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Mixed Shots
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Mixed Shots
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2021-07-09T20:03:51+05:30

Maharaja Solo Flyer Club

Ladies and gentlemen…Ooops! Gentleman, this is your captain speaking. It’s 3.45 am, June 23, 2021, and the weather in Amritsar is perfect for flying. Welcome on board Air India’s flight to Dubai, Mr S.P. Singh Oberoi. We are delighted to upgrade you from economy class to our Covid special single-flyer programme fit for a Maharaja and exclusive to this route. You have our national carrier’s entire jumbo jet to yourself for the next three hours. But be warned that untenanted seats and a lifeless cabin notoriously trigger abnormal panic attacks similar to being thrust alone into empty spaces. Don’t freak out, our crew will rush to your assistance. You can take selfies with them, or pace up and down the aisle as many times you want, so long as the seat belt sign is off. If you are a sucker for solitude, sit back and relax. You are our second solo aviator in weeks,...

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