The most used Dutch-language site to get updates on the latest news is nu.nl. But although they are quick with their reports, they regularly do a very shabby job in terms of research for their articles. The latest example was an article that I read this morning during breakfast, titled (translation) ‘First non-stop flights US-China‘.
I first thought the header was misleading to lure people to read the article, but also the text of the article says that United Airlines will get the first direct route between the US and China. Of course this is totally wrong, there are many direct flights between the US and China. The article should have read that one additional route was added, and that United won the right to fly this lucrative route (Washington DC – Beijing). A one minute Google search learned me that 3 years ago there were already 54 direct flights per week, why did the author of the article not check his facts? I would not be surprised if the un-edited article will end up in several other Dutch papers and websites.