Would you get a tattoo?

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ozbeachbabe

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Glaswegian-born McGinlay is an English teacher in Thailand, but is treated like a celebrity when he boards an Emirates plane.

Maybe I should post this in the grammar thread however shouldn't it be "Glasgow born McGinlay" or "Glaswegian McGinlay" unless there is a town called Glaswegian? Pernickety aren't I?

Not sure that the EK tatt has anything to do with upgrades as there's plenty of people on AFF who have never flown EK and hold no status with them that have been upgraded. Probably more to do with his frequent EK patronage but the title of the story makes good copy.
 
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ozbeachbabe

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This guy should find more supporting friends.

You can say that again Boomy. Talk about bitter.

The funny thing is the miserable so and so's probably pay more for a ticket in whY than savvy people who buy points for award travel in J. :eek:

Their loss *lol*. :cool:
 

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Not this lifetime.

Didn't read the story. The reward is meaningless.
 

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For the benefit of ozbeachbabe: "The frequent flyer is regularly upgraded too the more luxury business and first class¨. Does Billionaires Newswire even have an editor? Or are they just non-English speaking?

The guy seems a fairly normal bloke - no Einstein but obviously gets some decent miles in. Although the article refers to him as being ¨known as¨Emirates ¨best customer¨, it wisely chooses not to hint at who those people are that consider him so.

As for the tattoo/perks, some quick calculations ($25000/80) show that he only averages $320 per international round trip in ¨upgrades¨.

And I agree he is a wuss - before I saw the photo I was envisaging something 5 times as big, and on his face. :)
 

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I reckon that smug look on his face will disappear real quick the next time some marketing guru decides Emirates needs a new logo. Then the poor chap will have to spend the 25k on long sleeve shirts.
 

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Wait till you see the other exposes the news content company in the UK have been publishing about him. Pure dribble.

Barc roft media (space added in first word on purpose) have at least 10 stupid stories about him they try to sell to media outlets.
 

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would you believe .a girl in our office has got the QF logo on her ankle ... can we go for the trifecta just need the virgin logo
 

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Tattoos merely mark who belongs on Deathstar and who belongs on proper airlines. A bogan/philistine signifier.
 

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Tattoos merely mark who belongs on Deathstar and who belongs on proper airlines. A bogan/philistine signifier.
So the pinprick, permanent tattoos, on my hips from my radiation treatment makes me a bogan who should fly Deathstar from now on.
 

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I found one of the RT tatts right in the middle of a "friends" chest rather alluring. It was definitely the tatt nothing else.

Maybe I should post this in the grammar thread however shouldn't it be "Glasgow born McGinlay" or "Glaswegian McGinlay" unless there is a town called Glaswegian? Pernickety aren't I?
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Perhaps they mean he was born a Glaswegian.
 

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So the pinprick, permanent tattoos, on my hips from my radiation treatment makes me a bogan who should fly Deathstar from now on.
Do the pinpricks have coloured ink in them?
 

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Not a good idea really..

Dear Mum and Dad
You'll be happy to hear that I've recently left my Muslim boyfriend Abdul, I know you didn't approve of him because of the fact he was twenty-four years older than me.


You'll be pleased to know that I've met a nice English boy in Germany. He's changed my life. I've never been happier. His name's Andrew and he's just one year older than me.
The extra good news is that we are both coming to London next month and he can't wait to meet you. I'll call when I have flight details.

In the meantime,I've attached a recent photo of us in the square where we met in Hamburg.

See you soon, your loving daughter x

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