TPG’s Bad Taste Keeps PE Out of Contest Finals

This morning, esteemed travel blogger The Points Guy announced the 5 finalists in his caption contest, the winner of which will be his seatmate for the upcoming Star Alliance Megado 4. We were hesitant to enter this contest, seeing as the grand prize is a seat in the oxymoronic Economy Plus cabin, but we figured we would brave the new experience for the opportunity to chop it up with such a legend. Here is our entry, which somehow did not even make the top 5:

Our entry to TPG's contest

Everyone makes mistakes, even the great Brian Kelly, but this one is hard to explain. All of the people we showed it to said it was hands-down the clear winner, including the flight attendants and fellow passengers in the first class cabin on our JFK-LAX flight this morning. When we found out that we had been given the cold shoulder, we began to weep. With tears falling into our champagne and warm nuts, we found ourselves transported from the lap of luxury to the hell of rejection. Our pain was eased only slightly by a nice ice cream sundae and 8 servings of Glenfiddich.


2 responses

  1. So don’t stand for it, dear Gentlemen of Leisure. Just choose to SIT instead. (Specifically in a comfy seat in the pointy end of the plane- while the two of them survive back in KETTLE+)!

    You can pass the time by counting your used swizzlesticks while making good use of your IFE- laughing at the naked winemaker on Wanderlust for the millionth time. Once TPG and his “witty quotemeister” have finally indulged in their fill of free soft drinks & peanuts, they’ll inevitably try to sneak up to use the fancy lav, thinking nobody will be the wiser. But you’ll be waiting in the wings & this is where you’ll exact your revenge. Enjoy their shocked expressions as you snap that navy mesh “class curtain” in their face and yell out, “FIRST CLASS ONLY, PUH-LEASE!” This not only alerts fellow First Class pals to your act of heroism but emphasizes to the coachies behind you that 2 of their own thought they were “TOO GOOD” for the rear lav! For good measure, why not get the FA involved in the spectacle so that he/she can make an example of such interlopers once & for all! I mean really, haven’t we all had enough!!! You’ll be the hero of your up front cabin and TPG’s walk of defeat back to the stinky port-o-lets in cattle class should provide the perfect brand of gloat you seek. TPG & his ill-fated traveling companion will now be unwanted in BOTH cabins for the remainder of the flight and you’ll likely be asked out to dinner by your grateful seatmates who no doubt appreciate your willingness to stand up for their rights & their private potty! Now isn’t that loads more fun than winnng some silly old contest?

    I can already hear the late night talk show bookers calling…

    November 2, 2012 at 12:16 pm

  2. BTW, let the record show that I am a new (but already devoted) fan of PE and a long time, (forever indebted) fan of TPG. Having fun with air class warfare is something I never pass up though!

    November 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm

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