A man has received over £13,000 worth of free upgrades after getting a tattoo of the Emirates airline logo on his arm.
Andy McGinlay, who teaches English in Thailand, is the company’s “best customer” and has been rewarded with regular upgrades to first class, the Daily Express newspaper reports.
He said: “My mum calls me a walking billboard for Emirates and my friends think I’m nuts – they just don’t get my obsession.
“Every time I’ve flown since I got the tattoo, the cabin crew are amazed – they always want to take photos with me in the galley showing off the tattoo.”
His friends are less enamoured by their pal’s lifestyle.
He added: “Last week I posted a picture on Facebook of my first-class boarding pass with a glass of Moet – and my friend commented ‘I hope you choke’.
“That sums it up really.”