Congratulations to Tony Elwood. He’s 75, is married to a 51 year-old babe called Julie, divides his time between Australia and British Colombia, and had the sound taste to blow $50,000 on a ticket for the A380′s first revenue flight. (Congratulations to Julie too for that matter.)
More remarkably, Jim also reports that there were empty seats on the flight. The whole question of no-shows has always intrigued me. But buying an auctioned ticket on this particular flight and then realising you’ve got something more important to do…that is a bit odd. I guess yield management on the A380 is going to be a whole art in itself.