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Kangaroo with a Sweet Tooth
Kronicles of Kris
The Adventures of Alle Malice
Joel's trek across Asia/Europe in a Hilux
Phil's Wine Site
I Can Has Cheezburger
The Flying Pinto
Girl on Raw
Things Bogans Like
Bobby at Up, Up and a Gay
Straight Guy in the Queer Skies
Skin by Falter
Wednesday, September 22, 2010So at the moment I'm in Moscow.
Shot of the Bolshoi Theatre, which is still under construction. My layover was pretty uneventful, just spent it in the city at Cafe Mu Mu then splurging on frozen Pelmeni, which I seem to be very addicted to at the moment.
Usually the flight is quite eventful, so it flies by in no time, but the bus ride is horrendous - this time it was almost two hours, which was good for Moscow - I've been in the bus once during the snow season and it took us three hours to reach Domodedovo airport from the hotel. You may hear people bitch about peak hour traffic where you are, but believe me, it doesn't stand a chance to the traffic in this place.
I have to admit the flight wasn't as crazy as I've operated in the past, but there was something that happened that I found both shocking and hilarious. We has this family of four board through the First class door, and the father hangs around on the bridge while the rest of his family move towards their seats. They had Economy tickets so they had quite a trek ahead of them. When there wasn't anyone else around the father pulls aside the Purser and says to him...
"My family, they in Economy"
"I want them, Business"
"I give you 500 US Dollar"
"Sir, the price to upgrade one person is $XXXX USD"
"No! I give YOU 500, I don't give airline!"
"Ah, Sir, it's $XXXX USD to ..."
"No! 500! YOU!"
So with his jaw still on the ground the Purser had to explain that he wasn't going to accept the $500 USD bribe, and to upgrade his whole family it was actually going to be three times the quoted $XXXX USD price.
As you can see, there never seems to be a dull day at work. 8 comments