Kiffer's Airline Upgrade Column
By Gigi Pilcher
June 12, 2007
Regarding Dave Kiffer's Airline Upgrade Commentary, it got me
to thinking about my dear grandmother. My grandmother use to
travel quite a bit into her 90's.
Every time she came up to Ketchikan
to visit she would very seriously remind us that she had
a round trip ticket. She would then go on to tell us that should
she die while she was visiting, we were to use the unused portion
to send her back to Portland. My grandmother had paid for
her own funeral 40 years before along with her grave plot, next
to my grandfathers.
She was VERY adamant that the
airline ticket was good for a round trip, dead or alive.
Fortunately, we never had to
Received June 11, 2007 - Published June 12, 2007
Airline Upgrade You Don't Want - Tired of sitting in a cramped
economy class on a long plane flight?
It seems that an elderly woman
recently died on a flight from India to London and British Airways
upgraded her corpse to First Class.
Note: Comments published
on Viewpoints are the opinions of the writer
This, of course, was a horrifying
turn of events for the other first class passengers who paid
somewhere around 250,000 Indian Rupees (about $5,800) for the
privilege of not being squeezed in with the steerage, uh, economy
folks. - More...
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