JournalismPakistan.com October 25, 2013
Have you noticed how the well-known or rich or struts of high society get all awkward and embarrassed if you ‘catch’ them flying on one of these low-cost carriers. They have to go to great lengths to explain to you that this is the first time or actually, they couldn’t get any biz class seats on some fancy airline and it was a last minute thing.
And you are thinking, why do I care, why are you trying so hard, let it go, I am on the same plane mate, you don’t have to convince me and frankly, your travel itinerary is not a blip on my radar.
But they don’t stop. Have to change my travel agent. Okay, your problem.
Mind you, I guess for a short flight one can slum, hahaha. I am not laughing.
Do you do this often? They are still patronizing, you are in 24B sunshine and you are talking down to me.
Then they have to compensate. Come on I’ll take you to the lounge, have a coffee (you poor guy, you) I am a privileged member. Good for you but I don’t want to go to your lounge and have you ponce about showing your pieces of plastic.
I know you are rich and I know you are famous and I know you are red-faced and damn annoyed because you saw me see you and if you want to save money be my guest but stop going on and on about it. You are not a thief and you can occasionally rub shoulders with the great unwashed.
And if he is sitting next to you, then you have had it as he re-explores all his sagas in first class and upgrades and how the VIP service he received was incredible and if you have to fly then fly in style, right.
Right…you are still in 24 B so shut up.
(The writer is a Senior Editorial Advisor of Khaleej Times and the paper’s former Editor. He has also been the Editor of Gulf News, Gulf Today, Emirates Today and Bahrain Tribune)
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