what he is doing. If you blog too much negative over a company etc., they can ban you. Now he is experiencing in Timor Leste what it means not having any rights or laws on your side. Not all companies in this world need any free endorsements from him (good or bad). As I say always know your boundaries, if you overstep the red line, you are finished!

  63. JJ Guest

    Asking the Transport Minister of Singapore to get involved? Good luck with that. Unlike Mr Cahill himself, some people know when not to shoot their mouths off.

  64. Bancahillnow Guest

    More airlines should bann cahill. Always trying to be sensational without any reason. Also last time he tried to throw noelphillphs and nonstopdan under the bus. Sad guy.

    1. Matt Guest

      Can you expand on it? What did he do to throw nonstopdan under the bus?

    2. jamie Guest

      I actually dislike nonstop dan more. He just rubs me the wrong way and I don’t know how to describe it. The veganism certainly doesn’t help.

    3. Archie S Guest

      Agreed. Nonstop Dan’s entitlement outshines Josh Cahill’s. I’ve actually set my YouTube settings to stop suggesting their posts.

    4. David Diamond

      @jamie

      I get what you mean, he's just about as negative as Cahill, but also has this smug and better-than-thou attitude about other cultures in general, plus a unhealthy dose of narcissism (which is pretty much par for the course for these controversy baiting YouTubers I suppose).

    5. Chris Guest

      Look at his videos from about two years ago.

    6. Pat Guest

      There is no point in banning Josh Cahill.
      His real name is Aljoscha Wendholt.

  65. Stephen Guest

    Unfortunately anything to do with Josh Cahill will be problematic. I use to enjoy his blogs but recently he does tend to be the victim of his own self-worth. Never known a blogger who has so many difficulties with airlines. Whilst the action of the airline may seem questionable, there may be more to the story than meets the eye.

  66. Manny Guest

    Whatever the guys says or does, no excuse to post his passport online. Period.

  67. Antwerp Guest

    It’s always fun to witness attention seeking bloggers and you tubers get attacked back. Hey, he chose to plaster himself all over YouTube with endless rants and silliness so there is an expectation of people wanting revenge. Goes with the territory I guess. You don’t want attention? Fine, don’t look for it. In the meantime the rest of us with different life goals, ones that do not include blogging or making youtube videos, can quietly...

    It’s always fun to witness attention seeking bloggers and you tubers get attacked back. Hey, he chose to plaster himself all over YouTube with endless rants and silliness so there is an expectation of people wanting revenge. Goes with the territory I guess. You don’t want attention? Fine, don’t look for it. In the meantime the rest of us with different life goals, ones that do not include blogging or making youtube videos, can quietly sit back and watch the drama laughing.

  68. Joel Guest

    I find the post quite homophobic….what’s the point to say that? I find his reviews quite interesting

  69. Chris W Guest

    Cahill is a hacky idiot.

    Stop giving him attention.

  70. lavanderialarry Guest

    The problem is the blogger, not the airline. Drama queen and publicity hound.

    1. UncleRonnie Gold

      Indeed. His Wiki page has 6 different "Incidents" with 6 airlines detailed since 2018.

    2. Watson Diamond

      The problem is the blogger AND the airline. It's never okay to publicly post someone's passport.

  71. Icarus Guest

    Further to my comment above if they have Airbus they are conducting business in the EU therefore are in breach of GDPR. They are also in breach of IATA regulations for posting personal details. He has a strong case for defamation here if they can’t prove their claim which is dubious

    1. Andy Diamond

      If purchasing or leasing Airbus aircraft is their only economic activity in the EU, they don't fall under the EU GDPR legislation. GDPR only applies to businesses selling goods or services to EU individuals, not to businesses buying goods and services. As far as I can tell, Aero Dili operates an internet booking platform, but not a dedicated platform for the EU. Since Cahill is a German citizen, depending on how he booked the flight,...

      If purchasing or leasing Airbus aircraft is their only economic activity in the EU, they don't fall under the EU GDPR legislation. GDPR only applies to businesses selling goods or services to EU individuals, not to businesses buying goods and services. As far as I can tell, Aero Dili operates an internet booking platform, but not a dedicated platform for the EU. Since Cahill is a German citizen, depending on how he booked the flight, GDPR might or might not apply. But the applicability is not related to Airbus aircraft.

    2. Pat Guest

      How do you know 100% that the airline has posted the passport information of Aljoscha Wendholt?

  72. Uhhi Guest

    This guy attracts drama wherever he goes, I'm pretty sure he's the problem. Yes the airline is unprofessional in how it handles it but I'm certain he's no saint either.

  73. Icarus Guest

    I can’t stand Cahill as he’s a drama queen, however he only has himself to blame as he doesn’t appreciate how businesses may react in these countries and flying with airlines that may also be blacklisted. Unless they do business in the EU he’s not protected by GDPR, however it’s unprofessional of them to do it so suggest he cancels the passport and applies for a replacement.

