Oceansource Travel Bug?
Several windsurfing websites have been hit by viruses in the last few weeks with Oceansource.net’s airline by airline guide to flying with windsurfing gear being the latest to suffer.
The virus hasn’t affected the information detailing each airline’s specific policy and instructions for how to get your kit on board the plane, but it has affected the responses from all those who have flown with gear and left their feedback – deleting everything except the ratings and the first 30 characters of feedback.
The site isn’t quite back to square one, but we would like all those who have left feedback on airlines before to log into their accounts and edit their posts, as well as those who haven’t yet left feedback to do so right away! The Oceansource team is extremely sorry and gutted about this security lapse but are mildly placated by the knowledge that no personal information was lost, they still have the user ratings on each airline – and that the virus itself has been beaten to death with a mast extension.
Oceansource.net/airlines is free to use and is solely intended to make flying with watersports gear a less stressful experience for all of us. By sharing information and knowledge we can all avoid those airlines that impose excessive charges on carrying windsurf kit. It’s already used by people all over the world, and was quoted from extensively in the mainstream media when BA decided to ban all watersports equipment from all its flights.
If you want to help the site please visit www.oceansource.net/airlines and leave feedback – good or bad – on all the airlines you’ve flown with carrying kit. Thanks!