DVT looks like one less thing for airlines to worry about this year? During the week before Christmas an Australian appeals court dismissed a claim for damages which had gained approval in a lower court. The Victoria State Appeal Court said that neither Qantas nor British Airways could be held liable for injuries because DVT is not considered an ”accident” under the Warsaw Convention rules. British courts have already dismissed such claims and headlines used by the ”nationals” have turned out to be red herrings. On board health is a problem for airlines with very long non-stop flights and will presumably be something that Singapore Airlines will monitor very carefully when its SIN ” LAX starts in early February.