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Saturday, April 28, 2007

The Nation Newspaper | SATURDAY'S CHILD: Come fly with me

The Nation Newspaper SATURDAY'S CHILD: Come fly with me: "I remember going on a Caribbean Star flight from Trinidad, island-hopping my way to Antigua. There was only one bottle of water on the flight and we drank it out on the only 'leg' that was long enough for a 'beverage service'. I remember asking myself if this was owned by a billionaire and all it had on board was one solitary bottle of water, what would have happened if he was a mere millionaire? "

There is, of course, the old saying that if you want to become a millionaire you first become a billionaire and then buy an airline. Clearly that is not a mere flight of fancy since Caribbean Star proved that BWIA, Air Jamaica and LIAT were not the only Caribbean airlines that were leaders in losses.