Various observations & Morning after
Jeff Norman <email@example.com>
Sat, 29 Jul 2000 22:37:47 -0400 (EDT)
> > An amusing note from the government statistics: the top income
> > quintile actually spends the most on public transportation --
> > because unless one goes private, flying is public transport.
> Someone said that travel is the most conspicuous form of conspicuous
> consumption. FWIW, most of the people I know who travel a lot aren't
> very rich, but of course they aren't flying on a weekly basis.
I don't think it has as much to do with frequency as it does to do with
"class" -- the difference between economy, business, and first class can
appropriately be measured in orders of magnitude.
If I were "very rich" I probably wouldn't think twice about always
travelling first class and/or booking at the last minute!