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Flying Coach Is All the Rage For Hotshots

Following up on our posting about Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner flying coach class, Huffington Post has this fun posting about all the famous jetsetters out there who are making a point of flying coach.

It's official: it's a trend.

From Serena Williams and the New York Times Bill Keller to newly installed Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, coach is the way of travel in this, the new era of penury.

It's a safe bet there'll be more high-profile coach travel tomorrow when the top brass of Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America and Morgan Stanley travel to Washington to explain to Congress what they're doing with their $165 billion worth of government bailout money.

By Mary Ann Akers  |  February 10, 2009; 9:50 AM ET
 
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Good for them. we live in the land of "choice." I fly business-class or first class for three reasons.

My spinal discs are practically shot, I need to tow my sensitive electronics and lab equipment on board with me and in the event that anything funky happens with another passenger(s) e.g. medical emergency, I am prepared to support the flight crew, as required.

Besides cold and stale sandwiches isn't too appealing, especially if you're on the tarmac for four hours.

Posted by: Computer_Forensics_Expert_Computer_Expert_Witness | February 10, 2009 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Well, at least it saves money. Who needs the wine, or the special treatment associated with first class? It's not worth the money, and coach arrives the same time as first class. A soda and peanuts/or pretzels is all I need. I'll eat when I get to my destination and avoid paying the high price for microwave first class foods.

Posted by: chaniquafrazier | February 15, 2009 10:49 AM | Report abuse

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