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[DRAFT] Travel Class Warfare

Postby Krusavich » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:14 am

My second issue attempt! And one possibly appropriate for those that were celebrating holiday the past week. As usual all comments, suggestions and grievances are welcome. Particularly on the outcomes.

TITLE:

Travel Class Warfare

VALIDITY:

Nation has not banned airplanes

DESCRIPTION:

You and your staff are taking a commercial flight for the annual @@REGION@@ Summit. To everyone’s delight, you’ve all been promoted to First class free of charge! However, as you settle into your seat for a relaxing flight, you overhear some loud commotion from the dividing class curtain.

OPTION ONE
“We’ve had enough I tell ya!” screams @@RANDOMNAME@@ in their soot-covered overalls as they muscle their way through attendants. “The Economy class has had it! Cramped seating! Screaming children! Uncooked meals! We suffer back there while you…” @@HE@@ stops to yank a shrimp right out of your secretary’s mouth “…eat like fat cats up here!” @@HE@@ suddenly turns to you; brandishing the seafood accusingly. “I demand you tear down these walls, @@LEADER@@!! Let there be only one class for passengers! A single, united traveling class for the people…!" They continue to shout on as staff gradually pushes them back to their seat.

Outcome: Flight attendants tear down class dividing walls with revolutionary fervor

OPTION TWO
if nation has free markets

“It seems our grimy friend has gotten themselves quite riled up.” calmly states your professionally dressed @@MAJORINDUSTRY@@ adviser @@RANDOMNAME@@ before they take a sip on their martini. “But they seem to forget we pay handsomely for this sort of luxury. Not today of course... but usually! No need to punish the good honest folk who work hard and save their @@CURRENCY@@s. Maybe we are in need of something sturdier than that flimsy curtain. Like a steel door perhaps? Works well enough for the pilot to keep the rabble out.”

Outcome: Class divisions are marked by sturdy impenetrable obstacles

if nation does not have free markets
“It seems our fellow comrade has gotten themselves quite riled up.” calmly states your professionally dressed @@MAJORINDUSTRY@@ Minister @@RANDOMNAME@@ before they take a sip on their martini. “But they seem to forget we earned this sort of luxury with our invaluable services to the State. No need to punish us for our tireless labor. Maybe we are in need of something sturdier than that flimsy curtain. Like a steel door perhaps? Works well enough for the pilot to keep the loudmouths out.”

Outcomes: Some workers are more equal than others when it comes to air travel.

OPTION THREE
From the corner of your eye, you spot bespeckled middle class schlub @@RANDOMNAME@@ peeking in from Business class. “Umm… while that one fellow from Economy was quite loud and uh, demanding, t-they might have a point! Perhaps you should just mandate a little more, uh, reasonable accommodations for all us here in the back. Just a little more leg room maybe? Slightly better food? Maybe some more-” is the last they can eke out before a steward arrives and closes the curtain in their face.

Outcome: No one makes jokes about @@NATION@@’s airline food anymore.

OPTION FOUR
“Why not just make it a raffle?” chimes the baggy eyed steward @@RANDOMMALENAME@@, whirling back to you. “Make all plane tickets a flat fee, and use a lottery to see who gets what seat. That way no one can blame anyone for having to sit behind a kicking kid, or keep storming in here to make demands at you and further delay the flight!” He whips out a flask from his jacket pocket and takes a swig before offering it up to you. “Any more refreshments?”

Outcome: Even the common man can tempt fate for a taste of airline caviar.

OPTION FIVE
“You really must maintain a lower profile in these public spaces” bemoans your ever-vigilant bodyguard @@RANDOMNAME@@ as @@HE@@ pushes your head down. “What if that dirty protester was a Blackacre assassin? Or a crazed hijacker from Brasilistan? I’ll be frank @@LEADER@@, we cannot guarantee your safety in this environment. Dip into the treasury and fund a new private jet for your government duties. It’s for the good of @@NATION@@ after all to have a guaranteed safe and secured leadership.”

