Saturday, 5 September 2009

Whoever flies first class ?

One of the undisputed pleasures in life is when you enter an aircraft and turn left instead of right.

For all of us not privileged to be in that position, we can console ourselves that only an idiot would fly first class these days.

Its obscenely expensive. HORRENDOUSLY so. And what do you get for it ?

- A flat bed, which is now pretty much standard in business
- The oldest stew in the crew on the grounds that the seniormost serves First Class. The prettiest ones can meanwhile be found in business.
- Some unpronounceable wine. Alright that might be a real goodie. I don't know. Le embrouille blogueur might !
- Same average food - served on nice cutlery.
- A nightsuit that you can change into to sleep,that looks a bit like the stuff you buy at the end of Commercial Street / Ranganathan Street / Shangxiajie lu
- A toileteries kit that's no different from business and increasingly looking like the stuff the state barber uses on the roadside.

Thats it. For this privilege you pay some twenty times the cost of an economy ticket. And some four times business.

Now who does this, I wonder. The seriously rich don't fly commercial at all - they have their own jets. So who is this guy who can afford to fly this way ? Sure his company is paying for him, but isn't somebody axing this perk ?

Actually why am I writing this post. What business is it of anybody, who flies how ? Why grudge the guy who's living it up ? Good luck to you mate !!

A post like this is an occupational hazard of writing from an airport lounge ; which is what I am doing !! I just saw a family of three enter a plane and turn left ....


Preeti Shenoy said...

In an international flight is it pure BLISS to have a bed that reclines 180 :) Everything else does not matter :)
And in Jet, young and pretty ones serve first class too :)

Anonymous said...

LOL!!! :-D You had me in splits!!

A journey called Life said...

you are travelling? again?.. nice humorous post this was..but then i also agree with Preeti who says its bliss to have a bed that reclines 180 degrees..

Anonymous said...

"For all of us not privileged to be in that position, we can console ourselves that only an idiot would fly first class these days."----It said it all!! :)

Ramesh said...

@Preeti - Absolutely. A flat bed is bliss indeed. Nowadays, its pretty standard in business class; hence the wondering of why first class at all .

@thoughtful train - Next time, I'll look out for a "ghost" in first class :)

@AJCL - Yeah - I'm slipping back into the bad old days of travelling too much. Hey write a post on how chotu did the flight back to Singapore. I bet he charmed to stewardesses completely.

@Savitha - Oh just wait for the day when you are in the front of the plane :)

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