In his column on Boarding Area, Live And Let’s Fly, aviation blogger Matthew (just Matthew, no last name, like Hozier or Madonna) lamented a recent experience at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in which he was denied entrance to the airport’s Delta Sky Club, despite assurances from the Delta Air Lines website that his award ticket would ensure him access to it.
Matthew was allegedly denied access because his ticket was an O class award ticket and not a J, C, D, or I, which the agent claimed was a local rule.
An incensed Matthew went on to say that “In these situations, I always think about George Orwell’s Animal Farm. All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
It is unconfirmed whether George Orwell’s brutal class struggle parable Animal Farm was written with the eligibility of award tickets for business class airport lounge access in mind.
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