Outcome: @@LEADER@@ can most often be found en-route to scenic locations for “diplomatic negotiations”.



TITLE:

Travel Class Warfare

VALIDITY:

Nation has not banned airplanes

DESCRIPTION:

You and your staff are taking a commercial flight for the annual @@REGION@@ Summit. To everyone’s delight, you’ve all been promoted to First class free of charge! However, as you settle into your seat for a relaxing flight, you overhear some loud commotion from the dividing class curtain.

OPTION ONE
“We’ve had enough I tell ya!” screams @@RANDOMNAME@@ in their soot-covered overalls as they muscle their way through attendants. “The Economy class has had it! Cramped seating! Screaming children! Uncooked meals! We suffer back there while you…” @@HE@@ stops to yank a shrimp right out of your secretary’s mouth “…eat like fat cats up here!” @@HE@@ suddenly turns to you; brandishing the seafood accusingly. “I demand you tear down these walls, @@LEADER@@!! Let there be only one class for passengers! A single, united traveling class for the people…!" They continue to shout on as staff gradually pushes them back to their seat.

Outcome: Flight attendants tear down class dividing walls with revolutionary fervor

OPTION TWO
if nation has free markets
“It seems our grimy friend has gotten themselves quite riled up.” calmly states your professionally dressed @@MAJORINDUSTRY@@ adviser @@RANDOMNAME@@ before they take a sip on their martini. “But they seem to forget we pay handsomely for this sort of luxury. Not today of course... but usually! No need to punish the good honest folk who work hard and save their @@CURRENCY@@s. Maybe we are in need of something sturdier than that flimsy curtain. Like a steel door perhaps? Works well enough for the pilot to keep the rabble out.”

Outcome: Class divisions are marked by sturdy impenetrable obstacles

if nation does not have free markets
“It seems our fellow comrade has gotten themselves quite riled up.” calmly states your professionally dressed @@MAJORINDUSTRY@@ Minister @@RANDOMNAME@@ before they take a sip on their martini. “But they seem to forget we earned this sort of luxury with our invaluable services to the State. No need to punish us for our tireless labor. Maybe we are in need of something sturdier than that flimsy curtain. Like a steel door perhaps? Works well enough for the pilot to keep the loudmouths out.”

Outcomes: Some workers are more equal than others when it comes to air travel.

OPTION THREE
From the corner of your eye, you spot a timid, bespeckled face peeking in from Business class. “Umm… while that one fellow from Economy was quite loud and uh, demanding, t-they might have a point! Perhaps you should just mandate a little more, uh, re-reasonable accommodations for all us here in the back. Just a little more leg room maybe? Slightly better food? Maybe some more-” is the last they can eke out before a steward arrives and closes the curtain in their face.

Outcome: Frequent flyers rejoice as earplugs are made complimentary for those seated next to young children.

OPTION FOUR
“Why not just make it a raffle?” chimes the steward, turning back to you. “Make all plane tickets a flat fee, and use a lottery to see who gets what seat. That way no one can blame anyone for having to sit behind a kicking kid, or keep storming in here to make demands at you and further delay the flight!” He gives you an exasperated smile before storming off.

Outcome: Even the common man can tempt fate for a taste of airline caviar.

OPTION FIVE
“You really must maintain a lower profile in these public spaces” bemoans your bodyguard @@RANDOMNAME@@ as @@HE@@ pushes your head down. “What if that dirty protester was a Blackacre assassin? Or a crazed hijacker from Brasilistan? I’ll be frank @@LEADER@@, we cannot guarantee your safety in this environment. Dip into the treasury and fund a new private jet for your government duties. It’s for the good of @@NATION@@ after all to have a guaranteed safe and secured leadership.”

Outcome: @@LEADER@@ can most often be found en-route to scenic locations for “diplomatic negotiations”.

