India, the land of curries and floating post offices (that’s actually true). The country is the worlds second-most populous, her population density is a major problem with crowded trains that have people hanging out the sides, however, the rich always find a way to avoid peasant life and this story just proves it.
Firstly I have to ask, G’day g’day, how ya goin’? It’s nice to be back on here after a few days. Now, if you have not been keeping up with the news like me you probably would not know that India is struggling, quite a bit with the good old virus and remembering that air travel involves people getting to one another and that’s not exactly good is crucial to understanding the story. There are plenty of people who deserve to fly in a private jet like my good friend Misha and then there are people who are filthy rich, this tale, unfortunately, is about the latter.
So let me put it to you straight, a filthy rich family was very concerned about with the peasants in such a hard time so they charted an A320 for the four of them. The flight from Bhopal, India to Delhi, also India took place on Monday after the nanny, two kids and wife were stuck in Bhopal for about two months due to the travel ban. The carrier or rego of the aircraft they chartered is not known however what is known is that the flight cost around AUD$20,000, a hefty sum for a flight just over an hour.
I understand that when you have the money and you haven’t seen your kids in months it’s important to get them home but what I don’t understand is the choice of aircraft, let’s take IndiGo, one of India’s largest carriers. They operate many types of aircraft including the A320 but they also operate the ATR72, an aircraft that could comfortably move four people the 774km (get with it Americans) between the two cities while also not helping the environment with the unnecessary emissions. The takeaways from this? Some people have too much money for their own good and we need to start a GoFundMe to fly Misha in a private jet to Sydney. What do you think?
Is an A320 really necessary to fly four people less than 1,000km? image credit