Britain Fast-Tracks Rich People at Airports

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  1. MX

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    http://www.cnbc.com/id/49120246
     
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    Isn't that always the case, rich first?
     
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  3. MX

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    I'm more used to the rich paying for preferential service. This takes us back to the feudal "caste" system.
     
  4. Gaucho
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    Reminds me when celebs insist on getting invites to bars & restaurants...... like if they could not afford to pay their own way.... :rolleyes:
     
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    Just another variation of status- I get status faster if I pay for J fares... if I don't want to pay, it takes longer.
     
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    Is this really a story? Nothing to see here, keep moving ;):D
     
  7. FlyingBear
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    Except here it's just because you were born to the right parents. Quite a difference.
     
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    It doesn't say anything about having the right parents. It just says if you are a "wealthy traveler". People still make money without inheriting it. Can you say Facebook?
     
  9. FlyingBear
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    Well, if you have an issue with my statement, yours is just as problematic. Statistically speaking, parents matter more that Facebook-like company creating capability. And again, the way it is presented, these are not paying people, just rich ones going somewhere.
     
  10. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    I am shocked, SHOCKED, to learn that billionaires fly into the same air terminals as us mere mortals and stand in the same immigration lines. What's the world come to?
     
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    Check their tax bills and living expenditures. They are paying more than most people realize.
     
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    As someone who manages money for some celebrities, I can tell you that some of them probably can't afford to pay their own way.
     
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    The majority of wealth is lost within three generations. Most of your super rich did not inherit what they have.
     
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    I can believe the living expenditures part (but why do I care?)... but taxes? They aren't releasing those, are they? ;)
     
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    only if running for a high political office
     
  17. FlyingBear
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    We've read the same history books apparently. Too bad they are not always correct ;)
     
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    Hey, it's probably better for business; besides, who would you imagined wind up getting preferential treatment? The really poor... those with bad hygiene... I mean, really, this is not even a story. I have no issue with this (though I do now need a new plan to become super-rich; it wasn't really worth all the extra effort before, but if it'll get me through queues faster, then it must be time to grease those palms and get to work). ;)
     
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    My kids are lucky their parents buy J to get status faster- best of both worlds, correct?
     
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    Works for me.
     

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