When I arrived at the Cathay Pacific checkin counter in Hong Kong, they informed me that they had overbooked the flight and I was assigned a coach seat for the 20 hour trip to New York. They slid a calculator across the table with a cash offer in HK dollars for my inconvenience. The number worked out to around US$1750. My first reaction was “I don’t care about the money, my company paid for the ticket, do what you can to get me a business class seat.”
So I head off to the lounge and it hits me – that money is mine to claim. They found me a business class seat at the last minute.
What would you do? Take the money and suffer or ride in style?
Take the cash, buy some horse tranquilizer, and knock yourself out for 20 hours!
i would have sat on the pilot’s lap the whole way for 1750
Do you like Turkish baths, Timmy?