Homeless Statue Flies First Class

20 November 2008

http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/83/statueplane1115270f2635lr8.jpgOf all the tricks in the book, the last you'd hear of how to get upgraded to first class would involve carrying a 6 ft bronze statue on a flight.  SAS Scandinavian Airlines, however, most recently amused their passengers by having one such statue upgraded to first class with its companion on a recent flight from Copenhagen.

The sculpture, depicting a seated homeless man, was moved when airline staff realised the statue was too big to fit into economy seats.

Danish artist Jens Galschiot, having approval from airline bosses to bring the statue aboard with him, got an upgrade as well, and flew to Heathrow in comfort. The flight was part of the sculpture’s route to Cardiff for a conference by the European Homelessness Federation FEANTSA, which is funded by the EU, to be part of an exhibition on the plight of the homeless.

[Daily Mail]

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