Tiger Australia is looking at how to add ‘premium’ experiences to travel like its parent company’s Singapore Airport hot showers and drinks deal, and the answer has to be … palanquins
After a sleepless night wondering just what Tiger Australia meant by seeking to ‘evolve’ its offerings following on Tiger Singapore’s decision to package an eat drink, lounge and shower experience at Changi Airport the answer has to be … palanquins.
Being carried aloft on the shoulders of stunningly beautiful bearers ‘dressed’ as Nubian goddesses or whatever through the terminal to the gate lounge ought to break the monotony of being part of the milling hordes looking for their flights.
OK, it’s just an idle thought on a quiet morning.
But what else is Tiger going to do here, where the notion of user pays lounges open to all travellers has yet to take hold?
There was a skit a few years ago on UK TV in which someone on a late night talk show said that the way airlines differentiated the terminal experiences of their customers had come down to British Airways check in staff ignoring the line of passengers without saying a word for ten minutes, Virgin Atlantic offering a jar of hallucinogenic lollies, easyJet calling security to haul off randomly selected customers, and Ryanair demanding the payment of extra money with menaces.
Makes a transfer by palanquin sound good.