A King for your driver?

Ahhh. You are flying. At last, having gotten on the plane without being pulled off you are finally on your journey. You hear an announcement from the pilot welcoming you onboard and telling you to sit back and relax. Imagine the voice of the pilot was that of a King. Impossible you say? Well some swear they saw Elvis alive.

Read here for a story of how one monarch (ok Prince) had been piloting away. Oh what a story it could have been for him to call out to you to come fly with me him. Come fly away with me him.

Today though our post is not about flying with royalty, though many on KLM’s cityhopper services could have bragged about that since the then Prince flew those shuttles. Just to let you in a secret. There was one time when we flew back to Singapore. It was when the next Olympic games would be awarded. And the IOC was congregating in our little red dot to make the selection. Guess who sat a few seats from us? The same gentleman who would be King! Heheh… and it was not on KLM btw.

Ok enough with our bragging. What is the purpose of today’s post?

Humility. We’ve written about the class divide when it comes to flying. While at one end we have airlines creating mini apartments with showers in the plane for first class passengers, we also have ‘basic economy’ at the other end. These segregation and elevation of differentials only serve to promote elitism in our opinion. We do not advocate the total elimination of differentiation. Heck, we cannot decide because we are conflicted!

What are your views? To what extent should there be differentiation in classes of travel on airlines?

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

4 thoughts on “A King for your driver?”

  1. Reminded me of this article I read quite some time ago. http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170803-how-i-befriended-an-african-king

    In particular this paragraph:

    “In the village, surrounded by his people, he was the noble leader, quiet and dignified. But there in the field, behind the wheel of his car, he could be the young boy that still resided in the man’s body. Driving was his relief from the prison of rule and I was his excuse.”

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  2. I have no problem with classes. I think the whole world is being overly sensitive about this. There are differences. I work harder, another likes to laze around. My mother worked her ass off, his mother did not. Some accept their circumstances and do nothing about it and think they are meant to exit this world as they come in yet others turn around the challenges and use them to propel them to greatness. We shouldn’t make others feel bad about their “fortunate” circumstances… especially if such circumstances were not handed to them on a silver platter.

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    1. Heheh.. in case you haven’t been reading the news, its fashionable to go after the “rich” and make them pay their fair share… whatever that means. That means going after successful people who worked their ass off! LOL. Sure there will a few luck loafers but the majority have to work for it… so you may have hit the nail on the head.


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