Thursday, September 18, 2008

I Detect A Pattern

Singapore Changi Airport

Flights on Singapore Airlines leave from either Terminal 2 or Terminal 3 of Singapore Changi Airport.

Here's the way the departing flights are organized:

Terminal 2
Africa: Egypt, South Africa
Europe: Russia, Turkey
Middle East: Saudi Arabia, U.A.E.
South Asia: Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Southeast Asia: Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

Terminal 3
Americas: USA, Canada
Europe: Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, U.K.
North Asia: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan
Southwest Pacific: Australia, New Zealand

I'm sure it's a coincidence that flights to developed nations are from sparkly new Terminal 3 (pictured), while flights to the less developed nations that provide Singapore's manual labor are from older Terminal 2.

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Blogger moi said...

By another coincidence, every time I've flown from the US to India via Europe, the aircraft on the US-Europe flight is inevitably newer and shinier than the one on the Europe-India flight. This has been true for United, Northwest/KLM, Lufthansa, British Airways, Kuwait Airways. I've never flown Air India, but I wouldn't be surprised if it does the samething. Racial and class prejudice do get internalized, after all.

9:17 AM  

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