Joe Sharkey had a fascinating piece in the New York Times over the weekend, as he usually does. This one is about the fleets of corporate jets that will converge on Phoenix for the Super Bowl and the incredible prices that hotels are charging.
My first reaction is, of course, that I never would or could consider paying $2,382.78 for three nights at a Ramada or God knows how much for a private jet flight. I shake my head in wonder and prepare to forget about it.
But then I think, aren’t we all paying for it?
A company that sends its executives, top customers or directors on such trips gets that money from its profits, right? So the money comes, ultimately, from the customers. You and me.
I’m not saying it’s wrong. I’m just saying that’s how it works.
Oh, and we pay for those commercials, too.