TITLE:

Travel Class Warfare

VALIDITY:

Nation has not banned airplanes

DESCRIPTION:

You and your staff are taking a commercial flight for the annual @@REGION@@ Summit. To everyone’s delight, you’ve all been promoted to First class free of charge! However, as you settle into your seat for a relaxing flight, you overhear some loud commotion from the dividing class curtain.

OPTION ONE
“We’ve had enough I tell ya!” screams @@RANDOMNAME@@ in their soot-covered overalls as they muscle their way through attendants. “The Economy class has had it! Cramped seating! Screaming children! Uncooked meals! We suffer back there while you…” @@HE@@ stops to yank a shrimp right out of your secretary’s mouth “…eat like fat cats up here!” @@HE@@ suddenly turns to you; brandishing the seafood accusingly. “I demand you tear down these walls, @@LEADER@@!! Let there be only one class for passengers! A single, united traveling class for the people…!" They continue to shout on as staff gradually pushes them back to their seat.

Outcome: Flight attendants tear down class dividing walls with revolutionary fervor

OPTION TWO
if nation has free markets

“It seems our grimy friend has gotten themselves quite riled up.” calmly states your professionally dressed @@MAJORINDUSTRY@@ adviser @@RANDOMNAME@@ before they take a sip on their martini. “But they seem to forget we pay handsomely for this sort of luxury. Not today of course... but usually! No need to punish the good honest folk who work hard and save their @@CURRENCY@@s. Maybe we are in need of something sturdier than that flimsy curtain. Like a steel door perhaps? Works well enough for the pilot to keep the rabble out.”

Outcome: Class divisions are marked by sturdy impenetrable obstacles

if nation does not have free markets
“It seems our fellow comrade has gotten themselves quite riled up.” calmly states your professionally dressed @@MAJORINDUSTRY@@ Minister @@RANDOMNAME@@ before they take a sip on their martini. “But they seem to forget we earned this sort of luxury with our invaluable services to the State. No need to punish us for our tireless labor. Maybe we are in need of something sturdier than that flimsy curtain. Like a steel door perhaps? Works well enough for the pilot to keep the loudmouths out.”

Outcomes: Some workers are more equal than others when it comes to air travel.

OPTION THREE
From the corner of your eye, you spot bespeckled middle class schlub @@RANDOMNAME@@ peeking in from Business class. “Umm… while that one fellow from Economy was quite loud and uh, demanding, t-they might have a point! Perhaps you should just mandate a little more, uh, reasonable accommodations for all us here in the back. Just a little more leg room maybe? Slightly better food? Maybe some more-” is the last they can eke out before a steward arrives and closes the curtain in their face.

Outcome: No one makes jokes about @@NATION@@’s airline food anymore.

OPTION FOUR
“Why not just make it a raffle?” chimes the baggy eyed steward @@RANDOMMALENAME@@, whirling back to you. “Make all plane tickets a flat fee, and use a lottery to see who gets what seat. That way no one can blame anyone for having to sit behind a kicking kid, or keep storming in here to make demands at you and further delay the flight!” He whips out a flask from his jacket pocket and takes a swig before offering it up to you. “Any more refreshments?”

Outcome: Even the common man can tempt fate for a taste of airline caviar.

OPTION FIVE
“You really must maintain a lower profile in these public spaces” bemoans your ever-vigilant bodyguard @@RANDOMNAME@@ as @@HE@@ pushes your head down. “What if that dirty protester was a Blackacre assassin? Or a crazed hijacker from Brasilistan? I’ll be frank @@LEADER@@, we cannot guarantee your safety in this environment. Dip into the treasury and fund a new private jet for your government duties. It’s for the good of @@NATION@@ after all to have a guaranteed safe and secured leadership.”