    1. TravelinWilly Diamond

      Nowhere does Cahill mention the GDPR.

      Nowhere.

  74. derek Guest

    The country is Timor Leste.

    How do we know that the blogger did ask them to post his passport?

  75. Peter Guest

    Just to say at the beginning of the video that Qatar is a bad airline is a big lie! Maybe he did not get money enough in cash to give a positive feedback….hahaha. This man is unbelievable. How stupid you can be…..yes!!!!

    1. Icarus Guest

      It’s always like this when one person has a poor experience and assumes the entire company is terrible despite them carrying 31,999,999 others. The problem with social media is that is often used to blackmail businesses, as people including bloggers, can post negative comments which gullible people believe ie the trump effect.

    2. Antwerp Guest

      @Icarus

      Nice to see someone who gets it. As a small company owner, and part of an International organization that supports small businesses, people like Cahill are the reason that many are giving up or selling out. Cahill, and rest of these clowns, not only threaten small businesses but inspire regular people to all think they are "bloggers" and go to review sites to "Play Being Blogger" or to try to extort or enact...

      @Icarus

      Nice to see someone who gets it. As a small company owner, and part of an International organization that supports small businesses, people like Cahill are the reason that many are giving up or selling out. Cahill, and rest of these clowns, not only threaten small businesses but inspire regular people to all think they are "bloggers" and go to review sites to "Play Being Blogger" or to try to extort or enact revenge for not getting what they want (Karens). Sadly, most consumers don't understand the reality of many of these reviews in that it is often not indicative of the product as a whole and get scared. Sure, larger companies can dedicate departments and legal teams to battle these things, small businesses can't. Qatar Airways could call his bluff and ban him because they have the power to and it will affect nothing in retribution. This small airline, whether we agree with their tactics or not (I don't) is just showing everyone the frustration of being unfairly attacked for clicks and money.

      Clicks and money, that's what it all comes down to. Drama and complaints sell. It lines the pockets of those who do it and kills small business owners. It's no wonder they are starting to fight back in places like Thailand with hotel reviews. This is just the start. As such I am certainly happy I don't make my money blogging/vlogging. Or feel a need to write reviews on advisor sites if I have an issue. Call me old school....if I have a problem I deal with the business directly. And I know better to understand that if you seek attention on a street corner there is going to be backlash.

  76. who cares Guest

    Who cares about some silly you tuber that had a bad flight, this is click bait and nothing more

    1. ConcordeBoy Diamond

      And yet you clicked it, then even commented..... sooooo, mission accomplished?

  77. Dancing clown Guest

    Terrible. Just awful. I plan on scuba diving in that part of the world. I will avoid that airline. Thanks for the heads up. By the way a Mr Teves a Philippine congressmen who plotted and financed the killing of a governor of the island of Negros in the Philippines is hiding in East Timor. (Teves was thrown out of Philippine Congress). Philippines has no extradition treaty with East Timor. Me thinks East Timor has serious problems.

  78. John G Guest

    He’s going to f around and catch a case in the wrong country. I highly doubt airline bloggers will receive the same treatment as Brittney Griner.

    1. Anna Guest

      And it will be fully deserved...
      A few nights in a 3rd world jail would be nice to ground this a hole.

    2. Srini Rao Guest

      Third world jail? You must mean the US

  79. elteetrav Guest

    Thanks (I think) for posting about the further adventures of Josh Cahill. I stopped watching him a while ago because of the constant inflated drama. Too bad this airline has handled this issue so stupidly, cause it’s just the sort of stuff he thrives on.

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TravelinWilly Diamond

The comments attacking Cahill make me laugh. They all address personal grievances with his style or tactics but few (none?) address the substance, which is that a corporation published personal information as retribution for his complaints. Legal or not, it doesn’t make this airline’s response okay, and Singapore should indeed ensure that this airline conforms to IATA regulations and trade norms before allowing the airline to start service to their country.

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Antwerp Guest

It won't happen to us. You know why? We don't engage in Terrorist blogging to purposefully try to stir up drama for clicks and money. The majority of us actually have legitimate careers and do what reasonable people do when there are issues: we address them, work through them and if not satisfactorily handled we just choose to not use their services either then or in the future. We don't go on the street corner and picket the place using a megaphone with a donation cup...which is the equivalent of sensationalist blogging.

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Tony Guest

Josh Cahill seems to have some severe personality disorder/s. The guy goes looking for trouble, by actively manufacturing it, then cries foul when he finds it? He pushes people and companies beyond their limit with his ludicrous behaviour. You demean your blog by giving him air time, Ben. He’s bad news. Stay away.

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