How are Mr and Mrs Battler taxpayer?
Couldn't see them... noisy but...
"Business Class is nice."Yes. So I've heard :-/
I don't take up the option often... I'm a bit wary of the cost as a public servant - sometimes however, long journeys and tight schedules etc, I do and it is nice!
In NZ, most public servants have to travel more than 15,000 kms before you get the option - even then, some agencies simply do not permit without a pretty solid business case. I think it's a little obscene that the Commonwealth spoils its managers in this fashion. In my dealings with State and Federal employees, it was always amusing to see the State workers balking at the Feds trying to justify a grevious rort. I mean, business class from Canberra to Melbourne or Sydney! It's a tad ridiculous.
Crass, I don't disagree. In general terms, I think governments have a duty to be parsimonious in their use of public funds - then again, why should corporates be any different with shareholders' funds - the only exception to this rule is where people are travelling lots or long distances and are expected to work on arrival. I'm travelling at least once a week at the moment and often twice or to multiple cities/states in one trip. In these instances, where I'm working on-board etc I don't refuse Business Class.
I'm just looking to book a flight back to New Zeald - at least £600 and that's just one-way!!! And down the back with the cattle.
Cattle? You mean sheep? This would be Air NZ you would be flying? Well, it would definitely be sheep (just remember, no means no).
That's a 'Naki habbit Chris picked up a while back... I wonder if his European adventures have broadened his taste beyond quadrapeds?
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