Outcome: @@LEADER@@ can most often be found en-route to scenic locations for “diplomatic negotiations”.
Last edited by Krusavich on Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:09 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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Postby Australian rePublic » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:19 am

Why is @@LEADER
@@ flying on a commercial plane for official state business?
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Postby Krusavich » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:53 am

Australian rePublic wrote:Why is @@LEADER
@@ flying on a commercial plane for official state business?


As of now, @@LEADER@@ does not have a plane for exclusive government business. The idea at least was something in the spirit of issues like 600 where traditional government amenities are not assumed.
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Postby Krusavich » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:12 pm

Posted a second draft. Some edits to the last few options to give it some more levity.

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Postby USS Monitor » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:17 am

There's some decent writing in here, but I agree with Aussie that it's a little weird to say @@LEADER@@ is taking a commercial flight.

Also, we already have some issues about air travel (e.g. 716). That doesn't mean air travel issues are off-limits, but it does mean we might be pickier about what we'll accept.
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Postby Australian rePublic » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:31 am

716, ha?

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Postby Baggieland » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:15 am

Is this a matter for government? Most likely for individual airlines to decide what kind of service they wish to supply. RL example: AirAsia herd you on like cattle, only give you food if you pay extra for it and there's no leg room. Whereas Singapore Air's economy class is rather nice.

I think this issue could work if it was for communist nations only, that is a state-run airline.
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Postby Krusavich » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:10 am

USS Monitor wrote:There's some decent writing in here, but I agree with Aussie that it's a little weird to say @@LEADER@@ is taking a commercial flight.

Also, we already have some issues about air travel (e.g. 716). That doesn't mean air travel issues are off-limits, but it does mean we might be pickier about what we'll accept.


That's fair. Obviously the commercial flight concept was a little too unrealistic. It won't be included in the next draft.

Australian rePublic wrote:716, ha?

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Sorry I stole your idea


Ha, the sentiments are appreciated - but I'll keep this going till the end regardless. It's worth a shot after all :p


Baggieland wrote:-snip-
I think this issue could work if it was for communist nations only, that is a state-run airline.


Good points, and I agree. That was actually the original idea for the issue, but I went with current draft concept was to just to make the validity broader. I'll start a rewrite soon with everyone's feedback in mind.

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Postby Bears Armed » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:38 am

Krusavich wrote:
Baggieland wrote:-snip-
I think this issue could work if it was for communist nations only, that is a state-run airline.


Good points, and I agree. That was actually the original idea for the issue, but I went with current draft concept was to just to make the validity broader. I'll start a rewrite soon with everyone's feedback in mind.

Thank you very much to everyone who replied!

Privileges for the 'nomenklatura'?

Maybe there's potential for an issue about a senior official being late for an important meeting due to traffic problems, leading to a suggestion for introducing something along the lines of the RL 'Zil lanes'
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Postby Australian rePublic » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:34 pm

Everyone here assumes that only communists have state owned airlines. This is far, far from the truth. Thanks to monopolies of scale, sometimes governments are the only orvmganisations who can afford to own airlines. In other countries, state owned airlines compete against privately owned airlines, and in some other countries, the state owns shares in major airlines, whilst the private sector owns the rest of the airline.
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Postby Baggieland » Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:04 am

Australian rePublic wrote:Everyone here assumes that only communists have state owned airlines. This is far, far from the truth. Thanks to monopolies of scale, sometimes governments are the only orvmganisations who can afford to own airlines. In other countries, state owned airlines compete against privately owned airlines, and in some other countries, the state owns shares in major airlines, whilst the private sector owns the rest of the airline.

Yes, this is true. However, due to player autonomy concerns, we can't be sure if NS capitlaist nations have a state-run or state-controlled airline or if they are all privately operated. So, best to keep it for commie nations only. :)
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Postby Trotterdam » Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:26 am

According to the current game mechanics, any nation with less than 50 Economic Freedom will have some state-run industries, though nothing tracks if that includes airlines in particular.


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