A brilliant freeloader flying first class with China Eastern Airlines managed to get free meals and drinks at a VIP airport lounge almost every day for an entire year by continually changing his flight itinerary to gain access, news portal Kwong Wah Yit Poh reports.
Airport VIP lounges are a magical, magical place. One man had this revelation sometime a year ago when he bought a first class plane ticket with China Eastern Airlines and enjoyed the lounge service so much that he schemed a marvelous scheme: he rescheduled his flight for the next day and came back to enjoy the first class treatment once again.
He continued rescheduling his flight and enjoying VIP perks nearly every day for a year at the airport in Xi’an, Shaanxi province until the ticket’s validity came close to expiration, at which point he cancelled it for a refund.
Staff members were apparently not very pleased to learn that they’d been duped, but you’ve gotta give this man credit.
A spokesperson said that there was no way to stop the act, calling it a “rare” event. Not for long.
UPDATE: We’re sad to say this was all but a myth.
[Image Credit: Matt @ PEK // via Gizmodo]