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November 2, 2005

the "haves"

(Kennedy Airport, Tuesday evening) I'm flying business class for the first time in my life, thanks to the good people in Spain. The Business Lounge in Terminal 7 is quite a scene. There's a bar, a marble fountain, a spa, a bank of free computers, a counter with free snacks, a conference room, and on the walls, the "British Airways Collection" of original drawings by the likes of Sol Lewitt and Christo. I guess if you're rich, you don't have to pay for things like food and Internet access. Also, we are invited to leave our bags unattended in a side room. I guess rich people don't steal stuff. I got in here through a separate security checkpoint where the line was short and--maybe it was my imagination, but the Transportation Security Agency people sure seemed deferential. I guess if you're rich, even the government offers you efficient and friendly service.

November 2, 2005 7:21 AM | category: none


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