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The present and the future… May 20, 2017

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We should, I guess, expect a lot more of this in the future.

 

Los Angeles international airport’s (LAX) new private terminal for the mega-rich…The $22m facility, the first of its kind in the US, opens on Monday, giving the 1% a whole new way to separate themselves from everyone else’s reality.

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1. Dermot O Connor - May 20, 2017

Having flown through LAX far too many times (lived there for 13 years), it is a uniquely disgusting place. Little wonder that the Overlords and Overlordettes desire a terminal more fitting to their station in life.

Of course, they’ll still have to drive through the intervening slums to get to their palisades, but maybe they’ll have a fix for that in short order.

This Canadian TV show has a pretty good bead I think.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4118466/

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2. Michael Carley - May 20, 2017

The really really rich keep their private jets at small private airfields.

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WorldbyStorm - May 20, 2017

True. Though I’m no great fan of the really rich either 🙂

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WorldbyStorm - May 20, 2017

Which reminds me do you recall a Prospect article from about four years back when things began to improve in Ireland for the wealthy again after a bit of a hit during the crash, it was saying they kept a lot of wealth out of sight, private beaches etc…

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3. EWI - May 20, 2017

Didn’t the Tories introduce a national VIP airport service for company executives, a few years back?

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Michael Carley - May 20, 2017
EWI - May 20, 2017

So, that’s a military airport (taxpayer funded) doing a sideline in civil aviation for the rich and powerful. Wtf?

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6to5against - May 20, 2017

It was certainly possible here for a while to pay extra and get through security quicker. Is that still available. I thought it was pretty shocking even in these days that you could pay a fee to essentially get a preferential policing service.

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Occasional lurker - May 20, 2017

Is that not linked to scanning of the iris. At least the times I have seen it that was the case. That’s not so bad since your expedited clearance Rests on you undergoing greater checks.

That’s bit to say there isn’t a situation where the rich are paying to jump the queue.

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6to5against - May 20, 2017

Maybe it is. I hope so, but I never investigated. It didn’t look like that, though. And last time through the airport, I saw no mention of it.

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6to5against - May 21, 2017

Actually, it is still available, and doesn’t seem to entail any additional security checks:
https://www.dublinairport.com/car-parks/fast-track

its fair enough, though. You can already pay extra for priviledge within the health and education systems, so why would policing be any different…..

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4. Michael Carley - May 22, 2017

And for full-on aero-bling, a used Airbus A380 fitted out for individual use:

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ebace-four-used-a380s-offered-to-head-of-state-mark-437442/

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5. Joe - May 22, 2017

That scanning of the iris. My first trip to the States a few years back, in Dublin Airport, the nice lady from U.S. immigration asked me to look at the scanner so they could scan my iris. I said: “Ok, em, and how long do you keep it for?”. She gave a straight answer, “Forever, sir”. A hush puppy do-gooder liberal gets his.

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