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?