The Corpse Of Qasem Soleimani Got A Ghetto Upgrade
There’s nothing quite like having a whole row in coach to yourself. I call it the ghetto upgrade, and I’ve had it a few times, including on Singapore Airlines from the Maldives to Singapore and on United from Guam to Tokyo.
On United it was actually technically a downgrade, as I was booked in business class with angled flat seats. I switched to an empty row of 5 coach seats
But boy is it strange to see coffins with a ghetto upgrade on a Mahan Air Airbus A300. I guess Iran didn’t spring for the first class upgrade?
#BREAKING: An Airbus A300-603R of #MahanAir transported corpses of Qasem #Soleimani & Abu-Mahdi Al-Muhandis from #Mashhad to #Mehrabad Intl Airport, #Tehran. Their coffins were put on the passenger seats instead of being loaded in cargo/baggage compartments! pic.twitter.com/NnmKBvL8KB
— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) January 5, 2020
And I guess he didn’t have a Sapphire Reserve or AMEX Platinum card for the repatriation of Remains benefit? 😉
Now there’s another airline I’ll never fly!
While on the topic of Qasem Soleimani, I think this op-ed from Joe Lieberman was right on the money. I certainly don’t agree with everything that President Trump does and threatening cultural sites is beyond the pale, but Joe sums up my thoughts well. But political swing voters are going to do a double take at the pro-Iran rhetoric that’s coming from the left this week. That bodes well for Mr. Trump.