A Bollywood singer claims to have booked the entire First Class cabin of an Emirates aircraft in a move he said he hoped would start a trend among celebrities.
On his Instagram, Mika Singh, a 41-year old singer, songwriter and composer, claims to have booked the entire section on a flight from Dallas, Texas to Dubai.
“Today I had a great show in Dallas. I want to share with you that Michael Jackson used to say he wanted to travel alone,” he says in a video. “Today I decided that I want to travel alone and I don’t want any disturbance. I don’t want to see a single person in the First Class, so I booked the entire First Class.”
Singh added that “there is only one lion here [in First Class]. You need guts to do this.”
“I hope I set off a trend that big stars and celebrities would want to follow,” he added.
A previous post, on Twitter, shows Singh in the First Class cabin of “his favourite airline” a few days before, on his way to Dallas.
Emirates’ website shows that a First Class ticket from Dallas to Dubai on Monday (July 16) would cost AED 74,400 ($19,742).
Singh’s posts were criticised by many on social media, with some accusing him of taking the video after the cabin had cleared out, and others accusing him of unnecessarily boasting about his wealth.
“Meaningless. It’s not a trend [to] show off and be insensitive,” one Instagram user commented. “Great and profound people won’t ever do this despite the fact that they have the money to do so.”
Others, however, came to the singer’s defence.
“People are mocking him for buying out the entire first class. It’s his money and his life, he can do whatever he wishes to,” another user wrote. “If he’s looking stupid doing that, then I guess that’s what comes with making choices like these…looks like he doesn’t care about that either. Let the guy do whatever he wants.”For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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