Would you take the time to pre-order meals on a flight?

Our readers have their say about Emirates pre-ordered meals, VG Siddhartha, undocumented families, and stalkers

An Airbus SE A380-800 Emirates plane sits parked at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Monday, July 22, 2019. In 2018, 49.5 million passengers traveled through Pearson on 473,000 flights. Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg
Powered by automated translation

I write to you in reference to Hayley Skirka's article Why soon you won't be asked 'chicken or beef?' on Emirates flights  (July 31).

I wonder if this means that passengers in premium economy class will be able to order from the business class menu?

At any rate, I think it is a good idea to launch a pre-ordering food service on Emirates flights but I doubt that travellers will take the time to pick their meals in advance, unless they have certain dietary restrictions.

It is nonetheless nice to have this option.

Bojana Jovanovic, UAE

Deceased Indian tycoon was accomplished businessman

I write to you in reference to Rebecca Bundhun's article Indian coffee firm's shares plummet after founder goes missing (July 31).

This news item about the shocking disappearance of Indian tycoon VG Siddhartha, who was later found dead in a river in the Indian state Karnataka was incredibly perplexing.

Despite the controversial information that came up about him, I respect this man  as he really made a name for himself from scratch.

Mr Siddhartha is a self-made billionaire and no one can deny that he left behind him a true legacy.

His passing is a terrible loss to the corporate world. My heart goes out to his family. I send my condolences to his bereaved loved ones.

K Ragavan, Bengaluru

The heartbreaking ordeals of undocumented families

I write to you in reference to Ramola Talwar Badam's article Family steps out of shadows after two decades in UAE without legal papers (July 31).

What a heartbreaking story. While reading this article I could not help but shed a tear.

Rafaqat Hussain, Sharjah

Monitoring your partner will only break your relationship

I write to you in reference to Rhodri Marsden's article From disgruntled teenagers to cheating partners: is the mobile GPS trend going too far? (July 30).

This article is about a tracking app that is meant to help people find their friends and loved ones, but I think it promotes intrusive behaviour.

Relationships are all about compromise and trust in each other. I really do not believe that a location app for supposed emergencies will create more trust or bring relief.

Constant connection only creates doubt.

Saif Omar Al Suwaidi, Abu Dhabi

I agree with the author, such apps will only drive loving couples mad.

I never checked my partner’s phone - and I do not intend to do so anytime soon. I trust him completely. If it were not the case,  why would I bother being with him in the first place?

Ellen de Boer, Dubai