This report just in from cultural watchdogs Popbitch about a case of privilege and kindness gone unrewarded in the heady heights of a first class cabin:
'Getting Benny-dicked around'
Benedict Cumberbatch was on a flight when he told the purser he "wasn't comfortable" and wanted different seat. Although it's hard to think that any first-class seat wouldn't be comfortable, the woman in the seat he wanted didn't mind and agreed to swap.
A little later, Benny decided he preferred his original seat. Again, the woman swapped. Not being from the UK or the States, she had no idea who the passenger with ants-in-his-pants was so, emboldened by the free champagne, she asked him. The actor replied that he was the voice of the dragon in the Hobbit films and seemed somewhat put out when she burst out laughing.