In the flashiest TV star-coup since Premier Inn bagged Lenny Henry to fake contented snoozing for money, the Orange Crusaders of the Air have snapped up none other than Oxbridge funnyman turned US-medical malcontent Hugh Laurie. EasyJet have announced flexible tickets, allocated seats, fast-track boarding and higher frequencies to "boost its business-friendly credentials", giving RyanAir the biggest budget airline executive class competition since Moses.
Apparently Mr Laurie will be playing some kind of white rabbit-wrangler, a shame than EasyJet didn't have the wherewithal to have him reprise his role as Stuart Marsh, Executive Firebrand and the turbo-charged son of a mass retailer.
Cut to: INTERIOR, EASYJET CHECK-IN DESK.
Stuart: So it's straight through to the Executive Passenger Lounge?
Check-in attendant: There's only one passenger lounge, sir.
Stuart: Yes, and it's the EXECUTIVE check-in lounge...